Best American pancake recipe: try an international twist this Pancake Day

Rise and shine with our classic American pancake recipes - Barry Taylor
Rise and shine with our classic American pancake recipes - Barry Taylor

Shrove Tuesday 2019 is just around the corner. Pancake Day falls on Tuesday, March 5th - but why not try something a bit more international this year?

If you're in the mood for a feast, why not whip up a batch of these American pancakes for brunch with sweet banana, juicy blueberries, maple syrup and cinnamon.

Here's an easy and delicious recipe to try.

American Pancakes




  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 150ml milk

  • 2 knobs of butter (1 melted)

  • 150g plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 banana

  • 1 handful of mixed berries

  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  1. Whisk the eggs and milk together until foamy, then add a knob of melted butter.

  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

  3. Pour in the egg mixture and whisk furiously until lump-free.

  4. Mash the banana and add to the mixture.

  5. Chuck a knob of butter in a hot pan until it bubbles. Ladle the mixture into the pan to form a pancake shape.

  6. Sprinkle a few berries on top of each pancake quickly before it cooks.

  7. Flip over when the pancake begins to bubble and is golden brown underneath.

  8. Cook until it has risen and is golden.

  9. Serve stacked, with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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