Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
10 servings (Serving size: 1 pancake)

Awesome pancakes. The old Five Roses Flour book says that "the secret of tender pancakes or waffles is to stir the batter only until dry ingredients are just blended....The griddle is hot enough when drops of water sprinkled on the surface will dance...too cool, the pancakes will be flat and tough... too hot, they will brown on the outside before the middle is cooked... cook pancakes until top side is full of bubbles; turn to the other side. Turn only once during cooking."

How to Make It

Step 1

Mix dry ingredients. In separate bowl, beat egg, add milk. Make well in centre of dry ingredients; slowly add egg-milk mixture. Add melted butter or oil.

Step 2

Stir quickly till just mixed and batter is still lumpy in appearance.

Step 3

Do NOT over mix or pancakes will not be light and fluffy.

Step 4

Drop by 1/4 cupfuls on hot griddle/frying pan.

Step 5

Heat fry pan to medium heat.

Step 6

Top side bubbly, under-side golden brown - turn once.

Step 7

When little bubbles can be seen over surface of pancake flip and finish cooking on other side.

Step 8

Variation for blueberry (or other berries): increase sugar to 1/3 cup. Reduce milk to 1 cup. Add 1 cup floured berries. Cook slower than plain pancakes

Step 9

My favourite variations:

Step 10

Spice: Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Step 11

Banana: Reduce sugar to 1 T and add 1 mashed banana and dash of pepper.

Step 12

Blueberry: Increase sugar to 1/3 cup and reduce milk to 1 cup. Add 1 cup of wild blueberries.

Step 13

Strawberry: Reduce milk to 1/3 cup and add 1 cup mashed strawberries.

Step 14

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 7g

Step 15

Amount Per Serving

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Calories 130

Step 17

Calories from Fat 42

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% Daily Value*

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Total Fat 7g 7%

Step 20

Saturated Fat 8g 14%

Step 21

Trans Fat 0g

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Cholesterol 30mg 10%

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Sodium 161mg 7%

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Total Carbohydrates 8g 6%

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Dietary Fiber 6g 2%

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Sugars 4g

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Protein 3g

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Vitamin A 4%

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Vitamin C 0%

Step 30

Calcium 11%

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Iron 6%

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* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

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Nutrition Grade 96% confidence: B

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Good points

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High in phosphorus

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Bad points

Step 38

High in saturated fat

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High in sugar

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Ratings & Reviews

Great recipe, ignore the metric measurments though

December 24, 2016
FYI, the metric/imperial conversions on this recipe are WAAAAAY off. 1/2 teaspoon of salt is 7ml yet, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla is 1.25ml LOL in reality, it is 2.5ml  Also 3TBSP is 45ml not 30I don't know cups by heart but I'm pretty sure one cup is 250ml