Three Easy Pancake Recipes – English, American and French

Looking for an easy pancake recipe? Here's 3 easy recipes for homemade pancakes, one for English pancakes (pretty much the same as the French crêpe), American pancakes and the French Breton galette, which is a gluten-free savoury pancake. #pancakes #pancakeday #MardiGras #ShroveTuesday #Breakfast #breakfastrecipes #Brunchideas #Brunch

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Here are three great pancake recipes. One for English pancakes, one for American pancakes and one for French pancakes. 

 

Three Easy Pancake Recipes – English, American and French

Pancakes. 

So simple. 

And I love simple when it comes to cooking!

But which kind of pancake to make? 

Eh? 

Well yes, there are various different kinds of pancakes out there.

 

Different kinds of pancake

Being a Brit I love a good ‘ole fashioned English pancake… which I must admit is pretty much the same as the French crêpe, so much so that we probably stole the recipe from the French some time back in the day. 

Talking of French pancakes, as well as the crêpe there’s also the Breton galette, which is a speciality of Brittany / Norther France, using buckwheat and usually served with a savoury topping or filling. 

Read more: 100 Pancake Toppings Ideas

Oh and buckwheat is totally gluten-free, so nice for those that try to avoid gluten / are celiac. 

Moving across the Atlantic ocean, there’s the American pancake, usually to be found loitering in stacks at the diner for brunch! 

I could go on, but this post will be never ending…. 

So here’s the useful bit… the skinny on how three easy pancake recipes that are utterly delicious.

Read more: Quick and Healthy School Day Breakfast Ideas

Pick a recipe, then use it to make pancakes for Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras… or for breakfast… or brunch… or simply because you fancy having a pancake. 

 

Easy but delicious pancake recipes 

English pancake and French crêpe recipe

I’d been just chucking a bunch of ingredients into a blender and making so-so pancakes until I got round to tracking down a really easy, but totally delicious, recipe for making pancakes. 

The recipe is over on BBC Good Food – and I know it so well know, I can make it without even having to check it. Which is great for busy school mornings. 

I love these English pancakes / French crêpes with a very simple lemon juice and sprinkles of sugar topping. 

But of course there’s myriad toppings and fillings for pancakes… we’ve put together a list of a 100 easy to chuck on or in toppings and fillings.

 

Looking for an easy pancake recipe? Here's 3 easy recipes for homemade pancakes, one for English pancakes (pretty much the same as the French crêpe), American pancakes and the French Breton galette, which is a gluten-free savoury pancake. #pancakes #pancakeday #MardiGras #ShroveTuesday #Breakfast #breakfastrecipes #Brunchideas #Brunch

 

American pancakes recipe

As a Brit I think of American pancakes as a stack of deliciousness served diner style for brunch. 

The very best are light and fluffy and rock when served with bacon drizzled with maple syrup. 

Here’s a lovely recipe for light, fluffy, delicious American style pancakes from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen

 

Looking for an easy pancake recipe? Here's 3 easy recipes for homemade pancakes, one for English pancakes (pretty much the same as the French crêpe), American pancakes and the French Breton galette, which is a gluten-free savoury pancake. #pancakes #pancakeday #MardiGras #ShroveTuesday #Breakfast #breakfastrecipes #Brunchideas #Brunch

 

Breton galette recipe

Now this Breton galette style pancake is made with buckwheat… which means it is gluten-free.

So kind of a two birds with one stone recipe.

However, it is very much a savoury pancake recipe and I must say it’s an acquired taste. 

I love them with a very traditional gruyère cheese and ham filling. Fried egg also works well. 

This recipe is from the brilliant Doves Farm, who, coincidentally, I buy all my flour from.

 

Looking for an easy pancake recipe? Here's 3 easy recipes for homemade pancakes, one for English pancakes (pretty much the same as the French crêpe), American pancakes and the French Breton galette, which is a gluten-free savoury pancake. #pancakes #pancakeday #MardiGras #ShroveTuesday #Breakfast #breakfastrecipes #Brunchideas #Brunch

 

So there you go, that’s the pancake recipes nailed… 

For pancake toppings ideas, you need to check out our 100 pancake toppings ideas post.

They’re all super simple, chuck em on and enjoy them toppings ideas, some sweet, some savoury.

You’re welcome 😉 

 

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Looking for an easy pancake recipe? Here's 3 easy recipes for homemade pancakes, one for English pancakes (pretty much the same as the French crêpe), American pancakes and the French Breton galette, which is a gluten-free savoury pancake. #pancakes #pancakeday #MardiGras #ShroveTuesday #Breakfast #breakfastrecipes #Brunchideas #Brunch

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