Colby’s Pancakes – Quick and Easy Homemade Pancakes

A stack of Colby's Pancakes

My son is honestly the pickiest eater I know. I mean this kid lives off of peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches and I have given up on getting him to eat any vegetables. As a mom, I love making food that my kids are actually going to eat and enjoy. For my son, “Colby’s Pancakes” are one of the only things that I know I can make for him and he will clean his plate every single time. Really though, the whole family loves these pancakes, so they are a weekend morning regular around here for sure. It probably doesn’t hurt that they are usually full of chocolate chips, fruit or sprinkles and topped with butter!

Colby's Pancakes

My son and my husband like these pancakes with chocolate chips, my oldest daughter always asks for sprinkles in hers, I like them plain or with blueberries and my youngest daughter will pretty much eat anything you put in front of her. The baby can’t eat these yet, but I am pretty sure I am going to have to double the recipe when he is old enough. You can definitely get creative with these and add all sorts of things. I would love to hear what you do with yours! This recipe makes about 10 pancakes, but if you have more or less people, it can easily be halved, doubled or even more.

If you are using a non-stick skillet or griddle, there is no need to use butter in the pan. If you are not using non-stick, you will want to grease the pan with a little butter before each pancake to prevent them from sticking. Enjoy!

These are the ingredients that you will need to make Colby’s Pancakes:

  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder

I recommend the following products for the easy homemade pancakes:

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Colby’s Pancakes

A delicious and easy homemade pancake recipe that can be modified with any of your favorite ingredients.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, chocolate chip, easy, fluffy, homemade, kid friendly, pancake, pancakes, vegetarian
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 358kcal


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, fruit or other add-ons optional


  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat.  Melt butter in a large mixing bowl.  Mix in sugar and vanilla.  Sift together flour, salt and baking powder.  Add dry ingredients to butter and sugar mixture.  Add the eggs and milk and mix well.  Add chocolate chips or other add-ons if desired and mix in.
  • If your skillet is not non-stick, melt 1/2 tsp in skillet before cooking each pancake.  This is not necessary if you are using a non-stick skillet.  
  • Pour 1/2 cup batter in the hot skillet and cook for approximately 2 minutes, or until the underside is golden brown, and bubbles are forming on the top side.  Flip the pancake and cook for 1 more minute. This recipe should yield approximately 10 pancakes.  Top with butter, syrup, fruit or other toppings and enjoy!


Sodium: 309mg | Calcium: 230mg | Vitamin A: 485IU | Sugar: 11g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 425mg | Cholesterol: 95mg | Calories: 358kcal | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 13g | Protein: 11g | Carbohydrates: 49g | Iron: 2.8mg

If you like this recipe, you may also like Nanny’s Zucchini Bread, Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins or my Birthday Cake Muffins.

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