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Easy Classic Pancake Recipe (Old fashioned pancakes)

The classic pancake is the easiest type of breakfast to whip up in the kitchen. There are many variations when it comes to making pancakes such as; Our very own Naija pancake which most people make with lots of sugar and oil plus additional ingredients such as pepper and onion, Masa which is simply rice puffs but made in a special pan which makes it a pan cake, Crepes which is very flat and can be rolled or folded however you want and so on. Now what makes the classic pancake different from the other pancakes mentioned is the texture which is distinct with a cake like feel. Pancakes are easy to prepare and don't require much work. Also, please note that you are required to just grease the pan with a little oil. This is one of the reasons why a non-Stick pan would come in handy for this meal. Pancakes can be eaten plain, drizzled with honey or syrup, topped with berries, butter jam etc depending on individual choice. Here's how it's made

Easy classic pancake recipe
• Prep Time:
10 minutes
• Cook time: 20 minutes
• Total time:  30 minutes


• 2½ heaped cups all purpose flour

• 2 tbsp. Baking powder
• 3 tbsp. Granulated sugar
• 2 cups milk 
• 1 egg
• ½ tsp. salt
• 4 tbsp. butter, melted
• Pancake syrup (to serve) - optional

Step 1: In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the egg, milk and melted butter; mix until smooth.

Step 2: Lightly grease a dry frying pan with a little oil or butter and turn the burner to medium heat. Scoop the batter onto the pan and leave to cook till the cooked part gets brown.

Step 3: Flip over and let the other part cook also. Serve hot drizzled with syrup!

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  1. Thanks dobby. As a silent follower your blog inspires me to cook. Kip it up.

  2. I like this recipe but a quick question. Do you really mean 2 tablespoons of baking powder to one and a half cup of flour? Or is it 2 TEASPOONS baking powder? Thanks

    1. Hi teekay, thanks for bringing my attention to the typo. It's actually two and half heaped cups of flour.

  3. Thanx for sharing dobbyssignature really appreciate ur efforts. Happy I found so many recipes on ur blog.

  4. Hi dobby i used ur pancake recipie, today i decided to make it different. I added little yeast and allowed it to ferment alittle. Just wanted to share dis with you. Try it u will love it. For d record i love ur recipie. I love trying new things in d kitchen.

    1. Hi cuteeculmog, Thanks for the feedback. Would definitely give it a try. Glad to have you on the blog.

    2. Hi cuteeculmog, Thanks for the feedback. Would definitely give it a try. Glad to have you on the blog.

  5. Hi Dobby,

    Quick question, where do you get all purpose flour in naija? I searched in Shoprite but didn't see it!

    Do share!


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