8 January 2007

Breakfast pancakes

Breakfast pancakes

Since my last post, I've been in Pondicherry, Chennai and then Goa. It was a wonderful last week of 2006 and ushering the new year in Goa was some experience. The hustle bustle and the excitement along with the calmness of the sea is something that must be experienced to be understood.

The past week I've been busy settling down at home (read-dealing with the laundry-I'm sure you are familiar with that one). I wanted to make pancakes for breakfast this Sunday, especially since I had some lovely liquidised Plum-star anise jam left over. But I didn't have eggs on hand and none of us were in a mood to get out of home. I just made up a mix with available ingredients and I must say eggless pancakes taste superb too.

Breakfast Pancakes
Time taken - Under 20 minutes
Category - Breakfast, Kid-friendly


1/3 cup cornmeal or Maize meal (makke ka aata)

1/2 cup whole wheat flour (aata)

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp sugar or sugar substitute
1 tbsp oil

Oil to cook pancakes
Honey, maple syrup or thinned out jam of choice


Mix all the ingredients with a whisk in a large bowl. Check for consistency of batter.

Heat a non stick pan. Smear a thin layer of oil / butter.

Pour ladleful of batter at a time, slowly and don't spread it out. Keeping the flame on medium, flip the pancake and cook till golden.

Serve with honey, maple syrup or thinned out jam and a choice of berries.


Generally pancakes are made with all purpose flour. Using whole wheat flour and cornmeal greatly increases the fibre quotient without compromising on the taste. The baking soda and oil in the batter make up for lack of eggs, the pancakes will turn out tender and spongy, without the eggy smell.

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Anonymous said...

Pancakes looks delicious.Hope u had a good new year celebration.Happy new year...

Anonymous said...

Hi Nandita,nice pancakes.And a great idea to use whole wheat flour..I make instant dosas with a similar batter but without the soda,sugar and spices.Will try your version sometime.

Sury said...

What a coincidence! I just bought a kilo of makki atta today, and your recipe is a perfect breakfast idea for these chilly days. Sounds and looks yum. Thanks for sharing!

starry nights said...

Looks so delicious and I am sure it tastes good too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nandita

I would love to try this recipe. Because it seems to be a healthy alternative to the regular pancakes. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Dear Doctor!
Happy new year..wishing u and ur family good health and happiness !!

sailaja said...

Nice healthy pancakes, just right for my toddler. Will give them a try, Nandita.

Happy New Year!

bluespriite said...

Wish u a very happy new year nandita.

Spicelover said...

Happy New Year Nandita!!!!
Hope you enjoyed your trip to Pondicherry..... my hometown :)
The pancakes look delicious.

Coffee said...

Till now I have only made pancakes with a readymade box recipe...... never tried home made version... :) I am gonna try this soon!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was wonderinf if we could make eggless pancakes to cut down a little on the cholesterol thingy but never dared try it
Great job Nandita and thanks a lot
Happy New Year to you and the family

Shalaka said...

Will be making these pancakes pretty soon! The pictures are as yummy as your recipes.Glad to drop in here, Nandita.

Pamela said...

Snap!! I've just posted a pancake recipe too. Great minds think alike eh?

Meeta said...

Looks great Nandita. I would never have thought of making pancakes without eggs. But these do look great!

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Anonymous said...

Hey i'm visiting your blog for the first time.you have a nice blog with beautiful recipes and pics going on..... thanks for sharing.

paz said...

I love your pancakes! Wish I could have some right now! ;-)))


Anonymous said...

looks and sounds great. i tried your kala chana recipe day before and it totally rocks. thanks!

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