How to Make Pancakes Without Baking Powder

Updated on September 12, 2018
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stack of pancakes without baking powder
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Pancakes are a very popular breakfast food around the world. They're usually an on-the-go meal for busy people like me. As I checked my pantry today, I found out that I didn't have any pancake mix. Rather than going and getting some to satisfy my cravings, I decided to make my own version! So I started checking all my ingredients... and then I noticed I didn't have any baking powder. So I improvised and came up with this simple and affordable pancake recipe that doesn't use baking powder. This is the simplest recipe on how to make pancakes from scratch. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 1
Five ingredients for homemade pancakes
Five ingredients for homemade pancakes | Source

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk, liquid
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • butter, optional
  • chocolate chips, optional
  • oil, for cooking
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Utensils for Preparing the IngredientsUtensils for Cooking the Pancake
Utensils for Preparing the Ingredients
Utensils for Preparing the Ingredients | Source
Utensils for Cooking the Pancake
Utensils for Cooking the Pancake | Source

Utensils

For Preparing:

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Prep Bowls (for the ingredients)
  • Wire Whisk
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon

For Cooking:

  • Ladle
  • Turner
  • Pan

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Stir using a whisk to incorporate everything.
  2. Start adding the wet ingredients.
  3. Stir everything until there are no small lumps.
  4. Heat up the pan. Grease it using a small amount of oil.
  5. Spoon the batter into the pan using the ladle.
  6. Cook the pancake at least two minutes per side or until bubbles start to come out.
4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Pancake Recipe without Baking Powder

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      2 months ago from California

      Centfie,

      You will enjoy this one for sure! Thanks for dropping by.

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      Centfie 

      2 months ago from Kenya

      Easy and useful recipe of pancake without baking powder which I intend to put to use.

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi dredcuan, I will welcomed it. Send it tome at my email.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      2 months ago from California

      Miebakagh,

      You're welcome! If you love eating corn kernels, I do have a new recipe for that as well. Cheers!

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi Draedcuan, many thanks for the feedback.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      2 months ago from California

      Miebakagh,

      If you will serve this for kids, they will surely enjoy it! You may also use choxolate syrup instead of the chocolate chips. Though I prefer the latter because some choco bits remained even I sprinkled it on top of my hot pancake.

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello Dred Cuan, this is a very simple recipe. What is new for me to use is the chocolate. I don't like baking powder in pancakes. But I will just add the chocolates. Because bp can cause stone formation in the body. Many thanks, and I hope the new nice taste will make my family" ask for more."

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      2 months ago from California

      Mary,

      You can also try other variation like wheat flour to make it healthier version. Then rather than chocolate chips, choose any kind of fruits. It will surely be delicious as well.

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      Mary Norton 

      2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Good to know so next time I don't have baking powder, I can just follow this recipe. There was a time when I really liked pancakes for breakfast but now as I get older, I try to avoid eating too much.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      2 months ago from California

      Yes, it tasted really good! Let me know how you liked the result. Cheers!

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 months ago from sunny Florida

      sounds good....the next breakfast at church I will make these for sure. Thanks for sharing....now I am hungry

      Angels are on the way ps

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      2 months ago from California

      Leah,

      It is so delicious! I like the combination of salt and chocolate chips on top of it.

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      Leah 

      2 months ago from New York

      This looks like a nice, easy way to make some fluffy pancakes without using a premade batter. Thanks!

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