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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom


Food & Fun Recipes

Baking Powder Pancakes

Ingredients (Serves 4)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred or sifted before measuring
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  1. Preheat a lightly oiled griddle or fry pan.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine egg and milk; add to flour mixture, stirring only until smooth.
  4. Blend in melted butter.
  5. Cook on a hot, greased griddle, using about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake.
  6. Turn pancakes when surface bubbles begin to break.
  7. Turn and brown the other side.

Vocabulary Activity

  1. Chose 12-15 of the words from your chosen pancake recipe that students might have difficulty reading (e.g., griddle, separate, surface, ingredients, whisk).
  2. Write the words on large cards to use as flashcards.
  3. Read through five of them slowly, then add two or three more each time you flash the cards at students.
  4. After you have gone through them five times, students will have gained fluency in reading the recipe.