American Pancakes

30 January 2013

american pancakes

American pancakes on a Sunday morning have become a regular thing in our house. If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen me posting photos of our pancake breakfasts!

We all love pancakes and it makes a nice change from our usual cereal and toast or bagels. We have pancakes with maple syrup {yum} and bananas but they would be nice with any fruit or you could sprinkle blueberries or cherries in when youre cooking them. Or even eat them the American way with some crispy bacon. 

I've tried a few different recipes but this is my favourite. They're lovely thick squidgy pancakes and are quite filling. The batter is really quick and easy to make, so in 15 minutes they're on the table ready to eat. Perfect when you've got hungry little people waiting for their breakfast.

American Pancakes
Makes 12

225g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 large eggs
30g butter (melted)
300 ml milk
Butter for frying

Put the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl and give them a quick mix. Make a well in the dry ingredients then add the eggs, melted butter and milk. Whizz with an electric hand held mixer until you have a smooth batter. If you have a blender, you could put all the ingredients in and just blitz. Pour the batter into a jug.

Heat the butter in a frying pan or a smooth griddle on medium to low heat. Pour a splodge of batter into the pan {I cook three at a time in my pan} When you cook the pancakes, all you need to remember is that when bubbles appear on the upper side of the pancake it's ready to flip over and cook the second side, and this only needs about 1 minute.


  1. We love American pancakes, my kids like them with a fried egg & maple syrup... That's the American in them! I like them cold with a bit of butter on!

    1. Ooh sounds yummy with fried egg :) I have to have maple syrup... even if it is super-expensive!


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