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Pancake Recipe

A traditional South African Pancake Recipe. Quick and easy to prepare and delicous served with a variety of sweet and savoury fillings or sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time19 mins
Resting Time (optional)20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bakes, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Lunchbox, Snack, Supper
Cuisine: South African
Keyword: crepes, Pancake, pancake recipe, pannekoek, pannekoek resep, pannekoeken, pannekoeken recipe, south african dish, traditional south african
Servings: 16 Pancakes


  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder


  • Add all the wet ingredients (eggs, water and oil) in a bowl and mix with an electric beater for about 3 minutes.
  • Sift the dry ingredients (flour, salt and baking powder) and beat for another 3 minutes until the batter is smooth.
  • Let the batter rest for at least 20 minutes.
  • Place a large 12-inch skillet over medium heat. I usually prepare it with a light spray of oil.
  • Gently pour about half a cup of the batter into the centre of the pan while swirling the pan around to coat it evenly.
  • Once bubbles begin to form and the bottom is golden, flip and cook the other side. Don't overcook, but just enough so that it's golden brown. Roughly 30-40 seconds per side.
  • In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Squeeze a little lemon juice on the pancake if you wish and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Roll it up and serve immediately.