Easy Basic Pancake Recipe Great for Make Ahead Leftovers

I am a fan of any quick and easy recipe that I can make ahead in large quantities to reheat as leftovers for meals during a busy week!  This basic pancake recipe is my go-to pancake recipe.  I can add mix-ins like fruits or syrups or chocolate chips and spices or flavorings or just leave them plain and let everyone top the pancakes as they wish.  What is my go-to recipe for basic pancakes that make great leftovers to reheat for busy morning breakfasts? 

Stacks of pancakes with sliced strawberries and bananas

Ingredients for Easy, Basic Pancakes
2 c. Flour
4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Sugar or Sweetener
2 c. Milk
2 Large Eggs

Coconut Oil or Vegetable Oil

Instructions for this Easy, Basic Pancake Recipe

Blend the dry ingredients.  Add the flour, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl and stir with a fork to combine.

Add the wet ingredients to the mix.  Add the milk and eggs to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.  There will likely be some small lumps--but, be sure that most of the flour mixture is incorporated into the batter.

Oil a frying pan or griddle.  Lightly oil a frying pan or griddle and heat it over medium heat.

Cook the pancakes.  Pour batter onto the pan or griddle for each pancake.  You can choose the desired size.  I generally use about 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake.  Grill or fry pancake--flipping to brown both side.

Serve the pancakes and/or store the pancake leftovers.  Serve the pancakes warm with butter, fruit and syrup--or package them away to reheat as leftovers. 

Serving of pancakes with bananas, strawberries and syrup
Saving pancakes as leftovers.  I generally store the pancakes in a covered container or storage bag in the refrigerator.  They will last for about 5 days in the refrigerator.  If I make a huge batch--I will wrap individual servings in plastic/freezer wrap and store in the freezer until ready to use.  Frozen pancakes should keep for a couple of months if properly wrapped.

Reheating these pancakes.  If refrigerated, I generally pop one into each slot of the toaster and toast for a couple of minutes to reheat.  Sometimes, we will reheat these pancakes in the microwave for about a minute.  If frozen, I generally thaw them in the refrigerator and heat in the toaster or

Pinnable image for a basic pancake recipe

These are great because they reheat so quickly in the mornings before work or school--and they are so easy the kids can reheat them by themselves if necessary. 

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