Large Family Pancake Recipe

This is a pancake recipe that we sorta made up from a combination of recipes. The idea was to create a simple pancake recipe that the kids could remember and whip up if I needed them to. In our house, the children over the age of 8 can whip this recipe up with relative ease.
Large Family Amount of Pancakes
4 cups of flour (I use freshly ground wheat–we like the prairie gold)
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
4 cups of milk
4 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 stick of melted butter (you can use a 1/2 cup of oil instead)
1/2 cup of honey
Mix up in a large mixing bowl with a whisk. If you have an electric griddle –that works best, however we are griddle-less since we wore ours out. I use a griddle pan that covers two burners and another large skillet on another burner to make pancakes.
Feeds my 7 children (ages 11 and under). Next time we make them, we will count how many pancakes it actually makes.  If you have older children or more children, I would suggest doubling it.
I recently doubled this recipe when we had two families over for a breakfast supper. We had scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes and fruit. With the pancakes and scrambled eggs used 42 eggs that night.


  • Your recipe sounds great! Here’s another really yummy pancake recipe from my brother-in-law. We doubled it to make pancakes for 4 kids and 4 adults on Saturday. They were super tasty!
    1.25 cups all-purpose flour
    1.25 cups buttermilk (if batter is too thick, add a little more after mixed together)
    1/4 cup sugar
    1t. vanilla
    1t. baking soda
    1t baking powder
    1 egg
    1/4 cup oil
    Optional: 1T of brown sugar