Sometimes when I think about posting a recipe, I figure that most of the world already has the recipe or doesn’t need it. But I realized how much we love this recipe and that it is so much cheaper than buying the mix.
When I think of pancakes, a few different memories pop up. The first was how long it took me to actually learn how to make them. I would always get too impatient and flip them too soon, causing a mucky mess all over the spatula. I’m not a fan of anything burned and so I would get worried that it was going to be cooked way too much.
My other memories have to do with my dad and grandfather. We used to get excited for weekends because my dad would usually make what he called, “Monster Pancakes”, which were about the same size as the pan. We thought it was so cool and it was a fun little tradition.
I also remember my grandpa teaching me how to flip the pancakes in the pan. It’s been a while since I’ve thought of it but he would flip it up so high I was always sure it wasn’t going to land in the pan. But it always did! I may not get as much air with mine but it’s fun to try it out every once in a while.
I can’t remember if the silver dollar part came from him or from my mom but these are fun because they are small enough for Little Roper and great for a little snack later.
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups milk
- ¼ cup oil
- 2 T sugar
- 2 T baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Whisk eggs until fluffy in a medium sized bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth.
- If the batter is too thick, add a little more milk to thin it out.
- Pour batter onto a greased skillet (canola spray) in small dollops.
- Cook over medium heat.
- Wait until the edges start to pull away from the pan before turning.
- Cook until desired color.
What do you usually pair with your pancakes?