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Easy Pancake Recipe 2023




How to make an easy pancake recipe

A pancake is a quick and easy breakfast option that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This pancake recipe comes from my grandmother’s secret recipe, back in the days when I would bake and cook with her in her kitchen. It’s not really a secret recipe, but that’s what my Nan called it to add excitement to the cooking. My Nan’s pancake secret recipe.

This pancake recipe yields light and fluffy pancakes that will melt in your mouth. The key to making the perfect pancake is to not overmix the batter and to cook them on a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. With just a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy delicious pancakes any day of the week!

pancake recipe

What are pancakes?

Pancakes are a type of flat, round cake that is made by pouring a thin batter onto a hot griddle or frying pan. The Pancake batter is typically made from flour, milk, eggs, and a leavening agent such as baking powder, and is cooked on both sides until it is golden brown and cooked through. Pancakes are often served for breakfast or as a sweet treat and can be topped with a variety of toppings such as fruit, syrup, honey, or whipped cream.

They can also be made savoury by adding ingredients such as cheese, bacon, or herbs to the batter. Pancakes are a popular food around the world and are known by various names, including hotcakes, griddlecakes, and flapjacks.

How to eat pancakes?

Pancakes are typically served as a breakfast or dessert dish. They are often eaten with a knife and fork and can be topped with a variety of sweet or savoury toppings. Some popular toppings for pancakes include fruit, syrup, honey, whipped cream, butter, and jam.

To eat pancakes, start by cutting off a small piece with your knife and fork. Then, add your desired toppings and enjoy! You can also drizzle syrup over the top of the pancakes or dip them in the syrup before taking a bite. If you are eating savoury pancakes, you can add toppings such as bacon, cheese, or scrambled eggs. Enjoy your pancakes!

What are the best toppings for our pancake recipe?

The best toppings for pancakes depend on your personal preferences and the type of pancakes you are serving. Some popular sweet toppings for pancakes include fruit, syrup, honey, whipped cream, and chocolate chips. You can also try topping your pancakes with nut butter, such as peanut butter or almond butter. For savoury pancakes, you can top them with bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese, herbs, or vegetables.

You can also experiment with different flavour combinations, such as mixing fruit with a drizzle of honey or syrup or adding herbs and spices to your savoury pancakes. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy your pancakes however you like them best!

15 minutes delicious pancake secret recipe

Are you looking for a delicious, easy pancake recipe? Look no further! This recipe is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants an easy and straightforward way to make pancakes.

Making flawless pancakes is a lot less difficult than you would believe. This recipe for pancakes produces pancakes that are thick, fluffy, and all-around great with only a few ingredients that are presumably already in your kitchen (and it is so much better than the boxed version). The ingredients are probably already in your kitchen.

pancake recipe

Pancake recipe Ingredients

It is highly possible that you already possess all of the ingredients required to make this pancake recipe. If not, the following items should be added to your shopping list:

  • Flour: This recipe for homemade pancakes calls for all-purpose flour as the first ingredient.
  • Baking powder: Fluffy pancakes can only be achieved by using baking powder, which is a type of leavener.
  • Sugar: If you want your pancakes to have a delicate sweetness, all you need is one tablespoon of white sugar.
  • Salt: Adding a little bit of salt will improve the flavour of the pancakes as a whole without making them taste too salty.
  • Milk and butter: Adding milk and butter to the pancakes gives them a richer texture and more moisture.
  • Egg: Adding a whole egg to the recipe will add even more moisture. In addition to that, it assists in holding the pancake batter together.

Pancake recipe ingredients & measures:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 large egg

Pancake secret recipe instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together milk, butter and egg.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Cook pancakes on a lightly greased griddle over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

When Should the Pancakes Be Flipped?

When it is time to flip the pancake, it will indicate this to you. Wait until the surface begins to show signs of bubble formation and the edges appear dry and firm. In a normal situation, this will take approximately two to three minutes on each side.

Instructions for Reheating Pancakes

The remaining pancakes can be kept in the refrigerator for approximately a week if they are sealed in an airtight container. In order to prevent the pancakes from becoming soggy, you should hold off on adding toppings (such as syrup) until just before you serve them again.

Is It Possible to Save the Pancake Batter?

Don’t throw away any pancake batter that you have leftover! The batter can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two days if it is sealed in an airtight container. It is recommended that you freeze the batter if you intend to store it for a longer period of time than that.

Can You Freeze Pancakes?

Yes, both pancakes and pancake batter can be frozen for later use.

Allow the cooked pancakes to cool completely before proceeding to the next step, which is to place them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Make sure the edges of the pancakes do not touch each other. Freeze everything quickly for a few hours or for as long as overnight. Warm up in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit until it is completely toasty.

