American Pancakes Recipe

Once again I’ve explored my love for America by again making one of Joy the Baker’s recipes and found my new favourite recipe.

Me and my houses mates have formed a tradition for our university days – weekend pancakes. Normally slightly worst for wear after a night out on the cocktails or when we are planning on a lazy day catching up on our bad tv series – ok not bad just cheesy like 90210, we make up a batch of pancakes and eat them with an array of toppings. Some of the past toppings have included- crispy bacon and maple syrup (ok pretty standard), brie and honey and my favourite cheddar cheese and fresh blueberries. Weird but try it!

This recipe makes the most amazing fluffy pancakes and very quick to whip up and quick to cook. Make sure you sieve the dry ingredients or you’ll get clumps of the raising agents which will leave a bad taste in your mouth! This recipe doesn’t contain any eggs which are helpful as I tend to never have them around the place unless I have some baking planned.

Joy calls these her Single Lady pancakes, enough for a lady rocking the pancakes by herself.  They are so good that we’ve got to the point where we quadruple the for two girls which makes you a huge stack of 5 fluffy pancakes. You don’t have to be a single lady to enjoy these – but if you are, you’ll appreciate them more….

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American Pancakes

All The Singles Ladies Pancakes

  • Author: foodnerd4life
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Adapted from Joy the Baker


  • 1 cup and 1/3 cup Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 5 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup plus 8 tbsp Buttermilk
  • All the sexy toppings you fancy


  1. In a bowl, sieve the dry ingredients and slowly whisk in the wet ingredients. That’s all – simple!
  2. Heat a large frying pan and add a little oil if not non-stick, ladle the mixture into the hot pan in 3 smallish blobs. They will puff up nicely, when you see the odd bubble form, flip them over, they should be nice and golden. They will only need another minute on the other side. Remove from the pan and place on a warm plate under the grill to keep warm while you finish the rest of the batter.
  3. Serve the stack of pancakes with your toppings of choice, this time I went for crispy bacon, cinnamon icing sugar and tomato ketchup. It was one of those days!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Pancakes
  • Cuisine: American

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