Homemade Pancake Recipe: A Honeymoon Breakfast to Remember

Do you remember what you had for breakfast on your honeymoon? I do. It’s a homemade pancake recipe now, but it was first served to us in a restaurant in South Dakota’s Black Forest. (It had to be good to create such a memory!)

Let me describe my wife’s and my “honeymoon pancake.” It was a pancake puff, slightly browned. It was large, about the size of a large dinner plate. When the waiter set it on the table our eyes widened and our mouths dropped. This order exceeded our expectations!

We were amazed. The sides of the pancake had risen up all around the edges of the pan. It was also raised in the middle. It looked almost like a cowboy hat in shape. Of course, it was juicy and inviting with all that butter floating around. Yes, there was some type of scrumptious applesauce covering part of it.

It looked so unique that I’ve never gotten over that first sight. I’ve even forgotten how it tasted, but I know it was gooood! Since that time my wife has prepared many of these oven pancakes for our family breakfasts. Sometimes we call this Sunday Pancake. (Guess why!) For that matter, at our house we have Pancake Tuesday, Pancake Wednesday, Pancake. . . . you get the picture.

Recently, our daughter has slightly adapted this recipe. She adds extra eggs and a little less flour and makes it her specialty.

Homemade Pancake Recipe


1/4 cup (1/2 cube) butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, preferably from free-range hens
Lemon juice
Powdered sugar
Jam, jelly or sauce
Syrup or honey


Preheat oven to 425°. Melt butter in pan. A cake pan works well. Combine all other ingredients. Batter can be lumpy.

Pour mixture into pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until edges rise. Note: Edges rise more if you use white flour; still, we usually grind our own whole-wheat flour.

To serve, sprinkle lightly with lemon juice and powdered sugar. Add your favorite jam, sauce, syrup or honey.

Serves 2. In our family, we multiply by four since we have a large family and we all count pancakes a treat. It’s an easy pancake recipe to make. You won’t have many leftovers, but if you do, teenagers will heat them in a microwave and eat ‘em for snacks.

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