Thursday, 19 April 2012


Last day of the school holidays, and the boys decided they wanted pancakes for breakfast. Personally, I like to use either pure butter, macadamia nut oil or coconut oil to grease the pan.

Don't go and buy the pre-packaged pancake mixes which are full of anti-caking agents, thickeners and other additives.  Make up a batch of the dried ingredients listed below and store it in your pantry.  When you want to make pancakes, simple add the butter, egg, milk and buttermilk.

75g butter
270g plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
90g caster sugar
1 egg
300g  milk
150g buttermilk
butter or oil, for greasing pan
pure maple syrup and fresh fruit, to serve

  1. Place butter into TM bowl and melt for 2 minutes/50 degrees/speed 3.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. Mix for 30 seconds/speed 5.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Lightly grease the pan with butter or oil. Pour 1/3 cup of the mixture at a time into the pan and cook until bubbles form on the surface. Turn over and cook until golden.
  4. Serve in small stacks with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
Serves 4


  1. Hi Caroline - made these this morning and absolutely delicious! Quick and simple in the thermomix - a great Sunday treat :-)

    1. Glad you enjoyed them! Out of interest, this is what McDonald's hotcakes consist of: Water, Wheat Flour, Whey Powder, Maize Flour, Vegetable Oil (Canola), Sugar, Raising Agents (341, 500, 541), Dextrose, Emulsifiers (471, 481),Egg, Salt, Thickener (415 contains Wheat).
      AND the syrup is made from: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Water, Flavour, Preservative (202), Colour (150d). Sounds like something made in a lab.