A Little Claire-ification

bright ideas for the busy & budget minded…

Quick and Easy Pancakes From Scratch

If your troops are hungry for breakfast, you can whip up these pancakes in minutes!


3 tablespoons butter  and a couple extra tbsp. (for pan)

1 1/2 cups flour

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp white sugar

3 tbsp. melted butter

1 cup milk

1 egg


  1. Heat a griddle or frying pan (cast iron is best if you have one!) over medium-high heat to get it hot and add a little butter to the pan.  Don’t get it too hot!
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  Make a quick well in the center and pour in the melted butter, milk, & egg and mix until smooth.  If your batter seems too runny, add a spoonful or so more flour.  If it seems too thick, add a spoonful or so more milk.  Easy!
  3. Ladle or spoon the batter onto the hot pan in the desired pancake size (ie: silver dollar, small, medium or one large!).
  4. Keep a close eye on the pan; Once the batter starts to form big bubbles on top (usually about 2-3 minutes) it’s probably time to flip the pancakes.  Don’t wait too long!  Get your spatula up under the pancake as best as you can (this takes some practice!) and flip it;  It will only need about a minute more to finish after you flip it.

See how fast and easy that was?  Who needs pancake mix?  🙂


You can mix your dry ingredients and melt the butter in advance if you are trying to multi-task and do other things.  Otherwise, from start to finish, you can have homemade pancakes in about 10 minutes!!

PS:  If you want to add chocolate chips or blueberries, etc. ,  do that about one minute after ladling the batter onto the pan (so about 2 minutes before you flip them).


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