old fashioned pancakes

Guys, my “t” key keeps popping off. Other than being really annoying I have noticed that the “t” is a key you use a lot. Who knew?

I have two items in the kitchen that are my kryptonite; caramel and pancakes. I can make paleo pancakes like it’s my job, but regular pancakes? I screw them up every time. I don’t even want to talk about caramel. I hope to conquer that bitch shortly.

Fresh off the plane from California, I resolved to make pancakes my bitch. I looked up a ton of recipes and didn’t like any of them so I decided to add a little of this and a little of that and I would see what happened. Obviously, if I screwed them up, it would just be another day in the kitchen with pancakes.

I can’t believe this, but I did it. I made pancakes and they didn’t suck. In fact, they were really, really good.

So moist and fluffy and covered in maple syrup. They were amazing and not paleo. Whatever.

Old Fashioned Pancakes

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Add dry ingredients to a bowl and sift twice. This is no joke, there will be NO lumps. Create a crater in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the egg, milk and melted butter. Mix to combine. Be sure not to overmix. Just take it easy, okay?

Add the batter to a pan over medium heat and flip when you see bubbles in the batter. Cook until browned on the other side. Serve with real maple syrup. Do not buy that shit made with sugar, it is not right.



  1. La Chapstick FanatiqueNovember 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    my grandmother’s pancakes were the BOMB. (yes, I am bringing that word back purely for the description of her pancakes.) i think she used tonic or something in hers to make it extra fluffy.


  2. DJ (@werejustdandy)November 5, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I was just about to eat my healthy oatmeal for breakfast… and then I saw this picture, and that was no longer an option. I hate you. Or maybe I love you.

  3. AlexNovember 5, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I always burn pancakes. It’s such a problem. Maybe these will work for me too…once paleo is finished, of course.

  4. LottieNovember 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

    i have never made pancakes like this, i always makes crepes which are hit and miss, why do they stick so easily?

  5. Grace - Stripes & SequinsNovember 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Mmmm… these look amazing. I am so not allowed to have them, but I’ll live vicariously through you. You deserved non-paleo pancakes after everything you went through last week!

  6. CrystalinNovember 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Omg, I’m craving pancakes now! Glad to see you made it home safe :)

    Are you originally from northern cali?

  7. Emily LunstrothNovember 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    ooo these look good, thanks for making my laugh and hungry all in one!

  8. ritaNovember 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    ugh pancakes. i can make them taste pretty damn good (my recipe is pretty similar to yours above) but cannot master a normal round pancake. so frustrating.

  9. Shari @ The Daily DishNovember 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I haven’t had pancakes in forever. These look fantastic! :)

  10. JuliaNovember 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Why you gotta make me hungry? THANKS. But these look INSANE. Drooling.

  11. LyddiegalNovember 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Mmm pancakes from scratch are so delicious and so simple. with real syrup, what is not to love?

  12. Elizabeth // The NowNovember 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    YUM! Haha..glad they didn’t suck. They look delish. Oh and PS..I am OBSESSED with your header. Ugh..totally regretting not going with an animal theme for mine.

    The Now Style Book

  13. AlexaNovember 5, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Dude you did make those pancakes your bitch. They look amazing. I have to try your recipe. I’m a pancake whore.

  14. JessicaJanuary 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you!!! Made these today and they are WONDERFUL!!! Never am I going to make that box stuff again!

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