American Flapjacks

American Flapjacks

American Flapjacks

In Sweden they call them plattar, in Russia they are blinis, in England they are called flapjacks, but here in America they are pancakes.

Pancakes are know for being a great tasting hot breakfast dish, served with butter, syrup, honey or fruit. When making your pancake batter, remember not to over beat your batter. Instead gently combine the ingredients together, this way your pancakes will turn out just moist enough to soak up the butter and syrup. Also only turn them once, when the pancake starts to bubble.

Cooking time: 15 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves: 12


  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Preheat griddle or nonstick pan.

Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Add in the milk, butter, eggs and vanilla.

Stir gently, the batter will be lumpy.

American Flapjacks Batter

American Flapjacks Batter

Pour 1/3 cup of the batter onto the hot griddle at a time.

Cook until the pancake bubbles, flip with a spatula.

American Flapjacks Cooking

Cooking American Flapjacks

Continue cooking until the bottom side is golden brown.

American Flapjacks is ready.

American Flapjacks

American Flapjacks

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2 Responses to “American Flapjacks”

  1. Sarah says:

    Just FYI, here in the UK we’d refer to these as ‘American Pancakes’.
    ‘Flapjacks’ in England are rolled oats combined with melted butter, sugar and golden syrup and then baked in an oven and left to cool before being sliced and eaten.
    And simple ‘pancakes’ in England are the same as these but made without the baking powder so that they do not rise and instead remain flat, and are usually rolled or folded around fillings, similar to French crepes.

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  2. JJ says:

    Yes I was confused by the “Flapjack” reference as ‘we’ British don’t call our pancakes flapjacks at all 🙂

    That aside this recipe is BRILLIANT. I’ve never found a recipe that tastes like the ones I had @ The Waffle House in Fort Laurdedale in Florida when I was a kid on holiday BUT THESE DO!!!!!

    It’s pretty much a failsafe recipe and tastes SO good with butter, maple syrup & cripsy streaky bacon on top or even jam (jelly) and butter or the British traditional sugar and lemon.

    Pile them in a stack and eat them up… delicious… thanks SO much for the recipe!!!!

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