Julianna’s Favorite Breakfast

Once when I was a little girl, my Aunt Edie came to our house and made us deliciously thin pancakes for breakfast that she buttered, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and rolled up before serving. We kids inhaled them, told our mom she needed the recipe, and then ever after that, called the lovely creations ‘Aunt Edie Pancakes’.

This recipe has been a perennial favorite of my own kids as well, though we tend to save them for things like birthday breakfasts. Recently that all changed, however, when Julianna, age 10, learned how to make them for herself. She’s in love, and so pleased that she can make this yummy treat herself!
Julianna's pancakes

Aunt Edie Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Yield: Serves 5-6

Aunt Edie Pancakes


  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter (you will only use part of it)
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl and whisk into a thin smooth batter. (Add a dab more milk if it looks thick.) Julianna usually mixes her batter in an 8-cup glass measuring cup with a spout, so it is easy to pour the batter onto the skillet.
  2. Oil a skillet lightly and set over medium heat. When skillet is hot, pour enough batter onto the skillet to make a thin pancake about 6-8 inches in diameter. Tilt the pan a little to spread the batter out even more, as these pancakes should be very thin.
  3. Cook until the edges of the pancake start to dry and curl up a bit and it is just beginning to get some golden color on that first side of the pancake, about 30-60 seconds.
  4. Flip and cook pancake on the other side for another 30 seconds or so. Remove pancake to a plate and immediately butter by rubbing with a stick of butter.
  5. Sprinkle the whole buttered surface of the pancake with a couple tablespoons powdered sugar, then roll it up. Keep warm until serving.

PS-My Aunt Edie also happens to be a very talented art glass designer.   Click on over if you should happen to be interested in seeing the beautiful things she creates.


  1. Sarah Deem says:

    We are making these this morning! (Combining the first 6 ingredients thought. ; )

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. zhanna kim says:

    Those are delicious! Good job Julianna! I love when my kids make breakfast for me on Saturday morning. I will show them your recipe.

  3. These sound similar to Swedish pancakes. They are really good with Nutella or freshly squeezed lemon and sugar.

  4. Gary Coryer says:

    Mary and Julianna,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share Aunt Edie’s pancakes with us. Julianna, looks like you have a job as a recipe model!!! ;-)) I’ll have to encourage Arena to try them. She’s been making quiche (other than putting in the oven, she’s only six) with good results.
    Gary Coryer

  5. These looks yummy! Think I’ll try them Friday for breakfast with my kids.

  6. These look amazing. We are doing wheat free thang so I wonder if these will hold up with gluten free flours…I am willing to try…

  7. Can’t see the recipe. It says “Ziplist Recipe Plugin Expired” 🙁