Someone mentioned to me the other day that they love my Blender Batter Pancakes recipe, but that sometimes they’re in too much of a rush to do the whole ‘prepare the night before’ thing, and they needed a simple pancake recipe for times like that. I agree – I don’t always soak the grains the night before, because pancakes are sometimes a spur of the moment thing. Like last night.
We arrived home from our road trip to Mackay in the afternoon, and I managed to scrounge through the fridge and freezer to find mince and veges for a quick dinner. But by 8pm I was hungry again. That’s when it dawned on me that while I was away my mum had stocked up the big freezer with half a pig (homegrown by a friend and butchered locally). AND I had just bought a litre of organic pure maple syrup from Sprout in Townsville. Perfect. Pancakes, bacon and maple syrup, coming up! (Yes, I know, soup for breakfast and pancakes for supper… I’m weird like that.)
I used to work at a roadside cafe for a Canadian lady when I was 18, and she found it very strange that I didn’t know how to make pancakes just off the top of my head. It made her quite impatient when I’d ask her ‘How much flour was that again? How much milk?’ So I soon learnt, and nowadays I don’t usually measure, just chuck in a bit of this and a bit of that until they look right. But just in case you are like my 18 year old self and need a recipe, I’ve written out the measurements for you. Feel free to tweak to taste – more milk for thinner pancakes, less milk for thicker. And I’ve added a few variations, so you can pick between spelt, gluten free and grain free coconut flour pancakes. If you need an egg free or nut free variation, check out the notes below the recipes.