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How To Make Homemade Pancakes

Pancakes aren’t just breakfast food in our family, which is just fine by me since I’m not much of a morning person. Although I have been trying to teach the older kiddos how to make pancakes from scratch in the hopes that some of my early risers will take some initiative…

But until that happens, we regularly have “breakfast for dinner,” and the kids get a huge kick out of it. Our favorite pancake recipe is an adaptation of the Ultimate Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pancakes from Betty Crocker — only we use my homemade Bisquick mix substitute instead of a boxed mix.

I also prefer to use fresh lemon juice, and while I’m at it, I zest the lemon into the mix before juicing it. It’s the little things that can make a big difference.

My family thinks my homemade pancakes are even better than the boxed stuff! And who am I to argue with them?

How To Make Pancakes From Scratch

How To Make Pancakes From Scratch

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes



  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat and grease with the oil of your choice. We like to use coconut oil.
  2. Whisk all ingredients together until combined. The batter will still be a little lumpy.
  3. Pour by 1/4 cups onto skillet and cook until the edges are dry. Flip pancakes and cook until golden.

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Friday 9th of January 2015

Your website used to show the comments - I've tried on two different browsers (IE and Chrome) and can't see them. All I get is the option to add my own comment, so I am. Looking for the previous comment you provided on how to use this homemade bisquick to make waffles. I love this recipe and lost my notes on how to make waffles. Can you please provide??


Tuesday 16th of October 2012

When cooking pancakes I know they're ready to flip, when bubbles pop through the batter.

Paula - bell'alimento

Monday 15th of October 2012

We're a big fan of having pancakes for brinner : )


Saturday 13th of October 2012

We've been using your biscuit mix for pancakes for awhile now. I love it. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

Leah @ Whitefoot Blog

Friday 12th of October 2012

Thanks for sharing! Sundays are always omelet or pancakes day at my place :)

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