My Mums Easy Pancake Recipe

Pancakes are too good to be saved just for pancake day. They make a brilliant breakfast or dessert with stewed fruit and ice cream. This easy pancake recipe is my mum's which we used to eat with squeezy chocolate sauce. Check out the video of Joshua and me making them.

You can make pancakes in advance, stack the pancakes on a plate and cover with cling film. Reheat in the microwave by piercing the film and cooking on full power for 1 minute. More hints and tips for making pancakes

My Mums Easy Pancake Recipe

  • Makes: 8-10 pancakes
  • Time: 20 minutes start to finish
  • Cost: 10p per pancake
  • Calories: 126 per pancake


  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • Pinch of salt and sugar
  • Sugar and lemon juice to serve


  1. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl with a sieve so the flour can get some air. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the egg into it. Add a splash of the milk.
  2. Whisk the egg and milk gradually incorporating the flour from around the edge of the bowl as you do so. Gradually add small quantities of milk whisking continuously to eliminate any lumps.
  3. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan until hot. Be careful not to use too much oil as this will spoil the taste of the pancake. I normally pour any excess oil into a saucer and use it to grease the pan between pancakes.
  4. Pour or ladle around 2 - 3 tablespoons of batter into the pan and tip the pan around so the batter coats the pan. It will only take around 30 seconds per side to cook, so check by lifting a corner of the pancake with spatula or fish slice to see if it's golden brown before flipping it.
  5. Serve warm sprinkled with lemon juice and sugar. Either fold them in half, roll them up, or fold into quarters. And there  you have it, the easiest, tastiest pancake ever!

Pancake Topping Ideas:

Apple pancakes - Add some grated lemon zest to the batter. Stew some apples with some honey or sugar. I like to add a few sultanas as well. Place the stewed apples on one side of the pancake and fold in half.

Orange pancakes - Add orange zest to batter. Cut the orange into wedges and squeeze over the cooked pancakes and sprinkle with a little sugar. Just the 'orange' version of good old lemon & sugar, but you'll probably need less sugar as oranges are sweeter.

Nutella pancakes - Spread Nutella on the hot pancake so it mets. Roll or fold into quarters and eat straight away. Unbelievably good. Sliced banana is always a good accompaniment.