Easy Pancakes

This is my go-to pancake recipe.

It’s quick, its easy and it makes big, thick, fluffy pancakes.

It’s nothing fancy – there’s no beating egg whites, no folding, no buttermilk, no refrigeration.

You just mix, cook and eat.

See? Easy pancakes.

This is the recipe I always whip up when I’m craving pancakes. This is the one I make as an after-school snack for my brother. Sometimes I make it into little pikelets and sometimes I make proper pancakes.

You can eat them with maple syrup, butter, ice cream, Nutella, margarine and icing sugar, fruit, lemon and sugar, and the list goes on.

They are even great cold. Plain. As a snack. In the middle of the night. Or even the next morning.

They’re very versatile, these pancakes.


2 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 – 1 1/2 cups milk

Put the self raising flour and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk together and make a well in the centre.

Add the eggs and 1 cup of milk to the well. Slowly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry, until they are combined and there are no lumps.

If your mixture is too thick, add an extra 1/4 – 1/2 cup of milk.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat.

Put a small square of unsalted butter in “pouch” of kitchen paper (gather the kitchen paper around the butter). Use this to rub an even, light layer of butter all over the frying pan between each pancake (I do this even though my pan is non-stick).

Grease your frying pan. Pour half a ladle of batter into the centre of the frying pan.

When bubbles appear on the surface and begin to pop, flip the pancake over with a spatula. Cook for a further 1 – 2 minutes, until the base of golden brown.

Remove the pancake from the frying pan and repeat until you have used all the batter. Keep them warm by covering them with foil.

Serves 4.

6 Thoughts on “Easy Pancakes

  1. I would love to wake up to some of these! YUM

  2. Perfect, I was looking for some easy pancakes. I love pancakes for breakfast. It’s great that I can eat them cold too. I can just store leftovers in a container in the fridge. These are really plain, which is what i like about them. You can eat them with anything you like, and I like how easy it is to add other ingredients too, like choclate chips. They look so yummy with the strawberry on top. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Siori on March 19, 2012 at 5:49 am said:

    I made these for breakfast this morning, and I loved them! They were everything a pancake should be: golden, fluffy, thick, and delicious. They cooked so fast too, I whipped up about 20 cakes in 20 minutes! My parents loved them too, and now I have pancakes to last me the rest of the school semester! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! :)

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