Coffee pancakes recipe for Shrove Tuesday

We think we may have discovered the ultimate breakfast treat. This February 28th, why not try coffee pancakes to start your day off in style? These are American-style pancakes, so they’re smaller and much thicker than their European cousins. They’re served in American diners in ‘stacks’ – but you won’t need more than two or three as they’re pretty filling! Here’s what to do:

Coffee pancake recipe

What you’ll need (to make around eight pancakes)

  • 340g of self raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 large freerange egg
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus extra for frying

Optional, for serving:

  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh fruit, such as blueberries or strawberries
  • Creme fraiche
  • Maple syrup

What to do:

Pre-heat the oven to 50 degrees C. Mix the flour and sugar together. In a separate large measuring jug, whisk the milk, egg coffee and oil together until completely combined. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Combine roughly using a wooden spoon, then change to a hand whisk to mix the batter. When fully mixed, pour the batter back into the measuring jug.


Put a heavy-bottomed frying pan over a medium heat, and leave it for a minute or two to heat up. Then, pour a little  vegetable oil and rotate the pan to coat the bottom. Pour in around an eighth of the batter. Don’t spread it out too thinly – you’re looking for a small, thick pancake. Let it cook for two or three minutes, then slide a fish slice under it and flip it over. When that side’s cooked as well, slide the pancake onto a baking tray and put it in the oven until you’ve done the rest.

Serve with your choice of accompaniments, and a large cup of your favourite coffee on the side. Any left over pancakes can be frozen – just defrost them overnight and reheat them in a hot oven before serving.

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