Donna Hay: Basics To Brilliance Kids

Make the fluffiest pancakes at home with the help of this recipe by Donna Hay. For takes on pancakes, try Donna's blueberry pancake recipe, or her easy ricotta pancakes.


  • 1 1/3 cups (175g) white spelt flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ¼ cup (55g) caster (superfine) sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup (250ml) milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 40g unsalted butter, melted


  • 1.

    Place the flour, baking powder and sugar in a big bowl and mix to combine, using a whisk.

  • 2.

    Break the egg into a medium jug. Add the milk, vanilla and melted butter and whisk to combine.

  • 3.

    Using a spoon, dig a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Pour the egg mixture into the well, then whisk it all together to make a smooth batter.

  • 4.

    Heat a large, lightly greased non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Using a ladle or a cup, add about ¼ cup (60ml) of the batter to the pan for each pancake (you can cook 2–3 at a time, just leave yourself enough space for flipping). Cook pancakes for 1–2 minutes each side or until they’re golden, using a turner to flip them.

  • 5.

    Stack and serve the pancakes warm from the pan with some natural yoghurt, maple syrup and berries (or your own favourite toppings).

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 237kj
  • Fat Total 6g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 42g
  • Sugar 28g
  • Sodium 160mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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