Every dad should be able to flex his culinary muscle to feed his hungry family. A fan favorite at any age… PANCAKES! It’s an absolute required dad skill to be able to make pancakes. Below is a basic recipe (adjusted for high altitudes) for making great pancakes from scratch. Be a breakfast hero (or a dinner hero – breakfast for dinner is a favorite in my household).
Note: serves 2 people (4 pancakes). Double the ingredients to serve 4 people.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup of milk (or buttermilk)
- Preheat a skillet (medium to high) or a griddle to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- In a different bowl, beat the egg. Now add the milk and oil to your egg, and mix.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture together and stir until smooth (or at least mostly smooth – you don’t want to over stir; leave a few lumps).
- Melt the button on the pan/griddle (or you can use cooking spray if you prefer).
- Pour the batter onto the hot pan/griddle. Cook until bubbles form on the top and the edges are golden brown and appear to be dried up a bit (approx 2 minutes). Flip over and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Advanced options once you master the basics:
- Add chocolate chips to your mixture
- Fold blueberries to your mixture (slowly, so you don’t break/smash them)
- Add lemon juice and zest to your mixture