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Here’s a recipe my husband especially enjoys. He loves Country Pancakes! 

These pancakes are nearly perfect–as far as pancakes go. So tasty you can eat them as a snack. And tender enough to soak in thick maple syrup. But not so fluffy that they fall apart. Truly wonderful.

I’m not really a pancake girl, but I find myself craving these on weekends! And oh my, that first bite is always a taste of heaven.

Of course, my husband loves pancakes. But he can be particular about how they are made. Not too cooked. But not under cooked. Not so fluffy that they fall apart when you pick them up with your fork, but not tough or stiff, either. You get the picture, right?

Serving Country Pancakes with Mrs. Butterworth's Syrup

He also loves real maple syrup–which I give him at Christmas. Otherwise, he settles for Mrs. Butterworth’s, which is my syrup of choice.

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Ingredients for Country Pancakes

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • all-purpose flour
  • cornstarch
  • baking powder
  • granulated sugar
  • salt
  • whole milk (not 2% or skim)
  • large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • melted butter
  • favorite syrup of choice

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Place the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt in a medium bowl (a batter bowl works perfectly). Whisk together to combine.

Lately, I have had issues with clumps of baking powder in my recipes, so I am now diligent about using a whisk to make sure all those little clumps are broken down.

Create a hole in the center and add in the whole milk, large egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk the liquids together with a fork and then gradually mix into the flour until mostly combined. You don’t want to overmix the batter.

Then stir in the melted butter. This last step is so satisfying!

Heat your griddle on medium-low heat to begin. You may need to decrease the heat as the pancakes cook so they don’t brown too quickly. Butter the griddle before you pour. The griddle should sizzle when you splash a bit of water on it.

Then pour individual pancakes onto the griddle to cook. Turn when tops start to bubble with indentations. Repeat until batter is gone.

Serving Suggestions

If I’m going to the trouble of making homemade pancakes for my dear husband, I’ll also cook up some thick bacon and/or sausage links, with two eggs over-easy, cooked in said bacon grease. All served with tall glasses of orange juice, also his favorite.

When you have company for breakfast, you may want to double this recipe for Country Pancakes, which serves 6-8 medium to large griddle cakes. I hope you will enjoy them as much as my dear husband and I do.

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Country Pancakes

Here's a recipe my husband especially enjoys. He loves them!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Serving Size 8 pancakes

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Ingredients 

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2/3 cups maple syrup

Instructions

  • Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
  • Place the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt in a medium bowl (a batter bowl works perfectly). Whisk together to combine.
  • Create a hole in the center and add in the whole milk, large egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk the liquids together with a fork and then gradually mix into the flour until mostly combined. You don’t want to overmix the batter.
  • Last, add in melted butter, stirring just to combine.
  • Cook on hot buttered skillet over medium-low heat until bubbles begin to form on batter. Turn when golden brown. Continue cooking until both sides are golden brown. Place pancakes on a serving plate and keep warm in oven. Repeat until all batter is used.
  • Serve warm pancakes with butter and maple syrup. Makes 6-8 pancakes.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 1mg

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    1. Oh yes, me too! 🙂 My husband bought me a Blue Willow tea set several years ago, and I have been collecting it ever since. There are so many different varieties of Blue Willow . . . Willow Blue, etc.