old fashioned butter pancake
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Healthy old fashioned butter pancake

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This old fashioned butter pancake made with all-purpose flour, egg, baking powder and butter mixed in a bowl is a feast for the senses.

Butter pancakes are arguably old fashioned and a popular delicacy around Easter holidays. I could still remember my grandma making pancake for us on Easter Sundays as a kid. Her pancake recipe was so popular and always in demand, to the extent that we would all queue up at her door on Easter morning to get a share.

Two of the ingredients I remember in her recipe were butter and egg, typical of Nigerian style flat pancakes which has no baking power or any rising agent in it. This Healthy old-fashioned butter pancake is very similar but fluffier. I have substituted white sugar as seen in Dakota’s recipe for honey to make it healthier.

Healthy old-fashioned butter pancake Ingredients

This pancake is made with these seven ingredients: All-purpose flour, milk, free range egg, butter, honey, sea salt and baking powder. You can sub milk for almond milk for a lactose free version and all-purpose flour for gluten free flour. The type of butter doesn’t matter if you don’t have any know allergies; for me I always use slightly salted butter in my recipes because it melts easily.

How to make healthy old-fashioned butter pancake

old fashioned butter pancake
  1. Sift all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle using a spatula, add honey, egg, melted butter and milk. Mix all together until it’s smooth.
  2. Heat up a frying pan or griddle over medium heat and coat it with butter. Scoop ¼ cup of the batter onto a frying pan and cook for about 4mins or until you can see the bubbles around the edges. Flip to the other side and cook for another 2mins.

A perfect pancake will be brown on both sides without getting burnt. If the pancakes are browning too quickly or the frying pan starts to smoke, this means that the heating is too high. if it’s on high heat, turn it down lower. I usually use medium heat and reduce the heat further if needed.

Can you freeze pancakes?

I prefer to eat pancakes fresh, but if you like to cook it ahead and freeze it, you can do that. To freeze pancakes, put them in lidded freezer safe plastic containers and freeze for up to three months. The longer you freeze pancakes for, the more it loses their taste and texture.

How do you keep pancakes warm?

Sometimes, you may not be ready to eat your pancakes straight away, hence, why you might want to keep it warm and fresh. To keep pancakes warm, place it on a plate and pop it in the oven at about 90C until you’re ready to eat.

Healthy old-fashioned butter pancakes

5.0 from 5 votes
Recipe by Oluwaseyi O’shea Course: Breakfast, BrunchCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

158

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

These ingredients should make about 8-9 pancakes. It is important to measure the ingredients in the right amount for best results.

Ingredients

  • cups All-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon Honey

  • teaspoons Baking powder

  • cups Milk

  • 1 Free range egg

  • 3 tablespoons Melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt

Directions

  • Sift all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle using a spatula, add honey, egg, melted butter and milk. Mix all together until it’s smooth.
  • Heat up a frying pan or griddle over medium heat and coat it with butter. Scoop ¼ cup of the batter onto a frying pan and cook for about 4mins or until you can see the bubbles around the edges. Flip to the other side and cook for another 2mins.
  • Serve with fresh fruits, a drizzle of maple syrup or honey!

Notes

  • Wiping the pan after each frying round and adding fresh butter coating may reduce the risk of the pancakes getting burnt.
  • PS: Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator and based on ingredients used.

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