Easy delicious from scratch pancakes

Pancakes are a delicious breakfast option. With their golden hue and soft texture, it’s hard not to like them. They are perfect for a Saturday morning or any day of the week. My family always has pancakes on Saturday. It is the perfect way to start the weekend. For years we made pancakes using store bought mixes. However, nothing compares to these easy delicious from scratch pancakes. They are a family favorite and are sure to please everyone! I am so glad that I learned how to cook because these pancakes are simple but oh so tasty to make.

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Because these pancakes are from scratch, you much first make the master mix. A full batch of the master mix will make approximately 8 batches of pancakes. Start by gathering all the necessary ingredients. You can halve this recipe if you wish to make a smaller amount of the master pancake mix.

Combine the flour, instant non-fat dry milk, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Using a whisk, stir the mix thoroughly until well combined. Place the master mix into a labeled container, making sure to add the date it was made. Use the mix within 8 months. I prefer to use these OXO Good Grips Containers as they have an excellent seal.

Once you are ready to make pancakes preheat a pan to medium-high heat. Scoop out 1 1/2 cups of the master mix. To this add in 1 egg, 1 cup of water and 3 tablespoons of oil. Mix until thoroughly combined. Allow the mixture to sit for several minutes. This will give the pan a chance to fully heat up.

Pour about 1/3 of a cup of the batter into the preheated pan. Cook for approximately 2 minutes or until bubbly. Don’t be afraid to lift the pancake slightly to check if you are unsure of whether it is time to flip or not.

Flip the pancake and cook for about 1 minute. The pancake should be golden brown on both sides. Once done, serve with your favorite topping or eat them plain! These pancakes are great anyway. You can also mix in things such as chocolate chips, blueberries and even sprinkles to add some extra flavor.

To make the master mix

Ingredients
  • 10 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups instant non-fat dry milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp salt
Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. I recommend using a whisk, this will allow for the even distribution of all ingredients throughout the mix. Store mixture in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
  2. Make sure to date the container and use within 8 months.

To make the pancakes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups of pancake master mix
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water
Directions
  1. Heat up a pan on the stove to medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, place 1 1/2 cups of pancake master mix.
  3. Mix together egg, water, and oil. Add to the dry mix. Alternatively, you can put the wet ingredients directly in with the dry and mix thoroughly.
  4. Let the mixture stand for a few minutes before making pancakes.
  5. Pour approximately 1/3 cup of the pancake batter into the preheated pan. Cook for about two minutes or until bubbly.
  6. Flip the pancake and cook for about one minute.
  7. Enjoy your pancakes with your favorite toppings.

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      They are so good. Let me know what you think of them if you do try them!

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    Yummm!! My husband was just saying the other day that we need a good homemade pancake recipe! I’ll give this one a go and surprise him one morning ??

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      Excellent! I’m sure he will be pleasantly surprised. They are so good.

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    Oh yum!! We love pancakes and I love that you made the recipe for such a big batch!! That’ll be perfect for my family of 7! We’ll be trying this soon for sure. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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      They are so good! If you follow the directions, one bowl of batter makes about 6 medium-sized pancakes. Let me know what you think when you do try them!

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      You really can’t beat pancakes, great for breakfast, dinner or even a snack, haha.

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    Found this so super helpful. Plus now I am really hungry.

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      That’s the downside to reading through recipes, they always make me hungry too.

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    Love this, I love thick pancakes instead of the normal English ones.. can’t wait to make some

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      These ones end up thick and fluffy, so I’m sure you will love them.

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    We love pancakes on the weekend, though ours are keto cream cheese ones haha i really miss the ease of pre mixing a big batch of mix though and this one sounds really good!

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      As long as you are having pancakes, then that’s good. I’d be interested in trying the keto ones, just to see how they compare.

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    I now want pancakes for dinner. They look amazing.

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      Pancakes for dinner would be awesome!

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    Delicious! I love pancakes….I might have to make these this weekend! Thanks for sharing 🙂 x

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      I highly recommend it! They are so darn good. Let me know what you think of them if you do make them.

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    Omg! I love pancakes and they never look like this when I make them at home ✨?

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      Haha, we make a huge batch and picked out the best ones to show off. Normally they are all kinds of wonky shapes, but that’s okay because they taste amazing no matter what they look like!

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    These look DIVINE! I’ve been meaning to make a nice big breakfast one of these weekend mornings. Armed with this recipe, I think next weekend will be it!

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      Awesome! I’m sure these pancakes will make your weekend something special. Let me know how you liked them if you do make some!

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      I hope you enjoy them!

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    Made these tonight for our ‘breakfast for dinner’ night. I like how they were dense yet still a bit airy. Everyone loved them.

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      Glad to hear you enjoyed them.

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    Yum! And for sure budget-friendly! Thanks for the recipe share.

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      Definitely budget friendly. The taste along makes it worth it.

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    OMG I’m sooo ready to try make these 😍 they look amazing and sound so easy to make.

    Jessica | jessthekween.co.uk

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      They are so good, we will never eat box mix pancakes again.

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      They are. We have them weekly and they are so darn good!

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