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Old Fashioned Pancake Recipe

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This Old Fashioned Pancake recipe is fluffy, soft, and delicious; decorated with whipped cream and fresh fruits. Such a mouthwatering breakfast you guys!

Old fashion pancake recipe decorate with dragon fruit, honey, whipped cream on a plate

Well, my perfect cozy morning doesn’t complete without a hot cup of coffee and my all times favorite breakfast – Classic, Old Fashioned Pancakes!

I love how easy it is to make pancakes, especially when time is of the essence in the morning. Between work and taking care of the kids, mornings can be hectic. But with pancakes, I can whip up a delicious breakfast without breaking a sweat.

So, let’s flip some pancakes and make mornings a little brighter!

What is a Pancake?

Well, it’s basically a flat cake made from a batter that’s mostly made of flour. You can add other yummy ingredients like milk, eggs, melted butter, or oil to give it that extra kick of flavor.

Did you know that pancakes have been around for centuries? Archaeological evidence suggests that they were probably one of the most popular foods in prehistoric times.

So, let’s give a round of applause to pancakes for standing the test of time and continuing to be a delicious breakfast option for us all!!

Old fashion pancake recipe with fancy decoration

Which are the different Regional varieties of pancakes?

Did you know that pancakes come in all sorts of variations?

In Great Britain, pancakes are thin and resemble crepes.

In North America, pancakes are thick and fluffy, thanks to the addition of baking powder.

Japan has souffle-style pancakes that are light, fluffy, and tall.

India has a whole range of pancake variations!

In North India, you can find Cheela, which can be sweet or savory.

Western India has Thalipeeth which is made with multigrain flour.

In Eastern India, Malpuas are deep-fried and stuffed with a sweet mixture of jaggery and coconut.

And in Middle India, Thin Green Cheelas are made with ginger or garlic leaves paste and rice flour.

And let’s not forget about Bangladesh, where they make Dhapra with whole-grain wheat flour and onions, and Patishapta Pitha, which is almost like a crepe filled with a sweet semolina and coconut mixture.

So, no matter where you are, there’s a pancake for everyone!

What is the best flour to make pancakes?

If you’re wondering which flour to use to make the fluffiest, softest, and most delicious pancakes, I’ve got you covered!

When it comes to flour, there are so many options to choose from – cake flour, bread flour, rye flour, and all-purpose flour, to name a few. But for pancakes, the best flour to use is All Purpose Flour(AFP).

Why APF?

Well, Cake flour has too little protein, which can make your pancakes fragile, and bread flour has too much protein, which can make them heavy and dense.

All-purpose flour, on the other hand, is just right. It’s a mix of hard and soft flour, so it will give you the perfect balance of fluffiness and texture for your pancakes.

So next time you’re at the store, grab a bag of all-purpose flour and get ready to make the fluffiest, most delicious pancakes ever!

Old fashion fluffy pancake recipe that looks warm

What can be used in the substitution of eggs in the Pancake recipe?

If you’re looking to make pancakes but don’t have any eggs or just don’t like them, don’t worry! There are plenty of other ingredients you can use to replace eggs in your pancake batter.

  • Nut butter – like peanut butter or almond butter, can help bind the batter together and add a yummy, creamy flavor to your pancakes. Just use 2 tablespoons of nut butter to replace 1 egg.
  • You can also try using apple sauce or fruit purees to add moisture and binding to the batter. Just mix in ¼ cup of apple sauce to replace 1 egg.
  • Mashed banana – is another great egg substitute for pancakes. It helps bind the batter and makes your pancakes really soft. Just mash 1 large ripe banana and add it to the batter to replace 1 egg.
  • Flax eggs – are another option. Mix water with flax seed powder and let it sit for 15 minutes. It will turn into an egg-like mixture that can be used in place of real eggs.
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream – can also add the necessary moisture and fluffiness to your pancakes. Substitute ¼ cup of yogurt for every 1 egg in your pancake batter.

So don’t let a lack of eggs stop you from making delicious pancakes! Just try out one of these egg substitutes and enjoy your tasty breakfast treat.

How you can make vegan pancakes?

If you’re following a vegan diet and want to enjoy some delicious pancakes, you’re in luck! Making vegan pancakes is super easy and you don’t need any animal-based ingredients.

To get started, you’ll need to replace the egg in your recipe with one of the egg substitute options we mentioned earlier, like nut butter or mashed banana. Also, swap out the dairy milk for almond milk or soya milk.

