Recipe: NOLA Pancakes

Recipe for Fluffy Pancakes made with NOLA Mayonnaise

NOLA Pancakes by Nabihah Plaatjes
Photo Credits Ziyaad Plaatjes


Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes (Depends on the amount that you make at a time)

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 3 - 4 (depending on appetite!)

Recipe Credits: Nabihah Plaatjes 



1 cup flour

2 Tablespoons NOLA Mayonnaise

1 egg

(if you're using ONLY Mayonnaise and No Egg, please use 3 Tablespoons Mayo and add in 1 teaspoon of Baking powder)

1 Tablespoon Milk

2 cups Water (or more for a more runnier batter)

Butter / Oil to Fry

*Usual recipes call for 2 Tablespoons of caster sugar - If you wish to add this, you may. I prefer to keep it without sugar so I can either dust with cinnamon sugar afterwards, or make Savoury Pancakes.

** An Addition of Milk can also be added 

*** The addition of Mayonnaise also omits the 1 Tablespoon of Cooking Oil in the normal mixture for pancakes.



Mix the flour and mayonnaise to a good, smooth texture.

Whisk the egg in a separate bowl.

Add the egg to the flour and mayonnaise mixture. 

Add the milk.

Add water ( a little at a time) to make a smooth batter. Please ensure that there are no lumps.

For me, pancakes are thin -  what most would call "Crepes". So I prefer to add more water to make sure that the batter is thin - not completely runny, but thin.

Flapjacks/ Crumpets/ Dropped Scones is what Americans call Pancakes - these have the more thicker texture.

It's your preference of how you like them.

Heat (medium heat) a little bit of Butter /Oil to cover most of the base on a pan and pour in a dollop of batter, moving the pan around in order to get the pancake to spread throughout and give your desired look of a pancake - preferably round.
Once you see slight bubbles on top, you know that it's ready to turn around, so flip it over and keep it in until it's the colour you would like it to be (my preferred colour is shown in the picture).
Mix 1 part cinnamon powder to 2 parts sugar.
Prepare a plate by sprinkling some cinnamon sugar on the plate.
As each pancake is placed, sprinkle more cinnamon sugar, and stack the pancakes.
Take an individual pancake, fill it with strawberries and bananas, roll it up and drizzle with chocolate sauce
Or keep it stacked.
Add Honey, Add Golden Syrup... The Possibilities are Endless

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