Saturday, November 6, 2010

Grandma Sue's Pancakes

Growing up, it was a treat to have our mom make these pancakes. Now that we have our own kids, it seems as though we are making pancakes every weekend. We've tried all the pancakes mixes (Aunt Jemima, Coyote, Bisquick, etc), but this easy, homemade recipe is still the best!

1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup Crisco shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup milk

- Blend dry ingredients, then cut in Crisco.
- Add in wet to bake batter.
- Scoop by the ladle full into fry pan or griddle and cook on medium low until bubbles and burst on top, then flip to cook other side.
- Add more milk to batter for thinner pancakes or if batter gets too thick.
- Serve with syrup and fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries or peaches.
- Makes about 6 pancakes. Double or triple recipe to make more!


  1. Sounds perfect for a Saturday morning! Homemade pancakes are out of this world. Looks so easy. I am printing the recipe now!

  2. We make our pancakes from scratch (except when camping, when we buy those "just add water" mixes). Yours look a little fluffier than ours, and fluffy is good when it comes to pancakes! Thanks for linking this to Food on Fridays!

  3. Nice! I love old fashioned recipes like this. To me, that's the power of food and sharing. Our recipes live on. You think of your grandma Sue each time you make these. Now, when your friends and readers try this recipe they will too :-)

    Happy Saturday!

  4. Those pancakes look so incredibly fluffy which is exactly the way a good pancake should be.

  5. The first thing that came out of mouth when I saw the picture of your pancakes was....Yummmm!!!

  6. pancakes our favorite...this looks yummy! :) i love the idea to serve it with fruits, sounds so healthy! happy Sunday! :)

  7. And they look amazing. Love pancakes from scratch!

  8. These look light, fluffy and delicious. You're right, nothing beats homemade!

  9. Looks good! Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Ahh.. brings back memories when my mom would make pancakes for me in the morning, then she'd add bacon with it which is my favorite. Now that I'm a young adult, me and my mom make pancakes together...

  11. my daughter and me loves pancakes! she just likes it plain, without syrup... but i love mine, topped with lots and lots of maple syrup!

    bookmarked your pancake recipe.
    have a nice day!