Recipe: Pancakes – So Easy A Guy Can Do It!

 by Texas Homesteader ~ 

This simple homemade pancake recipe results in light, fluffy buttery pancakes. It’s my favorite breakfast, and so easy. Pancake mix doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t!) come from a box! Check out this easy recipe.

Quick, Easy & Delicious Pancakes SHOULDN'T Come From A Box! Check Out My EASY Recipe for Homemade Pancakes. #TexasHomesteader

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Several years ago I discovered a recipe for homemade pancakes. (a LONG time ago, I don’t remember where) Boy was I was surprised at how easy it was to whip up.

I’d always used a box mix before when I made pancakes. To be honest I really never thought about it otherwise. But I enjoy mixing up more things for myself these days. So homemade is the only way I make pancakes now.

Recently Rancher Man asked what I wanted for a special breakfast-in-bed occasion. Without hesitation I piped up “PANCAKES!” 

Now my man is the king of the grill and he knows his way around a kitchen pretty well too. But the look on his face made me smile. 

“Don’t worry” I assured him “My recipe for pancakes is E-A-S-Y!”

When the pancakes were served the next morning he agreed the recipe was very straightforward. He suggested I share the recipe with y’all using the title “So Easy A Guy Can Do It”  LOL.

So no offense to you kitchen-capable fellas out there, just pacifying the man in my life with the title!

RancherMan Makes Pancakes

These pancakes always come out light and fluffy, and I love them. RancherMan used a preparation method I’m very fond of – Pre-Mixing. 

He premixed all the dry ingredients the night before. Then he made a note to add 1-1/4 cup milk, 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of melted butter when mixing them up. That way breakfast the next morning was a snap.

Oh, and don’t act like you’re not insanely jealous of my beautifully-seasoned double-burner sized cast-iron griddle. We stumbled upon that bad boy at a garage sale for just $5!  (grin)

Cast iron stovetop griddle. Quick, Easy & Delicious Pancakes SHOULDN'T Come From A Box! Check Out My EASY Recipe for Homemade Pancakes. #TexasHomesteader

If you want to premix the dry ingredients and make note of the wet ingredients to add during final preparation, go for it! You’ve just created your very own inexpensive convenience packet for delicious homemade pancakes.

And they can be ready just as fast (if not faster) than those purchased pre-made packets!

Quick, Easy & Delicious Pancakes SHOULDN'T Come From A Box! Check Out My EASY Recipe for Homemade Pancakes. #TexasHomesteader

And not only will it be infinitely cheaper, but it’s comprised of ingredients you recognize and can pronounce.

So give it a try, you won’t be sorry. Recipe from moi below!

Quick, Easy & Delicious Pancakes SHOULDN'T Come From A Box! Check Out My EASY Recipe for Homemade Pancakes. #TexasHomesteader


Be sure to check out my recipe for making my own quick & easy homemade maple-flavored syrup too!


Light, Fluffy, Homemade PANCAKES

This simple homemade pancake recipe results in light, fluffy buttery pancakes. It's my favorite breakfast, and so easy. Pancake mix doesn't have to (and shouldn't!) come from a box! Check out this easy recipe. #TexasHomesteader

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, easy, homemade, pancakes, recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted



  1. In large bowl sift together 1 ¾ cups flour, 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 Tablespoon sugar.

  2. Make a well in the center and pour in 1 ¼ cups milk, 1 egg and 3 Tablespoons of melted butter. Mix until smooth.

  3. Heat a lightly-oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour about 1/3 cup batter onto hot griddle or pan and brown pancake on both sides.


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18 thoughts on “Recipe: Pancakes – So Easy A Guy Can Do It!

  1. Chavonne Harvey

    These pancakes look so good even better than the ones I make, I’m gonna try this recipe.

  2. Edye

    Nothing beats a homemade pancake! These look heavenly 😀

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  3. Bonnie V

    Yum! I love from-scratch pancakes. I also keep a bag of frozen blueberries in the freeze to add while they’re cooking. 😉

    Stopping by from the Homestead Blog Hop.

  4. Mimi

    These look great! I must say I’ve always been a fan of home made pancakes over anything out of a box. Yours look mouthwatering Tammy! P

  5. Erlene

    How many pancakes can you get from your recipe? My kids love eating pancakes I we make them a lot. I used to use boxed pancake mix, but have been making our own for quite some time now. Homemade is always better and fluffier.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Erlene, I’ve never counted them, but it makes enough for me to gobble all I want, RancherMan to fill his manly appetite and a few left over for us. ~TxH~

  6. Angi @ SchneiderPeeps

    Thanks for sharing these pancakes with us at Simple Lives Thursday! They look amazing. Hope to see you again this week.

  7. Kathy

    It really is so easy to make panakes, I just put the ingredients in without measuring! Like biscuits 🙂
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. Cheryl

    You can’t beat good pancakes, even for dinner! Thanks for sharing with us on TYSH recipe link party. I hope you’ll join us to #stoptheyuck again next week! HUGS

  9. Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day! These look delish and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! Please make sure to stop back, if you haven’t already and say G’day to someone else at the party and perhaps you can answer a question or two for me!
    New liker! Cheers! Joanne What’s On The List?

  10. ColleenB.

    You got me to laughing when I read your title; ‘Pancakes – So Easy A Guy Can Do It.’ :} Oh, my dear, you do not know my man. Even if he where to follow the recipe, he can still screw it up in some way shape or form.
    I love pancakes as well as I do waffles plus I like mixing up dry ingredients to use for later use no matter what it is. Having homemade maple syrup………just can’t be beat. Nothing compares to homemade, not even IHOP.
    Enjoy your holiday weekend.
    We had a nice shower of rain early morning yesterday (around 5am) but then turned really humid later on

  11. CTY

    I have an easy 7 grain pancake mix recipe I keep handy for pancakes anytime. It is a versatile recipe because it uses any dairy product you have on hand (milk, buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, even soy or almond milk). I have even used fruited yogurt with it. I’ll dig out my recipe if you like.

  12. Carrie Groneman

    Hello folks! I think this pancake recipe takes the cake! lol. I really enjoy your blog and your pictures of your ranch. Thank you for linking up at WW Blog Hop. I featured you on my fb page. Hope to see you again next week. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  13. Lisa Lynn

    Yum! Now I’m hungry for breakfast 😉 Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop…see ya there again today!

  14. Shirley

    My goodness.. this recipe is exactly like the one I have that is in a cookbook I brought in 1962…the only difference is keeping the dry ing. separate…hummmm

  15. LindaG

    Thanks for the recipe. I’ll definitely give it a try. 🙂

  16. Alison at NOVA Frugal Family

    I just started making my own pancake mix and I will never go back to the boxed mix. I make the big batch and keep it in a tupperware container so that I am always ready to mix up a batch- breakfast, lunch or dinner. The leftovers are great in the freezer for a quick breakfast treat anytime!! My son loves them so I have to make extra to last the week but they don’t usually because he wants to eat them all the time.


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