Sour-cream pancakes


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes14 to 16 medium pancakes
*PLUS Cooking time: 4 minutes
Sour-cream pancakes


  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1 cup regular or light sour cream

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • butter, for cooking pancakes

  • fresh blueberries and raspberries, optional


  • Microwave 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter in a small bowl until melted. In a large bowl, using a fork, stir flour with sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in centre. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with milk, sour cream, melted butter and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture and stir just until mixed.

  • Immediately melt about 1 tsp (5 mL) butter in a large frying pan set over medium heat. (Or save time by cooking on a large griddle or simultaneously in 2 pans.) Use a 1/4-cup (50-mL) measure to pour batter into hot pan. Depending on size of pan, add 1 to 3 more pancakes. Cook until surfaces are covered with bubbles and edges are lightly browned, from 2 to 3 min. Turn and continue to cook until pancakes are golden, from 2 to 3 min.

  • Place on a plate and keep warm in a low-temperature oven while cooking remaining pancakes. Delicious drizzled with maple syrup and scattered with fresh berries. Great with bacon or sausages.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 128, Protein 3.6g, Carbohydrates 17.1g, Fat 4.9g, Sodium 164mg.

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