American Pancakes (Quick, Easy and Really Delicious)

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

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Maple syrup being poured onto a stack of American pancakes topped with fresh strawberries.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.

Maple syrup being poured onto a stack of American pancakes and running all over the plate.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.

A stack of American pancakes topped with fresh fruit with a bowl of fruit and more pancakes in the background.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.

Details of my pancake recipe index showing ricotta pancakes, lemon and raisin pancakes, pancakes perfect for pancakes day and pancake art of a sheep.

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.

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American Pancakes

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

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Active Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 298 kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
American Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Potassium 162mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 4.4%
Calcium 9%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Watch a video of this recipe…

Free From/Suitable For

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Nut-Free
  • Peanut-Free
  • Sesame-Free
  • Soy-Free
  • Sulphur Dioxide and Sulphite-Free
  • Fish-Free
  • Crustacean-Free
  • Mollusc-Free
  • Celery and Celeriac-Free
  • Mustard-Free
  • Lupin-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are commonly available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

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


I’m sharing this recipe with #TastyTuesdays on Honest Mum.

30 Comments:

  1. Perfect recipe for a lazy Saturday morning brunch. The pancakes taste perfect, especially with bananas and syrup.

  2. Perfect recipe for a lazy Saturday morning brunch. The pancakes taste great, especially with bananas and syrup.

  3. Easter Sunday and the shops are shut…and someone has eaten all the croissants! A quick search for easy breakfast recipes unearthed this one (which looked the quickest and easiest!). Absolutely fab – thank you! Houseful of guests very happy with impromptu pancakes, maple syrup, Greek yogurt and raspberry breakfast. Recommended +++

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks for your lovely comment, I’m glad I was able to help with your Easter breakfast emergency!

  4. These look amazing! It says.. 298 calories per serving and I was just wondering what counts as a serving ? Thanks ☺️

  5. We have these for Saturday morning brunch, always turn out great. My youngest puts Nutella all over his though so not sure it is the healthiest , however we all look forward to them. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Yay – made these and they turned out awesome

  7. Made these for breakfast this morning. I was surprised how easy they were. They tasted great with bananas and syrup. Thanks for the recipe and the helpful little video.

  8. Made these this morning for a family breakfast and they were lovely, thank you! I would not change a thing.

  9. 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

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!)

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

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