There is nothing quite like a hearty plate of pancakes to start the day. From traditional crêpes, to soy milk pancakes, here are recipes that the whole family will love.
How to Make Pancakes
A basic pancake recipe, if referring to crêpes, includes plain flour, salt, eggs, milk and butter. Traditionally, they’re served with just a sprinkle of sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. If you want to create a more substantial meal, you can fill them with savoury mixtures like roast butternut squash.
Fluffy pancakes, meanwhile, are likely to include baking powder and sugar as well. They can be topped with seasonal fruits, as well as maple syrup, golden syrup, chocolate spread and everything in between!
To make a pancake mix recipe vegan, you can easily swap out milk for a plant-based alternative. Buckwheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend can also be used to create gluten-free pancake recipes.
Don’t be fooled by the limited ingredients used in these 3 ingredient banana pancakes, as they’re packed with flavour. They’re also proof that it’s easy to make pancakes without flour.
For the banana and oat flour pancakes, you simply need a ripe banana, rolled oats and unsweetened soya milk. Try serving it with toasted pecans, vegan yoghurt and maple syrup for a more indulgent snack. You can also top with golden syrup if you prefer, or substitute it for puréed seasonal soft fruit.
If you’re looking for pancake ideas for kids, then this one will hit the spot! The pancake batter is easy to make, and consists of just flour, egg and milk. But it’s the salted caramel sauce that truly makes this stack sing.
For a dairy-free version, swap out the milk for a vegan alternative. Drizzle over the sauce, add sliced banana and tuck in! If you little ones don’t like bananas, there are plenty more pancake topping ideas, including honey or golden syrup, homemade chocolate hazelnut sauce and fresh berries.
Thick American Pancakes
If you prefer a fluffy pancake recipe, then you need to make homemade American pancakes. Similar to Scotch pancakes, also known as drop scones, they’re wonderfully light and airy. Learn how to make American pancakes with these simple recipes.
This American pancake recipe uses whisked egg whites and quark for a super-fluffy result. Quark is a soft curd cheese often used in recipes from groups like Slimming World. Low in fat, it’s a great healthy baking alternative. Here it stands in for butter, and lends a light texture to the pancakes.
After making the batter, simply melt butter in a frying pan and cook for a few minutes, until golden. Top with extra quark, blueberries or other seasonal fruit and your preferred syrup.
We love blueberry pancakes and this sweet stack really hits the spot. Quinoa flour and blitzed desiccated coconut make this gluten-free pancake recipe ideal for those with a gluten intolerance.
Juicy blueberries make a surprisingly juicy addition to the batter, but it’s the syrupy oranges that really make this recipe special. Simply bring orange zest, juice and syrup to a boil, then stir in the orange segments to serve.
These buttermilk pancakes may look incredibly indulgent, but you’ll be surprised how quick and easy they are to make. The simple batter uses just five ingredients, but the mascarpone cream and prune and rose sauce really make this something special.
To make the mascarpone cream, just mix all of the ingredients together. Then for the sauce, bring the ingredients to a boil, let simmer to bring the flavours together, then blend. Delicious!
These savoury, stuffed crêpes are a lovely dinner option. The thin pancakes are filled with a mushroom and spinach mixture. Almond milk adds a lovely creaminess, and it’s all topped with vegetarian Parmesan-style cheese. Ready in under 15 minutes, this is a great go-to recipe when you need a quick and easy dinner.
You’d never know these coconut flour banana pancakes are actually good for you! Low-calorie and gluten-free, they’re a healthy breakfast option that even the kids will love. The pancake recipe for two will be ready in minutes, as all you need to do is mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
Fry the pancakes in melted coconut oil, cooking for about a minute on each side. We recommend serving them with a drizzle of agave chocolate sauce, sliced bananas and toasted coconut chips.
Goats’ cheese and soft butternut squash make for a great flavour combination here. The filling consists of butternut squash that’s roasted with garlic, pine nuts, and a fragrant apricot sauce.
For the pancakes, egg yolk, crème fraîche, whole milk and butter lend a rich texture and flavour to the batter. The pancake mix does need time to rest, so keep that in mind if you’re planning to make this for dinner. But the end result will be well worth it!
This savoury dish is perfect for brunch. If you love poached eggs, then this recipe will take it to the next level!
Pea pancakes stand in for the classic English muffin. Flavoured with spring onions, chervil and parsley, they take just a few minutes to make. They’re topped with poached eggs, asparagus and a homemade herb sabayon for a gourmet spin.
This eggless pancake recipe may just surprise you! Free from common allergens and animal products, the savoury batter uses boiled chickpeas and potatoes in place of flour. Flax seeds keep everything together, whilst turmeric, parsley and chives add an earthy flavour. Top them with shop-bought or homemade vegan cream cheese and chopped chives.
The potato pancakes do require a bit more time as you need to let the cooked potatoes and chickpeas cool. But you’ll be glad you tried it!
These vegan blueberry pancakes are packed with plant-based goodness to power you through the morning. Flax seeds act as a binding agent, whilst the almond butter and almond milk add a creamy texture and nutty taste.
Try the spelt flour pancakes topped with extra blueberries, coconut yoghurt, toasted coconut flakes and maple syrup.
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