American Pancakes (Quick, Easy and Really Delicious)

Fluffy, light american pancakes. Quick and easy to make and they taste delicious.

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Easy american pancake recipe

I have a confession. When it comes to breakfast, I’m a little bit lazy. Most of the time I eat Cheerios with the occasional switch to toast with honey.

However, occasionally I like to make a little bit more of an effort and whip up a full(ish) english or this easy pancake recipe.

Easy american pancake recipe

The advantage of the pancakes is that they are much lighter than a cooked breakfast (which serves more as brunch than breakfast) and they’re really quick to make, ready in just 10 minutes. They’re also made with ingredients I usually have in the house so I can decide to make them on a whim. I love them served with fresh fruit and drizzled with maple syrup.

Easy american pancake recipe

I like to make my pancakes quite small and dainty, but you can make them bigger if that’s your preference. If you’re feeling more creative, you can also use this recipe for trying some pancake art. Take a look at my pancake recipes index to see how easy it is to do and to find some ideas. It’s also full of other pancake recipes for you to try.

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Recommended Equipment

To make these american pancakes, you’ll need the following equipment

A large bowl, weighing scales, a measuring jug, a whisk and a frying pan.

American Pancakes (Quick, Easy and Really Delicious)

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


American Pancakes (Quick, Easy and Really Delicious)


  • 200g Self Raising Flour
  • 50g Caster Sugar
  • 250ml Milk (I use skimmed but any is fine)
  • 2 Eggs


  1. Sift the self raising flour (200g) into a large bowl
  2. Add the caster sugar (50g)
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs (2 eggs)
  4. Add the eggs and milk (250ml) into the flour and sugar and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Heat a large frying pan to a medium heat and add the pancake mix.
  6. Cook until bubbles are starting to form on the top and then flip and cook for another minute until the pancakes are golden brown.


I don't grease the pan as I use a non-stick pan and so it isn't necessary. However you may wish to use a little butter or vegetable oil to stop the pancake sticking.

These pancakes are suitable for freezing. Place them in an airtight container (or wrapped in clingfilm) with each pancake separated by a piece of greaseproof paper. When you want to eat them simply warm them (from frozen) in a toaster on a low setting.

Watch a video of this recipe

Take a look at just how easy these pancakes are to make with this quick video…

Nutritional Information Per Serving

American Pancakes Nutrition

This is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Fluffy, light american pancakes. Quick and easy to make and they taste delicious.

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  1. Such gorgeous photos! You can’t NOT crave some pancakes after looking at them! Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare and a very happy 2015!

    • Thanks Lucy. Your pictures are always fabulous so it’s lovely to hear you complimenting mine.

      Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Nothing is better than a stack of fluffy American pancakes. I am SO craving these right now – definitely have to make them for breakfast tomorrow!

    • They’re great, aren’t they! I always think it feels like a treat to make them despite the fact they’re so simple to make.

    • Just popped over to your website to take a quick look. Your cakes are amazing!! I think I’m craving pretty much all of them right now.

  3. We love pancakes here and we tend to have them most week-ends. Your pouring shots look amazing!

    • Thanks Mel, I was pleased with how it turned out (I think it’s all down to Jon’s steady hand pouring the syrup!)

  4. Wow I love how your blog is developing! Every time I come around sth new happened!
    I’ll have to try these, will let you know how they turned out! 🙂

    • Thank you. I’m so glad you’ve noticed a difference in the blog, I’ve put quite a lot of time into making it look better so it’s lovely to hear that it’s worth the effort.

      I hope you enjoy the pancakes.

  5. Oh yum! Pancakes make a tasty weekend breakfast and yours look fab. #TastyTuesdays

    • Thanks Julie. I’m looking forward to Saturday when I can relax and enjoy a nice stack of pancakes with a cup of tea without worrying about dashing off on the school run!

  6. Stunning photos and what a gorgeous recipe! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  7. These look so yummy! It’s almost bed time, but I am already plotting to make pancakes in the morning… Gorgeous photos!

  8. Made these tonight – you have a happy Dad. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • He has good taste!!

      Out of all of the comments I get (and they all make me smile) the ones from you mean the most xx

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