How to Make Canadian Pancakes

These are called Canadian Pancakes to differentiate them from the Crepes, which are also called Pancakes in the UK. They are similar to Scottish Pancakes but are larger and served hot.


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain flour (190g, ~6oz)
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • a few drops of vanilla essence
  • 3 tbs of sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs oil


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    Assemble your Ingredients. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl.
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    Measure out the milk into a measuring cup, mix in the two eggs and the oil.
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    Combine the wet and dry and stir leaving in most of the lumps.
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    Heat a non-stick pan and test it using a small bit of batter.
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    Pour your first pancake - about 5–6 inches (12.7–15.2 cm).
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    When the bubbles on the top disappear - flip it using a spatula.
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    Cook it for another minute and serve.


  • These are best served with butter and maple syrup
  • If you want the pancakes to look even more golden and taste better, add a drizzle of golden syrup to the mix.
  • Alternatively bananas can be sliced thinly into the pancake after the initial pour (chocolate can also be crumbled over for a decadent choice)
  • You can also use strawberry, chocolate, or vanilla syrup as a topping.
  • Add blueberries to the pancakes while cooking.
  • The test pancake only needs roughly one inch of batter - it should be golden brown
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  • If the test pancake sticks, take a paper towel with a small amount of oil on it and rub this over the cooking surface of the pan. Importantly, no oil should be in the pan when the pancake goes in.

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