perfect pancakes

Lately our family has settled into a routine of getting up early on Saturday mornings, knocking out the dreaded grocery trip, and then having a nice breakfast together at home. I absolutely loathe grocery shopping (mostly because the stores that are closest to me are terrible) and having a yummy breakfast to look forward to makes it feel more worthwhile. We all love pancakes, and I’ve posted about some here and here, but I’ve never felt like I found that one perfect recipe. I know everyone acts like pancakes are so easy, but for me they’ve always been finicky and tricky, and it’s been hard to achieve the texture I like. I also hate any pancake recipe that requires I buy unusual ingredients (greek yogurt, buttermilk, etc.) because I think pancakes should be easy to do spur of the moment. So this week when Abby brought home a bag of pancake mix from preschool with instructions on how to make them, I was skeptical. We had them for lunch, and I was blown away! They were completely perfect and delicious, and as good or better than any pancakes I’ve had at a restaurant. I emailed her teacher immediately for the recipe, and made them again this morning. They’re light and fluffy, they brown very nicely (like pancakes in commercials) and they taste amazing. So good! This is definitely our new permanent pancake recipe.

Miss Mary’s Perfect Pancakes

2 cups flour
5 tsp baking powder
4 T sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 cups milk

Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl, and whisk with a fork to combine. Mix eggs, oil, and milk together until well combined. Add to dry ingredients, and mix with a fork until mostly combined, with some small lumps of flour remaining. Cook on a hot griddle. I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to get pancakes that are the size I like.

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  1. Alicia…I just made these pancakes for my family, and they were absolutely delicious!!! I ran out of pancake mix and did a quick search and saw your perfect pancake. The pancakes are truly perfect! Thank you!

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