Pancakes (American Style)

Written by Jeanette Smith 30th May 2020

Also known…correct me if I’m wrong…drop scones in parts of the UK and dollar pancakes in USA?

I like them best with lashings of butter, but it’s not very good for me, so I con myself that I’m being healthy by smearing with chocolate spread before adding the fruit, Haha.

Once again this is such an easy recipe to make and only take 4 ingredients.

If you purchase these in the store, stop! Let me tell you what you’re buying and eating and how easy it is to make them. You won’t regret making these. They are easy, cheaper to make than buy and so much better for you. They are also super adaptable.

The cheapest pancakes I saw were Tesco own brand coming in at .89c for 8. Pat the Baker brand were €2.29, also for 8. Here’s what’s in them.

There are 14 ingredients.

10 of these ingredients are unnecessary! You may add salt if you like, but that’s according to taste.

Actual ingredients required

  • 4 heaped tablespoons self raising flour
  • 2 heaped tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 eggs (1 egg will do if you don’t have enough. Just add a little more milk)
  • Approximately 4 tablespoons of milk.

I add a pinch of salt but this is optional. This mix makes approx 16 pancakes.

If you are buying ingredients for the first time, you will spend just under €5. But this will equip you with enough ingredients to make at least 6 batches, depending on whether you use one or 2 eggs in the mix.

6 batches is up to 96 pancakes, making them 0.05c per pancake as opposed to tesco 11c per pancake. Plus you have none of the added extra ingredients, so are much better for your health.

Let’s cook!

In a bowl add the dry ingredients, eggs and a little milk.

Using your tablespoon, mix it all together, stirring briskly to make a smooth batter.

Add more milk if required, but the mix should not be runny. It needs to be what’s known as a dropping consistency. So nice and thick, but soft enough to fall off the spoon without help.

In a frying pan or skillet, heat a little butter.

When the pan is hot, add in spoonfulls of the mix.

Allow to cook until you see air holes coming through the pancakes. Don’t have the heat too high though or they will burn.

Once the air comes through it’s time to flip them over. Then cook the other side until golden.

You can make these in batches and keep them in an airtight container for 3-4 days. If you want them warm, just pop them in the toaster on a warm up function.


Instead of sugar, you can add:

  • Blueberries
  • Mashed bananas
  • Grated apples
  • Grated pears
  • Chocolate chips

Serving suggestions

  • Chocolate and banana/strawberries or other fruits
  • Lashings of butter!
  • Bacon and maple syrup

How do you eat yours??

2 thoughts on “Pancakes (American Style)

  1. Definitely with lashings of butter! 🙂

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