To freeze the pancake batter, first, separate the batter into serving-sized servings and place them in freezer bags. Next, seal the freezer bags in foil. Put in the flat freezer for up to a month. Put it in the refrigerator for the night to defrost.

Enjoy yet more pancake recipes!

There are so many ways to now up your pancake recipe game, so I’ll give you five more additional pancake recipes to choose from.

Spicy Pancake Recipe

spicy pancake recipe

To make spicy pancakes, you can add a spicy ingredient such as chilli powder, cayenne pepper, or hot sauce to the pancake batter. Here is a simple recipe for spicy pancakes:

Spicy Pancake Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1x cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder or cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray (for griddle or frying pan)

Spicy Pancake Recipe Directions:

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, chilli powder or cayenne pepper.
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until the batter is smooth.
  • Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat and lightly coat it with oil or cooking spray.
  • Pour the batter onto the griddle or frying pan in small circles, using about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.
  • Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the surface and the edges start to look dry about 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook on the other side until they are golden brown and cooked through, about 1-2 minutes more.
  • Serve the pancakes warm, with your desired toppings like chilli sauce and some chopped chives. Enjoy!

Lemon Ricotta Pancake Recipe

Lemon Ricotta Pancake recipe

These lemon ricotta pancakes are the best there are because they have a tinge of sweetness and a tartness that is just right. They have a lighter and airier consistency when compared to the typical buttermilk pancakes. In order to obtain such light and airy results, you will need to mix the dry and wet components in two separate batches. This will prevent you from overmixing the batter. We guarantee that the additional effort will be well worth it. This is our lemon ricotta pancake recipe.

Lemon Ricotta Pancake Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1x cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Lemon Ricotta Pancake Recipe Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, ricotta cheese, milk, eggs, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Stir in the melted butter.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Grease the skillet with cooking spray or butter.
  • Drop about 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet for each pancake, making sure to leave some space between them. Cook the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on the surface and the edges look set.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve the pancakes warm, topped with fresh lemon zest, lemon juice, and powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!

Pancakes made with sweet potato

Sweet Potato Pancake recipe

The beginning of a new day is not truly underway for us until a plateful of pancakes has been brought to the table. These sweet potato pancakes are a wonderful variation of the traditional recipe that is ideal for a brisk morning in the fall. You can roast sweet potatoes to make your own puree, or you can use canned sweet potato puree; either way, you’ll end up with a homemade pancake that is more fluffy and flavourful than one made from a mix.

Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sweet potato, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Stir in the melted butter.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Grease the skillet with cooking spray or butter.
  • Drop about 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet for each pancake, making sure to leave some space between them. Cook the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on the surface and the edges look set.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve the pancakes warm, topped with maple syrup, honey, or your favourite pancake toppings. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Giant Pancake

Instant Pot Giant Pancake Recipe

Love homemade pancakes? Have a lot of people to feed? We got you. This recipe is quite simple, does not require any flipping, and the end result is insanely fluffy and delectable.

Instant Pot Giant Pancake Recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

To make the giant pancake recipe, follow these steps:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Stir in the melted butter.
  • Grease the insert of the Instant Pot with cooking spray or butter. Pour the batter into the insert and spread it out evenly.
  • Cover the Instant Pot and set it to the “steam” setting. Cook the pancake for about 20 minutes, or until it is cooked through and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Once the pancake is done cooking, carefully remove the insert from the Instant Pot and let the pancake cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Serve the giant pancake warm, topped with your favourite pancake toppings, such as maple syrup, honey, or fresh fruit. Enjoy!

Pancakes made with sourdough

sourdough pancake recipe

When you are through feeding the sourdough starter, do not throw it away. Make use of that waste in these simple pancakes that require an overnight soak. When you wake up, the pancake batter will already be prepared for you, and the finished product will be tender pancakes with lacy edges that have a touch of additional tang that your family will adore.

Sourdough Pancake Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Sourdough Pancake Recipe Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sourdough starter, milk, eggs, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Stir in the melted butter.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Grease the skillet with cooking spray or butter.
  • Drop about 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet for each pancake, making sure to leave some space between them.
  • Cook the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on the surface and the edges look set.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve the pancakes warm, topped with maple syrup, honey, or your favourite pancake toppings. Enjoy!

We’re not done yet.

For you to ENJOY, here are TWO more links. One more pancake recipe from our ISLIFEARECIPE food blog, and a hawker in Singapore that sells savoury pancakes. Just for you.

  1. Chocolate Almond Pancakes ‘v’ #1 with Maple Syrup, Salted Lemons & Fresh Apple Slices

  2. Savoury Pancakes in a Hawker






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