Called “Pannenkoeken” in Holland or “Crêpes” in France, the Pancake is one of the oldest and most baked cakes around the world.

The most common are the thick, fluffy pancakes traditionally eaten in western countries on the “Pancake Day”, aka Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday.

The recipe below yields about 16 thick, fluffy and sweet pancakes covered in maple syrup and butter; check the recipe Tips and Tricks for some more pancake recipes variations!

Pancake Recipe

Easy making & easy eating, thick, fluffy pancakes!

Pancake Recipe

Easy making & easy eating, thick, fluffy pancakes!
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Pancake Recipe Tags & Times

Course Dessert
Occasion Mardi Gras
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes

Pancake Recipe Ingredients

For pancakes insystem:

Pancake Recipe Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt)
  2. In another, smaller bowl beat the eggs lightly, then mix with milk and oil
  3. Add these wet ingredients over the dry ones in the first, larger bowl and mix just until they start to moist; *do not overmix*, just let it a little lumpy
  4. Pre heat your nonstick frying pan or griddle and bake them one by one for a couple of minutes or so on each side (or bake two by two if using a griddle large enough or 2 pans)
  5. The pancake is done when it's golden brown on both sides; the interior should be fluffy!
  6. Pile them on serving plates and spread some maple syrup a a few pieces of butter on top
  7. Put the rest of the syrup in bowl and serve it together with the pancakes!

Pancake Recipe Tips & Tricks


The pancakes are easy to make and can be combined endlessly with toppings, creams, jams and fruits and nuts; or can be salty, with meat, cheese but also cabbage, potatoes or other vegetables.

At the beginning I mentioned Pannenkoeken - get the dutch pancake recipe here (sssh, it's baked in the oven!); I also mentioned french Crêpes - the recipe is here (they are much thinner, moist and covered in hazelnut cream and brown butter sauce!).

Another interesting pancake is the south-american Cachapas which are made from corn and folded over a good amount of cheese - get this simple yet delicious recipe here.

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