Ahhh pancakes. It’s that versatile flat cake that can be either sweet or savory, and eaten anytime you desire. This version is a basic one and super easy to make. You can add other ingredients to them to make them your own version. I added a super ripe banana that was about to go bad and made banana pancakes! I make them a day ahead and freeze them in a ziploc bag. When re-heating pop no more than 3 pancakes at a time in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes or until heated through, and serve with your favorite toppings.
Basic Pancakes (makes about 20, 3in pancakes)
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted+ 2 tbsp extra for cooking the cakes
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl and whisk gently until combined. In a separate bowl gently whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and melted butter. Add wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix gently until moistened, don’t over mix if you want fluffy cakes. Turn stove to med heat. Brush your pan with small amount of melted butter and using a small ladle cook 2 to 3 pancakes at once, depending on size of your pan. I use a 16in pan which can fit 4 pancakes. Cook pancakes until slightly bubbly around edges, flip and cook the other side about 15 seconds more.
Place pancakes on a cooling rack if you plan of freezing, or on a plate if you can’t wait to chow. Just be careful, they are HOT!