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 - great for the large or busy family

Method
1.
Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large mixing bowl
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Cook until the edges begin to colour and you see small bubbles appearing all over the surface, and then flip the pancake
5.
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
6.
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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Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 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

Equipment

  1. Crêpe pan

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

483
24%

Sugars

32g
36%

Fat

24g
34%

Saturates

8g
41%

Salt

80mg
1%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
This American pancakes recipe is a great way to greet the morning with your family on a weekend

American pancake recipe Tweaks

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deadman12
instead of using maple syrup you could use chocolate and instead of using pecan nuts you could use cherrys
6 June 2014