Food Memory Friday: Sunday Morning Pancakes

Since we have been married, Robert and I have been making Sunday morning breakfasts together on a fairly regular basis. With our busy schedules, it’s one of the best parts of my week. What we make depends on what we’re in the mood for. It varies between some type of egg dish, bacon or sausage, fruit, and pancakes. We used to use Bisquick mix for pancakes; but, after about a year into our marriage, we stumbled upon this recipe for homemade pancakes and we have never gone back. They are so light and fluffy with just a hint of sweetness. Robert is in charge of pancake duty; although this responsibility was temporarily revoked a while back when he had what we call a “pancake-making rut” (it turns out he was using the wrong recipe). Nonetheless, these pancakes will always remind me of our very special Sunday morning breakfasts together. 🙂

Sunday Morning Pancakes


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Use a pan with a nonstick surface or apply a little nonstick spray.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a separate small bowl, mix together the egg, buttermilk, and oil. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk together until smooth. Allow the batter to sit for about 5 minutes.

3. Pour the batter by a 1/4 cup measuring cup into the hot pain, forming 5-inch circles.

4. When the edges appear to harden, flip the pancakes. They should be light brown.

5. Cook on the other side for the same amount of time, until light brown. Do not press down on the pancakes with a spatula- this makes them dense as opposed to light and fluffy.

Recipe from: A Treasury of Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur

7 Comments Add yours

  1. MaggieCooks says:

    I’ve been wanting to make pancakes from scratch thank you for your recipe!
    Glad I stopped by, your pictures and blog are lovely! 🙂

    1. Lolly says:

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Maggie. I will be sure to check out your blog 🙂

  2. khaki says:

    just got back from sees candy and bought you the sees semi sweet chips for baking,i think they are yummy big ol chips. ill let you be the judge! fyi,raychel and i are flying out august 14 to 21,hope we connect!!!
    just noticed you alreday have link to Browneyed baker,thats where I got moonpies!

    1. Lolly says:

      Woohoo! Thank you- I can’t wait to use them. I’m sure they are divine. I will be at the lake when you and Rachel fly in and I am hoping to spend a couple days with you guys 🙂

  3. khaki says:

    hello dear neice,finally i am back from vaca and have wifi! its been torture not to be able to comment your on blog! its gorgeous! I am making the bread asap!!! Camille insist!!! i wanted to share something I made for a Grease sing along I went to,I was in charge of desserts(,oh dar,I made homemade moon pies,got recipe on line ,another neat food blog. you shouold give them a try.very rich .homemade butter cookies,homemade marshmellow fluff and envelope of semi/milk chocolate.
    tlalk later!!!! love you !!!!

    1. Lolly says:

      Khaki- those moon pies sound amazing! I would love the recipe. I am really looking forward to seeing you in August. I hope you and Camille have fun in Europe!

  4. Selby @Selby says:

    Oh yum!! I’m gonna try these soon!

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