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Basic Pancakes

A great easy-to-make recipe for homemade pancakes. Dress them up with lots of fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Course Breakfast
Keyword Pancakes
Servings 4
My Island Bistro Kitchen My Island Bistro Kitchen


  • 1 egg beaten
  • cups milk
  • tbsp cooking oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tbsp sugar


  1. Whisk egg. Add milk, oil, and vanilla. Whisk to mix.
  2. Add remaining ingredients in order listed. Whisk until dry ingredients are incorporated. Let mixture stand for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt about 1/2 tbsp butter in skillet. Using 1/3 cup measure, pour mixture into round shapes in skillet - I don't worry about getting the pancakes perfectly round shapes. When pancakes are puffed up, edges start to appear dry, and bubbles appear on tops of pancakes, turn the pancakes to brown their other side.
  4. Serve hot with butter and/or desired sauce.

Recipe Notes

Yield: 9-10 medium-sized pancakes.