Sunday breakfast: Delicious pancakes in under 2 minutes

Vivi makes it easy
Sunday breakfast: Delicious pancakes in under 2 minutes

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Nothing beats fresh pancakes with sugary maple syrup. Columnist Vivi reveals how you can enjoy it in just two minutes.

I know American pancakes with a huge slosh of maple syrup and butter are probably the most unhealthy breakfast you can eat – but they taste SO good! And just between us: What would autumn be like with its rainy days without an extensive and wonderfully sugary breakfast that you treat yourself to in bed, preferably with a cup of hot chocolate and cream topping?

If it weren’t for the tiresome work you have in the morning when you want to fry fresh pancakes. But this column isn’t called “Vivi makes it complicated”, so I’ll tell you my trick to make it much easier! The hot tip is: pre-bake, freeze and then toast comfortably on Sunday morning. Sounds a bit unusual, but it works great and you only have to work once and then you can relax and enjoy breakfast early in the morning.

To pre-bake the fluffy pancakes, I recommend my best recipe for American pancakes. Because so that you can bake them afterwards, they have to be nice and thick and fluffy.

American Pancakes – The best recipe

Ingredients for about 14 pieces

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 40 grams of butter
  • 400 grams of flour
  • 20 grams of powdered sugar
  • 6 g baking soda
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 200ml milk


  1. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites with two pinches of salt until stiff. Then melt butter in a pan.
  2. Mix the egg yolk, flour, icing sugar, baking soda, baking powder and milk, add the melted butter. Mix the ingredients to form a smooth batter and then carefully fold in the beaten egg whites.
  3. Reheat the pan to medium-high with the remains of the melted butter. Bake the pancakes in batches. They should be about the size of your palm. Allow pancakes to cool completely, then spread flat in a freezer bag so they don’t overlap and freeze.

Freshly bake the pancakes for less than 2 minutes

If you fancy fresh pancakes on a cozy Sunday morning, but don’t feel like standing by the stove forever, all you need is a working toaster and you’re good to go. Take the deep-frozen and pre-baked pancakes individually from the freezer bag and toast them. They smell wonderfully fresh and taste like they just hopped out of the pan. Now add a good shot of maple syrup and fruit, coffee or cocoa in the mug and enjoy! Try it out and enjoy it.

Vivi’s top tip

The freezing method also works with pancake batter. For example, you can put it in portions in ice cube trays and then bake portion by portion directly from the mold.


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