Classic Pancakes

easy peasy

For a simple breakfast classic that the whole family can get on board with, try these delightfully fluffy pancakes — top with bananas, berries, or even dark choc chips — maple syrup is the only essential!

Preparation time Prep: 10 mins
cook 15 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus extra for pan-frying
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 ⅓ cups soy milk, or other dairy-free milk, adjust to suit your preference
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 1Lightly oil a non-stick frying pan and place over medium-low heat. If you don’t have a non-stick frying pan, use some dairy-free margarine to cook the pancakes, along with a little oil.
  • 2Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and cornflour in a mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt. Gradually whisk in the soy milk, vanilla and the 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until smooth. If you like your pancakes thinner or thicker, add a little more or a little less soy milk, respectively.
  • 3Pour about ¼ - ⅓ cup of pancake batter into the pan. The pancake should start bubbling; flip it over when it’s firm enough to do so.
  • 4Cook and flip again, if needed, until golden on both sides. Remove from the pan and keep warm while cooking the remaining pancake batter. You should end up with 6–8 pancakes.
  • 5Serve warm, with your choice of toppings.

Tip: The right heat can make all the difference. If your pancakes aren’t bubbling, try turning the heat up slightly; if they are burning, turn the heat down.

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