How to Make Pancakes

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 | 26 comments

How to Make Pancakes

It is almost pancake day so time for this pancake lover to update an old post on how to make pancakes.

How to make pancakes @ Recipes From A Pantry

Oh yeah. Plus I get to show off and use my lovely set of kitchen goodies from the Andrew James team.

How to make pancakes @ recipes from a pantry

 You get why I need to do this right? I am talking super cool stainless steel measuring cups, spoons, chocolate shaker and mixing bowl set. I am all grown up in kitchen utensils land. Head over to their website to see their lovely and huge range of kitchen products.

How to make pancakes @ recipes from a pantry

So here is my easy to follow pancake recipe adapted from Jaime Oliver. It consists entirely of pantry staples and is very easy to adapt with various spices, fruits, ingredients and toppings. Sky is the limit.

Below are other pancake recipes you might like.

Pumpkin pancakes.

Banana pancakes

Coconut pancakes with cardamom.

Big smoochy thanks to Andrew James for sending me these fantastic kitchen goodies.

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How to Make Pancakes
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A step by step guide on how to make pancakes.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
  • 115g (1 cup) plain flour
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg (or to taste)
  • Salt
  • 160ml (¾ cup) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Butter for frying
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Pour in the milk and break in the two eggs.
  3. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients till they are combined into a thick batter.
  4. Be careful not to over mix them and it is ok if you have a some lumps in the batter.
  5. Heat a frying pan on low medium heat and melt a bit of butter in it.
  6. When the butter starts sizzling add in about half a ladle of the batter mixture.
  7. Cook until the top of the pancake is full of bubbles and the bottom is golden.
  8. Then turn the pancakes over and cook till golden too.
  9. Keep pancakes warm in oven till you have finished frying the rest.
  10. Serve with various toppings.
Butter can burn very quickly so keep and eye on this when frying pancakes.
After frying the first batch of pancakes the frying pan might get too hot, which would burn the pancakes. I normally take the frying pan off the heat for about 30 seconds to cool it down before starting the next batch. If I don’t use up all the batter I store it in the fridge and use it the next day. You might need to add in a tbsp of milk and a pinch of baking powder. I some times add in cinnamon, all spice or ginger bread spice instead.


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  1. I love pancakes but have never consider eating them with pumpkins. It sounds delicious though! I have Andrew James’ pestle and mortar and bought one for my mum too. Very solid and is perfect for making pestos or crushing spices into a powder. Especially our beloved cardamom pods 😉

    • Oh wow, gonna go check out their pestle and mortar.

  2. Love the new stainless steel utensils. Perfect for measuring and weighing out all those ingredients for your delicious pancakes. Although I bet you can do it by eye by now. I have to try those coconut and cardamom ones. GG

    • They are so nice. My kitchen does look much nicer with these Andrew James utensils in it.

  3. I really do think you are the Queen of Pancakes, Bintu. Yours always look delicious, and these are no exception!

    • Awww, thanks V. I am blushing…

  4. LOVELY pancake idea Bintu and I am very envious of your shiny new cups and spoons! Karen

    • Thanks Karen. OH has strict ‘instructions’ not to use them. They are all mine….

  5. These look so yummy! I love pancakes and like to have them for weekend breakfasts. One of my favorite breakfast foods! Your new kitchen goodies are fabulous! I love all the stainless steel tools :)

  6. Thanks Tammy, Andrew James makes such lovley looking kitchen stuff.

  7. Those are what I’d call american pancakes – I tend to make the thin sort – sometimes called crepes, but actually smaller than a french crepe

    • Yeap, American pancakes a re a favourite in my kitchen. So I make them a lot.

  8. Great stuff Bintu, pancakes looks superb! I too have my staple recipe for basic pancakes it’s time to dig it out and make some myself!

    • One can never eat too many pancakes.

  9. What a lovely set of utensils and the pancakes look pretty good too. I so want pancakes after seeing so many posts, I am definitely going to be making some for breakfast.

    • I just use pancake day as a chance to indulge in as many as possible.

  10. I love pancakes, and these look so good!

    • Hey Akaleistar, I would love to see some of your pancake recipes if you ever post some.

  11. Pancakes are for life, not just for February and I now have some serious cravings :)
    Janie x

    • Janie, I like your thinking.

  12. I love me some pancakes!! Sadly I never make them from scratch so I am pinning this for reference!! When is pancake day??

    • Next Tuesday. I can’t wait.

  13. Just in time for Pancake day! #MadewithloveMondays

  14. There’s nothing like a stack of pancakes to make the world a better place :) Love the look and sound of these, Bintu, and I could follow-up that banana sandwich with a stack of these :)

  15. new kitchen tools are always exciting. Pretty much the most exciting.

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