Old Fashioned Pancakes

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These old-fashioned pancakes will hit the spot on that lazy Sunday morning when you just don’t feel like cooking. This is a recipe for pancakes exactly as your grandmother would have made them. Perfect for those occasions when you are fighting off a winter chill. Traditional hot milk and melted butter makes them light and fluffy! Serve with fresh fruit, butter, syrup or honey and enjoy!

I promise to never subject you to “Interesting Facts”, but that is too hard to resist. Did you know that the first pancake depicted in a painting is the Dutch Pancake by Vermeer? My suspicion is that he was probably deprived of making pancakes as a child, so this was cathartic for him.

Old Fashioned Pancakes

The pancakes here are incredible. Old fashioned pancakes are a traditional breakfast food that can be enjoyed any time of day in America.


  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
  • heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. brown on both sides and serve hot.
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You will surely love this skillet-fried, old-fashioned pancake recipe. There are very few recipes for these buttermilk pancakes. It calls for a little bit of effort but the results are delicious and truly “old fashioned”. Serve them with maple syrup and fresh berries or even a nice fruit compote made from peaches or plums. You should also check out these old-fashioned blueberry pancakes recipe, the results are delicious and very satisfying.

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