For kids (and adults!) Pancake Day is a pretty exciting day in the food calendar as it’s cooking at its most hands-on: cracking eggs, whisking batter, flipping pancakes and topping them with lots of delicious things at the table. And the little ones can get involved at every stage – if you don’t mind a bit of mess, that is!
Jamie’s one-cup pancake batter is really simple: Crack an egg in a bowl, then add a mug of flour and a mug of milk. Those proportions work at any quantity: for every egg just add an extra cup of flour and milk.
Pancake topping ideas are near endless, so mix things up and get creative. For more pancake ideas, check out our favourite pancake recipes below and get flipping!
If it’s a simple, crêpe-style pancake recipe you’re after, this is it. Finish with a twist of lemon juice and a dusting of sugar, or go wild with your favourite sweet or savoury toppings. It’s super-versatile: you can easily tweak the recipe to make wholemeal or fluffy, American-style pancakes if that’s what you fancy.
Berry good pancakes
For a proper Pancake Day treat, these berry and bacon pancakes are unbeatable. The combo of crisp, salty bacon and sweet tender berries is so, so good; and makes a brilliant topping for a stack of these fluffy, American-style pancakes. Finish with a drizzle of maple syrup if you really want to go to town!
Inspired by the TikTok tortilla trend, we’ve created a folded pancake so you can enjoy all your favourite pancake toppings in one go. Using Jamie’s one-cup pancake batter recipe, you can add up to four different toppings, then simply fold up and dig in!
If you’re already making your own sourdough bread, have a go at these delicious sourdough pancakes. Simply add a bit of your sourdough starter to the batter mix for a little acidic kick that really goes well with sweet toppings, such as juicy fruit, maple syrup and grated chocolate.
Warm, caramelised bananas and a dollop of crème fraîche is the perfect combo on an American-style stack of fluffy pancakes – this is a brilliant weekend brunch.
Once you’ve nailed the pancakes, check out more ways with Jamie’s hero pancake batter