Frugal Foodie

Flippy Floppy Pancakes for a Nickel?

Kristin’s Uncle Bert is big, loud, and extremely cheerful. One of her classic Uncle Bert memories involves him boisterously preparing his “Flippy Floppy Pancakes” on New Year’s Day. Uncle Bert’s pancakes were flippy, floppy, and delicious. He always touted a “secret ingredient” that made the texture just right. The secret ingredient has yet to be officially disclosed, but we think we have figured it out. Here’s to you, Uncle Bert!

Per Uncle Bert’s original specifications, these pancakes are flippy and floppy. They are also a very cheap and easy meal. Pancakes shouldn’t be pigeonholed as a breakfast food. They can be enjoyed at any time of the day!

Cost Analysis:

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Note: This cost analysis is based on what I paid for my own ingredients in the year 2020. Actual prices may vary.

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Recipe:

Flippy Floppy Pancakes for a Nickel?

  • Difficulty: Easy
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These flippy floppy pancakes are nostalgic, delicious, and cheap! Enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

  1. Pour milk into a glass measuring cup or bowl.
  2. Add vinegar to milk and set a timer for 5 minutes. (This gives the milk time to sour.)
  3. Place a large frying pan on burner and set to medium-low heat.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients into a separate bowl and whisk together.
  5. Melt butter in the microwave.
  6. Add melted butter and egg to milk mixture.
  7. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until the batter is reasonably smooth.
  8. Pour batter into frying pan. Make pancakes approximately 3″ in diameter. We can usually fit three pancakes in a large frying pan.
  9. This batter is thick and bubbles don’t normally form on the top of the pancakes. Watch the edges and when edges start to thicken, look under one pancake. If the bottom of the pancake is golden brown, flip all the pancakes.
  10. Repeat until you use all of your batter. Give your batter a stir before making each new batch. It thickens as it sits.
  11. Serve with maple syrup, butter, or peanut butter!

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