Grandad's Pancakes Recipe -
Grandad's Pancakes Recipe
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Grandad's Pancakes

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"This secret family pancake recipe was passed down from my grandfather. He fed a family of 7 (including 4 growing boys!) on these pancakes, and refused to give anyone the recipe until he finally relinquished it to my mother (his daughter-in-law) before he passed away. It is a long-standing family favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; make a 'well' in the center of the flour mixture. Pour milk, eggs, and 1 tablespoon oil into the well. Mix until well moistened.
  2. Place a griddle over medium-high heat; sprinkle a few drops of water onto the griddle. If the droplets bounce, the griddle is ready; add 2 teaspoons oil.
  3. Spoon batter onto the griddle; cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 3 to 5 more minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2013

With a recipe like this there is absolutely no reason to buy a box mix ever again. I am one of those oddballs that doesn't like syrup on my pancakes so the sugar in this recipe added just the right amount of sweetness. Don't overmix the batter. After flipping they really rise nice and tall so flip them gently and don't smash them down with the back of the spatula.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 02, 2014

I am not satisfied with this recipe at all! What a letdown. And that is an actual understatement. The pancakes had an aftertaste, this kind of tangy, sour-y kind of taste, I assume that was the vinegar. None of the ingredients were bad.

Jul 10, 2013

These are PERFECT!!! I did add a dash of vanilla extract as I always do to my pancakes These are sweeter then your average pancake! thats what makes them soooo yummy!! this recipe is a keeper!!!

Nov 19, 2013

The first time I made this recipe, the batter was way too wet and the pancakes were too sweet. Second time I made it, I cut the milk by a scant quarter cup and I cut the sugar back by half. Good pancake recipe but not our family's favorite.

Dec 05, 2013

This recipe is by far the best recipe I have ever tried. Usually my pancakes are too bland, or too heavy, but these pancakes are just right! Amazing!

Jun 24, 2013

Grandpa and his family must have had a sweet tooth! At 4 times the amount of sugar as my usual pancake recipe, these pancakes were way too sweet for my taste. I loved that this recipe cut the salt some and had minimal oil included. The texture was what you'd expect from a pancake. My kids thought they were terrific, saving it from a three stars from me. If you don't like syrup, like "Baking Nana" said in her review, these pancakes could possibly be your flap jack of choice.

Nov 10, 2013

I absolutely love these pancakes and have made them tons of times since I found this recipe. I always double it to feed myself and two boys. So we can snack on the leftovers throughout the day:) I usually add either almond or vanilla extract to switch it up. I think the sweetness is perfect as is. We dont even use syrup or butter. Dont overmix, batter is usually lumpy...thry will fluff up nice and thick.

Oct 15, 2014

First off, I hate pancakes! I only make them because my kids love them. I think they're syrup sponges that are a crime to the culinary world. My hubby made this recipe a couple weeks back and I gasped in shock. Dense, soft, most sponge like a cake and just enough sweetness. I've been craving them since. The ONLY pancakes I will ever make in this house again. You won't regret it!


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  • Calories
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 554 mg
  • 22%

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

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