Clark Gable Pancakes Recipe -
Clark Gable Pancakes Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Clark Gable Pancakes

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"These are great. Add a little more milk, if you like thinner pancakes, and yes, the amount of baking powder is correct."

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Original recipe makes 10 - 4 inch pancakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the egg, milk, and oil. Add flour, baking powder and salt, mix until smooth.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake on hot, oiled griddle. Turn when golden brown. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2003

I thought these were pretty good. I did add a TBL of sugar as other suggested, and did notice a slight aftertaste, though. For those of you who had trouble with the thickness...keep this in mind... measuring flour for baking requires proper technique. If you scoop your measuring cup in the flour you will pack it in and get too much flour. The proper way to measure flour is to spoon it into a dry measuring cup then tap the cup on the side so that the flour will gently settle.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 18, 2011

I made these exactly as written (I love Clark Gable) as I wanted to see what happened with this much baking powder. Could not stand the very strong baking powder taste and even spit it out! So I diluted the rest of the batter with another round of ingredients, but no more baking powder (so now double the recipe). Result: GREAT PANCAKES! And they were plenty fluffy. Recommend half as much baking powder as recipes states, but see for yourself! (also, you can use half soda and half powder to cut the baking pdr flavor even more). (Perhaps an error got perpetuated in this recipe?)

Aug 02, 2005

this is my new favorite recipe! two thumbs up for simplicity, versatility, and taste. for one thing, these pancakes (and *cough, cough* the batter) are just like the ones i had as a child. i thought that ALL pancakes had sugar in them... no wonder i couldn't find any that tasted like "the good old days!" i've always been a fan of baking powder; you just can't beat that flavor and fluffiness. the pancakes were super thick, and fantastic. i don't like my pancakes thin and floppy... that's what crepes are for. anyway... i got to thinking... "hey, i could do a lot with this recipe." so since the first batch of pancakes, i've made a giant oven pancake/biscuit (just plopped it on a cookie sheet & put a few pats of butter on top) this was super tasty (& exceptionally easy), because of its crisp, clean exterior, and magically fluffy interior. but my favorite variation yet is the pancake super muffin! i'd say A+ for presentation and variety! i used 1.5c flour for this one, and the muffin tops looked amazing! but you could probably still do it with the same old 1c recipe. remember to put a pat of butter on top; this may be the key to teir lovely color. oh, and i just always bake this stuff (muffins & biscuit) at 400 degrees for 10 minutes (my muffins needed about 12 though, remember to watch when you bake) next idea... use as batter for frying?? (probably remove the oil from the recipe for that one)

Oct 10, 2003

Surley the submitted had intended for the baking powder to be 2 tsp - not 2 TBLS..which would be a ridiculous amt in almost ANY baked good. But - due to earlier suggestions, I added a TBLS sugar, a tsp of vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon. Great pancakes that were enjoyed by all. Thanks for this basic recipe!

Oct 19, 2005

The pancakes were very Good!!! I did decrease the baking powder as suggested I used 1 1/2 tablespoon and added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoons sugar. Excellent I will NEVER buy a boxed mix again.

Dec 31, 2008

These were good pancakes. I must agree with those who recommend cutting the baking powder down a bit, I didn't because I don't like fooling with a recipe until I give it a shot first. Make sure your griddle is hot enough. Mine wasn't at first and they did not fluff up nicely. Got fluffier as the griddle got hotter.

Jan 19, 2008

These were great, fluffy pancakes! I substituted applesauce in place of oil- I always do in pancake recipes. I also added a little bit of vanilla to the milk mixture. This made exactly 10 pancakes using 1/4 c of batter for each. Thanks I'm definitely making these again!

Jun 08, 2008

Excellent pancakes! I am not really a pancake person, but my family loves them. I wanted to try something new, other than our usual Bisquick mix. These were just as easy and much, much better! I tried the suggestion to use 1T sugar, 1t vanilla, and cinnamon. The baking powder WAS 2 tablespoons, not teaspoons.


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  • Calories
  • 91 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 368 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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