How To Make 'Not Just For Breakfast' Super Easy Pancakes By Honest Mum

Recently, I was incredibly lucky and achieved one of my childhood dreams to present and cook on TV for ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

I come from a family of award-winning restaurateurs, so cooking has always been in my blood, my parents were often on TV as I grew up, my Dad still is today-and I even got to present for BBC2’s Food & Drink when my parents filmed for the show, aged 10, although sadly that didn’t quite make the cut!

Even as I got older and I found my calling as a successful filmmaker, I still harboured a desire to be on the other side of the camera as a presenter.

That’s one of the wonderful things about blogging. Not only has it become a rewarding career in itself, it’s also presented me with the most wonderful of opportunities.

GMB said they’d found me thanks to the blog here, and liking my On Camera page, hired me for the slots.

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The whole experience was made even more wonderful by the fact my family were involved with my children and even Dad, also appearing on camera with me.


There were 3 different pieces which aired on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 2 weeks ago, and for this week’s #TastyTuesdays I wanted to share the recipe I made in the final slot – my super fun and easy pancakes!

Making pancakes is a lovely way to get the kids involved in making a quick but tasty breakfast or treat, together as they can help prepare and stir the ingredients for you.

Watch out Nigella 😉

INGREDIENTS (serves 6)

  • 175g plain flour (gluten-free if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 75g melted butter
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 3-4 drops of vanilla extract or seeds of vanilla pod (optional)
  • Sunflower oil for frying

My 'Not Just For Breakfast' Super Easy Pancakes


In a large bowl sieve the flour, salt and baking powder.

Melt the honey and butter in the microwave for 30 seconds and in another bowl mix with the milk, vanilla extract or seeds and beat for about a minute until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.

Add 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a non stick pan and heat it on a medium heat until it is just smoking.

Add a few spoonfuls of batter and cook for 2 minutes on one side.

Turn over and cook for a further minute until golden brown.

Remove and repeat cooking the rest of the mixture.

Serve topped with honey and either blueberries or strawberries and Greek yoghurt on the side.

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67 Responses

  1. Charlotte Oates

    I saw you on Good Morning Britain, you were fab. It must have been so exciting to finally achieve your childhood dream, although I’m sure after this you’ll get even more chances.

    I love pancakes for a weekend breakfast treat and these look delicious – all light and fluffy.
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  2. Morgan Prince

    A great recipe. I finally managed to watch your slots and thought you were brilliant. Well done. xx
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  3. Fionnuala

    Mmm, fruit and pancakes – a classic and always a winner.
    Well done you on your TV slots.
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  4. Leila (A Polyglot Mum)

    Lovely! This is bookmarked for me to try soon…my 6 year old young man would love these especially as he is a big fan of maple syrup!! Thank you for posting it! #BrilliantBlogPosts
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  5. Mirka Moore @Fitness4Mamas

    Now that both girls are back to school full time, i need to make more effort, and will give your recipe a go. not sure if my pancakes will look as good, but fingers crossed xxx
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  6. Emma T

    I tried to record your spots but the day I got, I couldn’t find you on it. Grrr. And our broadband was too slow to see it online. Looks like it was a great experience, and the pancakes look great. N always says we need to eat them more often and we never do, but we should.
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    • honestmum

      Thanks Emma, it’s on youtube now-here’s a link to all of them: Pancakes are a dreamy x

  7. Sarah (@tamingtwins)

    Love love love the clip of you so much! Perfect pancakes and so well done on the presenting. You were fab lovely lady! xx
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Sarah, we had so much fun on the day. You can watch the others here too: x

  8. Sarah

    What a great video, you appear so comfortable in front of the camera! Thanks for having us on #TastyTuesdays
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  9. Dancing Dandelions

    The kids love pancakes but I just never ever think to make them outside of the tradition shrove tuesday. I’ll definitely give these a try! x
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  10. Eb Gargano

    Oooh they look lovely and super easy! Just my kind of thing. Have bookmarked!
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  11. Alison

    What a fabulous experience, bet it was exciting
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  12. My Family Ties

    Love the video! What a good idea to freeze the pancakes and have as a lunch snack idea 🙂
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  13. Mel

    Loved watching you and the boys, and I completely agree: pancakes are not just for breakfast. Whenever I make egg, dairy and wheat-free pancakes for Jumpy, I freeze a big batch: they make the perfect snack on the go!
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  14. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

    I love it! What a pro video!!! I love pancakes as you may already know. I think Mel and I share that obsession…the kids have them every day for breakfast and since I had run out of eggs today I used pureed apple in my recipe instead…and they were even more delicious!
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    • honestmum

      Oh wow egg free pancakes, would love to see your recipe if you have one, love how you and Mel adore your pancakes, great aren’t they. So glad you like the video too, thanks for your kind words x

  15. Zara - Mojo Blogs

    We are super huge pancake fans, it’s my partner who tends to make them though I will have to give him this recipe as he is always looking for the fluffiest pancake!
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  16. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    Wow, that really must have been exciting to star on Good Morning Britain, I’d imagine that your family will be talking about it for a long time to come – especially the youngsters when they get back to school – and rightly so. Exciting stuff!
    Angela x
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  17. North East Family Fun

    Love this recipe – so simple. I might try adding some blueberries.
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