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How to make pancakes

Pancakes can be as simple or as fancy as you like. Here's a basic pancake recipe to get you started.

This is a great, classic base for your pancake mix. Once you feel confident with this you can vary it to your heart’s content – try using buckwheat flour or whole-wheat flour to increase the fibre content, mix in some chia seeds, oats or pumpkin seeds for a nutritious boost, or play around with stirring in berries, applesauce or a wide range of other fillings.

Serves: 12

Ingredients

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What to do

  • 1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.

  • 2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the beaten eggs, melted butter and milk and whisk together. The mixture should be a pouring consistency.

  • 3. Melt some butter on the pan until it foams and sizzles. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto the pan and cook until the top of the pancake is full of bubbles and the bottom is golden brown.

  • 4. Flip the pancake and cook the other side. About a minute on each side should be all you need.

  • 5. Serve with toppings of your choice.

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    Pancake topping ideas

    This is the fun part! Make your pancakes sweeter or more savoury depending on the toppings you choose. Get creative and mix and match to create your perfect treat.

    Some topping ideas include:

    • Fresh fruit
    • Cinnamon
    • Shredded coconut
    • Maple syrup
    • Custard
    • Ricotta (or other soft cheese)
    • Nuts
    • Honey
    • Mint
    • Lemon butter
    • Applesauce
    • Nutella
    • Lemon juice
    • Fruit puree

    Fancy pancake recipes

    Now that you’ve got a handle on the basics, you can make your pancakes your own by experimenting with different tastes, flavours and textures. Here are two delicious recipes to try your hand at…

    Buckwheat banana pancakes

    This recipe by the Mindful Foodie’s Lesh Karan offers a nourishing take on pancakes, with buckwheat flour, natural yogurt and banana providing wholesome goodness and delicious flavour.

    Sticky date pancakes

    An aromatic blend of dates, cinnamon, ginger and golden syrup make these pancakes the perfect treat.

     

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