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Granola pancakes

Granola pancakes - with granola stirred right through the pancake batter! It makes these pancakes super hearty, and adds loads of flavour.

Usually when I make pancakes, I make them British-style – large, thin things that are basically just crêpes but without the fancy name (we Brits don’t really do fancy). We usually only eat them once a year on Pancake Day, but every time I say we should make them more often.

This is now the second time I’ve shared a thick, American-style pancake in the past couple of months (the first was a post for Brit+Co – pancake fruit tarts!). Much as I love thin pancakes, thick, fluffy ones are pretty amazing too. And if it means I can pretend they’re a breakfast food, I’m all for it. Why don’t we do this in the UK?! Let’s go all the way and make donuts and muffins breakfast foods too, while we’re at it.

(is chocolate cake taking things too far?)

To help my brain come to terms with the fact that pancakes = breakfast, I made them even more breakfasty by adding granola. It’s stirred through the pancake mixture itself, as well as sprinkled on top. It adds a fantastic texture to the pancakes – much more hearty. I stacked up five pancakes for the photos, but in reality I’d be quite impressed if one person could eat that many of these, especially for breakfast.

Granola pancakes - with granola stirred right through the pancake batter! It makes these pancakes super hearty, and adds loads of flavour.

Ideally you want to use a granola with quite a fine texture, so it can mix evenly through the pancake mixture straight from the box. But if you do have any larger lumps of granola, just break them up a little before adding them to your pancake mix, then fry your pancakes as usual.

I topped my granola pancakes with some more of that yummy granola, and probably a bit too much maple syrup. If you’re going to have pancakes for breakfast, you may as well go all out, right?

Are you a pancakes-for-breakfast person? Or a pancakes-only-once-a-year-on-pancake-day person?

Granola pancakes - with granola stirred right through the pancake batter! It makes these pancakes super hearty, and adds loads of flavour.

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5 from 1 vote

Granola pancakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12 pancakes
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 220 g plain flour (~ 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 ml milk (~ 1 cup)
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted and cooled (plus more for frying)
  • 110 g granola (~ 1 cup)
  • To serve: more granola, maple syrup


  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl, and mix well. Add the eggs and about a third of the milk, and whisk until smooth. Add the remaining milk, and whisk again until smooth. Next add the melted butter and the granola, and mix to combine.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, and grease it lightly with butter. Add a ladleful of the pancake mixture, and cook for a couple of minutes, until the underside is golden brown. Flip the pancake, and cook for one more minute, or until cooked to your liking.
  • Remove the pancake from the pan, and repeat with the remaining mixture (you may need to add a tiny bit more butter to the pan each time).
  • Serve the pancakes topped with more granola and plenty of maple syrup.


Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose. Information above is for one pancake without toppings.

My healthier French toast would be pretty great with a dollop of yogurt and some granola too:

Healthier French toast

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Harpreet Kaur

Friday 29th of May 2020

Hi there. I am Harpreet from Malaysia. I bought a packet of flavoured granola from the supermarket. Can I add it into the batter?

Becca @ Easy Cheesy Vegetarian

Thursday 4th of June 2020



Wednesday 8th of February 2017

What a great breakfast idea!

Brian Martin

Friday 3rd of February 2017

One question, how not crave over this delicious granola pancake? Anyone.

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

The American style pancake reminds me of Scottish pancakes, which are also thicker. They are a great breakfast for filling you up for the day, and not particularly time consuming. These ones sound rather delicious, with the granola and syrup on top, it has to be tasty.


Tuesday 31st of January 2017

I'm definitely a pancakes for breakfast person, but big fluffy ones like this. Crepes are for sweet desserts or savory fillings (like feta and peppers!) :)

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Wednesday 1st of February 2017

I think I agree with that distinction!