I have to start this post by saying my grandma made the best pancakes ever ever ever. I was 11 when she passed away but can still remember the smell and taste and texture of these pancakes. You didn’t even need syrup because they were so fluffy and sweet… and that means a lot coming from someone who drowns her food in any sauce and condiment she can get her hands on! Breakfast with grandma’s pancakes was the next best thing to having cupcakes for breakfast!
Some of my fondest memories of food as a child were these pancakes and I miss my grandma and her pancake recipe more than you know! From what I understand, she wrote the recipe down several times, but since she never really measured the ingredients when she made them, no one ever duplicated her recipe exactly and I am beginning to think she must have had some magic touch or something.
Since her passing almost exactly 17 years ago from today, several of her 10 daughters have searched high and low for a recipe similar to the one she used and nothing even tweaked or copied has come close… until now! My aunt Candace emailed me in February saying she has found the closest recipe yet! I have made these pancakes probably 5 times in the last 3 months and though not exactly what I remember them to be, these pancakes are fantastic!
The Best Pancake Recipe
from Candace Davenport
*Makes about 16 pancakes
- 2 2/3 cups sifted flour
- 6 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups of milk
- 4 tbs. cooking oil
- In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients together.
- In a separate smaller bowl, mix together to eggs, milk and oil.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. *Don’t over mix, the batter will be lumpy.
- Bake on your griddle or stove top until golden brown on both sides.
My husband thinks I have this perfect thought in my mind of how the pancakes were and even if this recipe is 100x’s better than my grandma’s, I won’t ever let anything compare!!! … he’s probably right.
This recipe originally published on Somewhat Simple in April 2010.