Here’s how to make vegan pancakes:

  1. In a large bowl, mix 1 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  2. In another bowl, mix 1 cup of non-dairy milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence, and ¼ cup of vegetable oil.
  3. Combine the wet and dry mixtures together and add your chosen egg substitute.
  4. Mix everything together until you get a batter with a consistency that’s not too runny or too tight.
  5. Fry your pancakes according to your usual cooking process.

And voila, you now have vegan pancakes that are just as fluffy and delicious as traditional pancakes! Enjoy them with your favorite toppings like fresh fruit, maple syrup, or vegan whipped cream.

How you can make Low carb or KETO DIET friendly pancakes?

Nowadays, people are becoming more and more health-conscious and trying to find ways to eat healthier. With this, trying out new diets has become a popular trend. It’s not just about looking good, but also feeling good and staying healthy.

So, let’s explore some yummy ways to eat healthier together!

The KETO diet is super popular these days! It’s a diet that helps people lose their extra body fat, and manage their blood pressure and insulin levels in the blood.

Now, let’s talk about KETO pancakes!

If you’re following the KETO diet, you already know that you need to eat high-fat, moderate protein, and low carbs. Luckily, you can still indulge in pancakes while following this diet by using low-carb ingredients.

So let’s get cooking and make some delicious and healthy KETO pancakes that your taste buds and your body will thank you for!

Here’s what you need to make delicious KETO pancakes: (Ingredients and procedure)

  • Almond flour: It is made from finely ground, blanched almonds and is rich in healthy fats and protein.
  • Almond milk: A dairy-free milk alternative that is low in carbs and high in healthy fats.
  • Grass-fed butter (melted)/ MCT oil/Avocado oil/Cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil: Grass-fed butter is rich in healthy fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins, while MCT oil and avocado oil are a great source of medium-chain triglycerides.
  • Egg: Eggs are a staple in most pancake recipes and provide protein and healthy fats.
  • Stevia (for sweetness): Stevia is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener that is commonly used in KETO-friendly recipes.
  • Baking powder: This is a leavening agent that helps the pancakes rise and become fluffy.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt helps to balance the flavors in the recipe.
  • Vanilla essence: Adds a delicious vanilla flavor to the pancakes.

First, mix all the wet ingredients together using a blender or whisk. Then, sift all the dry ingredients together to make sure there are no lumps.

Next, combine the wet and dry mixtures to make your pancake batter. Don’t forget to let the batter rest for a bit. It’s essential to use finely ground, blanched almond flour for the best results.

Finally, fry up your KETO pancakes as usual, and enjoy a delicious and healthy breakfast!

Old fashion pancake recipe fresh look

I have made a lot of pancakes my friend!

So as per my experience, I will suggest you, please don’t mix all the ingredients together at the same time to make pancake batter. Instead, try 2 step mixing process. Mix dry ingredients separately, and mix wet ingredients separately.

Finally, mix these two dry and wet mixtures together to get perfect pancakes.

Equipment used for this Old Fashioned Pancake Recipe:

  • Frying pan
  • Griddle
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup
  • Scooper
  • Hand whisk
  • Electric whisk
  • Whipped cream piping bag
  • Nozzles
  • Wooden honey dipper

Ingredients used for this Old Fashioned Pancake Recipe:

Dry mixture ingredients:

  • Flour 1½ cups
  • Baking powder 1 tbsp or 3 tsp
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Sugar ⅓ Cup or as per your preference

Wet mixture ingredients:

  • Egg 1 (Room temperature)
  • Cooking oil/Melted butter ¼ cup
  • Liquid milk 1 cup (Room temperature)
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp

Garnishing/Serving:

  • Whipped cream
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh fruits
  • Icing sugar

How to make Old Fashioned Pancake Recipe?

Batter-making part:

  1. Take a big size bowl and a flour strainer. Place it over the bowl and drop 1 cup of flour on it. Also, add baking soda and a pinch of salt to it. Strain the mixture and keep it aside for later use.
  2. Take a bowl and crack 1 egg in it. Add sugar to it. Whisk the mixture until the sugar melts.
  3. Now add liquid milk, oil/melted butter, and vanilla essence one by one in the same bowl. Give it a good mix.
  4. Now it’s time to mix the dry and wet mixture together. Either add the dry mixture into the wet mixture little by little or pour the wet mixture little by little into the dry mixture.
  5. Then mix them together with the help of a spatula. You can also follow the cut-and-fold technique to mix them. Don’t over-mix, otherwise, your pancakes will not be soft enough.

