Granny's Pancakes!

Granny’s Pancakes

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Hi y’all! I’m comin’ at ya with my Southern Drawl because I am about to serve you up some delicious goodness: the easiest recipe for Crepes eva. It comes to you from Tallest Tallman’s granny, and it is perfect. What I love about it is that it’s both easy and delicious.

Granny hailed from a rural part of West Virginia- we’re talking Take Me Home, Country Roads WV. This recipe is a favorite of Tallest Tallman, one of those family recipes that obviously takes him back to his childhood. Every time we have Granny’s Pancakes, we celebrate fond memories, and those, my friend, are the best recipes.

Amazing Crepes, how sweet the sound of the butter sizzling in the pan.

To make these crepes, you need 3 ingredients and 1 kitchen tool (not including measuring cups, bowls, and the pan to cook them in). The trick is to use a blender, and to blend for at least a solid minute. It mixes everything perfectly and gives it a bit of a frothy texture, ideal for making a thin, buttery crepe (or lardy, but I’m not really from the south so I don’t do lard! It intimidates me!).

1 cup of regular Bisquick
1 cup of milk
3 eggs

That’s it!

Blend these 3 ingredients together for 2 minutes (You can double the ingredients, just watch it so you don’t overfill your blender!)  Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Get a stick of butter (although a spray works fine, too), and unwrap one end. Wipe the pan with butter, then put enough batter in the pan just to coat it thinly. Of course with crepes, you have to wiggle the pan around in a circle to get the batter to coat the entire base of the pan. After about 30 seconds, flip, and cook maybe another 10 seconds. It doesn’t take much to cook them because they are so thin! The trick is to flip it when the edges brown and the interior looks firm. It takes a little practice if you’ve never done it.

Granny's Pancakes!

Granny's Pancakes!

Granny's Pancakes!

You certainly can use a cast iron skillet, instead. I just got one for Christmas, so I look forward to trying them out in the skillet. That’s what Granny used, and as Tallest Tallman told me, it is the “right” way! Eh, well, they have been coming out fine in my regular old Calphalon non-stick frying pan!

The nice thing about crepes is that they have more protein in them from all the eggs, and they are ideal for toppings. Nutella, chocolate chips, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, praline… all would be superb with crepes! Or you could always get real fancy and make lunch-type crepes. I never go that route, personally. I just keep it simple with fruit or chocolate. I do highly recommend using a fruit syrup, like making your own raspberry syrup using this amazing recipe. Soooo delicious. Pair this with some bacon or sausage (or both), and that’s what I call breakfast! Or dinner! We are not strangers to Granny’s Pancakes for dinner 🙂

Granny's Pancakes!


  • Lauren January 20, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Omg yum! These sound amazing!!!

    • theshortesttallman January 23, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Amazing and so so easy 🙂


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