Family Mealtime: Pancakes

April 9, 2015 , In: Breakfast, Family Friendly Meal , With: 2 Comments

Easy Pancake Recipe |

We’re slowly figuring out our family traditions and one that has been a firm favourite in our household for a very long time is pancakes.  When it was just my husband and I, he would make me crepes every weekend.  My favourite were filled with ham and cheese.  I think he may have won me over with those.

Easy Pancake Recipe |

After ten years of crepes every weekend we’ve switched it up to… pancakes.  We don’t do anything fancy.  It’s just a simple pancake recipe that I’ve tweaked so that I can make it in one bowl measuring by weight (even the liquids).  It also provides the perfect portion size for two adults and a toddler (or I suppose two very hungry adults).

Easy Pancake Recipe |

What I really love about having pancakes every Sunday?  It’s simple.  I don’t have to think up lunch ideas, I know it can be made quickly in one bowl with minimal mess, and I know everyone is going to love it.  No tantrums, no mess, no fuss.

Easy Pancake Recipe |

Easy Pancake Recipe |

I love the idea of a nice big brunch but that will come when I’m not insanely sleep deprived and when I know everyone will actually appreciate the effort on a Sunday morning.  I don’t mind cooking great healthy meals the rest of the week, but give me one day to just throw together some plain flour, eggs and milk.

Easy Pancake Recipe |

Easy Pancake Recipe |

Get out a bowl, a whisk and a scale, cut up some fruit, pull out the maple syrup and sit back and enjoy these easy pancakes.  And enjoy your weekend!

Easy Pancake Recipe |

Easy One Bowl Pancakes
Recipe type: Brunch & Breakfast
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This easy recipe for pancakes can be made in one bowl by using a kitchen scale.
  • 220g flour
  • 45g sugar
  • 3 tsp (14g) baking powder
  • 1½ tsp (10g) salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups (350g) milk
  • 3 tbps (20g) vegetable oil
  • butter for cooking
  • maple syrup and berries for serving
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Whisk. There will probably be a few lumps. This is OK.
  3. It should be fairly thick. You may want to add a little more flour or water 1 tbsp at a time to get the right consistency.
  4. Heat frying pan up to a medium high heat and melt some butter
  5. Using a soup ladle, scoop around ½ cup of batter into hot frying pan.
  6. Fry until brown and flip. Fry until other side is brown.
  7. Serve with maple syrup and fruit.

ps Want more easy brunch ideas?  How about these easy make-ahead brunch ideas?  Or why not try an Iranian brunch?

pps My recipe for crepes!


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