American Pancakes

American Pancakes are really good, and easy to make! And great for brunch as well as breakfast. I make them when I want to spoil people around me.  It takes about 20 minutes to bake the pancakes, so go wake the person you want to spoil up once the batter is ready and you cook them while they are in the shower – perfect.

This is based on an American recipe, but I got tired of having to convert everything from cups, so here is the European friendly recipe.

Eat them with sirup or jam. Or if you want to be adventurous, with yogurt like my dad.


I use an old (clean) ketchup bottle to make my pancakes with – it works like a dream.

American Pancakes

Easy american breakfast pancakes. It takes about 20 minutes to bake the pancakes.
Course Desert, Pancake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • 355 milliliters wheat flour
  • 3,5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 50 grams butter melted. I melt mine on the skillet I am going to fry the pancakes on.
  • 1 egg
  • 330 milliliters milk


  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth. If you have a hand mixer, use it.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.
  3. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. I use a gravy spoon for this or my trusty ketchup bottle.
  4. Fry them until the first side starts to dry out. Flip the pancake and fry them on the other side until they are brown.
  5. Serve them hot with something sweet.


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