Bookmark and Share November 3, 2009 - Dave Mulder

Recipe: The world’s best pancakes

Pancakes are a staple of any well-prepared breakfast meal. They are easy to make, and positively delicious. Here’s an old-fashioned recipe, and new-fashioned video detailing my recent fun preparing pancakes.


Servings: 6-8 medium-size pancakes


  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour (I used King Arthur brand)
  • 3.5 teaspoons baking powder (aluminum-free)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (I used organic cane sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg (I used Grazing Fields, my favorite local humane egg)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1.25 cups of milk (I used organic 2% milk)


  1. Begin heating a griddle or pan. Put a little bit of butter on it to melt.
  2. Combine flour, salt, and sugar. Sift together.
  3. Add melted butter, egg, and milk
  4. Stir well until the mixture reaches a thick, soupy consistency. You may need to add more milk.


  1. On a hot griddle, pour about 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake. It will bubble slightly.
  2. Flip it within 45 seconds.
  3. Repeat flipping until each pancake reaches a golden brown color.

And that’s it. This recipe should yield 6-8 pancakes. Serve with authentic maple syrup (If you’re paying less then $3-4 for a bottle, then it’s probably fake syrup).

One of the more important aspects of this recipe is the use of aluminum-free baking powder. I strongly recommend it. If you’ve ever noticed a “tinny” taste to baked goods, it’s probably because the baker used a cheap baking powder. Aluminum-free tastes better and doesn’t cost much more.

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