Pancakes and waffles are a delicious and frugal way to feed your family! We even have them for dinner on occasion. My kids think “breakfast for dinner” is the neatest thing ever. To make these an even better treat, make them into fun shapes or use a shaped waffle iron. My in-laws gave us this great Mickey Mouse waffle iron for the holidays, and my kids can’t get enough of the Mickey Mouse waffles.
Next time you go to buy toaster waffles, try this homemade pancakes recipe instead. When you make a batch of waffles or pancakes make a double or triple batch. You can place the extras in freezer bags and they are ready to when you want a quick and easy breakfast and they are a LOT cheaper than buying Eggos!
This is my favorite recipe for pancakes and waffles. It’s super easy to make it from scratch and only costs pennies a serving.
Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 T sugar
- 3 T butter melted
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 2 t vanilla
In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients and then blend together with a whisk.
Next, add all of the rest of the ingredients and mix on low until batter is a uniform consistency.
Heat a large skillet or waffle iron, spray with nonstick spray if necessary.
Use 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. Flip when brown on each side.
Makes approximately 10 pancakes or 5 waffles
Those are adorable! I have made homemade pancakes a couple of times. Once I tried a blender recipe with yogurt that was really good. We do breakfast for dinner alot in my house!
Those are so cute! We love pancakes in our house but (shhhh) I always make them out of the box – I’ll have to try your recipe! Thanks!
I need to go ahead and buy a cute waffle iron like yours. I never thought about using it for pancakes. Very cute!
Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom says
We eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and supper… on different days of course… will definitely have to try out your recipe!
Aly Mashrah says
You know, I never thought to make extra batches and freeze them! What a “duh” moment I just had haha. Thanks for sharing!
Rose McLendon says
I always make up a bunch and put them in the fridge already made. Because if I drag out and dirty up my waffle iron then I’m gonna make up a huge batch. my husband loves them as snacks and he can just heat one up at anytime. For lighter fluffy waffles you can separate your eggs and whip the whites to stiff peaks and fold them in at the end. I also love to use vanilla butter nut flavoring in my batter. It gives them a wonderful taste.
Crunchy Frugalista says
I am going to have to try that vanilla butter nut flavor in my next batch! My kids love grabbing them out of the freezer for snacks too!
Im trying to go gluten free, and it’s still very new to me. I’m guessing I just substitute the regular flour for rice flour?
Crunchy Frugalista says
I think that you have to do something else. Let me ask my cousin who is gluten-free and see what she says 🙂