Cooking Corner: Grandma’s Pancakes – College Version

They always say that Grandma’s cooking is the best, and whoever “they” are, definitely have it right. If you’re ever craving an easy, homemade meal that requires minimal effort, “Grandma’s Pancakes” should be a student’s go-to recipe. They can be paired with anything from syrup and breakfast sausage for the more traditional, to lox and cream cheese for the adventurous. These pancakes are so fluffy, decadent and delicious that cooks may just forget the 4 homework assignments awaiting them on their desk. The recipe is simple and suitable for anytime, from 12:01 on a Sunday morning to 11:59 on a Saturday night.

2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1.5 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. cinnamon (optional)
1.5 cups milk
0.5 cups oil
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
2 eggs, separated

Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon into one bowl, and the milk, oil, vanilla and separated egg yolks into another. Combine the two bowls, and then in a separate bowl, beat the remaining egg whites until they are stiff enough to form small peaks. Fold these into the batter with a spatula, taking care to not over-mix the batter.
Preheat griddle/pan to 325 degrees fahrenheit or medium heat, and grease with butter.
Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle/pan, flip when bubbles form on the surface of the batter.
Enjoy! This recipe makes enough for five people, or three college-aged boys.

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