Pancakes and Snow Days

A winter storm blew through Columbus yesterday, dropping 6 inches of snow and keeping us cooped up inside all day. Is there a more comforting snow day food than pancakes? I can’t think of one. And they were the perfect treat for yesterday’s weather.

Pancakes with Syrup

This is starting to become a theme here, but this is another made-from-scratch recipe that is so simple, I can’t figure out why they made a boxed version in the first place. And the minimal amount of extra effort gives you delicious, fluffy pancakes about 10 times better than the box mix. After just one batch, I’m sold on keeping away from the boxed stuff for good.

Homemade Pancakes

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbls melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbls sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Let’s Cook

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, milk, and melted butter together until well combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
  2. Heat a heavy non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pour about a 1/4 cup of pancake mix per pancake into the pan (I got 7 medium pancakes with this measurement). When bubbles start appearing on the edges of the pancake, flip and cook on the opposite side until golden brown. Serve with pure maple syrup, jam, fruit, or whatever else you have around the kitchen.


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