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Classic Pancakes
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 9

This classic pancake recipe has appeared in every Betty Crocker cookbook since 1950. Pancakes are a breakfast tradition and are so easy to make. Our recipe calls for regular milk, but we also give a variation to use buttermilk. Top either version with maple syrup or fresh fruit. Be sure to try our new twist, made with cornmeal, they’re hearty and have a delicious buttery syrup on top. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
egg
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
1
tablespoon sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup milk
2
tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter

Steps

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  • 1
    In medium bowl, beat egg with wire whisk until fluffy. Stir in remaining ingredients just until flour is moistened (batter will be slightly lumpy); do not overmix or pancakes will be tough. For thinner pancakes, stir in additional 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.
  • 2
    Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat (375°F). (To test griddle, sprinkle with a few drops of water. If bubbles jump around, heat is just right.) Brush with vegetable oil if necessary (or spray with cooking spray before heating).
  • 3
    For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto griddle. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly on top and dry around edges. Turn; cook other side until golden brown.

Expert Tips

  • Pancakes are ready to turn when they are bubbly on top, puffed and dry around edges. The second side never browns as easily as the first.
  • Stir 1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed and well drained) blackberries, blueberries or raspberries into batter.
  • Substitute 1 cup buttermilk for the 3/4 cup milk. Decrease baking powder to 1 teaspoon. Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  • Make pancakes with whole wheat flour. Top each serving with 1/4 cup strawberry yogurt arid 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries.
  • Substitute orange juice for the milk. Stir in 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/4 cup chopped dried apples after mixing ingredients in Step 1.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Pancake
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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