Yellow Pancakes

I must admit breakfast is not my favorite meal.  I just don’t like eating in the morning.

But on those mornings when I find Tessa down in the kitchen mixing up a batch of yellow pancakes – I always eat.   Tessa is the official “yellow pancake” maker at our house.  Tessa is like her dad and enjoys a good breakfast.  So like her dad, she has learned to make her own breakfast.

A yellow pancake is a thin pancake that is eggier (I don’t think that is really a word) than a normal pancake.  It is more like a German pancake – just a thinner version.  I think I originally found the recipe in The Oregonian.  We have been making them for years at our house.

Even though I don’t like breakfast in the morning, I do like “breakfast for dinner” and yellow pancakes make a great dinner.    We love to eat them with lemon juice and powdered sugar and if we have some fresh berries to add – even the better!

The recipe is for a single serving but a single serving makes about 2 yellow pancakes depending on the size of your pan.  I use a small frying pan.  It is easy to double or triple!

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Yellow Pancakes
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp melted butter
  • Powdered sugar and lemon juice
  1. In a bowl whisk the egg.
  2. Add the milk, vanilla, flour and melted butter.
  3. Spray a small frying pan with nonstick spray and place over medium heat.
  4. When the pan is heated, pour enough batter into pan to cover the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cook until set and no longer runny.
  6. Watch carefully not to burn.
  7. Turn pancake over and cook 1 minute.
  8. Serve with lemon juice and powdered sugar.
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    We’ll be trying this one for dinner on Friday. It’s become my newest way to a) save a little $$ & b) keep things simple at the end of week – doing pancakes / waffles & breakfast meat for dinner on Friday’s. These look scrumptious!

  2. LuAnne says

    I’ve made lemon pancakes and then sprinkled them
    with fresh or frozen blueberries after I have ladled them ontothe griddle. Lemon pancakes are wonderful. I am going to try it with the lemon juice instead of lemon flavoring as in your recipe. They look great!!!!

  3. Tauna says

    We just made applesauce pancakes with apple cider sauce for dinner a couple nights ago. We had some apple cider left over from Halloween, so we thought we’d try this recipe from my sister, Amy. It was a huge hit. They are very moist. I like having breakfast for dinner once in a while because most mornings we are in such a hurry that all we have time for is cold cereal.

  4. Tamara Reber says

    Thanks. . . .This looks yummy. I’ve printed off and will do with the grandchildren the next time we are together!!!!!!

  5. says

    Yum! We love pancakes in our house so I’m going to print out your recipe.

    I’m stopping by to let you know that I’m hosting the “Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style” recipe exchange again this year, coming up this Friday. I hope you can join me and if you’re willing to help me spread the news, I’m offering a giveaway as well!

  6. says

    LeighAnne, These are great. I made them yesterday right after I read the blog. The only think I did different was used whole wheat flour (I’ve cut white flour out of our house)… I have a small pan and I made 1 pancake, it was perfect…

  7. Cherilyn says

    Leigh Anne, we tried them and it was a hit! Both kids gave them a thumbs up and said they’d love to have them again! Love how quick and easy they are!

  8. says

    I made these for breakfast this morning. Amazing! They reminded me of pop-overs, with out all the time and effort.
    I think I’ve just found our new General Conference breakfast!

  9. bridee says

    We made these this morning! I made them super big, crepes and rolled with strawberries and bananas. Thanks again for being my go-to website for recipes.



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