Pancake Recipe From Scratch

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Making a pancake recipe from scratch has never been easier. It's time to discard the ready pancake mix and make something you know is made from the basic ingredients found in your kitchen.

My family enjoys pancake's as a Sunday treat. Making pancakes is a activity that can easily involve the whole family from making the batter to pouring and flipping the pancakes everybody can lend a hand.

There is no limit on how to eat pancakes and everyone can choose a favourite topping and help to prepare for it too.



Pancake recipe from scratch

Serves 3-4 (makes about 16 pancakes - depending on serving size and how dense the mix is)


  • 16 slightly heaped tablespoons of white spelt flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 500-750 ml milk add in intervals to see and test the outcome
  • Oil (rice bran, palm etc.) or butter


Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well at highest level with an electric handmixer adding in the milk until the right consistency is reached.

The pan we use has a diameter of 21 cm and each pancake takes about a 1/4 cup of mixture.

Pre-heat your pan at medium heat. When a water drop dances in the pan it is hot enough. Spread a teaspoon of oil or less in the pan it should lightly cover the surface of the pan. Now fill the first 1/4 cup of mixture into the centre of the pan. Take the pan in your hand and rotate it until the mixture has spread evenly. Don't worry if your
first pancake is not perfect they get better with practise. The first ones may look a bit creative but they will all taste the same.

When the border of the pancake starts browning take a wooden spatula and flip the pancake. In between pancakes cover the pan with oil once more before the next one is spread out. Pile on a plate and set aside until finished then serve immediately.

Toppings for pancakes from scratch

You can practically put anything you like on top of your pancake, they can be sweet or

Some of our sweet favourites are:

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plum jam
kiwi fruit
  • Maple syrup
  • Sugar cane syrup
  • Icing sugar with cinnamon
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam
  • Diced seasonal fruit like strawberries, blueberries, kiwi fruit, mango, pawpaw (papaya)
  • Anything of the above with yoghurt or sour cream
  • Lemon and sugar

Some of our savoury choices are:

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  • Avocado
  • Pesto
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots grated
  • Cheese grated  or cream cheese

If you have some pancakes left over, use them the following morning. Just reheat them briefly in your oven and they are as delicious as before. Although if heated too long they will turn crispy.


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  1. Replace 4 heaped tablespoon with desiccated coconut.
    This quickly became one of our favourites. To first try this variation before committing fully make as many pancakes of the pancake recipe from scratch mix until you only have a few left to make then add the desiccated coconut to the mixture. You might need a bit more liquid. "
  2. Wash and de-core two apples, grate them and add them to the mixture.

Buckwheat pancakes and other flour alternatives

For buckwheat pancakes replace the spelt with buckwheat everything else stays the same.

Other options are white flower, wholemeal spelt or wheat flour. With the wholemeal varieties you may need a bit less since they are heavier and more filling.

Millet flour and coconut flour work as well but need stirring every time before making a new pancake. This is why we just exchange a quarter of the flour of our choice and mix either millet or coconut flour in.

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