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papa’s scratch pancakes

We’re kicking off the month of love (Hello, February!) with a super simple, nostalgic breakfast from my past – my grandpa’s scratch pancakes.  My dad and aunts grew up eating these pancakes.  My grandpa cooked these for my brother and I when we were growing up.  And when we want a lazy weekend breakfast around the Holcomb home?  Yep – papa’s pancakes.  The recipe is simple and low maintenance, but delicious.  I make one simple tweak to the recipe, and we all love these!

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My family made this cookbook when I was a child, and I inherited a copy along the way.  It is such a treasure to me!  Not only are there special family recipes in it, but little story collections from different generations of our family.  I’ve got post-it’s marking some of my favorite recipes, and although I definitely have a note on this page, I’ve now got the recipe memorized, it’s so simple!

I halve the recipe shown above for our little family of 3, and the amount is perfect.

papa’s scratch pancakes (halved recipe)

1 C. flour

1 T. baking powder

1 egg

1 C. milk

1 pinch salt

Tara’s little tweak: 1 splash of vanilla extract

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I bought this sweet little heart pancake/egg mold to add a festive touch to our breakfast, and they turned out so cute.  Corinne was dancing around the kitchen and super excited for her “heart cancakes!”

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My favorite way to serve them recently – a little butter and syrup (of course), and blackberries on the side.  I love the tart, fresh bite of the berries along with the pancakes!

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Bedhead toddler approved.

If you try out our recipe, I would love to hear from you!  XO

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