This Thermomix pancakes recipe is so quick and easy to make, you won't mind the kids asking for them every weekend! Best served with lashings of maple syrup.
My kids are big fans of breakfast pancakes (well, who isn't?!) and they ask for them pretty much every weekend. Thankfully this pancakes Thermomix recipe is so easy, I'm happy to oblige.
Although this is an easy recipe, there are a few basics for making American pancakes that will help them be a success.
Top Tips for Making Pancakes
Here are a few tips for pancake making I have learned over the years.
- It takes time to get to know your pan and cooker. You need to experiment a bit with pancake making, until you work out what temperature works best and how long to cook the pancakes for.
- Pancakes taste best when cooked in butter. I like to melt a little butter in the frying pan, but then wipe it with a piece of kitchen paper. In between cooking each pancake, I then wipe the frying pan with the buttery kitchen paper.
- Do a test pancake first. Pour in a small amount of pancake batter into the pan to test the temperature first. In our house we call these 'teddy's pancakes'. Once the pancake starts to brown, you are ready to get started making the real pancakes.
- Do not touch the pancakes until they are ready to flip. You will know when they are ready as bubbles will start to appear in the batter and the pancake will start to dry out on top. If the bottom is brown before this happens, your pan is too hot.
- If you have more batter than you need, make mini pancakes with the leftover batter. They are delicious served cold with butter and jelly. I put them in my kids lunch boxes too.
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Making the pancakes sweeter
In our house we serve these fluffy pancakes with lashings of maple syrup, and so I also use maple syrup to sweeten the pancakes.
If you prefer to make the actual pancakes sweeter, you can add more maple syrup. You can also substitute the maple syrup with sugar (most pancake recipes will use sugar, but I prefer to use maple syrup).
Can you Freeze Pancakes?
Yes you can! Place wax paper between the pancakes and stack them, then either wrap in aluminium foil or in a freezer bag. Ideally, aim to use them within 6-8 weeks.
You can also store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for a couple of days, but you will need to re-heat them to make them soft again.
How to re-heat Pancakes
You can re-heat pancakes from frozen or from chilled. There are three ways you can do this:
- In the microwave (place on plate and cook for around 20-60 seconds, depending on wattage).
- In the oven (pre-heat oven to 180C / 350F, wrap pancakes in aluminium foil and heat for around 10 minutes).
- In an electric toaster (a great option if you are only re-heating one or two pancakes. Just keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn).
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- 50 g butter
- 270 g milk
- 2 eggs
- 20 g maple syrup
- 220 g self raising flour
- Extra butter for frying pancakes.
- Melt butter 2 minutes / 80 degrees / speed 2.
- Add milk, eggs, maple syrup, flour (in that order). Mix 30 seconds / speed 4.
- Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and melt a little butter.
- Pour in pancake mixture (I like to use a ladle).
- Allow the pancakes to cook until bubbles appear and they begin to dry on top (around 2 minutes) then flip and cook the other side. Repeat with remaining pancakes.