Cook Eat | The Best Pancake Recipe

Cook Eat | The Best Pancake Recipe

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On the Target product check on TV3 tonight, they road-tested store bought pancake mixes.  The host pointed out that the most basic pancake recipes only have 4 ingredients, so itโ€™s a little disturbing when the ingredients listed on a pre-mix constitute an entire paragraph!

So in an endeavour to save you from the supermarket shelves, and maybe encourage you to branch out from the Edmonds Cook Book, I share with you our favourite pancake recipe (Dave should know a good pancake, seeing he grew up eating off the griddle anโ€™ all!)


The Best Pancake Recipe

1 c. flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

3 tbsp. sugar

1 c. milk

1 egg

1/2 tsp. salt

Combine dry ingredients. Add milk, egg and oil. Mix until smooth. Heat non-stick pan over medium heat until water beads. Do not oil. Pour pancake mixture in 1/4 cup amounts. Turn when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Remove from heat when pancake stops steaming.

These are THE BEST pancakes, we have them every Sunday.  This week Dave added chocolate chips and they were divine.  I love them with butter, lemon and sugar โ€“ thatโ€™s definitely the kiwi-connection as DJ considers this the most absurd topping ever.

Original recipe found here




  1. Sophie · May 27, 2012

    Hi, this is a great recipe. What do you mean by “until water beads”?
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Melissa · May 27, 2012

      Hi! It is just a method for checking to see if the pan is hot enough, sprinkle some water on it and if it beads it means the pan is hot enough to turn the water into steam and the remaining water forms a rolling bead

  2. Stacey · September 27, 2012

    WOW!!! This pancake recipe is the one I have been searching for! Perfect texture, taste – everything. Thank you so much for sharing this – our Pancake Sundays are sooo much now ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. caitlinator · January 25, 2013


  4. caitlinator · January 25, 2013

    i really like pancakes….these pancakes r like….awesome

  5. DANA IS STUPID · January 25, 2013

    my sister the caitlinator is soo awesome…she is as awesome as sherbert and these pancakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Kate · March 16, 2013

    These are the best pancakes we've ever tasted and Go Gators!

  7. jayden · July 14, 2013

    hell yeah they taste real good thanks for sharing

  8. josie · August 10, 2013

    Gorgeous, feasting on them now! n

  9. Fas · September 15, 2013

    Just made them for the first time. Divine thanks heaps

  10. Fiona · January 19, 2014

    This is the best pancake recipe I've ever made. This will now be my go-to recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Hazel · June 8, 2014

    Sunday morning – hunting down a pancake recipe & guess who pops up first in Google… YUSS!! About to try this recipe!! Nom, nom, nom!

  12. MelD · June 28, 2014

    We’re having these for the third weekend in a row! Love them x

  13. college essay · January 9, 2015

    I wish i could eat this dish ๐Ÿ™‚ Its looks very tasty. Nice post !!

  14. Mel_inHelsinki · February 7, 2015

    Finally wrote this in my recipe book after visiting this page nearly ever weekend for a year ????????????

    • thebestnest · February 8, 2015

      Well you\’re doing better than me, I still don\’t remember it lol

  15. Betsy · November 13, 2015

    I couldn’t agree more about gareitrics. I miss sitting with some of the elderly individuals I used to help and they would tell me stories for hours about the things that they witness when they were younger, and the lives that they lived up to the point that they needed care. I have always felt that the elderly know how to live their lives better than anyone, and they for sure never take it for granted! Sometimes the people taking care of them are not good people though, and it always breaks my heart to see someone talking badly to an elderly man or woman.I like how you made a switch from little tiny babies that have no real experience with life, to elderly men and women who have lived life to its fullest and still have more life to share with others. Such opposites!

  16. Tania · November 13, 2015

    Just had a peek at your website and I am in love! I am a fietnss director and I am very aware of how processed America eats even when they think they are trying to be healthy. My three year old son eats Red Peppers (whole) for a snack and thinks that baby carrots are a real treat as he should! I always feel like I’m the only parent in his school that actually cares about their child’s nutritional well-being as most kids eat Pop-tarts and Cinnabons for breakfast. Most of these parents are on their way to being obese and I really do believe that they just don’t know or want to understand proper nutrition because it is hard to keep it clean. With that being said, we owe it to our children to make them understand healthy, organic, clean eating and the power of healthy nurtition. I am teaching healthy eating seminars at my son’s school this year for the parents and administors to try and help them understand the possiblities of eating well and how they can take small steps to keeping it clean.I applaud your dedication to healthy lunches and know that we can all make a difference one lunch at a time.To your Health-Jen S.