Ok, this is out of a kids book. So it you're still buying box pancake mix you're a loser. It takes no more time to make than mixing the box stuff and tastes quite a bit better and you'll feel like you're saving the environment. No really.


  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 3 tbps butter, melted
  • Copious Amounts Maple Syrup


1. Combine egg and milk and mix together with a fork.
2. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and melted butter and mix with a fork until mostly smooth. Doesn't matter if it clumps a little bit or that the melted butter congeals and lumps a bit. I wouldn't use a mixer.
3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. When heated throughout to a uniform temperature, I use a brush and put a thin layer of cooking oil on the pan. Wait a few seconds for it to heat and then I use a tablespoon to scoop batter onto the skillet.
4. If you are serving kids, you can make letters, or make dollar sized (2 inch or 5 cm sized pancakes). Kids love the letters. For adults, I make pancakes around 3 inches or 9 cm round roughly. Whatever people want.
5. Wait until you see that the top of the pancake is covered in bubbles or that you can see that the edges are cooked. You can also peek and see if the underside is done.
6. Flip and cook on the other side for a brief time.
7. Serve with blueberries, strawberries, black berries and copious amounts of natural, real, 12 litres a year, maple syrup. Use Aunt Jemima at your own risk.




Pam Collacott





North American : Canadian