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Wonderful Pancakes

When I was growing up, my mother always made "german pancakes" that was typical in our Mennonite culture. I was married with children before I ever made "fluffy pancakes" or what is known as Buttermilk Pancakes.
This recipe comes from my friend Caroline and I have enjoyed making them ever since.
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  1. Add vinegar to milk and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the melted butter and milk and eggs to the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix gently, the batter should still be lumpy.
  5. Let the batter sit for about another 10 minutes or so, until you see tiny bubbles forming on the top of the batter.
  6. You may add blueberries or chocolate chips, be creative and add what ever you fancy.
  7. Add a little oil to pan and pour in a 1/4 cup of batter. Bake on one side till tiny bubbles form, flip for one more minute.
  8. Serve with syrup and fresh fruit.


  1. These look so delicious! We always have pancakes on Saturdays, I know what recipe I'm using now :) I love this blog.

    Could this be the source of your quote? It's a favorite of mine.

    "I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save He shall prepare a way they that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." (1 Nephi 3:7)

  2. skinny crepes right? Yep...that is what we had toooo...for suppers! These look good Charlotte....and as I am looking at this during a breakfast moment...grin...I sure could use some.

  3. Would love the skinny recipe also. Thanks Myrnie for sharing the reference!

  4. I usually make the german(skinny) pancakes which the g'children love.
    But these 'wonderful pancakes' do look wonderful indeed Char..I love adding blueberries.
    Jody Blue..a recipe for the skinny pancakes is found on our blog under brunch called german pancakes.

  5. looks great but it does not say how many cups of milk?

  6. I love how you called them skinny pancakes! That's what we call them too :) We rarely ever make 'fat pancakes' because we love the skinny ones best!


  7. These pancakes look soooooooo good.I don't have much making small panckes but I will give these a try.

  8. I made blueberry pancakes one night this week. I used buttermilk but I also used some baking powder and baking soda. I wonder if I should be leaving the baking powder out when I use buttermilk. EEE!! They were good though! I used half whole wheat flour, too so they are healthy! heehee!

  9. Yes, my mom always made the thin pancakes, cooked with a little crispy edge. It was a buttermilk recipe, but made a thin pancake. My mom learned to make them from her German father.

  10. My husband is the pancake maker in our family. He likes to take the batter and put it in a food-grade squirt bottle (you know the kind, Wilson makes them, you can get them at Michael's in the cake decorating section, you can also use the kind that restaurants serve ketchup and mustard in.) Then he uses it to "draw" pancakes in fun shapes for the kids! If he draws the outline and details first, and lets it sit a minute before "filling in", it can even come out with details, face, pattern, etc. cooked darker than the rest of it. So you can make, say, Mickey Mouse-- with an actual Mickey face on it! Or a smiley face, or whatever you like. Our kids love it and my husband has fun doing it.

  11. Anne/kq....that sounds like so much fun, and very creative i must say. thanks for the tip....

  12. I was introduced to this blog by a Mennonite girlfriend of mine from Shafter, California. I LOVE your wonderful recipes! Just this morning I made these "wonderful pancakes", upon taking my first bite, my eyes got as big as dinner plates - no more Cracker Barrel pancakes in this house! Thank You and the Lord bless!

  13. We just had these and they were delicious! Thank you for sharing it!

    Frannie Halbert

  14. I have made these and are very good !thanks


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