If you were to walk into my grandmother’s kitchen, open the white cabinet door closest to the oven, you would find a pancake recipe scotched taped to the inside of the door. This very loved piece of paper symbolizes my Saturday mornings. My sister, Hope, and I spent every Friday night at our grandparent’s house. We would wake up bright and early on Saturday morning. There were two rules: we could never change out of our pajamas until after breakfast, there could never be too much syrup or butter applied to our pancakes.  Grandma used a green bowl to mix the batter in and a ¼ measuring cup to pour the thick batter into the hot pan. Grandma was a magician with pancakes. Before I knew it, there was a stack as tall as my face waiting at the bar for us. It probably seemed like magic because my sister and me were too busy making the syrup bottle talk. It was always a hyper fellow because it had too much sugar in its belly.

My grandmother is one of the happiest people that I know. She seemed especially happy at breakfast making these pancakes. I remember her waving around the spatula in the air while saying, “Praise the Lord!”. So here’s to grandma, here’s to Saturday mornings, and here’s to bisquick: just like grandma. Praise the Lord!


Recipe: Serves 6

2 cups of bisquick (don’t judge me)

½ cup sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

2 eggs

1 cup of milk

2 Tbs. butter, melted

1 tsp. vanilla


Combine the bisquick, sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Add the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla to the mix. Put a non-stick pan over medium low heat. Use a gravy ladle to pour the batter into the hot pan. No butter needed because it is in the batter. Once bubbles have formed all over the pancake, gently flip. Repeat with the rest of the batter.



4 replies on “Pancakes”

Oh my goodness! My mouth is watering! I love this recipe in particular because you have shown me how to make this, and it happens to be the ONLY thing I can do right when it comes to cooking! So thank you for making me feel like a chef (even though it’s just little pancakes). And yes, never ever too much syrup, that’s why there are two different kinds in our pantry 🙂 I know what the secret ingredient to your pancakes though, love 🙂

I love these!!! They are amazing! they are like little rounds of heaven in the morning. Seriously, if you are having a bad or slow morning then just make these pancakes and they will brighten up your day in a second… NO joke! I consider myself a picky eater and these are the ONLY pancakes that I like well… and my grandmas but it is the same recipie! Amber, I had those mornings at grandmas too, only with Tori! You are right, blink of an eye and you have pancakes right in front of your face! And, who even needs syrup, it is even better without it!

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