Best pancake recipe ever

When I was growing up, my mom cooked pancakes for breakfast whenever I had friends spend the night.

My husband and I have continued the tradition, cooking platters of pancakes for pajama-clad kids surrounding our breakfast table. Just for the record, I usually double the recipe to feed 5-6.

The Southern Living recipe below truly is my favorite pancake recipe out of all the ones I’ve tried over the years. Turns out well every time. And, yes, I know there’s sugar and white flour in this recipe. But, these are pancakes. Like my mom used to make.

Here’s the recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups buttermilk (makes the pancakes light and fluffy)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Combine the first five ingredients. Stir well.

Combine eggs, buttermilk, and oil in a bowl. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto an already hot griddle set to medium heat.. (A large, oiled skillet will work, but a griddle works better.)

Now is the time to drop chocolate chips on the pancakes. Or fresh blueberries.

The chocolate chips will get gooey and melty. Yum!

Cook pancakes until tops are covered in bubbles and edges look cooked. Turn and cook other side. Serve warm with syrup and butter.

This pancake recipe is from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook, which is my go-to cookbook for making pancakes, biscuits, waffles, dips, carrot cake, meatloaf, Brunswick stew, lemon bars, and many other family favorites.

If you are looking for ways to live out Romans 12:13, which says “Practice hospitality,” then this cookbook can certainly help you with that.

You can also find many well-tested recipes at, from holiday meals to quick fix suppers to casseroles to healthy recipes.

Do you have a favorite pancake recipe? Leave me a comment below.

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