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5 from 2 votes

How To Make The Perfect Fluffy American Pancakes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancake
Cost: £3



  • 300 g Self Raising Flour
  • 70 g Caster Sugar or Sweeter of your choice
  • 60 g Butter
  • 1/4 tspn Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tspn Salt
  • 440 ml Your Preferred Milk
  • 2 tspn Vanilla Extract (ensure it is halal)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 tbspn Melted Butter


  • Start by combining the sifted flour, sugar, salt and baking powder gently in a large bowl until soft and separated.
  • In another bowl/jug, lightly whisk together the milk, egg, vanilla extracts and warmed butter.
  • Once mixed, pour in the mixture to the dry ingredients slowly and whisk. Keep whisking and the bumps should soon disappear and the batter will be ready to cook. Do not worry if there are still a few persistent bumps in the batter. 
  • Whilst letting the batter sit, heat up a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat with a little knob of butter
  • When the butter has melted and looks frothy pour the mixture on to the pan at your preferred size. If you are cooking more than one at a time ensure they are not too close together.
  • You may notice the top bubbling up; this is a good indication that it is time to flip over making sure both sides are cooked golden and risen. This should take around 1-3 minutes depending on your cooker and personal preference.
  • After it is baked, remove your yummy pancakes from the pan carefully, wipe away any residue prior to making your next batch, as the butter may burn on the hot pan and alter the sweet taste of the pancake.
  • Repeat this process until all the batter is used up and ready to munch.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice (we love chocolate or honey 😋 along with some yummy fruit.
  • Take a picture and tag us in your delicious pancakes @halalfoodgastro on socials
  • Enjoy 🥳