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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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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