Simple pancake recipe using self rising flour! These pancakes are light and fluffy and perfect for any type of toppings. They can also be used for all sorts of stir ins like chocolate chips or berries.
This is one of the easiest homemade pancake recipes I’ve ever made, and the flavor and texture is absolutely perfect (IMO)!
With just a handful of common ingredients you can make a delicious batch of homemade pancakes for the entire family.
This recipe produces a wonderful texture perfect as is, but it’s also a great base for adding your favorite flavors, such as chocolate chips or fresh berries.
No matter how you like your pancakes, you can use this recipe, so make sure to bookmark or pin it since you very well may want to make them again and again.
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How to Make Homemade Pancakes using Self Rising Flour
This recipe yields four servings. The number of pancakes you get depends on how big you make them, but this recipe is ideal for my family of four.
Prep time is only a few minutes and cook time is around ten minutes. For equipment you will need a medium mixing bowl and your preferred cooking surface.
I usually use a cast iron pan, but you can use a regular frying pan or even an electric griddle.
Because we are using self rising flour, we won’t need baking powder to get a light and fluffy texture. In fact, these are one of the easiest homemade pancakes I’ve ever made.
And the flavor is so good no one will realize that it wasn’t a more complicated recipe.
While they taste amazing as is, you will also find some add in ideas below. I’ve found this recipe to be perfect for all sorts of stir ins.
On top of that, if you need a bigger or smaller batch, you can simply convert the ingredients measurements (halve or double them etc.) without any other recipe changes.
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These pancakes only need a handful of common ingredients, so you likely already have everything you need on hand.
And since this is a simple pancake recipe, you won’t have to do any complicated or time consuming prep work.
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While there are some great pancake recipes (you can search some of mine above) that require more prep, this is the best quick and simple recipe I’ve found for making homemade pancakes.
- Self Rising Flour
- Granulated Sugar (optional)
- Whole Milk
I like the flavor and texture whole milk provides, but if you only have low fat milk on hand you can use it. Simply use a 1:1 replacement ratio.
I’ve noted the granulated sugar as optional for those who are looking for a no sugar added pancake recipe. But we will be using a small amount, so I recommend using it as it really enhances the final flavor.
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Pancake Stir Ins
I often make these pancakes as is, but they are perfect for stir ins. You can use just about any add ins to create your favorite flavor of pancakes.
While this is by no means an exhaustive list, here are some stir ins I’ve used for a little breakfast inspiration.
- Chocolate Chips
- Caramel Pieces
- Dried Cranberries
- Mint Chocolate Chips
- Mashed Banana
- Crushed Walnuts
- Crushed Pecans
- Coconut Flakes with Chocolate Chips
- Applesauce and Ground Cinnamon
- Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Spice
- Espresso Powder
- Baking Powder
When using stir ins, add them at the very end of mixing your ingredients and gently stir them in until well incorporated.
This recipe is great for using as a base to try all sorts of pancake flavor combinations. While this is not every combo I’ve made, it’s a great list to start experimenting with to find your new favorite pancake flavor combination.
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Once you have all your ingredients gathered, it’s time to start making your pancakes!
Cooking Temperature: Because stovetop and griddle temperatures vary, use the cooking time below as an estimate and adjust accordingly.
Step 1: In your medium mixing bowl, add your eggs and milk. Whisk until well combined.
Step 2: Slowly add your self rising flour and granulated sugar while stirring. Continue to stir until well combined.
Note: If using add ins, stir them in now.
Step 3: Bring skillet to medium heat. If using an electric griddle, set at 375 degrees.
Step 4: Grease your cooking surface with butter or cooking oil.
Step 5: Once heating surfaced comes to temperature, add approximately 1/3 cup of batter per pancake.
Step 6: Flip pancakes when tiny bubbles form on entire top of pancake. This generally takes 1-2 minutes.
Step 7: Pancakes are done when both sides are golden brown. Remove pancakes from pan.
Step 8: Repeat until all pancake batter has been cooked.
Step 9: Serve immediately with desired toppings.
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Pancakes With Self Rising Flour
- 1 Cast Iron Pan, Frying Pan, or Electric Griddle
- 1 Medium Mixing Bowl
- 2¼ Cups Self Rising Flour
- 2 Cups Milk
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tbs Granulated Sugar optional
- In your medium mixing bowl, add your eggs and milk. Whisk until well combined
- Slowly add your self rising flour and granulated sugar while stirring. Continue to stir until well combined
- Note: If using add ins, stir them in now
- Bring skillet to medium heat. If using an electric griddle, set at 375 degrees
- Grease your cooking surface with butter or cooking oil
- Once heating surfaced comes to temperature, add approximately 1/3 cup of batter per pancake
- Flip pancakes when tiny bubbles form on entire top of pancake. This generally takes 1-2 minutes
- Pancakes are done when both sides are golden brown. Remove pancakes from pan
- Repeat until all pancake batter has been cooked
- Serve immediately with desired toppings
- If you enjoy pancakes on the sweeter side, you can use a half teaspoon more of granulated sugar.
- When using stir ins, use half a cup to one cup total.
- You can mix and match different stir ins for even more flavor options.