Basic Pancakes

Banana Nut Pancakes
Banana Nut Pancakes

The key to light and fluffy pancakes is to NOT overmix the batter.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups organic low fat or whole milk
  • 3 tblsp unsalted organic butter, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat pancake griddle to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients in separate bowl: eggs, milk, butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and mix gently, just until combined. Do NOT overmix batter.
  5. Fold in any of your favorite ingredients: blueberries, bananas, walnuts, chocolate chips etc. Mix just until combined.
  6. Melt some unsalted butter on the griddle and using a small ladle, pour pancake batter, about 2 inches apart. Turn pancakes when you see bubbles starting around the edges.
  7. Serve with butter and pure maple syrup.

Enjoy these classic pancakes any morning or evening as a dinner alternative!

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