Pancakes Recipe for those rainy days

Pancakes Recipe for those rainy days!

Delicious Pancakes Recipe for those rainy days
Delicious Pancakes Recipe for those rainy days

With the current drought in South Africa and grazing field becoming a big problem for farmers, we are all very excited and grateful for the recent rain. Of course when it rains, it is tradition on our homestead to bake pancakes. This Pancakes Recipe is a very old and easy recipe that I got from my mother and she got from her mother who probably got it from her mother and so on and so forth… For our family of five I double the batter. Delicious pancakes are only seven ingredients away!

Frying pancakes
Frying pancakes

This Pancakes Recipe makes about eight pancakes.


  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sunflower or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of water (You can also use milk or whey instead of water. Mine will be goat’s milk)
  • Cinnamon mixed with sugar to sprinkle on top
Sprinkle the pancakes with cinnamon
Sprinkle the pancakes with cinnamon


  • Mix all the ingredients together using a whisk. (If you’re using milk instead of water, mix the milk and vinegar together and let sit aside for about 5 minutes. Then add dry ingredients to the milk mixture. Lastly add oil and eggs)
  • Let the batter sit for at least half an hour.
  • Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat.
  • Scoop about 1/4 cup full of batter into frying pan.
  • Wait until the pancake starts curling away from the frying pan’s sides, then turn or flip.
  • Turn only once and bake until golden brown on both sides.
  • Transfer to a plate and let cool down for a few seconds
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mix.
  • Roll up, serve and enjoy your delicious pancakes.


Roll the pancakes up
Roll the pancakes up

Alternative fillings:

  • You can substitute the cinnamon and sugar with syrup and fresh cream (My favorite)
  • Use mince or stir fry chicken as a filling (Mince is my husband’s favorite)
Pancakes Recipe for those rainy days!
Pancakes Recipe for those rainy days!

Finally, put your feet up and enjoy your homemade, baked-with-love pancakes with a cup of coffee while listening to the much needed rain pouring down outside. And most of all, think about all the farmers in South Africa who have not yet given up!

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