The best pancake recipes ever - Pancake Day



The best pancake recipes ever by Seasons in Colour. A tall stack of pancakes with pink yogurt and strawberries

Is there anything better than a lazy Sunday morning in bed followed by stacks of fluffy pancakes that we can decorate to our hearts' delight? To make sure you go into pancake Tuesday all prepared, we rounded up our favourite pancake recipes and hacks in this post. Ready, set, get baking!

The basic ingredients for pancakes are: flour, egg and milk. It really depends how thick you like them, but the rule of thumb is that the more baking powder you add, the more they will rise. The ingredients below will make enough pancakes for 3 people.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

  • some butter for cooking

Basic Instructions for American style pancakes

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt into a large bowl.

  2. In a soup bowl whisk together the milk and egg.

  3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture beat until you have a smooth batter making sure there are no lumps.

  4. Let the batter stand for a few minutes (this will help activate the baking powder).

  5. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat with some butter.

  6. Add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time).

  7. When the top of the pancake begins to bubble, turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown.

  8. You can keep the pancakes warm in a low oven, but they taste best fresh out the pan.

  9. You can then add whatever topping you fancy.

American style pancakes

These are the most commonly known type of pancakes. They are large in size and while you could stack them up high, you won't be able to down more than two. American pancakes are most commonly served with maple syrup and crispy bacon rushers.

However, you can also drop in some blueberries or simply drizzle them in maple syrup and add chopped bananas like we have done below!


American style pancakes

Photo: Jenny Kakoudakis, Seasons in Colour

Buttermilk pancakes

These are made exactly like the above but are even fluffier. Just replace plain milk with buttermilk. Here we have our buttermilk pancakes filled with strawberry yogurt and fresh strawberries. They are utterly delicious and oh-so-fluffy!


Buttermilk pancakes on a green Anthopologie plate, servied with pink strawberry yogurt and real strawberries and blueberries dusted with sugar

Buttermilk pancakes on a green Anthopologie plate, servied with pink strawberry yogurt and real strawberries and blueberries dusted with sugar

Buttermilk pancakes on a green Anthopologie plate, servied with pink strawberry yogurt and real strawberries and blueberries dusted with sugar

Buttermilk pancakes on a green Anthopologie plate, servied with pink strawberry yogurt and real strawberries and blueberries dusted with sugar

Buttermilk pancakes on a green Anthopologie plate, servied with pink strawberry yogurt and real strawberries and blueberries dusted with sugar

Photos: Jenny Kakoudakis, Seasons in Colour


The best pancake recipes ever, stack of pancakes on a yellow plate with strawberries and blueberries and pink yogurt

The best pancake recipes ever, stack of pancakes on a yellow plate with strawberries and blueberries and pink yogurt

Photos: Jenny Kakoudakis, Seasons in Colour

German oven pancakes

If you don't like the smell of butter burning away in the pan but still want pancakes, try making them in the oven. German style oven pancakes need more eggs and take 5 minutes to put together plus 15 minutes to bake in the oven.

On the plus: no need to be over them while they are baking. However you need to have a cast iron skillet to place the butter in and bake in the oven. Our favourite recipe for German pancakes is by The Recipe Critic and you can find it here.


German oven pancakes

Photo: The Recipe Critic

Japanese 'souffle" pancakes

If you think that size matters, then look no further than these extra thick Japanese style pancakes. You will need to make up your own little moulds if you don't have any handy, and you will also need some Japanese mayo and buttermilk for them.

The author of our favourite recipe is Shihoko of Chopstick Chronicles and the full recipe can be found here.


Japanese 'souffle" pancakes

Photo: The Chopstick Chronicles

Greek Yogurt pancakes

Add Greek yogurt to the recipe for some extra protein that will make you fill full for longer. In this take by Live well bake often, chocolate chips are also added to get the kids happy!


Greek Yogurt chocolate chip pancakes

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