Breakfast & Brunch

Jamie Oliver’s Fluffy American Pancakes

Fluffy American Pancakes with walnuts and bananas, and a good squeeze of honey, an indulgent yet healthy breakfast for the whole family to enjoy. Make the occasional treat a habit, these beauties will be ready before you can say pancakes. 

A stack of fluffy American pancakes topped with sliced bananas and walnuts and honey drizzling all over them

Do you like a light breakfast or would rather go for a big one to get you going? I’ve always enjoyed a good cup of tea with a nice breakfast,  and l could never skip it.

Yes, l might rush it nowadays, but hey hoo, you can’t possibly be a mummy and live a life of luxury, taking your sweet time to sip your tea while dreaming of a nice holiday in an exotic place.

Oh no, you either eat quickly or starve, toddlers don’t give second chances. So, while little one was busy throwing all the pans out of the cupboard and banging them on the floor, mummy got to make a nice batch of pancakes. Oh, goodies!

This recipe is adapted from one of Jamie Oliver’s fabulous pancakes recipes. The man really knows how to cook, doesn’t he?

They are so lovely! Nice and fluffy, just the way l like them. And how pancakes should be. And if I tell you that these fluffy American pancakes are adapted from one of Jamie Olivers’ American pancakes recipe, then you know how good they are.

No time to make them in the morning? You can make a big batch the night before, cover them with kitchen foil, and they will stay nice and fluffy till morning.

A white plate with a fork halving a fluffy American pancake which is topped with sliced bananas and wlanuts

Now, this recipe does not call for any refined sugar, if you have the pancakes with honey, maple syrup or any other syrup of your choice, there is no need for it, unless you really like them extra sweet.

Although, don’t forget that bananas are naturally sweet as well, especially the well-ripen ones. I use bananas to sweeten pancakes up all the time, it’s better for the kids, and for us grown-ups too.

And no need for butter either, which makes my husband a happy man. He hasn’t only got a tooth against butter, but the whole mouth. That’s one thing we like to disagree on, since l quite like butter. But love is big, and not even butter can change it ?

Talking about pancakes, l also have a savoury version Potato pancakes, really nice with a poached or fried egg and some cheese. Or what about the French version of pancakes, my Perfect French crêpes are sure to impress. Decisions, decisions…

Overhead shot of a white plate with an American pancake that is topped with sliced bananas and walnuts and a fork next to it, and another plate of a stack of pancakes

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4.5 from 4 votes
Fluffy American Pancakes
Fluffy American Pancakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Jamie Oliver's Fluffy American Pancakes with walnuts, bananas and honey, an indulgent yet healthy breakfast or brunch for the whole family. Super quick and easy to make, these pancakes are a favourite with kids.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 243 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 ml full-fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • a pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • to serve: walnuts, bananas and honey
  1. In a large bowl, sift the flour and add the baking powder and cinnamon.

  2. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.

  3. Beat the egg yolks lights, pour over the milk and give a good stir.

  4. Combine the flour mixture with the milk and egg yolk and mix well with a silicone spatula, you will get a thick batter.

  5. Next, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until it forms stiff peaks.

  6. Fold it in the batter, add the lemon juice and mix well to combine.

  7. Heat up a non-stick frying pan, add one or two drops of oil and use a ladle to pour over some batter.

  8. Cook on both sides until golden and firm to touch, it should not take longer than 1-2 minutes once the pan is hot.

  9. Repeat with the remaining batter.

  10. Serve with honey, slices of banana and chopped walnuts.

Recipe Notes

If you'd like to see the measurements in CUPS and OUNCES, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.

The amount of ingredients can be adjusted according to the number of servings you need, please click on the number of servings to change it.

Nutrition Facts
Fluffy American Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 254mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 12%
Iron 11.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Fluffy American Pancakes


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  • Reply
    January 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Great looking pancakes, and amazing photos! 🙂

  • Reply
    Youth food blog
    January 10, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Love the banana touch! Tasty and heathy!

  • Reply
    January 25, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Wooow !
    Hi Daniela Anderson!
    What a beautiful food ! Fluffy American pancakes are looking very amazing ! Clean photo…..
    Love it so much !

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