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Easy Pancake Recipe

With Shrove Tuesday coming up tomorrow, you’ll be wanting to whip up some breakfast for dinner with these easy and fluffy pancakes!

”Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent (Ash Wednesday), because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.” – Wikipedia

I was skeptical of adding the white vinegar at first, but after not using it in other pancake recipes I’ve tried, I realize that it does indeed make a difference.

We like to play with our toppings, using fresh or frozen fruits, real maple syrup, chocolate chips, nuts, seeds… really, anything goes! And I always make extra for school snacks or for the next morning breakfast. Leftover pancakes are the best!


Easy Pancake Recipe

Whip up these flapjacks for breakfast, dinner or a snack in no time!

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  1. In a medium bowl, combine milk with white vinegar and set aside for 5 minutes to ‘sour’.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

  3. Whisk the egg and melted butter into the ‘soured’ milk.

  4. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.

  5. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, coating with cooking spray.

  6. Pour 1/4 cup of batter on to the skillet and cook until bubbles appear covering the surface. .

  7. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side

Per Serving: 230 calories; 8.2 g fat; 32.7 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; 65 mg cholesterol; 650 mg sodium

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Samantha Nickerson

Samantha is the Founder of Urbancasual.ca and is also the Lead Content Creator. She is a community inspired individual who is always looking for better ways to serve and connect the community, whether it be through the sharing of stories or organizing local events.

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Written by Samantha Nickerson