Recipes and Cooking

Easy Fruit Pancakes

A great pancake recipe that the kids can make.  Be sure to get mum or dad’s help!

Preparation time 30 mins Serves 4 people


  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup reduced fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 40g butter, melted
  • 1 cup canned diced peaches, pears or apricots, well drained on paper towel and/or sliced ripe banana
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl.  Make a well in the centre. Whisk milk and egg in a jug then pour into the centre of flour mixture.  Stir to form a smooth batter.  Fold 2 tsp melted butter through mixture.
  2. Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Brush the base of the pan with melted butter. Spoon 1 ½ tbs batter into the pan and spread to form a 10cm round pancake.  
  3. Sprinkle with chopped fruit or a few slices of banana.  Cook for 3 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn and cook further 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. 
  4. Repeat, reheating the pan and brushing with butter between batches.
  5. Top extra fruit and vanilla yoghurt to serve if you like.


The baking power add extra lightness to the cooked pancakes.

For a classic take on pancakes be sure to check out our Best Pancakes recipe today!