Drop scone pancakes recipe

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These simple maple drop scone pancakes are easy to make and are sweet and delicious, you won't just want them for Pancake Day

Maple drop scone pancakes
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Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Whip up these soft and indulgent maple drop scone pancakes for a sweet brunch treat. 

Pancake Day comes just once a year, but these mouth-watering maple drop scone pancakes are so tasty you'll be making them for breakfast whenever you can. They're best described as somewhere between our classic pancake recipe and a drop scone. And instead of using sugar to sweeten the batter, we've added maple syrup instead. Ready in just 25 mins, our recipe will give you 4-6 golden batter goodies (depending on the size of your saucepan). Serve whilst warm with a sprinkle of icing sugar and some more maple syrup. Or why not warm some soft fruits in a pan and dish up with a dollop of natural yogurt on top.


  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 125g wholemeal flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25g maple syrup
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 50g melted butter




  1. Put the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Measure the milk into a mixing jug and then whisk in the eggs before adding the butter, maple syrup and vanilla.
  3. Slowly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until everything is combined into a thick batter. You may need a touch more milk.
  4. Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and brush with a little vegetable oil, removing any excess with kitchen paper. Half-fill a ladle with the batter and pour this into the pan. It should be about the size of a saucer.
  5. Let it cook for about a minute until bubbles begin to appear and then flip it and cook for another minute before removing from the pan. Keep the pancakes warm between two upturned plates.
  6. Wipe the pan with the oiled kitchen paper and repeat, fitting two or three pancakes in the pan at a time. In total you should make about 10 pancakes.
  7. Serve immediately with some icing sugar and maple syrup.

Top tips for making drop scone pancakes:

It's important not to overwork the batter for these pancakes, otherwise they won't rise as well in the pan. Just gently whisk the ingredients together and don't worry if it's still a little lumpy.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies