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Homemade Pancakes - Without Milk

easy homemade pancake recipe to make when you are out of milk
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted plus more for cooking
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil for cooking


  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the water, vanilla extract, egg, and 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  • Stir until combined.
  • In a non-stick pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil over medium to medium/low heat.
  • Once the butter has totally melted and the pan is hot, pour in the batter, ⅓ to ½ cup at a time. If your pan allows, you can cook multiple pancakes at once.
  • Once the edges are set and the centers are bubbling, flip the pancake and cook the other side.
  • Continue this method until you've cooked all the batter into pancakes.


Serve warm with butter, maple syrup, and fresh fruit. 
For additional flavor, you could add in 1/2 cup chocolate chips, blueberries, or chopped nuts.