The Canadian Food Experience Project: Grandma’s Pancakes

If there is one recipe that is cherished in my family, it is most definitely my Grandma’s pancakes. Yup, just plain old pancakes. No fancy bananas, chocolate chips, coconut, ricotta, or whatever other new-fangled additions people are putting in pancakes nowadays. I have even tried experimenting with the recipe every now and then – bad choice. The outcome always involves me getting screamed at by my mom. “Mallory!!! What did you do to these pancakes?!?! I just wanted normal pancakes, that is the way I like them!” Needless to say, it was the first recipe that came to mind for the Canadian Food Experience Project theme, My Most Cherished Canadian Recipe.
I always want to try different pancake recipes. But sometimes traditions are traditions and you just don’t mess with them. Or in my case, you do try to mess with them and end up facing some really unfortunate consequences. Now I just leave the pancake making to my dad so I’m not tempted to make any alterations to the recipe. Let’s face it though, with my track record at this point, even if I do follow the recipe to a t, it still ends up being “different”. I’m telling you people, do what I say and not what I do. Don’t mess with those traditions.
Grandma's Pancakes
Grandma's Pancakes
pancake recipe
I’m pretty sure baking powder pretty much dies after 1 week but who am I to argue with Grandma?
Grandma's Pancakes
Grandma’s Pancakes
Serves 4-6
Ingredients
2 cups AP flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt (even though the original recipe calls for 1 tsp. it’s a bit too much)
4 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
Instructions
Whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth.
Cook over medium heat, 2 to 3 minutes per side (when they bubble on the first side, they are ready to flip).
Serve with maple syrup or caramel sauce and fresh fruit.
Grandma's Pancakes

8 thoughts on “The Canadian Food Experience Project: Grandma’s Pancakes

  • October 1, 2013 at 11:16 am
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    These look absolutely perfect. Love the raspberries on top. My colleague is canadian – will have to show her this! x

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    • October 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm
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      That’s great! I love all my readers, especially the Canadians 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

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  • October 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm
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    Simply perfect!

    I enjoy my pancakes just as that, simple. No additions please. They look fantastic.

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  • November 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm
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    Just made these! They were pretty much the most awesome and successful pancake recipe that I’ve found! A bit too salty, but still amazing. THANK YOU (and your grandma)! I’ve even packed some of the dry ingredients into a container for future use!

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    • November 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm
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      Thanks Samantha. Now that you say that, I am going to change the recipe (even though that goes against grandma’s recipe). 1 tsp. definitely seems like a lot! 1/2 is more than enough. I’m glad you liked them though!

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  • January 31, 2014 at 1:29 am
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    i’ll eat them every morning, day, time, minute, hour..that how good there are to me 😀

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