Pancakes with what?

On my birthday this year, I woke up to a bouquet of flowers and a big plate of homemade pancakes! Although my husband is a pretty good cook, he had never made pancakes before. However, when he asked me what I wanted for my birthday breakfast, he didn’t flinch when I shouted, “PANCAKES!” He just asked for a little assistance. But all I did was show him the recipe. He did the rest.

They, of course, were delicious. Especially the way I eat them – with a ton of peanut butter on top. Why? Because that is the way my mother ate them. Don’t laugh. It’s good. As is cornbread with peanut butter; biscuits with peanut butter, and garlic rolls with peanut butter. Yum!

So, if you want to give it a go, here is the recipe I’ve used for years. You can always just put a little peanut butter on a portion of the top to see if you like it.


1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 cup milk (use less if you like your cakes thick)

2 tablespoons melted butter – melted on the griddle or pan you’re using

Sift dry ingredients together. Beat egg and stir in milk. Add to dry ingredients and then add melted butter. Drop in spoonfuls onto the hot griddle. Cook until bubbles appear on surface. Turn over and cook other side. Serve immediately with whatever topping you’d like. I prefer butter and peanut butter with a cold Coke. Ah! The perfect breakfast.


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