Pancakes Not From a Box


  • Makes4 to 4 servings

The perfect recipe for light and fluffy pancakes!


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour (or a combination)

  • 2 cups milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a large plastic bottle with a tight-fitting lid (or in a large mixing bowl) combine all the ingredients. If you’re using a bottle, cover with the lid and shake everything up into a smooth batter. If you’re using a bowl, beat all the ingredients together with a whisk or electric mixer just until smooth.

  • Pour a thin layer of vegetable oil onto a large skillet or griddle. Place over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles when it hits the pan. Pour the batter onto the skillet or griddle to form pancakes – large or small. Let cook until bubbles appear on the tops of the pancakes, then turn and cook the other side – about 1 or 2 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more oil to the pan as needed. Pancakes should be golden brown and cooked through.

  • Serve immediately with maple syrup (or whatever your family likes).

This article was originally published on May 01, 2007

Weekly Newsletter

Keep up with your baby's development, get the latest parenting content and receive special offers from our partners

I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.