There's nothing like a thick, fluffy pancake for breakfast, and Shaun Rankin's American pancake recipe works wonderfully as a weekend treat for adults and children. If needed, you can pre-cook the pancakes and just flash them for 10-20 seconds in the microwave to reheat when you want to serve

Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large mixing bowl
Add the butter, flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla essence. Mix well, making sure there are no lumps
Room for a little one
Whisking the pancake batter is simple work for kids to do
Place a dry crêpe pan over a medium heat. Once hot, pour in half a ladle of batter, immediately tilting the pan with your other hand to spread the batter evenly
Cook until the edges begin to colour and you see small bubbles appearing all over the surface, and then flip the pancake
Cook for a few moments on the other side and then slide onto a plate. If you want to serve straight away, keep warm until all the pancakes are cooked
Tasty trivia
Other regional terms for pancakes in America include flapjacks, griddlecakes and hotcakes
To serve the pancakes, top with pecan nuts and drizzle with maple syrup
Room for a little one
Let children use the pecan nuts and yoghurt to make faces or other designs on their pancakes
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  • 2 eggs
  • 170g of caster sugar
  • 140g of unsalted butter, melted
  • 340g of plain flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 450ml of skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

To serve

  • 120ml of maple syrup
  • 150g of pecan nuts, chopped


  1. Crêpe pan

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American pancake recipe Tweaks

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instead of using maple syrup you could use chocolate and instead of using pecan nuts you could use cherrys
6 June 2014