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american pancakes stacked high with raspberries and golden syrup dripping down the sides

Easy Fluffy American Pancakes

This recipe for Easy Fluffy American Pancakes is both simple and delicious. A real winning choice for Breakfast or anytime.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword American Pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 480 kcal


  • 250 grams plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 70 grams caster sugar
  • 225 mls semi skimmed milk
  • 3 medium eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


  1. Put 250 grams of plain flour, 2 tsp of baking powder, 70 grams of caster sugar and ½ tsp of salt in your mixing bowl or food processor. I tend to sieve the flour if I am mixing by hand.

  2. Mix the 3 eggs and 225 mls of semi skimmed milk in a jug.

    Pour the liquid into the bowl and whisk it's pants off or blitz in the food processor until smooth and lump free.

    Rest in the fridge for 20 mins if you have the time. Don't worry if you don't.

  3. Put a frying pan on a medium heat and put a tsp of butter and oil into the pan.

    Wait until the pan gets hot enough. Test a drop or two of the batter in the pan if you are not sure. You are wanting it to sizzle quietly.

  4. Pour in a little of your batter mix. I use a ladle so as to get the same measure more or less each time. It's about 80 mls of batter.

    Spread it out if you need to so that it's about ½ cm thick. Wait until little bubbles start to form in the top of the pancake and flip.

    Keep checking the underside of your pancake to make sure they are not burning. At the right heat it should take a couple of mins each side.

    Add a tsp of butter and oil as you need it.

  5. Keep an eye on the pan getting hotter and hotter as time passes. Your 4th pancake will probably cook quicker than your first.

    Keep them warm if you are not serving immediately in a warm oven. Serve as quickly as you can.

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Recipe Notes

  • I use plain flour mainly for my pancakes but self raising is fine too. I would just adjust my baking powder to 1 tsp instead of 3.
  • I like to sift my flour if I'm whisking it all by hand.
  • Use a jug to pour them in the frying pan.
  • Make sure the pan is hot enough.
  • Don't over cook!
  • Check if they are ready by inserting a knife into the middle and checking for any wet batter.
  • Just do one at a time-especially if you're over 40!
  • Use one batch for two smaller weekend batches. Keep the batter covered in the fridge.
  • Use oil and butter together to prevent the butter burning. 
  • Add chocolate chips for an extra luxurious breakfast.
  • Serve with fruit to add a healthier vibe.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Fluffy American Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 378mg16%
Potassium 480mg14%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Calcium 219mg22%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.