Dutch Pancakes



10 min


12 8 inch Pancakes

* PLUS Cooking time: 20 minutes
Dutch Pancakes

Recipe by Eshun Mott, photo by Maya Visnyea

Traditionally called pannekoeken, these crepe-like pancakes originated in Belgium and the Netherlands. Try them stuffed with caramelized apples, ham and cheese or jam!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pat butter


  • Put 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tsp sugar and 1/8 tsp salt into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Crack 2 large eggs overtop and slowly add 2 cups milk,whisking constantly until combined. Stir in 1/2 tsp vanilla.
  • Heat an 8-in. nonstick frying pan over medium. Add a small pat of butter and use a pastry brush to coat pan.
  • Pour in about 1/4 cup of batter, lifting up and turning pan so the batter coats the surface in a thin, even layer.
  • Cook for 1 to 2 min or until the edges of the pancake are golden. Use a rubber spatula to loosen the pancake, then turn over and cook 1 min longer or until bottom is also lightly browned. Serve immediately, or cook all the pancakes as above and layer on a plate with parchment paper between them. Re-warm in the microwave or in an oven on low before serving.


Any store-bought apricot jam for a delicious filling.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent December 2013 issue.