Pancakes From Pantry Ingredients • Tara Teaspoon

Homemade pancakes are so easy made from simple pantry ingredients. You’ve got it all, now make some breakfast!


Hot cakes, pancakes, flap jacks, griddle cakes; whatever you call them, they’re fantastic for breakfast (and sometimes even dinner!).

To make these delicious circles of goodness, there’s absolutely no reason to buy a mix. It’s true. Pancakes are made with just a few simple ingredients, of which you most likely have in your cupboards.

Pancakes from pantry ingredients

 The dry ingredients you’ve got. A little flour, sugar, baking powder for leavening and salt for flavor. These get a quick whisk together before the wet ingredients go in. It’s a typical recipe where the dry ingredients and the wet, or liquid, ingredients get mixed separately, and then just barely stirred together. This prevents the gluten in the flour from developing too much, so your pancakes are tender and fluffy.

Pancakes can be made with a few cheap ingredients from your pantry. Save your pennies and make this quick mix for your next breakfast!


The wet, or liquid ingredients stay simple as well.  Eggs, vegetable oil and milk. Feel free to use coconut oil in place of the vegetable. You’ll get a lovely coconut essence for flavor in your hot cakes!

Don’t stop with simple flapjacks. Who doesn’t love some blueberries or chocolate chip mixed in? Have breakfast, and have fun!

pancakes from pantry ingredients

Cook your pancakes the right way. I like a nonstick skillet or griddle. But a nice seasoned cast iron pan works divinely as well.

How cool is this electric griddle with a warming drawer? Keep the pancakes warm until the crowd makes it to the table. 


For the stove top version I love a square skillet. It fits four little hotcakes just perfectly all at once. T-fal has a great non-stick surface so your breakfast won’t stick! 



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Pancakes From Pantry Ingredients
An easy budget-friendly version of your favorite convenience food in minutes!
  • cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • cups milk
  1. Stir together flour, sugar baking powder and salt
  2. In another bowl, whisk eggs, vegetable oil and milk together. Add liquid to dry mixture and whisk. Don't overmix; batter should be lumpy.
  3. Cook on a hot skillet.

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Recipe by Tara Bench. Photographs by Alexandra Rowley. Prop Styling by Jen Everett. Originally published 11/09 Ladies’ Home Journal.

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