Easy pancakes

Easy pancakes

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus optional standing


Makes 12

Learn a skill for life with our foolproof crêpe recipe that ensures perfect results every time - elaborate flip optional

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 eggs
  • 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, 1 tbsp oil 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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28th Feb, 2017
Made the pancakes, it was so easy, don't know why I've been using the packet mix all these years. I added a bit of cinnamon as well. They tasted so good.
28th Feb, 2017
Quick and easy, tasted good, I doubled the recipe to get a decent amount of pancakes though
mercuryzelda's picture
28th Feb, 2017
Lovely recipe. I'm always nervous making crepes as I'm used to American-style pancakes, but these turned out great. I got 8 pancakes out of the batter, not 12.
28th Feb, 2017
I got 8 as well. So easy to make.
28th Feb, 2017
I suggest you double the recipe if you actually want 12. Only made 6 and they where thin and not too big. Other than that great quick recipe.
28th Feb, 2017
Only pancake recipe I've not ruined.
15th Feb, 2017
Super easy, it literally saved my dinner as I had run out of ideas. I love when recipes call for basic ingredients, that means I don't have to rush to the store. The only "negative" comment is that it doesn't make 12, rather 5 in my case, but I guess it depends on what diameter pan you're using. Very tasty for both sweet and savoury fillings.
26th Jan, 2017
Good pancake recipe. Cooked perfectly. Only made 7 - 8 pancakes with this mixture using a full ladle of batter for each one.
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.


24th Feb, 2017
Urgent!: will this recipe still work the same if I used self raising flour instead?
goodfoodteam's picture
3rd Mar, 2017
Thanks for your question. For this traditional type of pancake you need to use plain flour. Self-raising flour is used in American-style pancakes which have more volume, baking powder is also added in this instance: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4915/american-blueberry-pancakes
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 :)