Sara’s Famous Homemade Sleepover Pancakes

When I was a little girl, my girlfriends and I always had fun making these delicious pancakes the morning after a sleepover.  My mom tells me that my great-grandfather was a chef during the Great Depression and this was his pancake recipe.  How cool!

Today, I still make them when guests come to visit.  Now that I’m older ‘Sleepover Pancakes’ has a different connotation, so I usually refer to them as something else 😉

I really don’t know why people buy pancake mix when making pancakes is so easy.  You could even keep a container of the dry ingredients on hand so you could quickly add the wet ingredients.

Feel free to add your favorite pancake mix-ins such as blueberries or chocolate chips (these chocolate chip pancakes taste delicious with fresh sliced strawberries on top!)

Enjoy with REAL MAPLE syrup or, in a pinch, enjoy my maple flavored syrup (see below):


2 cups all purpose flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1/3 cup melted butter


Mix the following ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour 5 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar

Beat eggs, add milk and mix. Add melted butter, and add to flour mixture all at once. Beat

Heat on 300-325 griddle

Serve hot with syrup

I really like real, natural maple syrup. It really is the best thing.  While it’s not a health food item, it’s heathIER because it doesn’t contain refined sugars.  That being said, one morning you might find yourself out of maple syrup and need a quick fix.  Don’t keep those yucky fake breakfast syrups on hand!  Make this!  It’s 10 times better!



1 cup boiling water

2 cups brown sugar
½ teaspoon maple flavoring
2-3 drops lemon extract


Pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 cups light brown sugar. Stir until dissolved, then add maple flavoring. Add lemon extract, which keeps the syrup from getting sugary

Store leftovers in the refrigerator and heat to serve


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