Build Me Up Buttercup







Hey Fancakes,

Last week when I was face deep in my Mennonite pancakes I couldn’t help but be reminded of the pancakes from my childhood (nothing quite like pancake nostalgia). My oldest sister is not a great cook, well she’s pretty good now, but back in the day, eating something she made was the equivalent of taking your own life in your hands…


One thing she did consistently make well were pancakes, we called them “buttercup pancakes”…no real reason, but that’s just what we called them.

(gotta love a Princess Bride reference! From here.)

They were super thin, lightly sweet, and deeeelicious. They’re pretty basic pancakes and really easy to put together, but that doesn’t lessen their awesomeness in any way. I actually made these for dinner last night and they barely lasted 5 minutes. barely.

(…also how could I resist a Powerpuff Girls reference?)

My sister usually made regular sized pancakes (about the size of a salad plate) but I changed it up and went for silver dollars because miniature things taste better (that’s science). In any case, if you’re looking for a simple but awesome pancake recipe (or if you’re a terrible cook and want a recipe that you can probably make…or both), look no further!

4.25 out of 5 stackies (yes, I’m totally biased): stackiestackiestackiestackie.25


1 C flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 C sugar

1 egg

1 C milk

1 Tbs melted butter


Put all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.



Whisk together all the ingredients and try to get out all lumps.



Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat – add just enough oil to the pan to lightly grease the bottom. Cook about 2 Tbs of batter at a time.


These pancakes should be slightly underdone so cook for about 1 minute (just so that the tops are solid enough to flip without getting batter everywhere and a few bubbles have formed along the edges). Then flip and cook for another minute.



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