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Pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries on a white plate on a wooden table with maple syrup, butter and coffee in the background.
Basic Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Pancakes are so easy to make from scratch that you should never have to buy a box of pancake mix again.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 480 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter
  • butter or oil for greasing the pan
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Combine the egg, milk, lemon juice and oil or butter, and whisk together in a separate bowl or glass measure. Beat well to incorporate air into the mixture.
  2. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the two are just combined. Be careful not to over-mix the batter.
  3. Pre-heat a non-stick griddle or skillet over medium heat. Add a little oil or butter and lightly coat the surface of the pan. When the butter no longer sizzles, and a droplet of water splashed into the pan does sizzle, it is ready to make the pancakes.
  4. Pour batter in the pan, making pancakes of whatever size you wish. Do not disturb the pancakes until you see many little bubbles on the uncooked surface of the batter – about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until equally browned. Remove and repeat for next batch.

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Nutrition Facts
Basic Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 378mg16%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 246mg25%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.