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easy pancake recipe South Africa

by | Dec 21, 2022 | Sweet Treats | 0 comments

This is the best fluffy buttermilk pancake recipe there is out there! The best part is that these are ready in 30 minutes. These flapjacks are fluffy, light and delicious pancakes that are perfect for sweet breakfasts or just a sweet craving. You will love these. 

what to add to your pancake batter to take them to the next level

  • Add fresh blueberries, adding these berries will give your flapjack an added bit of freshness and colour. If you have frozen blueberries that can work too, just make sure you fully thaw and drain them of any extra water.
  • Add chocolate chips, adding chocolate chips will make the pancakes EXTRA indulgent. (adding sweetened chocolate to your recipe could make the pancakes way to sweet so make sure you reduce the sugar amount when adding chocolate.

some good pancake toppings

  • honey butter, on cold rainy and cloudy days honey butter is my go too. There’s just something about melting butter on hot scotch pancakes. You can make the honey butter by mixing 1 tablespoon of butter in 1 teaspoon of honey. Use this as a spread for your pancakes.
  • Ice-cream, on hot days vanilla ice cream is my go to. Just place two scoops of ice-cream per pancake and you should be good.

what to do when your pancakes start to burn

  •  Check if your pans too hot (burns the pancake before it even cooks through), then reduce the heat. 
  • Check to see if your pan has enough oil. if not then add a little bit more oil to the pan, enough for it to cook without sticking. 
the best flapjack recipe

easy pancake recipe South Africa

This is the best fluffy pancake recipe there is out there! Best part is that these are ready in 30 minutes. These fluffy, light and delicious pancakes are  perfect for sweet breakfasts or just a sweet craving. You will love these flapjacks. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 6 people


  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil for frying


  •  Sift  all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir until everything is evenly distributed.
  • Whisk all the wet ingredients into a medium bowl until everything is combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well until there is no flour lumps in your batter
  • In a large cooking pan heat 1 tbsp of oil on medium low heat
  • 1.    Take a 1/8 cup of batter and fry in your pan. Once the oneside has bubbles in the middle of the batter and the bottom is golden brownflip the pancake and cook on the other side for 2 minutes or until the bottomis also golden brown and cooked. ( Make sure you keep adding a little bit ofoil into your pan after each pancake to ensure that non of them burn or stickto the pan.)
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