Easy pancakes

Easy pancakes

Everyone needs an easy American pancake recipe, and this is one of the best. Top with your choice of sweet or savoury toppings.


  • 60g/2oz self-raising white flour
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 125ml/4fl oz milk
  • 2 tsp cooking oil

For the savoury toppings

For the sweet toppings


  1. Put the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the egg and the milk and whisk very well.

  2. Heat one teaspoon of the oil in a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat.

  3. Spoon a quarter of the mixture in a heap on one side of the pan and allow to spread. Do the same in the other side of the pan.

  4. Cook two pancakes at a time for 2 minutes, or until the top starts to look set and dry and bubbles appear on the surface.

  5. Flip over and cook on the other side for 1–2 minutes, then transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining pancake mixture.

  6. Top with crispy bacon, a poached egg, avocado and baby spinach, or fresh banana and maple syrup.

Recipe Tips

Use a half cup measure for this recipe, or a clean, individual yoghurt pot.