Emily’s plate-sized pancakes

Emily’s plate-sized pancakes

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Makes 6
Fluffy American-style pancakes are a blank canvas for toppings like blueberries and bacon - great for breakfast in bed. Why not get the kids to help?

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal251
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 8 slices pancetta, to serve (optional)
    Pancetta

    Pancetta

    pan-chet-ah

    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • sunflower oil and butter, for cooking
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • blueberries, to serve (optional)
    Blueberry

    Blueberry

    bloo-bear-ee

    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

For the pancakes

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 medium egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve
  • 300ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

Method

  1. If serving with pancetta, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and lay on the pancetta in a single layer. Put another piece of parchment on top, followed by a second baking tray, and bake for 12-15 mins until crisp.

  2. To make the pancakes, get a little helper to weigh out and tip the flour, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl with a small pinch of salt. Crack in the eggs and whisk until smooth. Add the maple syrup and milk while whisking.

  3. Heat a splash of oil and a small knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan until sizzling. Add spoonfuls of batter to make pancakes the size you like. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side. Eat straight away or keep warm in a low oven while you cook another batch. Serve pancakes with pancetta or blueberries, drizzled with extra maple syrup.

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Laurabeno
9th Feb, 2016
5.05
Just made this recipe as an alternative to the traditional pancake and I don't think I can go back! These are amazing-extremely filling-but so good I ended up having two!
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dreamweaver
9th Jan, 2016
5.05
My absolute favourite pancake recipe!
catherine-j
30th Dec, 2015
Excellent. Made smaller ones, nice and fluffy. Ate with bananas, salted caramel sauce and bashed up malteasers - yum
lseastwood
23rd Jan, 2015
5.05
Foolproof recipe, low mess, perfect results - added to the permanent repertoire!
mummyellie
16th Sep, 2014
5.05
I love these pancakes. I don't usually eat American pancakes, but I made these a few weeks ago and have been craving them ever since. They really remind me of the ones they serve in the diners. Absolutely perfect!
Nody2004
7th Jul, 2014
I really LOVE your pancakes. Every time it want to make pancakes I use yours
Jackie G
12th Mar, 2014
Delicious and easy to make
tummy101
4th Mar, 2014
Great - worked perfectly thanks.
rich@angellmail.com
4th Mar, 2014
5.05
Just had these for breakfast this morning and they were fantastic - just like eating in an American diner!
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annad123
11th Jan, 2014
Delicious! These were easy to make and came out much thicker and tastier than the average pancake.

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rebecca150
5th Jan, 2015
Hi there :D ... i was just wondering if you could add banana protein powder to make the pancakes protein filled and healthier?
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goodfoodteam
15th Jan, 2015
Hi rebecca150, thanks for your question. It should be fine to add some banana protein powder to this recipe but we haven't tested doing so in our kitchen so cannot guarantee perfect results. Do let us know how you get on. 
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VeganLifestyleAssoc
14th Feb, 2015
We love American-style fluffy pancakes and these can be made dairy-free and egg-free very easily so that they're suitable for those with allergies etc. Try 150g plain flour, 250ml soya milk (oat or almond works too) and 2 tbsp baking powder. (plus a little sugar, salt and oil) You'll never know the difference! http://veganlifestyleassoc.com/recipes/fluffy-american-style-pancakes/