Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 9 pancakes


This is a great family activity, kids of all ages love to make and eat pancakes for breakfast or dinner!

SAFETY TIP: When your kids are getting ready to flip pancakes, have them keep the hand they are not using to flip behind their back, so they don’t accidentally touch the hot pan with that hand. I developed this safety measure for the grandchildren who wanted to "touch" the pancake to "help" it flip!


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp white vinegar (WHAT? Tip-this makes your pancakes fluffy!)


  1. Beat egg with rotary hand beater or whisk until fluffy. Beat in remaining ingredients until smooth, but don’t overmix.
  2. Remember the Mise En Place Twisty Tip? Check it out - Mise En Place Good time for this, so you don’t forget or double any of the ingredients by mistake! Especially if you are making this with kids, you WILL get a bit distracted!
  3. I like to let the batter rest for about 15-30 minutes, then stir once more around the bowl.
  4. Preheat griddle, grease if necessary. Check out the Twisty Tip - “How do I know if my pan is hot enough” ?
  5. When pan is hot, pour about 3 T of batter onto griddle. Space pancakes an inch or so apart on griddle.
  6. Cook pancakes until puffed and dry around the edges, and the bubbles subside.
  7. Flip pancakes and cook until the other side is golden brown.
  8. Makes 9 - 4” pancakes; let’s face it, you better make a double batch!


Options - Have some fun - Plop (gently stir), a half cup blueberries, diced apples, diced bananas, or chocolate chips in the pancakes. Make your own blueberry or strawberry syrup. Top with butter and warm maple syrup. Serve with sausage, bacon or ham & a nice fruit salad. Leftover pancakes can be reheated in the microwave or frozen for up to 2 months. Twisty Tip - Place wax paper "squares" in between pancakes to keep them from sticking.