Perfect Pancakes

Melissa Varady Recipe

By Melissa Varady mvaradyteach

12 many do you eat?
10 Min
20 Min

Also known as the BEST pancakes you'll ever make! These pancakes turn out heavenly time after time. They are thick, fluffy, and they taste delicious! Get creative and add blueberries, chocolate chip, or whatever your favorite add it, no matter how you do it, you will have the BEST pancakes ever.

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1 1/2 c
sour cream
1 tsp
baking soda
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
3 Tbsp
butter, melted

Directions Step-By-Step

Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Combine sour cream and baking soda with a whisk, then stir in the eggs.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into sour cream mix. Add butter and mix well. Add milk and beat until well blended.
Spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter to make 3 pancakes in the pan. As dough begins to set, add any desired toppings.
When you begin to see bubbles pop in the middle of the pancake, flip it over and cook on the other side for about a minute. Use a spatula to slide finished pancakes onto a plate. Continue until all batter has been used up. Serve pancakes with your favorite topping. I like butter and real maple syrup!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Pancakes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #pancakes, #best, #perfect

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Melissa Varady mvaradyteach
Jul 7, 2012
I have substituted self-rising flour in place of the all purpose flour, salt, and baking powder, and this recipe has turned out just fine. I have made this recipe several times with both kindergarten and second grade students, allowing each student to add an ingredient, and several to mix the ingredients together. My girl scouts can also successfully make this recipe!
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jul 8, 2012
yuummm love pancakes
Jennifer Freeman Jennclem
Aug 15, 2012
great pancakes! Thanks for the recipe. My 2yr old woke up this morning asking for pancakes as she had watched a cartoon show about pancakes last night, had no mix so I found your recipe and made them. I don't even like regular pancakes and loved these!
Melissa Varady mvaradyteach
Aug 20, 2012
I'm so glad you liked them! Did he watch the episode of Sid the Science kid about the pancakes? That's the one I showed to my students when we made them.
Jennifer Freeman Jennclem
Aug 20, 2012
No it was special agent OSO lol! Sid the science kid's much better!
Jennifer Freeman Jennclem
Oct 6, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Julia Ferguson judyjellybean
Jan 25, 2014
Pancakes are one of my favorite foods. I could eat them any time of day. Thanks for sharing your recipe. They look and sound devine, going to give them a try.
Gena Matz genaelaine
Feb 22, 2014
Just tried this today for breakfast, my 19 year old son made them and they were fabulous. Tried and true to form! Will save the recipe.
Jan 21, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".