Joy of Cooking Basic Pancakes (1951)

Amber’s favorite Pancake recipe from her 1951 Joy of Cooking cookbook, page 550. Use any of Maine Grains whole grain wheat flours for this recipe, or even a combination of different flours.


1 1/4 cup Maine Grains Whole Wheat Flour (use any of Maine Grains wheat flours)
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder we recommend aluminum free baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk– sour milk, fresh milk, buttermilk, or even yogurt thinned down with water can be used
2 tablespoon melted butter or olive oil optional


  1. Combine all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and add the milk/liquid. Add liquid to dry ingredients and blend with a few swift strokes. Don’t worry about small lumps. 
  2. Ladle onto a greased hot skillet and cook on both sides until golden brown.