When you have a pancake-themed birthday party, you’re gonna have to make pancakes for a crowd. A crowd of tiny, screaming, giggling 7 year olds to be exact. These tiny people can pack away the pancakes! Dude man. I was not prepared for each of Katie’s friends to eat minimum 3 big pancakes. Oi va voi. I like to do as much ahead of time for a party as possible, and this one was a breakfast party, so we had the table set the night before and the house fully decorated. Toppings for the pancakes were prepped and ready. The only cooking we had to do the morning of was bacon and pancakes. I like to cook bacon in the oven so it is almost completely hands off. Pancakes were cooking as party guests were arriving – filling the house with the sweet aroma of almond extract and whetting our appetites.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. You want the flour to be fully mixed in, and some lumps are okay.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, add a little butter until melted, and drop heaping spoonfuls of batter onto the hot skillet.
- Cook until the edges are set and there are air bubbles all across the top of the pancake. Flip and cook until batter is set throughout, about 2-3 minutes per side.
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