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Simple Peruvian Pancake Recipe (3 Ingredient Pancakes)

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This simple Peruvian pancakes recipe calls for just 3 basic ingredients, plus some butter or oil for frying & any toppings you may want to add. We always added bananas, but my favorite was strawberry slices & some cacao nibs with our simple chocolate dipping sauce.

$3 for a nice plate of pancakes seems like a deal until you realize that it probably only cost $0.35 to make.

About this recipe

High Altitude: Even though I was living in a city at a high altitude (~9000 feet), the proportions for this stove top recipe shouldn’t need to change at any other altitude, though your pancakes may cook a touch faster than mine.

Personal Goal of Mine: One of my more mundane goals for this year was to memorize a pancake recipe. While working in the kitchen at the Chocolate Museum in Ollantaytambo, I found myself with the perfect opportunity to memorize such a recipe. Another favorite stovetop recipe was our arroz con leche.

Ingredients

A Peruvian “cubierta” of 30 eggs!
  • Butter or Margarine – for frying
  • White Flour
  • Eggs
  • Full-Fat Milk of Choice
  • Toppings of Choice – I like chocolate chips, banana, or other fruit slices

How to make 3 ingredient pancakes: step-by-step instructions

Step 1. To make your pancakes, melt a tablespoon of butter on medium-low heat on the stove top.

The pan, and some buttery deliciousness.

Step 2. While it melts mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, whisking for about one minute & adding more milk if needed to reach your ideal consistency (if you’re new to making pancakes, just follow the original proportions). 

Step 3. Pour your batter into three cakes on top of the pan; this is when you should add your fruit or spices on top. Cook them until small bubbles form on top of each pancake, about 2-3 minutes.

Mmmm smell that butter frying…. now flip ’em!

Step 4. Flip them over with a spatula and cook on the other side for two more minutes, and then plate & serve. I recommend serving with a side of maple syrup or simple chocolate sauce (cocoa powder thinned with water).

A Champion's breakfast is complete: pancakes with chocolate sauce & a classic hot chocolate.
A Champion’s breakfast is complete: pancakes with chocolate sauce & a classic hot chocolate.

Recipe notes & tips

Toppings: you can put almost anything in these, but I recommend adding banana slices or any other fruit to the top of the cakes once they’re in the pan, and mix anything small or powdered directly into the batter.

Homemade 3 Ingredients Pancakes Recipe Card

As always, if you like the recipe, I really appreciate a review or comment!

Yield: 3 pancakes

3 Ingredient Pancakes with Bananas

3 Ingredient Pancakes with Bananas

A versatile 3 ingredient pancake recipe for chocolate loves and kiddos, alike! Optional toppings include banana slices, chocolate chips, and cacao nibs.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Butter or margarine (for frying)
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Whole milk to consistency (start with 3-4 tablespoons)
  • *Optional: banana or other fruit slices
  • *Optional: Sugar or spices on top

Instructions

  1. To make your pancakes, melt a tablespoon of butter on medium-low heat on the stove top.
  2. While it melts mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, whisking for about one minute & adding more milk if needed to reach your ideal consistency (if you're new to making pancakes, just follow the original proportions).
  3. Pour your batter into three cakes on top of the pan; this is when you should add your fruit or spices on top. Cook them until small bubbles form on top of each pancake, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Flip them over with a spatula and cook on the other side for two more minutes, and then plate & serve. I recommend serving with a side of maple syrup or simple chocolate sauce (cocoa powder thinned with water).

Notes

Toppings: you can put almost anything in these, but I recommend adding banana slices or any other fruit to the top of the cakes once they're in the pan, and mix anything small or powdered directly into the batter.

Have you found a better recipe for Peruvian pancakes? Let me know in the comments below!

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