Best American pancake recipe

(27 Posts)
Tigersteakpie Fri 26-Nov-21 19:38:24

I love American pancakes but whenever I make them they are a bit shit.

Does anyone have a great go to recipe they can share?!

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PaniniHead Fri 26-Nov-21 19:48:21

This one never fails me-
www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/fluffyamericanpancak_74828

Bashfulinseduary Fri 26-Nov-21 19:50:26

I live in the southern US. My recipe is....
1 cup self rising flour
I dessert spoon sugar
Good punch of salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk (or plain yogurt)
Milk to make a thick batter.

Mix dry ingredients,
Beat in eggs and buttermilk/yog with enough milk to form a smooth thick batter.
Heat a frying pan on medium low. Rub with butter, spoon in mix to form 4" circles. Don't cook too fast. Serve with bacon and maple syrup. Y'all gonna love it

purplesequins Fri 26-Nov-21 19:52:07

cup of flour
1 egg
half a teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon melted butter

a few tablespoons milk until desired thickness (you want the texture of creamy yoghurt)

user1471530109 Fri 26-Nov-21 19:54:07

I think it's Jamie Oliver (sorry) who separates the eggs. Whisk up the egg whites and fold them in to the batter (the yolk is in there already). Very light and fluffy.

Sauvignonandlemonade Fri 26-Nov-21 19:57:28

Mine is

200g self raising flour
200ml milk
60g melted butter
1tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1tblsp sugar
3 eggs

Whisk everything together in any order you fancy! Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan then spoon the mixture in the centre of the pan. Let it cook until slightly larger bubbles start to appear on the top and the sides look 'cakey'. Flip it over and then let the other side cook.

I make these at least once a week and they never fail me.

Glittertwins Fri 26-Nov-21 19:58:15

user1471530109

I think it's Jamie Oliver (sorry) who separates the eggs. Whisk up the egg whites and fold them in to the batter (the yolk is in there already). Very light and fluffy.


DH does this one. Fool proof 🙂

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TooWicked Fri 26-Nov-21 19:59:49

The Costco American pancake mix. Just add water.

whensmynexthol1day Fri 26-Nov-21 20:01:36

Nigella's are awesome
https://www.nigella.com/recipes/american-breakfast-pancakes

cooldarkroom Fri 26-Nov-21 20:06:08

My brother makes up the dry mix, with milk powder in it & has it in a container ready to use. then just mixes eggs & water.
I can eat a tall stack of them easily .

Groovester Fri 26-Nov-21 20:07:19

Mary Berry’s drop scones recipe. We double up amounts and make big American style pancakes.

SillyBub Fri 26-Nov-21 20:09:18

I always use this - with self raising flour and baking powder 👍

ReginaaPhalange Fri 26-Nov-21 20:09:43


This one is an absolute winner!

Tigersteakpie Fri 26-Nov-21 21:20:00

So the BBC one is the one I used the last few times. But I didn't use SR flour.

@bashfulinseduary I'm going to give yours a go tomorrow!!

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LittleOverWhelmed Fri 26-Nov-21 22:11:43

I always make these - doubling the quantities: www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/american-blueberry-pancakes

violetbunny Fri 26-Nov-21 22:12:29

I use the same recipe as @LittleOverWhelmed - it's a winner!

veryouting2021 Fri 26-Nov-21 22:29:33

Tigersteakpie

So the BBC one is the one I used the last few times. But I didn't use SR flour.

@bashfulinseduary I'm going to give yours a go tomorrow!!



I mean this with the utmost respect, but if you're following a recipe and yet not using the type of flour they specify, then the end result is always going be a bit shit are they not?

CherryRedDMs Fri 26-Nov-21 22:37:04

I’ve made these twice, they were indeed very fluffy www.autostraddle.com/essential-brunch-recipes-fluffy-pancakes-home-fries-and-a-bacon-bloody-mary-250554/

Oneforthemoneytwo Fri 26-Nov-21 22:40:18

Thanks for posting the BBC one. I always used it and then lost the link so I’m really happy to have it back

HaveANiceFuckingDay Fri 26-Nov-21 22:42:39

Sauvignonandlemonade

Mine is

200g self raising flour
200ml milk
60g melted butter
1tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1tblsp sugar
3 eggs

Whisk everything together in any order you fancy! Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan then spoon the mixture in the centre of the pan. Let it cook until slightly larger bubbles start to appear on the top and the sides look 'cakey'. Flip it over and then let the other side cook.

I make these at least once a week and they never fail me.

Yup this one

Jerble Fri 26-Nov-21 22:44:06

I use this one www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/american-pancakes

LadyFuschia Fri 26-Nov-21 22:45:39

Controversial but the secret ingredient for really fluffy pancakes is cottage cheese- no need to blend furiously as somehow it smooths out and you can’t taste, but it adds something good!
I use this, roughly. Mostly make with flour instead of oats (add the extra weight) and never add sugar.
recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/cottage-cheese-and-blueberry-pancakes

They rise much better, and are more filling due to the protein!

LittleOverWhelmed Fri 26-Nov-21 22:51:25

violetbunny

I use the same recipe as @LittleOverWhelmed - it's a winner!

We had visitors last weekend, I cooked the pancakes and the teen declared them “the best pancakes” she had ever had. Her dad was rather crest fallen grin.

They don’t have any sugar in them, but that is just fine if you serve with maple syrup. I love blueberries in mine because with makes it like a dessert grin

violetbunny Fri 26-Nov-21 23:04:56

@LittleOverWhelmed Same! Blueberries are the best. And always serve with maple syrup!
I think I have some blueberries in the freezer, I might make some tomorrow now I'm thinking about them! grin

Pipthesqueak Sat 27-Nov-21 13:20:21

American here. Make sure the milk is lukewarm when you add it and that you let the batter sit for at least twenty minutes (ten in a pinch) before frying.

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