Simple Pancakes

Pancake-like sweets have been eaten for thousands of years. The form we’re used to became popular in Europe during medieval times.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil


  • Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the egg, milk, and 1 tablespoon of oil in a small bowl.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir together until all the flour is incorporated but the mixture is still lumpy.
  • Place a griddle over medium heat. Once it’s heated through drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil over the pan and swirl to coat. Pour 1⁄4 cup of batter for each pancake.
  • Cook until the bottom is golden brown and bubbles appear on the top surface. Flip and cook until the bottom is golden. Place on a plate and keep warm.