Pancakes are one of the easiest – and most fun – recipes you can do with your kids! This step-by-step guide to making delicious pancakes is perfect for any Pancake Day celebration. A small warning, though: They're so fun to make, you might find yourself eating these tasty snacks throughout the year!
How to Make Pancakes for Kids
For about a dozen pancakes, you will need:
- 200g plain white flour
- 300ml milk
- 300ml water
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, and an extra dash to grease the frying pan.
Easy Pancake Recipe – Method:
- Sift the flour into a large bowl.
- Make a well and break the egg into the centre, before adding a splash of milk
- Mix gently, then pour in the rest of the milk and mix until the mixture's smooth.
- Add the oil and water and beat for a minute or two.
- Now it's time to cook. Heat a splash of oil in the pan and let it get really hot, then spoon in about three tablespoons of pancake mixture and cook for just less than a minute.
- When you're ready, give it a flip, and don't be afraid of dropping it – practice makes perfect!
- Top your pancake with whatever you like. Enjoy!
Pancake ideas for kids
Anyone will tell you that it's the toppings that really make a pancake! Here are some classic combinations kids are sure to gobble up in no time:
- Sugar and lemon
- Apple, cinnamon, and raisins
- Banana and honey
- Ice cream and chocolate sauce
- Strawberry jam and cream
Making pancakes with kids can get messy!
Kids love to cook, but they love to get messy too – luckily, you can check out our stain removal tips for help when your kitchen helpers get carried away! Just remember: Before cleaning any stain, check the garment label for wash care symbols, and always conduct a test on a hidden area of fabric. Want to mix up the messiness this Pancake Day? Try our step-by-step guide to creating Pancake Art!
- Prepare your pancake mix as per the recipe above & decant into a clean squeezy nozzle bottle.
- Prepare a second batch of the mix making it thinner with an extra glug of milk and decant into a second squeezy bottle.
- Heat your frying pan, adding a small cube of butter to ensure the entire surface is well greased.
- Using your thicker mixture, create an outline of the shape you want to make in your pancake and fill in the spaces.
- Wait a few minutes until this first shape is browned at the bottom.
- Using the thinner mixture, draw a circular shape around your design and fill in to make a pancake.
- When bubbles start appearing on the surface, get ready to flip your pancake and reveal your creation!
- Heat for a further minute or two ensuring both sides are nicely browned.
- You can then add your own toppings or simply enjoy with a squeeze of honey! Delicious.