Classic Pantry Pancakes

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Homemade Pancakes are made with basic pantry ingredients. The best part of these Classic Pantry Pancakes are that they also make the best pancakes from scratch ready for toppings and mix-ins.

Classic Pantry Pancakes homemade with basic pantry ingredients. You don't need to run to the store or let the batter rest for these amazing fluffy, delicious pancakes, you'll be eating in 15 minutes.Homemade Pancakes are my answer to the last minute “I need more than cereal this morning but I am too lazy to make something fancy” feeling I had yesterday morning. I have more pancake recipes than any sane person should, but as I was looking through them they all required at least a hint of preparation. Buttermilk, sour cream, mascarpone, cornmeal, fresh fruit… the list went on. These pancakes are made from scratch and are easy to make.

Want to know what I had in the cupboard and fridge? Me too, but I was too lazy to check, so I used this recipe to make my favorite EASY homemade pancakes. They’re delicious, fluffy (sometimes crispy when I add more butter to the pan and cook on high…I get funny cravings like that) and they take almost no time at all to make. And as I was eating them yesterday I thought that they were a better Friday post for this week than the Triple Berry Belgian Waffles I was going to post. It only felt right that my last minute easy breakfast was going to make a last minute post substitution.

These Classic Pantry Pancakes are about as easy as pancakes can get, I put everything in one bowl, mix with a whisk and use my 1/4 cup ice cream scoop to immediately scoop onto a griddle. And you will LOVE them. I have been making them for years, way before Pinterest, back when I used to email myself recipes so I didn’t lose them.

The best part of these Classic Pantry Pancakes are that they also make the best base pancakes for toppings and mix-ins:

  • Chocolate Chips – Sometimes I get fancy when I have the remnants of a few bags of chocolate chips and I do a mixture of different kinds <–This gets me some serious wife brownie points
  • Fruit – Chopped up and mixed in or on top we can’t go any further down the list without the obvious.
  • Apple Rings – Yes this is a fruit too, but for the little ones I dip apple rings in this batter and cook, then they get a serving of fruit with their fun donut looking pancake rings.
  • Lemon and Poppy Seeds: Yep, why not, add a bit of lemon juice, some lemon zest and a teaspoon of poppy seeds. Instant fancy.
  • Peanut Butter – Sometimes I add peanut butter chips to the batter and top with a warmed fruit sauce or jam. Best PB&J ever.
  • Nutella – Because, well, Nutella makes everything better. Smear between layers and go all out and top with Vanilla Ice Cream… who says you can’t have those days? Heck, add rainbow sprinkles to it while you’re at it.
  • Experiment with different syrups, fruit, icing, maple with cinnamon added. You don’t have to doll up the pancakes all the time, sometimes an awesome strawberry syrup on top is enough to make the meal.

Or if you are still looking for other pancake ideas? How about Cinnamon Roll Pancakes? Or Cornmeal Bacon Pancakes? or Gingerbread Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup?

Easy Pancake Recipe made with basic pantry ingredients

Recipe

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Homemade Pancakes

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Course: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Cuisine: American
Homemade Pancakes are made with basic pantry ingredients. You don't need to run to the store or let the batter rest for these amazing fluffy, delicious pancakes, you'll be eating in 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the dry ingredients and whisk together, then add the wet and combine fully (although I tend to just put everything in a bowl and whisk - these pancakes are really fuss free.)
  2. Heat a pan or griddle on medium heat and coat with a small layer of butter.

  3. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, cook the pancakes on both sides until browned, about a minute on each side.

  4. Enjoy with your favorite toppings or mix-ins.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 Servings, Amount per serving: calories

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Obligatory syrup pour. 😉Homemade Pancakes with yummy syrup and butter

Classic Pantry Pancakes made with basic pantry ingredients. You don't need to run to the store or let the batter rest for these amazing fluffy, delicious pancakes, you'll be eating in 15 minutes.
Classic Pantry Pancakes made with basic pantry ingredients. You don't need to run to the store or let the batter rest for these amazing fluffy, delicious pancakes, you'll be eating in 15 minutes.
Classic Pantry Pancakes made with basic pantry ingredients. You don't need to run to the store or let the batter rest for these amazing fluffy, delicious pancakes, you'll be eating in 15 minutes.

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  1. Thank you for the recipe, it is very close to my pancake recipe. I also add in a tsp. vanilla extract with about a 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon. 🙂

  2. Homemade pancakes are SO much better than store bought! Looks like quite the tasty recipe! I’ll have to try it for our Saturday breakfast!

  3. I don’t normally got the pancake route, but I do love how quick this is to whip up in a pinch. I just might make these the next time I am running late on a weekend morning!

  4. My husband is the pancake master in our house. He’s just got it all down. But I can only imagine the smiles if he made them from scratch. Got to share this.

    1. Thanks, Marlynn! I think one of those unwritten laws of the universe is that you can’t take a series of photos of pancakes without a syrup pour shot!

  5. Pancakes are a favorite in our house. I will have to try them with a few of these. My kids love Nutella on them instead of syrup.

  6. These look delicious. I have had so many pancakes this last week as it was only thing in house for breakfast and well I can’t eat Eggs so I will have to try this recipe next time I make some!

  7. Thanks for a great recipe to make homemade pancakes. My son wants to buy those frozen ones so he can make them himself but with this recipe I am going to make a batch and try freezing them myself! SO much healthier than the ones in a box!