As a kid, we loved my granny’s pancakes. It could have been how she cooked them, the fact that she buttered each pancake in the stack, the fact that she cut them up for us, or all the syrup we would pour on them. We loved them so much that early one Saturday morning, at the age of 8 and 5, my brother and I called her up and asked for her recipe so Mom could cook them.⁠

When I made them, I realized how few ingredients were in her recipe. No butter, no baking soda, and a lot less sugar than the recipe I’ve been using. I’ve wondered if her recipes don’t include certain items because of the time period she grew up in.

The first photo is her recipe, and the second is the one I use. The main difference is I add butter, baking soda, and more sugar.  ⁠Below is the recipe as it appears in her cookbook.


1 egg⁠
1/2 teaspoon sugar ⁠
pinch of salt⁠
1 cup milk⁠
1 teaspoon baking powder⁠
1 cup flour⁠

Mix all the ingredients together and add flour until mixture is thick enough to pour into hot skillet and hold shape of pancakes. Cook until bubbles form on top of pancakes. Then flip and cook on the other side.⁠

Granny's Pancakes - Her Recipe
Granny's Pancakes