Mini Cheese and Basil Pancakes {Savoury Pancakes}

Mini Cheese and Basil Pancakes are really easy to make and are a great savoury snack for kids. They are great to make with kids and they are really quick. My two love making them and eating them. I thought the basil would be too strong for them, but they really like it.

They are actually so cute for kids parties stacked into little towers and can be made a day in advance. The batter will keep for a day or two in the fridge if you don't use it all. Check out this post for more pancake making tips.

Mini Cheese and Basil Pancakes

  • Makes:  Around 20
  • Time:  15 minutes from start to finish
  • Cost:  4p per pancake
  • Calories:  34 per pancake


  • 85g self-raising flour
  • 25g wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 85ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 20g finely grated parmesan cheese (or 25g mature cheddar)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil or 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • Sunflower oil for frying


  1. Sift the flour and then mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a jug.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Using a whisk, carefully mix the liquid ingredients in the centre of the bowl incorporating a little of the flour as you go. Do not over-mix or your pancakes will be very tough. When the batter is just 'mixed' then stop.
  3. Heat a little oil in a pan and wipe away any excess with kitchen roll. Spoon a teaspoon of the pancake batter into the pan and use the spoon to carefully and quickly spread it into a small round circle approximately 6cm diameter. Depending on the size of your pan you will probably be able to make a few pancakes at a time. Cook for around 1 minute on each side on a medium heat until golden.