Sweet Pancakes

My favorite Breakfast for Dinner meal!

When my mom was little, her family couldn’t afford syrup, so her mom came up with the idea to make sweet pancakes using brown sugar. Brown sugar has a lot more to its flavor than regular sugar, so it really adds a lot of taste to these pancakes.

To this day, this remains one of my and my siblings’ favorite treats.


Quantities listed are for one very hungry person. Multiply by the amount of people you’ll be serving.

  • Flour ¾ cup 175 ml
  • Brown sugar ¹⁄3 cup 85 ml
  • Baking powder 1½ tsp 7½ ml
  • Salt ¼ tsp 1 ml
  • Milk ¾ cup 175 ml
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp 5 ml
  • Egg, beaten 1
  • Margarine or butter as needed for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and about ¼ of the flour. Make sure you break down all of the lumps in the sugar before moving on to step 2.
  2. Add the remaining flour, the baking powder and salt.
  3. Add the milk and combine until smooth.
  4. Add the egg(s) and vanilla and stir until well combined.
  5. Melt some butter in a frying pan on medium heat.
  6. Pour batter onto your pan and fry as desired.

    Not sure when to flip it? Just wait until most of the surface has bubbles on it and the batter looks more sticky than it looks wet. This usually takes about 2 minutes, depending on your oven. If your pancake burns before this happens, turn down the heat.
    Side 2 shouldn’t need more than a minute, but make sure you press down the edges with a spatula after flipping it so it cooks properly all around.

These are sweet and delicious on their own, but you can top them with whatever you want. Syrup, whipped cream, jam or fruit, anything sweet goes! My mom also likes slipping a slice of cheese between two pancakes, but the general consensus in the family is that it’s a little insane… 🙄

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