We may have just passed pancake day – but who needs a specific day to eat pancakes, really?!
There has been so many times where we’ve fancied pancakes and we’d ran out of eggs, that I needed to figure out a way of making them without. Pancakes are the perfect little treat, be it sweet or savoury that takes your fancy, you can eat them for any meal of the day.
This recipe should make around 6 pancakes, but it’s more like 4 when I make them and I’m pretty sure that it’s the perfect recipe if you want American style pancakes!
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsps butter (for the pan)
Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
In a jug, mix all of the wet ingredients together, then add them to the dry mixture.
It’s ok to have lumps, but be careful not to over mix! Set the batter aside for a few minutes.
Heat up your pan, melt a little butter and get making!
I like to use a ladle to spoon out the mixture, that way the portions are a bit more even.
The pancakes I usually get from using this recipe are quite thick, but they’re the best kind I think!
To make a more savoury option, you could try leaving out the cinnamon and the vanilla extract – I haven’t tried it though.
To make it more of a sweet treat though, after spooning out a portion into the pan, pop a heaped teaspoon of Nutella in the centre, then cover it with a small amount of batter – when it’s cooked, you’ll have a lovely warm Nutella centre!
How do you like your pancakes? Sweet or savoury? What are your favourite toppings?