PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH
These classic, simple, light, soft and fluffy pancakes are not too sweet and are lightly scented with vanilla.
One tablespoon of baking powder does all the trick! And you get fluffy pancakes that aren’t hard or flat, and do not taste cardboard and chemicals. They’re moist, soft, healthy and are very satisfying! I’m sharing this pancake recipe with you, because it’s the only pancake recipe that you will ever need! I promise you that!
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT FLUFFY PANCAKES
Who would want heavy and flat pancakes? Obviously nobody! To prevent this from happening, make sure that you don’t over-mix the batter when you make it.
Mix the ingredients using a spoon or a fork just to get rid of the big lumps, but it’s okay to have small lumps in your batter.
I know some people think that using a hand mixer will help them get that smooth silky batter, yes it will but you do not need that silky smooth batter if you want fluffy and soft pancakes. So small lumps in the batter is how the batter should be.
WHAT TO SERVE PANCAKES WITH
I usually serve these pancaked with a drizzle of sweet homemade pancake syrup that I make, it tastes fabulous and only takes 5 minutes to make (trust me, it is much better than the store bought syrup!).
These pancakes taste fantastic when drizzled with runny honey, maple syrup, agave syrup or even chocolate syrup.
I also really like adding fresh fruit such as bananas, apples, plums or berries. If adding plums, add a little bit of ground cinnamon. And if you’re adding bananas, you could caramelise them with a little bit of brown sugar (divine!). Another favourite in our house, is drizzling the pancake stack with condensed milk!
OTHER GREAT PANCAKE RECIPES
Because I’m such a huge fan of pancakes, and I always make different kinds of pancakes at home. I shared my favourite pancake recipes on the blog. This Polish Apple Pancake recipe is a MUST try!
It’s one of my most popular recipes on the blog, and people love it so much. Or if you’re after a classic recipe, you can give these classic apple pancakes a try.
If you’re feeling a bit adventurous try Atayef, these amazing Middle Eastern pancakes are to die for! They are normally stuffed with sweet cheese, or walnuts YUM!
- 200 grams all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar granulated
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 300 ml milk warm
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In another bowl mix milk with egg and melted butter.
- Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk or mix using a fork to remove big lumps (DO NOT over mix).
- Lightly brush a frying pan with a piece of butter (or use 1 tablespoon of oil instead). Then using a ¼ measuring cup spoon the batter and spread it into a circle.
- Cook on the first side until bubbles appear and the edges start to look a bit dry, the bottom of the pancakes should be golden-brown (around 3 minutes). Flip and cook for another 3 minutes or until the second sides are golden brown.
- Drizzle with maple syrup and serve.