Recipe: Super Simple Pancakes from Scratch

Updated: Apr 12

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Who’s Hungry??? This is a Super Simple Pancake Recipe made completely from scratch. Let's say that again, Pancakes made completely from scratch... Doesn't that just sound impressive? Don't worry, I won't say anything if you don't.

BONUS! I have a nice easy how-to for freeze storing these so you can make a double batch and when you want and have pancakes and day of the week! 😉

Before the recipe…

Happy Valentine’s Day (early) everyone! I realize this holiday is a take it or leave it holiday, so I’m not going to delve too much into that, but I do want to touch on it a little bit from the younger kids' perspective (it’s still innocent and full of little expectation). Valentine’s day for them is just heart shape pancakes, lots of hugs, and candy. I do try to explain Valentine’s Day in the sense of the Catholic Saint as well, but really this holiday has become so commercialized it’s hard to make it anything other than a time for candy and cards.

I’m going to try to break away from the commercial view right now… Some fun facts before I share my pancake recipe.. We actually have a few people that are Saint Valentine. One of those Saints a Christian in jail for his belief fell in love with a woman who regularly visited him, some think it was the guard’s daughter. On the day he was sentenced to death, he sent her a letter signed, “Love, your Valentine”. Yes, that’s right, the Valentines we send out now, were inspired by this Catholic Saint.

There is also the Saint (that I feel most people know) who married young men after a Rome Emperor said no young men could be married so that they could be “better” soldiers. Any young couple looking to be married was married by this man, who was eventually discovered and executed.

OK, did I fill with you plenty of interesting facts?

Yeah! Now let’s fill up your family’s bellies. The recipe is really easy (hence, Super Simple and Yummy Pancakes from Scratch) and can be accommodated to a lot of different variations. Add some blueberries, chocolate chips or just enjoy them the way they are. You can also replace the flour with almond flour (which is a 1:1 ratio), or coconut flour (1 cup of flour is 1/4 cup of coconut)

These also freeze really easily. At the end of the post (before the printable version of the recipe), I have some easy tricks for freezing the pancakes. but if all you want is the recipe…


  1. 3 cups flour

  2. 2 tablespoons & 1 teaspoon baking powder

  3. 2 teaspoons salt

  4. 2 tablespoons sugar

  5. 2 1/2 cups whole milk

  6. 1 stick of butter

  7. 2 large eggs

Cooking Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt & sugar.

1.Add milk, butter & egg. Mix together until combined (careful, don’t over mix)

2. Let sit for about 5 minutes or so (If you’re using all-purpose flour this gives all the gluten a chance to sit and figure itself out). I basically let my griddle heat during this time. By the time the griddle is hot, the batter is ready.

3. Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto a hot, lightly oiled pan, or non-stick griddle. Let them sit until you see bubbles; then flip

When it looks like this… flip!

4. Let that cook for a couple more minutes until lightly browned (you can gently lift and check if you’re not sure). Then take it off the heat and enjoy with your favorite toppings! mmmm

See how pretty?

My 3rd child loves pretty sparkle sugar on her pancakes. 🙂

Freezer Instructions

OK, as promised, the freezing directions for the Super Simple and Yummy Pancakes from Scratch. 😉

I like to freeze the pancakes in groups of 2-3 pancakes.

I wait until the pancakes cool or they freeze together, which isn’t the end of the world but is a pain.

Items you’ll need:

  1. Freezer Bags (use gallon size)

  2. Parchment Paper (not a necessity)

I usually use gallon size bags and put all the pancakes in one bag. To “group” them, I separate them with parchment paper (personally prefer Reynolds Kitchen Brand but use whatever you like, it needs to be parchment paper, not waxed paper.

Make sure you push out the air, date it, and tada!

When you’re ready to eat them, just pull out however many you want (TAKE OUT THE PARCHMENT PAPER), and microwave them. I usually do it in 30-second increments and rotate them around, but my son tosses them on a plate and microwaves them for about a min and they turn out fine.

When you’re done, take a picture!

Make sure to tag #thesmithcountry on Instagram or @thesmithcountry on Facebook! I would love to see you enjoy these pancakes with friends, family, or even a batch made just for yourself!


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