Holy Spoons

The gift of hospitality sometimes comes with food.

“The Best Doggone Pancakes You Ever Ate”

This recipe came from an ad for a vacuum cleaner salesman, as I recall. (Maybe bakers are messy and need new vacuum cleaners a lot? I dunno…) Anyway, it is THE traditional recipe for pancakes at our house. It is so easy, a child can do it. Yes, you can make it “healthier” by using whole wheat flour. But really. Pancakes? We’re talking carbs and sugar here. For realz.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg, beaten


Sift together:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder (No. That isn’t a typo. 2 Tablespoons! )


Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Stir until blended. Add 2 MORE tablespoons milk. Fry on a well-greased griddle or on an electric skillet at 360 degrees.


Serves 4


Note: the tradition at our house is to add chocolate chips to the pancakes as they are cooking on the griddle. 😉

About Deb

Wife, mom, sister, pastor, chaplain, friend and Buckeye. I Yam what I Yam. Frequently imperfect, completely loved by the Divine, and grateful.

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This entry was posted on July 27, 2011 by in Old Family Recipe.
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