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Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Easy, American-style, fluffy pancakes are great for feeding a crowd at breakfast or brunch. Top with something sweet like fruit, jam or syrup, or rashers of crispy bacon.

  • Prep: 25 mins
    Cook: 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Calories 356
  • Carbohydrates 46
  • Saturated Fat 6
  • Sugar 8
  • Protein 13
  • Fat 13
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 1.25

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 356
  • Carbohydrates 46
  • Saturated Fat 6
  • Sugar 8
  • Protein 13
  • Fat 13
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 1.25

Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 25g melted butter, plus extra for cooking
  • 200ml milk
  • vegetable oil for cooking
  • maple syrup
  • toppings of your choice, such as cooked bacon, chocolate chips, blueberries or peanut butter and jam

Tip

To serve
If you want to serve them all at once, heat the oven to its lowest setting and put a couple of baking trays in there to keep the pancakes warm as you make the rest.

Method

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and a pinch of salt together in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre with the back of your spoon then add the eggs, melted butter and milk. Whisk together either with a balloon whisk or electric hand beaters until smooth then pour into a jug.

  2. Heat a small knob of butter and 1 tsp of oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. When the butter looks frothy pour in rounds of the batter, approximately 8cm wide. Make sure you don’t put the pancakes too close together as they will spread during cooking. Cook the pancakes on their first side for about 1-2 mins or until lots of tiny bubbles start to appear and pop on the surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook for a further minute on the other side. Repeat until all the batter is used up.

  3. Serve your pancakes stacked up on a plate with a drizzle of maple syrup and any of your favourite toppings.