Easy pancakes

Easy pancakes

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus optional standing


Makes 12
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per pancake

  • kcal61
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 large egg
  • 300ml milk



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

  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
  • lemon wedges, to serve (optional)



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • caster sugar, to serve (optional)


  1. Put the flour, eggs, milk and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.

  2. Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.

  3. Serve with lemon wedges and sugar, or your favourite filling. Once cold, you can layer the pancakes between baking parchment, then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months.

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AmadeoVampire's picture
11th Oct, 2016
Simple, quick and delicious. And you can serve it with pretty much anything you fancy!
14th Sep, 2016
Very good, works for me.
trollexis's picture
7th Sep, 2016
These pancakes were excellent, despite me burning myself on the pan!
7th Aug, 2016
Add a teaspoon of vanilla essence or lemon juice to the batter for extra flavour x
20th Jul, 2016
Can anyone tell me what the tablespoon of oil is for please? I used the little extra it quotes in the recipe to smear the pan, but am now left with this tablespoon of oil!!??
13th Feb, 2016
I found this recipe worked perfectly. Some people have said it made only 5 pancakes, but of course it depends on the size and thickness that you choose to make. I used approx. 40ml of batter for each pancake and it made 9. Every pancake was perfect, no sticking, no breaking up. I've given 4 stars instead of 5 because I do think pancakes made with butter instead of oil have the edge in terms of taste though.
9th Feb, 2016
Worst yet pancakes fell apart which they never do every time I have made them. Avoid this recipe at all costs and try a different way and next time that is what I will do. Also doesn't make 12 it makes 5. Expect no more since it comes from the BBC.
6th Feb, 2016
The title of the recipe made me smile - is there a difficult way of making pancakes ;-)?
16th Jan, 2016
simple, tasty comfort food mmm
9th Jan, 2016
Makes 12 pancakes, roughly 5.5 inches in diameter and 3 mm thick all-right. Very easy recipe. Added 1 tablespoon demerara sugar and 1 teaspoon almond essence to batter. Perfect! Thank you for sharing :)


25th Feb, 2014
Please could u tell me why this recipe is 'healthy'? ta
goodfoodteam's picture
10th Mar, 2014
Hi there, the recipe is classed as healthy as it is low in fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt.
Souffle12's picture
18th Feb, 2015
Unless you are cooking in large portions or for many people, I suggest halving the recipe, as you get a lot of pancakes if you like them a bit smaller :)