One-cup pancakes

Make a batch of pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, or a lazy weekend brunch. This one-cup recipe means you can make pancakes without weighing scales

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 193
  • fat 10g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 18g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 large egg or 2 medium eggs
  • 20g butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • caster sugar and lemon wedges, to serve (optional)


  1. Tip the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk and egg. Whisk together, starting in the middle, to create a smooth batter. It should be the thickness of double cream.

  2. Heat a little of the butter and oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add a sixth of the batter to the pan, quickly swirling it so there are no holes. Fry on one side for 1-2 mins then flip over and cook for a further 1 min. Keep on a plate, covered, in a warm oven. Repeat with the remaining batter to make six pancakes in total. Serve with sugar and lemon, if you like.

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