Pancakes can be whipped up in 10 minutes or less. In a medium bowl, combine 1 egg, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 tablespoons oil, in addition to 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pour onto a heated griddle and cook.
This basic pancake recipe can be adjusted to accommodate various dietary restrictions. Vegan pancakes can be made using 1/2 mashed banana in place of the egg and soy milk in place of the dairy. Gluten-free pancakes can be made using gluten-free flour or other wheat flour alternatives.
Pancakes are very versatile. Use the basic pancake recipe with a variety of add-ins to create simple, delicious meals. For example, you can make chocolate banana pancakes by folding in 2 mashed bananas and 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the batter.
Add 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons poppy seeds and 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest to the basic pancake recipe to make lemon poppy seed pancakes. Serve with fresh blueberries, lemon curd and whipped cream for a delectable Sunday brunch.
Make cornmeal blueberry pancakes by swapping in 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal and 1 cup fresh blueberries into the recipe. Cook on a hot griddle and top with honey, maple syrup or lemon marmalade.