Take a look at me, I’m yesterday’s pancakes

Real maple syrup required.

Feeding frenzy.

Usually it’s Mr VS’s job to whip up something special on a Sunday Morning. But I was husband-less this weekend, and recovering from a seriously horrible whooping-couch style lurgy, so I had to do the Sunday-brunch honours. Rather than anything healthy, the kids got treated to a bit of pancake love. I posted a pic on Facebook and had a request for the recipe, so here is the best American style pancake recipe I’ve found…

Lemon & sugar? Or maple syrup & banana?

Lemon & sugar? Or maple syrup & banana?

American-style pancakes

2 cups plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1½ cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
75g butter, melted

Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add in the salt. Then whisk in the eggs, milk, sugar and butter.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add a bit more butter, then pour in 1/2 cup amounts of mixture. Cooks until starting to bubble, then flip and cook both sides until golden and middle is cooked.

Makes 10

Admittedly, there isn’t anything healthy to speak of – no vegies at all. But if you pop some fruit on top then everything is ok, right? So we had one pancake with banana and maple syrup, then a second with nutella! My body is post-sickness craving carbs and sugar and I’m happy to indulge it for a couple of days. Of course, if you’re after a healthier pancake recipe, it’s hard to beat my Oaty pancakes. They’re not as sweet, but absolutely delicious.

And the best bit about Mr VS being away? We’ve got leftover pancakes, which means yesterday’s pancakes are now happily sitting in the kid’s lunchboxes for a Monday treat.

PS apologies if you’ve now got John Paul Young stuck in your head [insert snigger]!

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12 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Barbara Good said,

    These look great. We usually do pancakes on a Sunday (or this week it was on Monday) too. I keep a jar of Nigella’s instant pancake mix in the cupboard so all I have to do is weigh out 150g, add a cup of milk, an egg and a tablespoon of melted butter and they’re ready to cook. The jar lasts about six weeks for us. This work well for us, but your pancakes do look nice and fluffy, so when I’m feeling energetic I’ll give them a go.

  2. 3

    kkm said,

    My husband is the pancake maker in our house aswell.

  3. 4

    Annie said,

    i hope you did actually have whooping -couch – it sounds way more fun the whooping cough!

  4. 5

    Leah said,

    My husband is also the Breakfast King in our family. My North American heritage gets pandered to many weekends with hotcakes or french toast. My ultimate favourite is waffles. He makes them from scratch! Love him!

  5. 7

    Collette said,

    Love making weekly pancakes and topped with fruit its all good!

  6. 8

    What a lovely thing to do (and eat) as a family.
    I love family traditions and it is, I think so, very ok to have balance and not everything you bake and create be 100% healthy all the time, especially when you eat super healthy every day XX

  7. 10

    Jodie said,

    going to try these but has anyone done them with GF plain flour?


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