Pancakes from Scratch


One of our Sunday rituals is having chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Once I found out how easy it was to make pancakes from scratch, I never bought the mix again!

I modified this recipe from
Serves two

3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk (plus a couple extra tablespoons if necessary)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mini chocolate chips

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients. Try to use as few mixing stirs as possible to combine the ingredients, some lumps are fine. I like to let my batter rest for about five minutes while I prep the pan.

Use a small amount of butter to coat pan bottom, I usually just rub the end of the stick around the pan a couple of times. Heat the pan on medium heat until butter starts to bubble. Pour in first pancake.

Add chocolate chips to the top of the pancake, or whatever nuts or berries you prefer. When the pancake batter starts to bubble around the edges, flip the pancake.

Re-coat the pan with butter for each pancake, and reduce the heat a few clicks once the pan heats up.


Author: Kaya

Kaya Diem has been farming on some scale since 2007, from rabbits to radishes and sheep to squash, she hopes to someday be as self-sufficient as possible. Kaya graduated from Oregon State University in 2014 with an Animal Sciences degree. She lives in Seaside, OR with her husband, dog, and various farm critters on about 5 acres.

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