Breakfast Pancakes & Waffles Recipes

345 Pancakes – Really simple breakfast pancakes

These breakfast pancakes are perfect for a quick treat at the weekend. Plus they’re so simple to make after a few times you won’t need the recipe.

345 Pancakes - really simple breakfast pancakes

I make these most weekends and though I normally use metric, I found that the imperial measure is easier to remember. The beauty of this recipe is you can measure all the ingredients as you go if you want, which is how I normal do it.

The 3 4 5 ratio will make 12 pancakes and give you just enough pancakes for 2 kids and 2 adults. If you’re starving 4 5 6 works as well.


  • 3 medium eggs
  • 4oz plain flour
  • 5oz milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Chocolate Spread
  • 2 tbsp milk


  • 2 bowls, I use glass bowls
  • Measuring jug
  • Scales
  • Electric whisk
  • Balloon whisk
  • Large metal spoon
  • Large frying pan (as heavy as possible) or a pancake pan if you are lucky like me.


  1. Split eggs into the two bowls*
  2. Place yolk bowl onto scales and add flour and baking powder.
  3. Pour in milk and whisk by hand until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Now add salt to the white and whisk with the electric whisk until you get firm peaks when you lift the whisk out the yolks the egg should make a peak that holds shape and doesn’t flop over
  5. Now add the whites to the batter and fold together
  6. Before you start making the making the pancakes make the chocolate sauce
  7. To do this put the chocolate spread and milk in a bowl and microwave for 10 seconds only.
  8. Then remove and whisk with a fork until smooth, if it’s too thick add a drop of milk and whisk again.
  9. To cook the pancakes heat your pan on a medium heat
  10. Once hot add a large spoon of batter to the pan for each pancake, I can normally fit three in my pan.
  11. Cook for about 2 mins, until the top of the pancake starts to bubble. Gently lift one edge to check it’s golden brown
  12. Now flip over and cook for a further 2 mins.
  13. Then serve the first batch of pancakes and start again.
  14. To get the drizzled effect with the chocolate sauce use a fork and points facing down flick the sauce over the pancakes.