Classic Lemon & Sugar Pancakes


With Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday approaching on the 28th February, I have joined up with some fabulous free from food bloggers to bring you many #FreeFromPancakes recipes. You will find everything from coconut and lime pancakes to fluffy American style pancakes and everything in between. For my recipe I am going back to basics, the type of pancakes I grew up with.

To me the word pancake conjures a picture of flat crepe style pancake that we had once a year on Pancake Tuesday when I was young. We always had it with lemon and caster sugar, lemon from a squeezy lemon, we were never so posh as to use an actual lemon. Now my kids demand pancakes regularly, it’s a weekend breakfast or brunch every so often and a must for special occasions such as birthdays or Christmas. American style pancakes and crepes are household words these days, saying you’re going to have pancakes means questions as to what type and which of the many toppings we will have.

I’ve used this same recipe for years now, only changing the milk. It works best with almond milk but it is also fine with soya, rice or cow’s milk.

Recipe for  Pancakes

Makes 8-10 pancakes

You will need:

  • 240g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 litre almond milk 
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil

1) Sieve flour. Whisk the flour together with eggs and milk.

2) Heat sunflower oil in the pan. When it is quite hot, pour in a small amount of the mixture, lift the pan and swirl it to thinly cover the base of the pan. Add a little more of mixture if necessary.

3) As the batter cooks  you will see it start to come away from the edge. At this point toss it or turn it over to cook the other side.

4) Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of caster sugar or one of your favourite toppings below:

Berries, banana, jam, golden syrup, banana and peanut butter, honey, maple syrup, fresh berries, dairy free chocolate buttons, Plamil dairy free chocolate spread.



These Classic Lemon & Sugar Pancakes (dairy free) are my contribution to #FreeFromPancakes. No matter what your allergen you should find pancakes below to suit you. So far the other allergy bloggers have come up with these fabulous creations:

Mummy Tries and her Ultimate Gluten & Dairy Free Pancakes

Vicki from Free From Fairy with her Pancakes in a Jar (two ways)

Nath from Intolerant Gourmand with her Perfect Free From Pancakes

Emma from Free From Farmhouse with her Vegan and Gluten Free Chia Seed Pancakes

Rebecca from Glutarama with her Apple and Cinnamon Free From Pancakes

Nova from Cherished by Me with her Coconut Pancakes

Mel from Le Coin de Mel with her Banana Pancakes

Midge from The Peachick’s Bakery with her  Coconut Lime Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

Jo from Paleo Crust with Grain Free Pancakes

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