Top 5 International Pancake Recipes to Try Today

AAlex September 16, 2023 1:32 PM

If you're looking to spice up your breakfast routine, why not take a culinary journey around the world - all from the comfort of your own kitchen? Today, we're sharing the top 5 international pancake recipes that will transform your morning meal into a global feast.

1. French Crepes

Crepes, the French version of pancakes, are thin and delicate, perfect for both sweet and savory fillings. Here's how to make them:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, add a small amount of batter, and swirl to completely cover the bottom of the pan.
  3. Cook until the edges start to peel off the pan, then flip and cook for another minute.
  4. Fill with your favorite toppings (like Nutella and bananas for a sweet version, or ham and cheese for a savory one), then fold and serve.

2. American Buttermilk Pancakes

Fluffy and golden, these are the classic pancakes we all know and love.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ones; the mixture should be slightly lumpy.
  4. Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat, pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, and cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until golden.

3. Japanese Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a savory, cabbage-filled pancake that's a staple street food in Japan.


  • 1 cup okonomiyaki flour (you can substitute with all-purpose flour mixed with potato starch)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups finely chopped cabbage
  • 1/2 cup diced raw shrimp or pork belly
  • Okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, and dried seaweed for topping


  1. Mix together flour, water, and eggs to create a batter, then add the cabbage and meat.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add half of the mixture, and cook on one side for 5 minutes.
  3. Flip the pancake and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Serve with okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, and seaweed on top.

4. Russian Blini

These yeast-leavened pancakes are thin and light, traditionally served with caviar, sour cream, or jam.


  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the milk and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients to make a smooth batter.
  3. Let the batter rise for an hour.
  4. Cook small dollops of batter on a hot griddle until bubbles form, then flip and cook until golden.

5. Indian Uttapam

This South Indian pancake is made with fermented rice and lentil batter, topped with vegetables.


  • 2 cups idli/dosa batter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • oil for cooking


  1. Mix the vegetables into the batter.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, pour a ladleful of batter, and spread it around.
  3. Cook until the bottom is golden, flip and cook the other side.
  4. Serve with coconut chutney or sambar.

There you have it - five delicious international pancake recipes to try today.

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