When my boys were little and my grandparents would babysit them while I worked, my Oma would sometimes make them pancakes for lunch.  She was never one to use a box pancake mix, ever.  I have been known to use the stuff in the box with varying degrees of success and failure.

While I don’t actually have my Oma’s recipe, I’ve been using this same recipe for years now.  (I will admit as simple as this recipe is, I do still buy the box stuff for my husband to use).  This recipe is just scribbled on a piece of paper and clipped to the side of the fridge.

The best part is, this is a dump and mix kind of recipe (YAY!!!), only one bowl gets dirty!  My husband loves that part.

You can also make these ahead of time and either store in the fridge or freeze them.  How awesome is that!  No more buying the frozen pancakes from the store.


(Makes around 24 pancakes – 1/4 cup batter for each pancake)

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

4 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup sugar (use less if you want it less sweet)

2 cups milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla bean paste (optional, use vanilla extract if that’s what you have)

  1. Start heating up your frying pan over medium low heat, so it gets nice and hot.
  2. In mixing bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla bean paste.
  3. Once all the liquid ingredients are mixed togther, dump the flour on top, with the baking powder and salt.
  4. Whisk this together until combined, but you still want to see some lumps.
  5. Making sure your pan is hot enough, ladle out the batter into your pan, cook until you see bubbles forming on top and it starts to look dried out around the edges.
  6. Flip and cook another minute or so until it’s nicely browned on the bottom.
  7. Remove to a cooling rack set over a sheet pan.
  8. **If making in advance, once the pancakes are cool, cover with pastic wrap and place in the fridge for up to 3 days.  If freezing, lay out flat in a single layer and place in the freezer to freeze, then store in a freezer bag.  To reheat from frozen, simply wrap desired amount in paper towels and microwave on high until heated through – 1 to 2 minutes depending on your microwave.

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