Easy Homemade Pancakes Recipe

Homemade Pancakes. Photo © Erin Huffstetler
  • Prep Time
    2 min
  • Cook Time
    15 min
  • Total Time
    17 min
  • Yield

Pancakes are a cinch to make from scratch. Just follow this simple recipe, submitted by Jackie, and you'll never need to buy another box of pancake mix. You can even make this mix ahead and store it in your pantry.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups milk (or buttermilk)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Heat a griddle or pan to medium-high heat.

2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs.

3. Stir in the milk and oil.

4. Add the remaining ingredients; stir just until the large lumps disappear.

5. Lightly grease the heated griddle or pan.

6. Pour the batter (about 1/4 cup at a time) onto the hot griddle. Cook until bubbles form around the edges, then, flip and cook on the other side.

Add-Ins: Toss berries, chocolate chips or nuts into your batter to customize the pancakes to your tastes.


Time-Saver: Measure out all the dry ingredients, and store them in a sandwich bag or jar in the pantry. Then, whenever you want to make pancakes for breakfast, or a quick dinner, all you'll have to do is add the wet ingredients.

Make Your Own Maple Syrup

Buy a bottle of maple extract (It's located on the spice aisle near the vanilla extract), and follow the instructions on the box to make your own imitation maple syrup. The box should have instructions for making it with corn syrup (like all the syrup companies do), as well as instructions for making it with real sugar (that's what I do). When you make it with sugar, you get a thinner syrup, but it has the advantage of being corn syrup-free. One bottle of extract will last your for years, and save your from buying countless bottles of syrup, so it's definitely a good addition to a frugal pantry. We store our leftover syrup in the fridge (just like you would the store-bought kind).

It has an excellent shelf life. Just heat it back up when you need it again, and enjoy.

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Need or prefer a sugar-free syrup? Just swap the sugar called for in the syrup recipe with one of the sugar substitutes that's designed to replace sugar measure for measure, and you'll have your very own sugar-free syrup.

Pretty cool.

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