Pancake frying part:

  1. Take a nonstick frying pan and heat it up (You can also use your griddle or whatever works for you). Drop little oil on the pan and wipe out the oil softly with a kitchen tissue (You can also use oil spray if it feels convenient to you).
  2. Keep the heat low to medium. Scoop pancake batter on the frying pan (Use your ¼ measuring cup to keep all the pancakes in the same size and shape). Put the lid on.
  3. A few minutes later you will see some bubbles on the pancake. Open the lid and turn over the pancake. Fry this side for a few minutes too. After browning both sides serve it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a pancake recipe “old-fashioned”?

An old-fashioned pancake recipe usually refers to a recipe that uses simple, traditional ingredients like flour, milk, eggs, and butter without any added flavors or ingredients.

Can I make old-fashioned pancakes without eggs?

Yes, you can make old-fashioned pancakes without eggs by substituting them with ingredients like applesauce, mashed bananas, or a flaxseed meal mixed with water.

Can I use almond milk instead of regular milk in an old-fashioned pancake recipe?

Yes, you can use almond milk as a substitute for regular milk in an old-fashioned pancake recipe. However, the texture and taste of the pancakes may be slightly different.

Can I make old-fashioned pancakes ahead of time?

Yes, you can make old-fashioned pancakes ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. To reheat, simply pop them in the toaster or microwave.

How do I make my old-fashioned pancakes fluffy?

To make your old-fashioned pancakes fluffy, use baking powder as a leavening agent and avoid over-mixing the batter. Be sure to also let the batter rest for a few minutes before cooking to allow the baking powder to activate.

How do I prevent my old-fashioned pancakes from sticking to the pan?

To prevent your old-fashioned pancakes from sticking to the pan, use a non-stick pan or lightly grease your pan with butter or cooking spray. Also, make sure the pan is heated to the correct temperature before adding the batter.

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Old Fashioned Pancake Recipe

This Old Fashioned Pancake recipe is fluffy, soft, and delicious; decorated with whipped cream and fresh fruits. Such a mouthwatering breakfast you guys!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword American Pancake Recipe, Classic Pancake Recipe, Easy Pancake Recipe, Fluffy Pancake Recipe, Old Fashioned Pancake Recipe, Pancake Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author GravyFlavour

Equipment

  • Frying pan
  • Griddle
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup
  • Scooper
  • Hand whisk
  • Electric whisk
  • Whipped cream piping bag
  • Nozzles
  • Wooden honey dipper

Ingredients

Dry mixture ingredients

  • cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • cup Sugar as per your preference

Wet mixture ingredients

  • 1 Egg room temperature
  • ¼ cup Cooking oil/Melted butter
  • 1 cup Liquid milk room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence

Garnishing/Serving

  • Whipped cream
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh fruits
  • Icing sugar

Instructions

Batter-making part

  • Take a big size bowl and a flour strainer. Place it over the bowl and drop 1 cup of flour on it. Also, add baking soda and a pinch of salt to it. Strain the mixture and keep it aside for later use.
  • Take a bowl and crack 1 egg in it. Add sugar to it. Whisk the mixture until sugar melts.
  • Now add liquid milk, oil/melted butter, and vanilla essence one by one in the same bowl. Give it a good mix.
  • Now it’s time to mix the dry and wet mixture together. Either add the dry mixture into the wet mixture little by little or pour the wet mixture little by little into the dry mixture.
  • Then mix them together with the help of a spatula. You can also follow the cut and fold technique to mix them. Don’t over mix, otherwise, your pancakes will not be soft enough.

Pancakes frying part

  • Take a nonstick frying pan and heat it up (You can also use your griddle or whatever works for you). Drop little oil on the pan and wipe out the oil softly with a kitchen tissue (You can also use oil spray if it feels convenient to you).
  • Keep the heat low to medium. Scoop pancake batter on the frying pan (Use your ¼ of measuring cup to keep all the pancakes in the same size and shape). Put the lid.
  • A few minutes later you will see some bubbles on the pancake. Open the lid and turn over the pancake. Fry this side for a few minutes too. After browning both sides serve it.

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Try to serve your pancakes hot. You can top them with whipped berries or any other fresh fruits.

On days of great rush, I simply pour honey or maple syrup on top and enjoy the delicious treat. Pancakes topped with cubed butter and icing sugar are also a heavenly combination.

No matter how we decorate and serve our pancakes, every time we eat classics they make us so happy. Try today!

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    That’s the way I always made mine for my family. They loved them made this way,thick. My kids love them this way too!

  2. 5 stars
    The best pancakes ever, I put blueberries right into the mix and use butter on my Blackstone. It only makes six for me because they are oversized. It’s the extra baking powder that makes them so fluffy

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