ForeverMama's Old Time Pancakes

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"Old recipe that I've been making for a long time. I've tried many others, but I always go back to this one!"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (106.1 g)
  • Calories 228.6
  • Total Fat - 8.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 55.6 mg
  • Sodium - 626.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 6.9 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 183.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Sift flour before measuring. Into a medium sized bowl, resift flour with the salt, sugar and baking powder.

Step 2

In a small bowl, add egg and beat. Add butter and milk to egg mixture and combine thoroughly.

Step 3

Form the flour mixture into a well. Pour milk/egg mixture into the well and with a wooden spoon gently combine, being careful not to over mix, making sure that it's at the right consistency.

Step 4

Let the pancake batter sit for a few minutes or more. I've made these ahead of running an errand and have placed the batter into the refrigerator. I find that if it sits a bit, it develops a better rise.

Step 5

Pour the pancake batter onto a medium/hot skillet that has been buttered. Once the edges firm up and the tops bubble slightly will indicate that it's time to flip them over. Cook on other side until golden and cooked through.

Step 6

Serve with maple syrup or other syrup of your choice.

NOTE: the amount of milk used depends on the humidity in the air. More humidity - less milk. Dry environment - more milk. The amount of liquid used makes a difference if you sift or not sift the flour. Not sifting results in more flour than indicated

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No special items needed.



I love pancakes and this delicious recipe does not disappoint. These are some great pancakes, light, tender, fluffy and full of flavor. Served with warm maple syrup for an extra special treat. Thank you so much for sharing a recipe I will make often Nat. Made for Went to Market Tag Game...

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(5 Mar 2017)

Lynn (diner524)

Wonderful fluffy pancakes!! I made this as written except for cutting back a bit on the sugar, as I was topping them with some sweetened strawberries and whipped cream. Very quick and easy to make with clear directions. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for your win in the football pool, congrats again!!!

review by:
(8 Nov 2016)

dienia b

i liked using butter rather than pam with these they are nice pancakes not thin not thick mr picky happy guy

review by:
(24 Feb 2016)