Absolutely the Best Pancakes Ever

I’ve been searching for the perfect pancake recipe literally for years, hoping to create a deliciously fluffy-yet-hearty pancake that is both good to eat… and good for me! I’ve tried Oat & Yogurt Pancakes, Oat Flour Pancakes, and even an oven-baked pancake, among others.

All of those were very good, but none of them were exactly what I was looking for: the quintessential pancake enjoyed by generations without the benefit of a boxed mix.

Finally, I found a great traditional recipe from one of my favorite vintage cookbooks, the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. I tweaked a few things here and there, and was fairly satisfied with my tweaks thus far, until… until I tried it with flour freshly ground from my new Wondermill grain mill.

Oh. My. Word.

Pancake perfection. Seriously. It’s everything a good pancake should be: fluffy, flavorful, hearty, and just a tiny bit sweet. I usually eat two pancakes for breakfast. This time? Um. I ate four.

And I am never making pancakes with any other kind of flour again!

Absolutely the Best Pancakes Ever

1 cup freshly ground hard white wheat flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup yogurt

2 TBSP. melted butter

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 TBSP. honey

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. 

Stir the liquid ingredients together separately, then pour into the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined.

Add more milk or flour to achieve your desired thickness. 

Heat a cast iron pan over moderate heat. I like to melt a little pat of butter or bacon grease on it before I fry up the first pancake. Fry 1/4 cup of batter at a time, flipping when the top is full of bubbles.


About Authentic Simplicity

Anne Simpson is just a simple girl who longs for an uncomplicated life. Wife to one amazing man, Mother to two rambunctious boys, One of eleven children, Daughter of the King: happily defined and shaped by these. By God's grace and for His glory, she lives, loves, serves and writes. Find her at Authentic Simplicity, where she strives to balance keepin' it real with keepin' it simple. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge:
I had so much fun experimenting with different grains in my Wondermill! My only previous experience with freshly grinding my own grains was with a high-powered blender, which was effective, but did not produce nearly as good a quality flour as the grain mill did. Whole wheat products especially were so much lighter and tastier than those with store-bought wheat flour. I'm so thankful I was able to be a part of this challenge, and I look forward to using my Wondermill for many years!

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One Response to Absolutely the Best Pancakes Ever

  1. Anne, we had these today – SO GOOD! And so easy. Love my mill. 🙂

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