Savoury Pancakes Recipe


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk (or dairy-free substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil
  • Optional add-ins (see suggestions below)


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Large skillet or griddle
  • Spatula


  • Combine dry ingredients: In the large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Whisk together wet ingredients: In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the egg, milk, and melted butter or oil.
  • Create the batter: Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisking continuously until you have a smooth batter. Don’t overmix, a few lumps are okay.
  • Add in your favorites: If using optional add-ins (see below), gently fold them into the batter now.
  • Cook the pancakes: Heat your skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease with butter or oil. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto the hot pan.
  • Flip time: Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy: Serve hot with your favorite toppings (see below).

Optional Add-Ins:

The beauty of savory pancakes is their versatility. Get creative! Here are some ideas:

  • Cheese: Cheddar, mozzarella, crumbled feta, goat cheese
  • Vegetables: Chopped spinach, corn, bell peppers, mushrooms, grated zucchini, green onions
  • Meats: Cooked bacon, sausage, ham
  • Herbs & Spices: Chopped chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika

Savory Topping Suggestions:

  • Sour cream and chives
  • Fried egg
  • Cheese sauce
  • Bacon and maple syrup
  • Avocado and salsa
  • Smoked salmon and cream cheese


  • Rest the batter: Letting the batter rest for 5-10 minutes after mixing will allow the gluten to relax and result in fluffier pancakes.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan: Cook the pancakes in batches to give them room to spread.
  • Temperature adjustments: You may need to adjust the heat during the cooking process to maintain the ideal temperature.


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