Easy Vanilla Pancake Recipe
of self-rising flour
of baking powder
1 1/2 - 1 3/4
you may need a little more, batter tends to thicken slightly while sitting
of vanilla extract
real melted butter
if cooking in a skillet
optional - pecans
chocolate chips, berries, etc.
Mixing the Ingredients
First, mix the flour, sugar, and baking powder together. You definitely don't want any lumps of baking powder in your batter.
Next, you're going to add in the milk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter.
Blend together just until ingredients are mixed well together, there will be some lumps, so don't overmix trying to eliminate them all.
Fold in your optional goodies if you'd like.
Time to Cook
You may cook these delicious vanilla pancakes with vanilla goodness in a skillet or on a griddle. (If cooking in a skillet, you'll need more butter.)
I cook our pancakes on my large griddle. I wipe the griddle down with oil before heating on a medium-high setting.
Once the griddle is on, I wait until it's good and hot before putting down any batter. A good way to test this is to sprinkle drops of water on its surface. If the water dances, the griddle is ready.
I use a ladle to dip up my batter. It holds approximately 1/4 - 1/2 cup of batter. I pour the batter onto the hot surface, swirl the batter wider with the back of the ladle, and wait.
Your vanilla pancake is ready to flip when the surface of the batter is full of air bubbles.
Cook for about four or five minutes longer, or when the pancake is golden brown on both sides.
This recipe makes 12-14 pancakes. Top with your favorite syrup or fruit.