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The Best: Fluffy, Puffy, Old-Fashioned Pancakes

By April 12, 2013 March 29th, 2020 5 Comments
I used to be a Bisquick girl, but after these – NO MORE!
Fluffy and delicious, this is our go-to recipe. Forever and ever. Amen.
Can we first talk about syrup?
Maple sugaring in New Hampshire is a sacred thing. In the winter it gets very very very very very very very very very cold.
And just when you think you can’t possibly take any more, it gets very very very very very cold again.
Then suddenly the air warms, and the sap flows from those awe-inspiring giant maples.
It’s gathered in buckets, boiled down into sweet syrup.
I used to be an Aunt Jemima girl. No longer.
Here’s our favorite syrup made by our favorite sugarman, Eric.  His Tucker Mountain Syrup has won many an award, including 1st place at the Sandwich Fair.
Don’t you love that there’s town called Sandwich?
This is where the magic happens:  The Sugar House
A beautiful thing. Pure, no added sugar or preservatives
Are you ready to eat?

Best Fluffy Old-Fashioned Pancakes:

1 1/2 cups flour (or whole wheat white flour)
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon white sugar

Sift dry ingredients
Make a well in the middle
Pour in:

1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg (whisked)
3 Tablespoons melted butter (cooled slightly. This is very important – you don’t want clumps)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix just until incorporated
Now, turn on the griddle and let rest for a bit. The batter will groooow
Then you’re ready for business

Some Favorite Fillers and Toppings:
Apple, walnuts, cinnamon and sugar
Bananas and Nutella
Chocolate chips
Pure Maple Syrup

Pair a pancake with a smoothie and your weekend shall be all you hoped it would be.

Did you know whole wheat white flour has the same nutritional value as whole wheat flour? It’s just a softer wheat, making the flour lighter in texture and flavor – I’m a big fan!

Eat up, enjoy your family this weekend, make some pancakes.  And pssst – don’t forget the syrup.



  • Jess says:

    My mom used to make the best buckwheat pancakes. Have your girls read Kate Messner’s book Sugar and Ice?

  • Great looking pancakes and what a perfect syrup from nature! It never ceases to amaze me that it come from the trees! I don’t think we make maple syrup here, I wonder if its cold enough. We must – we do have snow in the high country – I have only bought canadian syrup, I really must investigate this further. Love the look of the cabin too!

  • Yeeees. I want. I pinned this recipe and will hopefully use it soon! Thanks for sharing.

  • Julia Tomiak says:

    Love this! My family is always willing to sample another pancake. Is whole wheat white flour hard to find?

  • AmyMak says:

    Yes – it’s very easy to find. Right next to the whole wheat flour. King Arthur always sells it. It’s more expensive, but I don’t use it for everything, so it’s worth it to me. The other option is to grind it yourself, but I rarely do that 🙂 Whole wheat flour can spoil so I store mine in tupperware in the fridge. My sister keeps it in the freezer. Happy baking!

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