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Prep Time:5 mins

Cooking Time:3 mins

Serves:6 Adults



Many people like sweet pancakes so to sweeten up our simple recipe try adding fresh or stewed fruit. 


  • 100g / 4 oz. of plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 300ml / 10 fl oz. of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil


  1. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and then add the beaten eggs
  2. Use a balloon whisk to beat the eggs into the flour and gradually whisk in the milk until just smooth
  3. Brush a non-stick medium frying pan with the oil and when very hot pour in about 3 tablespoons worth of the batter
  4. Quickly tilt the pan from side to side to form a thick layer of batter and cook for one minute
  5. Flip the pancake over with a spatula and cook until the underside is slightly golden
  6. Continue with the rest of the batter, recoating the pan with oil when required 

What you will need

  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Whisk

Serving suggestions

Are you a lover of pancakes, but looking for healthy options without sacrificing the flavour? Make healthier pancakes by using some of these filling ideas:

  • Low-fat natural yogurt with sliced strawberries: 1 tablespoon of sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon of low-fat natural yogurt adds 25 calories
  • Stewed fruit (stewed with sugar): 1 tablespoon adds 12 calories.
  • Squeeze of lemon

"Excess pancakes can be refrigerated or frozen for a tasty snack"

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