I think the person who invented pancake mix is a marketing genius. Maybe even an evil genius. This person convinced the world that a mix that tastes kinda iffy is better and more convenient than stirring together 5 ingredients almost everyone has on hand. I’ve made pancakes and crepes from scratch for people who were shocked to see this is even possible.
Pancakes from scratch are probably the easiest thing to make ever. They are one of the first foods I ever made on my own. At this point I don’t really use a recipe to make them, I just go by the look of the batter, but here is a recipe for whole wheat pancakes. Slather them with some Pear Butter for a delicious breakfast.
Whole Wheat Pancakes
(makes 24 medium pancakes)
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 3 cups milk
- 3 tbsp butter for frying
- Mix all ingredients (except butter) together in a large bowl. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes then mix again.
- Heat a large frying pan, add a touch of butter. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan. When the edges look cooked flip the pancake over and cook until golden on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter.