Breakfast pancakes recipe

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All-day breakfast pancakes use a basic pancake recipe and serve them with succulent bacon strips, egg and fresh tomatoes

Breakfast pancakes
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Makes4–6
SkillEasy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories556 Kcal28%
Sugar6.1 g7%
Fat16.7 g24%
Saturated Fat5.2 g26%
Salt1.2 g
Protein31.5 g63%
Carbohydrates69.6 g27%
Salt1.2 g

These simple breakfast pancakes are a weekend staple, perfect for covering with your favourite toppings. 

Whether you're a fan of bacon and maple syrup or berries and yogurt, this classic pancake recipe (opens in new tab) has to be a go-to for a Sunday brunch. Made with just five ingredients that you'll likely have in your cupboard and fridge already, they're great for whipping up when you want something a little more special. And ready in just 15 minutes, they're so quick to make that brunch just becomes a breeze. We've gone for a savoury dish with our recipe, complete with bacon, mushroom, and spinach.

Ingredients

For the pancakes:

  • 90g plain flour
  • 1½ level tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 med eggs
  • 100ml skimmed milk
  • Spray oil

For the topping:

  • 2 bacon medallions
  • 100g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 175g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1-2 tbsp freshly shredded basil
  • Salt and ground black pepper

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Method

  1. To make the pancakes: tip the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Break 1 egg into the milk and mix. Gradually whisk into the flour to give a smooth batter.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan and spray lightly with oil. Drop 3-4 dessertspoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and spread out to give rounds about 7cm in diameter. Cook for 1-2 mins, then turn them over and cook for 1- 2 mins more, until lightly golden on both sides. Remove from the pan and cook the remaining mixture, keeping the first batch warm.
  3. Spray oil in the pan and cook the bacon for 1-2 mins on both sides. Push to one side of the pan and add 1 spray of oil to the clear area. Add the mushrooms and cook for 1-2 mins. Add the tomatoes and cook until they start to soften, then stir in the basil and seasoning.
  4. Poach the remaining 2 eggs. Divide the pancakes between 2 plates and top each with a piece of bacon. Spoon on the tomato and mushroom mixture and top with poached eggs. Grind over a little black pepper and serve.

T0p tips for making breakfast pancakes:

For an additional treat, throw in some chocolate chips into your mixture before it goes into the pan. They'll melt in the cooking process and give you an extra-chocolatey delight.

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