Everyone loves pancakes, right? Especially perhaps our little ones. It’s easy to make, easy to eat and endlessly customizable both in ingredients and condiments. Here’s a recipe for our favourite version, along with some inspirational images on how to set the stage for an even more enjoyable meal.

American pancakes recipe

Classic American pancakes are stacked tall, fluffy, and best served with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. This easy recipe ticks all those boxes - perfect for Pancake Party with the kids. 

Better batter with butter

Here are your basic ingredients for a large batch of beautifully puffy pancakes. Adding some melted butter to your batter gives richer flavour and less sticking to the frying pan.

·  500 g plain flour
·  4 tsp baking powder
·  2 tsp salt
·  8 tbsp sugar
·  500 ml milk
·  4 large egg
·  120 g melted butter cooled slightly

Mixing it up

1.    Melt the butter in short bursts in the microwave and then set aside to cool slightly 
2.    Sift the flour, baking power, salt and sugar into a large jug
3.    In another jug whisk together the milk and egg before adding the melted butter and whisking again
4.    Pour the wet mix into the dry mix and whisk until you have a smooth batter. If you have any lumps, just keep whisking until they disappear
5.    Let the batter stand for a approximately 15 minutes

Making the magic happen

6.    Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and spray with oil. When the pan is hot, add a ladle of batter to the pan. If your pan is big enough, you can add two at the same time.
7.    When the top of the pancake begins to form small bubbles, it is ready to flip onto the other side. In total it should cook for roughly a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown.
8.    Keep going until you have used up all the batter making sure you spray the pan with more oil before you add more batter. The cooked pancakes can be kept warm in a low oven or under some kitchen paper