Easy Homemade Pancakes Recipe

September 9, 2009

Pancakes are a great breakfast idea- loved by kids and grown ups alike, homemade pancakes are very easy to make. A Pancake is a thin flat cake made by pouring batter onto a hot greased flat pan, and cooking it on both sides. The best thing about pancakes is that they can be made very easily in a short frame of time.

With a little care and practice, you can even match the quality of some world famous pancakes such as pancake house. Not just breakfast but even at other times of the day pancakes can be had and since they’re usually combined with honey or maple syrup, they give you an instant burst of energy to get going.

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The batter from which pancakes are made generally contains eggs and milk, but for the vegans, like every other dish, vegan pancakes are available too. Homemade pancakes are tasty, sumptuous, healthy and convenient to make- all the makings of a great breakfast idea.

Pancakes are mostly made by chemical leavening, while sometimes they are made from batter that is fermented. A quick bread formula, which is the simplest to follow at home is as follows:

Mix together 1 and a half cups of flour, two teaspoons of baking powder, 2 tablespoons sugar(elective) and half/one tablespoon salt. To this mixture, add an egg and one and a half cup milk. Mix well and remove large lumps if any. Now set your skillet or griddle to an optimum heating temperature. Take sizeable portions of the batter to place on the skillet- each portion should make a single pancake. Wait until bubbles start to appear on the top and then turn over and fry the other side of the pancake. When you’re done, use your creativity to decorate the surface with blueberries, raspberries or chips of banana.

Welcome to our homemade pancakes blog. I bet, you love eating pancakes for your breakfast, specially on a Saturday morning. I do, and that’s why I created this blog. Here, I want to share with you, what I know about cooking pancakes. I present my favorite, quick and tasty pancake recipes.

Pancakes, when properly made, are extra light, almost nothing in your mouth. Covered with syrup, they taste even more delicious. There are so many tips and tricks to make homemade pancakes taste differently every time. It is a never-ending quest.

In the past, I used to make my pancakes from mix, but my family didn’t enjoy eating them. I decided to make pancakes from scratch when my first baby was 6 years old. I realized that I can make better pancakes and that I can control which ingredients I use. I always try to make my homemade pancakes more nutritious. Sometimes I don’t add sugar to them, the other time I add some raspberries or blueberries to the batter. I love adding flavor to my pancakes, specially with Cinnamon or Vanilla extract. A little sugar free syrup and a medley of fruit make pancake healthy and tasty meal for anyone who doesn’t want to much of sugary things.

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You can try many variations of pancakes. Every culture has its own unique recipe for the basic homemade pancake. I really like French crepes or potato latkes (What are latkes? Check here and here). Savory pancakes are excellent when you want something different. You can serve pancakes sweet as a dessert or fill it with ground meat, cheese, vegetables and spices and serve it as a lunch or dinner. Or make a wrap, put some spinach and cream cheese on a pancake and roll it.

As you see, there are really many ways to prepare your homemade pancakes. All you have to know, is how to make the perfect batter using some tricks. Everything else depends on your taste and creativity.

Here, you will find the best pancake recipes and some tips which will help you while cooking. I hope you enjoy your homemade pancakes.