Pancake recipe: how to make pancakes

Mastering a good pancake recipe opens you up to a whole host of sweet and savoury breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Here, we list all our favourite pancake recipes – from traditional to unusual...

Pancake recipe
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A good pancake recipe means the difference between easy-to-flip, crispy pancakes and a sad soggy mess that sticks to the pan. Pancakes are actually very easy to make, but maybe because most of us save them for Pancake Day, we are out of practice. Well fear not – after trying our pancake recipes, you will be flipping confident (sorry) in your batter-making abilities.

These pancake recipes include everything from traditional French crepes, American fluffy pancakes, vegan pancakes, banana pancakes, ricotta pancakes and even Marmite pancakes (love them or hate them). 

So, read on to find your perfect pancake recipe or head to our food hub for more recipe ideas. 

Pancake recipes

Easy pancake recipe

Love the traditional French crepe? Find out how to make thin pancakes like you've always had at home. This is the easiest pancake recipe ever.

Fluffy American pancakes

It doesn't get better than a stack of fluffy American pancakes drizzled in maple syrup and topped with bacon, berries, yoghurt, peanut butter or whatever else takes your fancy. Here's how to make American pancakes the easy way.


Vegan pancakes

Discover how to make easy, dairy free pancakes with banana, flour and oat milk. It's easier than ever to create the ultimate stack of tasty vegan pancakes, and all you'll need are few simple of ingredients. Top with maple syrup, coconut yoghurt and fresh berries, peanut butter and banana, dairy free ice cream or melted chocolate.

Banana pancakes

Prepare the perfect gluten-free, banana pancakes with just three ingredients. Seriously fluffy, with a tasty, cake-like texture, these pancakes are best enjoyed soaked in maple syrup and topped with fresh berries.

Ricotta pancakes

Not as savoury as they sound, but delightfully fluffy and tasty, these ricotta pancakes are yummy and make for a great brunch, lunch or tea.

Marmite Peanut Butter pancakes with banana

Love it or hate it, you'll be surprised at the more-ish flavour of these gorgeous pancakes, spread with this nutty topping.

Savoury pancakes

Savoury pancakes are just what you need if you want to avoid the sweet stuff and stay fuller for longer. These delicious brunch pancakes fit the bill...

Pancake serving ideas:

  • Swap lemon for orange juice for a zingy pancake;
  • Banana and Nutella is a match made in heaven;
  • Add chocolate and mini marshmallows before removing from the pan for a smores pancake;
  • Add wholemeal flour or buckwheat flour to your pancake batter for a savoury galette;
  • Top with cream cheese, smoked salmon and chives;
  • Pile with berries and a drizzle or honey for an easy way to get lots of fruit into your breakfast.

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