Making pancakes can be great family fun with this simple recipe. To make them healthier avoid adding sugar to the pancake mix and instead add a sweet topping like fresh or stewed fruit.


Ingredients – Serves 6 Adults


  • 100g / 4 oz. of plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 300ml / 10 fl oz. of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil




  • Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and then add the beaten eggs.Pancake_Table
  • Use a balloon whisk to beat the eggs into the flour and gradually whisk in the milk until just smooth.
  • Brush a non-stick medium frying pan with the oil and when very hot pour in about 3 tablespoons worth of the batter.
  • Quickly tilt the pan from side to side to form a thick layer of batter and cook for one minute.
  • Flip the pancake over with a spatula and cook until the underside is slightly golden.
  • Continue with the rest of the batter, recoating the pan with oil when required.


Serving Suggestions

Are you a lover of pancakes, but looking for healthy options without sacrificing the flavour? Make healthier pancakes by using some of these filling ideas:


  • Low-fat natural yogurt with sliced strawberries: 1 tablespoon of sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon of low-fat natural yogurt adds 25 calories.
  • Stewed fruit (stewed with sugar): 1 tablespoon adds 12 calories.
  • For something a little different try a savoury option: Minced beef Bolognese: 1 tablespoon adds 26 calories.


With the serving suggestions above remember fruit and yoghurt contain natural sugars and will add to the total carbohydrate of the recipe.