We loved it when our parents would go away for the weekend because that meant we got to have fun at grandma and grandpa’s house! We’d always start the evening out with dinner of our choice and a fun game. Then, every morning we’d wake up to the sweet aroma of Granddaddy’s Pancakes! They were always so fluffy, so sweet, and just perfect. Now, every Saturday we make Granddaddy’s Pancakes for our own kids and it’s just the sweetest thing ever!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • butter, to taste, for serving
  • maple syrup, optional, to taste, for serving


Step 1 –Preheat a griddle to medium-high heat.

Step 2 –In a bowl, add the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, and the salt.

Step 3 –Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, then add the milk, the egg, and 1 tablespoon of the oil into the well. Mix until it is well-moistened.

Step 4 –Sprinkle a few drops of water onto the griddle; if the droplets bounce, the griddle is ready. Add the remaining oil.

Step 5 –Spoon the batter onto the griddle to form 4 equally-sized large pancakes, working in batches as needed. Cook the pancakes until bubbles form and the edges are dry, about 3-5 minutes.

Step 6 –Flip the pancakes and cook until they have browned on the other side, about 3-5 more minutes.

Step 7 –Serve the pancakes with the butter and the maple syrup.

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