Pancake Day: Ultimate Pancake Recipe

Image Description: The photo on the left is of a stack of chocolate covered pancakes, and the one on the right is of pancakes covered in chopped banana.

Nothing tastes better than warm homemade pancakes for breakfast. Here is a very easy recipe to make pancakes from scratch in less than 30 minutes!  


  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour (levelled and spooned)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 packet dry vanilla 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter 
  • Assorted toppings: maple syrup (my personal favourite), chocolate syrup, whipped cream, strawberry jam.


  • In a small bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set these ingredients aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg with the milk. Add the dry ingredients to this mixture. Try to break up the little lumps in the mixture.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over a medium heat. Carefully rub the bottom of the skillet with some butter so that the mixture won’t burn. 
  • Place 1 scoop of the batter onto the skillet over a medium heat. 
  • Cook until the surface of the pancake has some bubbles. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside for 1 to 2 more minutes.
  • Continue with the remaining batter. 
  • Serve warm with your favourite toppings. 


Image Credit: Marietta Kosma