Pancakes, with lemon and sugar, the classic, and SUPER cheap!

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Pancakes, with lemon and sugar, the classic, and SUPER cheap!

Are you doing pancakes this week?  They are usually made with eggs, milk and flour, but have you tried them made with just flour and water? Doesn’t sound all that appealing does it. But I couldn’t tell the difference between my usual ones, made with eggs and milk, and these ones. If you are having to really count the pence, this could be doable, where egg and milk ones weren’t.  They don’t keep well however, they go a bit, sort of, flabby, and soft. So eat them fresh. Made with eggs and milk, pancakes will freeze, or keep a couple of days in the fridge. This version is vegan if that is of interest to you

Try them, and see what you think!

How to make lemon and sugar pancakes

A pile of pancakes on a plate

Simply mix self raising flour with cold water to make a batter. Heat a 20cm frying pan and oil it, then tip in some of your batter, enough to just cover the base. Tip the pan around so the batter covers the whole base.

Leave it until little bubbles appear on the top and the bottom is speckled brown. Flip it over and leave until cooked through. Keep warm while you do the rest and enjoy with a squirt of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar or your favourite topping.

The amount of batter in the recipe card made 5 pancakes in my 20cm frying pan.

 

What Are Vegan Pancakes Like?

I couldn’t tell the difference between my usual ones, made with eggs and milk, and these ones. If you are having to really count the pence, this could be doable, where egg and milk ones weren’t.  They don’t keep well however, they go a bit, sort of, flabby, and soft. So eat them fresh.

Other than not keeping, these can be used used just like ordinary pancakes.

Flavour Variations

  • Other delectable fillings include Nutella (or here, of course, we would use the value jar) and banana
  • Dulce de leche and banana, maybe with a scoop of ice cream
  • Peanut butter and jam or banana, again, maybe with ice cream
  • A dollop of jam and a dollop of cream or ice cream
  • Any fruit compote with cream or ice cream, so maybe slices of apple fried in butter, with a sprinkle of cinnamon,
  • or grapes gently cooked in butter,
  • or early rhubarb, maybe with a spritz of orange zest
  • Or try a spiced syrup to drizzle over. I’ve tried mixed spice and star anise, both of which were amazing!
  • pancakes with brown sugar are really good

These feature in Meal Plan 2, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks , all recipes and a shopping list

 

Other Pancake Recipes You Might Like

Then there are all the savoury options, have a look here at the post for Spinach Stuffed Pancakes, or Pancakes Stuffed with Carrots, Onions,Peas and Soft Cheese, both of which have lots of other suggestions. Or there is a whole post of 101 ways to fill a pancake

Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with Tomato Sauce & Cheese 51p

Pancakes filled with Carrots, Onions and Peas in Soft Cheese

Pancakes and not quite 101 ideas, sweet and savoury to fill them

 

Pancakes with lemon and su
A large folded pancake on a stripy plate

Pancakes with Lemon & Sugar

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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course:
Dessert
,
Pudding
,
Snack
Cuisine:
English
Low Fat
,
Dairy Free
,
Vegan
,
Vegetarian
Servings: 5 pancakes
Cost per portion 7p a pancake, with lemon and sugar
Calories: 114kcal
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Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 100 g flour self raising
  • 15 ml oil
  • 160 ml cold water

Topping

  • 1 lemon or lemon juice from a bottle
  • 10 g sugar
  • 1 tblsp cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Whisk the flour and water together to make a smooth paste. 
  • Heat a 20cm frying pan and add a little oil, half a tsp.
  • When the pan is hot, but not smoking, add a fifth of the batter.
  • Cook until set and the underside has golden spots on it, flip over and do the other side.
  • Put on a plate, and repeat with the other 4 pancakes, adding a tiny bit of oil when needed.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and about half a tsp of lemon juice for the classic pudding.

Notes

Variations

  • Other delectable fillings include Nutella (or here, of course, we would use the value jar) and banana
  • Dulce de leche and banana, maybe with a scoop of ice cream
  • Peanut butter and jam or banana, again, maybe with ice cream
  • A dollop of jam and a dollop of cream or ice cream
  • Any fruit compote with cream or ice cream, so maybe slices of apple fried in butter, with a sprinkle of cinnamon,
  • or grapes gently cooked in butter,
  • or early rhubarb, maybe with a spritz of orange zest
  • Or try a spiced syrup to drizzle over. I've tried mixed spice and star anise, both of which were amazing!
  • pancakes with brown sugar are really good
Then there are all the savoury options, have a look here at the post for Spinach Stuffed Pancakes, or Pancakes Stuffed with Carrots, Onions,Peas and Soft Cheese, both of which have lots of other suggestions. Or there is a whole post of 101 ways to fill a pancake

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pancakes with Lemon & Sugar
Amount per Serving
Calories
114
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Sodium
 
1
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
34
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
9
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Lesley

    Ooh yes, that sounds an interesting combination

  2. Jill in nyc

    These sound like good quickie bread substitutes.
    I always have whey left over from making yoghurt cheese…might be an interesting addition for all or part of the water…almost sour dough-ish.
    will have to give it a try!

  3. Lesley

    looks good, I think I may have some soya flour in the cupboard somewhere, and I def have (a very old!) pk of soya milk, so I’ll give them a go

  4. Leigh

    Here’s my version of pancakes with no eggs which I’ve used for many years. I haven’t costed it out, the recipe won’t be as cheap as yours because I use a mixture of flours, but I thought I’d show you what I do :o)http://virtualhealthclub.com/pancakes-no-eggs

  5. Lesley

    yes, of course, use any combination of milk, water and eggs that suits you

    we’ll be having lemon and sugar ones too

  6. Angela Almond

    What about milk/water 50/50? that seems like a good compromise to me

    We shall be having pancakes tonight with lemon and sugar

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