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Strawberry Pancakes with Vanilla Sauce

Soft and tender strawberry pancakes, with a gorgeous vanilla sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10


  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3/4 cup + 2tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced strawberries, plus more to garnish (optional)
  • Butter, for the skillet
  • Ingredients for the sauce:
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 100 degrees C and place a skillet onto a low heat.
  • Place the flour, sugar, oats, baking powder and bicarb into a medium sized bowl.
  • Place the buttermilk, egg white and vegetable oil into a jug and beat together lightly.
  • Pour into the dry ingredients and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  • Add in the diced strawberries and mix until well combined.
  • Once the skillet is hot, but not smoking, place a knob of butter in to melt. Because it's almost Valentine's I used heart shaped pancake rings, but you can use any shape or none at all, place the rings in once the butter has melted if you're using them. Place just under 1/4 cup of batter into your pancake rings. (You can probably fit 3-4 pancakes in to cook at a time if you're not using pancake rings).
  • Cook for about 2 minutes until you can remove the pancake ring without the pancake collapsing and the underside is golden brown, I'd give them a little wiggle to see before removing the whole thing.
  • Once you can remove the pancake ring, flip the pancakes to cook the other side for a further 2 minutes. Once the pancakes are cooked place onto a baking tray and into the oven whilst you cook the remainder of the batter.
  • Whilst making the pancakes you should make the sauce. Place the buttermilk, caster sugar, light brown sugar and butter into a small saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, stirring frequently, and boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 2 minutes before adding in the bicarbonate of soda and vanilla extract. It will froth up as you stir the bicarb in, but then thicken into a glorious sauce. Leave to one side whilst you finish the pancakes.
  • Once all the batter is used up remove pancakes from oven and serve. Drizzle sauce over the top and garnish with strawberries.


Recipe adapted from Tasty Kitchen - http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/breakfastbrunch/pancakeswaffles/blueberry-pie-pancakes-with-vanilla-buttermilk-sauce/