Quick Pancake Recipes

4 quick pancake toppings

  • serves 2 (or 4 pancakes)
  • Easy

Make your own or buy ready-made for these flippin' great sweet and savoury pancake ideas


To make the easiest pancakes ever, start by making four simple pancakes (to serve two) using the following method, then choose between our quick filling ideas below…



  • plain flour 75g
  • salt a pinch
  • sugar a pinch, (for sweet recipes)
  • whole milk 120ml
  • egg 1
  • butter for frying


  • Step 1

    Put 75g plain flour in a bowl with a pinch of salt (and a pinch of sugar for sweet recipes) and make a well in the centre.

  • Step 2

    Whisk 120ml whole milk with 1 egg, then whisk gradually into the flour.

  • Step 3

    Brush a small frying pan with butter, then pour in a little batter and tilt until it covers the base.

  • Step 4

    Cook until golden, then flip and cook the other side. Repeat until all the batter is used.

Then try the following pancake toppings:

Ham, spinach and egg pancakes

  • Cook 100g chopped spinach in butter until wilted.
  • Warm 2 pancakes and put a slice of emmental on the middle of each.
  • Divide the spinach between them, top with shredded ham hock from a pack and finish with a fried egg.

ham and spinach

Boozy orange and crème fraîche pancakes

  • Zest and juice 3 large oranges then put ¾ of the zest and all the juice in a large frying pan with 3 tbsp caster sugar.
  • Simmer for 3-4 minutes until syrupy, then add a dash of Cointreau and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Fold 4 pancakes into triangles then heat gently, turning in the syrup.
  • Serve on warm plates with a dollop of crème fraîche and a sprinkle of the remaining zest.

boozy orange

Caramel, pear and walnut pancakes

  • Melt a knob of butter in a pan and cook sliced pear wedges until softened and golden.
  • Add a splash of whisky and bubble for a few minutes, then stir in 2 tbsp of dulce de leche or caramel sauce.
  • Fold into 4 warm pancakes and top with a scoop of nutty ice cream (we used Green & Black’s Vanilla Caramel Nut) and a few toasted walnuts.

caramel pancakes

Mushroom fondue pancakes

  • Melt a knob of butter in a pan and cook 200g sliced chestnut mushrooms until golden.
  • Add a crushed clove of garlic and cook for 2 minutes, then add 100ml double cream and 100g grated gruyère.
  • Heat gently until the cheese melts, then stir in 1 tbsp chopped chives and spoon into warmed pancakes.
  • Finish with another sprinkle of chives.

mushrrom fondue pancakes

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