classic pancakes

Classic pancakes: Just in time for winter! Image: Pexels.

Classic pancakes – Flip a few pancakes this winter

The perfect winter recipe when the cold settles in or the perfect snack to prepare when the first tooth of a little one appears!

classic pancakes

Classic pancakes: Just in time for winter! Image: Pexels.

With the rain pouring down in certain parts of the country, it is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some classic pancakes. This homemade pancakes recipe is the same one Mum or Gran used to prepare whenever the weather cooled down.

Use this basic recipe to prepare sweet or savoury pancakes. This classic pancakes recipe includes cinnamon sugar for the most basic sweet pancakes. You can also fill the pancakes with mince or chicken with a creamy cheese sauce for a delicious savoury meal.

If you want to prepare a tempting dessert, fill the pancakes with your favourite fruit, condensed milk or caramel treat.  

If you do not have a non-stick pan, simply take some coarse salt and rub it with a paper napkin on the base. This will help that your classic pancakes do not stick to the pan.

Classic pancakes recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: Main, SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 250 g 250 flour

  • 10 ml 10 baking powder

  • 2 ml 2 salt

  • 2 2 eggs

  • 250 ml 250 milk

  • 250 ml 250 water

  • 12½ ml 12½ lemon juice

  • 25 ml 25 sunflower oil

  • 250 ml 250 sugar

  • 15 ml 15 ground cinnamon


  • Sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Beat the eggs until light and add milk, water, lemon juice and oil.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the liquid. Mix and beat well until there are no lumps.
  • Cover the bowl with a cloth and let stand for about 30 minutes.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  • Heat the sunflower oil in a non-stick pan. Pour the oil and wipe the pan with kitchen paper. (Butter can be used as well.)  
  • Using a large spoon, drop a spoonful of the batter into the pan and turn the pan around so the batter covers the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the batter bubbles on top of the pancake, you can turn the pancake over.
  • Place a large plate in a saucepan with boiling water to keep the pancakes warm.
  • Put the cooked pancake on the plate and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Place a lid on top of the pancakes to keep it warm. Repeat until all the batter is used.


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