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Pancakes From Scratch - Betty Crocker Big Red Cookbook

I'm a huge fan of pancakes and love making them from scratch.  Here's the recipe that I've been using for years courtesy of Betty Crocker's Big Red Cookbook.

ps I don't add the sugar and ues 2% fat free milk.  I do let the recipe sit for few minutes to thicken.  And when including fruit I serve it at the table.  I don't like to mix it in. 

1 large egg
1 cup all purpose or whole wheat flour
3/4 cup milk

1 tablespoon granulated or packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

margarine, butter or shortening for the griddle or skillet.  I use margarine...we don't like the taste of shortening and butter can sometimes burn

Beat egg in medium bowl with hand beater or whisk until fluffy.  Beat in remaining ingredients except butter just until smooth.  For thinner pancakes, stir in additional 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk. 

Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat or to 375 degrees.  Grease griddle with butter/margarine or shortening.

For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter from cup or pitcher onto hot griddle.  Cook pancake until bubbly on top, puffed and dry around edges.  Turn and cook other side until golden brown.


Kelly L said…
Love pancakes with peanut butter and warm syrup..yummy!
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savastie09 said…
This is my favorite pancake recipe and everyone I make it for love it!
Hi Rona! My hubby and I googled a Betty Crocker pancake recipe and your blog post was the third that popped up. He is making them right now! We can't wait to dive in! Thanks for the recipe!! - Mandi
Thanks everyone for the awesome comments.

I still love making pancakes from scratch. These days, I do add a tsp of vanilla to the batter. Delicious!
Anonymous said…
My family LOVED the pancake recipe!!!!!!
That's awesome!
Anonymous said…
I have always used this recipe since I started cooking at 10 years old. Today I made it with coconut milk and coconut oil for the dairy free grandkids! Yum they were the best pancakes I have ever made! Added a bit of nutmeg and served with pumpkin Carmel sauce! Tis the season!
Bikelink said…
Thanks for the recipe...I've googled and used this many times!
Thank you for sharing your variations on this basic pancake recipe.
Sometimes, I'll add sour cream and blueberries to this one.
Anonymous said…
Oh my goodness! First time making pancakes from scratch and they were delicious even my 7 yr old couldn't get enough and she is not a big pancake lover. I absolutely love them but she told me "mommy I love them even more". Also simple to make!
Olivia Canales said…
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!
I used to own a red Betty Crocker cookbook and LOVED this recipe! I no longer have the book and have searched EVERYWHERE for this recipe! All the recipes on Betty Crocker website use Bisquick.
I'm so glad to hear that the post was helpful. Perhaps you'll be able to find another copy of Betty Crocker Red Cookbook.

I purchased mine on Amazon.
Anonymous said…
I have my mother's big red Betty Crocker. It is 52 years old. My mother said that even if you couldn't read, you could make great stuff with those recipes as the book was full of black and white photos of the process, a precursor to YouTube!
I am commenting only to ask you to please consider substituting buttermilk for the milk when you might be needing a treat. And folding in a cup of blueberries is always nice.
Thanks for the pleasure of your blog.
Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
Unknown said…
I use self-rising flour and leave the baking powder and salt out

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