Pancakes step by step

Pancakes step by step
pancakes step by step

Pancake Day – Tuesday 16th Feb 2021

I love pancakes and I also love cooking with the kids, so pancake day is something I look forward to. My 7 year old is great in the kitchen, he is non-verbal so relies on visual aids to support his understanding. My 4 year old is less interested in the cooking but is better than his brother at the eating bit!

I used to always make classic pancakes but now find the fluffy pancakes are a bit easier with younger children. Especially those who like to eat with their hands.

I like to use visual recipes so that my son can follow it with me. I also find it helpful to let him look over it for a while before we start as he needs more processing time. Most young children find it easier to follow visual guide so here are my step by step pancake guides.

pancakes with syrup

How to make fluffy pancakes

Lots of fluffy or American pancake recipes include sugar or blueberries. Personally I always end up burning pancakes with sugar or blueberries so I don’t include them but feel free to add them in.

Here is my step by step visual guide to fluffy pancakes:

Download and print out to use this pancake day –

My top tips for making pancakes:

  • You need a hot pan, wait until the pan is very hot for your first pancake, then turn it down for the next one
  • Leave the batter to stand for half an hour before using
  • Use a spatula to flip so they don’t end up on the floor

Classic Pancakes

I grew up with classic style thin pancakes. These are great savoury or sweet and easy to make. Here is the step by step guide for classic or thin pancakes:

pancakes step by step
pancakes step by step

Pancake Toppings

Pancakes step by step

Pancakes are great savoury or sweet so you can have a real variety of toppings, be experimental and have fun with your pancakes. Here are some of my favourite toppings:

  • Lemon & sugar
  • Strawberries & creme fraiche
  • Golden syrup
  • Maple Syrup
  • Ice Cream
  • Nutella
  • Bacon & Egg
  • Ham & Cheese

Have fun making your pancakes. If you find using a visual guide helpful you may be interested in by visual cookbook.

What will you be having on your pancakes?

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  1. Nice visuals, and I love pancakes! We haven’t had them for a long while now, as our boy went off them (I’m not even sure he’s my child, lol, how could my offspring not love pancakes??!?). But I might give it a try again now!
    I grew up in Sweden, and there jam is the most common topping by far. There’s even a ”Pancake Jam” you can buy in the shops (and if I remember correctly, it consists for the most part of strawberries and apple). Blueberry jam is also yummy… add a dollop of cream or ice cream, and I’m in pancake heaven! X

  2. 2nd March 2019 / 9:16 pm

    Brilliant, great tips – took me years to perfect pancakes but I’m sure this would have helped!

    • admin
      2nd March 2019 / 9:42 pm

      I know the feeling, I have had many a bad experience with pancakes xx

  3. 3rd March 2019 / 6:18 am

    Really love the visuals on this and the guide is very well put together. I’d like to share on Tuesday (if I get a chance I will do on the day). Xx

    • admin
      3rd March 2019 / 7:56 am

      Thank you x

  4. Rebecca
    3rd March 2019 / 3:00 pm

    I personally love the crepe/traditional pancakes…J will have a nibble but that’s it. I can’t wait to make some more x

    • admin
      3rd March 2019 / 5:43 pm

      I love both types of pancake really. My eldest had a little nibble the other day so I live in hope x

  5. 3rd March 2019 / 7:39 pm

    I am so craving pancakes all ready. Them fluffy pancakes look delicious X #kcacols

  6. 5th March 2019 / 7:20 pm

    Great guide. Nothing better than a plate full of pancakes, with lemon juice and sugar of course – I’m very traditional about them! #KCACOLS

  7. 7th March 2019 / 4:13 pm

    Great tips and lovely pictures. Thank you for sharing and thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  8. 12th March 2019 / 12:38 am

    I love pancakes!! These looks so yummy!! Now I want to go make me some!! #KCACOLS

  9. 27th March 2019 / 10:27 pm

    Step by step guides are so helpful – my kids need everything broken down of they are going to follow what’s going on. Thanks so much for linking to #spectrumsunday and hope to see you again next time.

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