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Pancake Recipe Calculator

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How to use this pancake recipe calculatorWhy did we make the pancake recipe calculator?What did we use to create the pancake recipe calculator?Why pancakes?Pancake recipe and proportionsFAQs

Welcome to Omni's pancake recipe calculator 🥞. Apart from PB&J and oatmeal, pancakes are the most popular (and best) breakfast meal. They're nutritious and yummy, and you can serve them with either savory or sweet toppings. But are they easy to make? The recipe may be simple, but there are many things we need to consider.

And this easy pancake recipe calculator will help you make the best pancakes in your household.

Have you ever wondered how many pancakes you'll make with your tiny (or enormous) pan?

Or maybe you opened your fridge, found out you have just 3 eggs, and asked yourself how much flour and milk you need to make proper pancakes?

Or you just wanted to make pancakes for yourself and your four friends and didn't know what ingredients you needed?

If you have those problems, the pancake recipe calculator is for all of you.

💡 Find out how to make many more types of pancakes from all over the world with our perfect pancake calculator.

How to use this pancake recipe calculator

To make pancakes, you need flour, milk, eggs, some salt, oil, and baking powder. You skip the last one if you just settle on crêpes. But how much, really? It all depends on your and your friends' hunger and your pan size.

To use our calculator, just type the number of people who will eat your pancakes, how many each one will eat, and your pan diameter (for crêpes). You'll get your ingredients and the recipe for perfect pancakes.

The pancake recipe calculator works both ways, so if you want to find out how many pancakes you can make with the resources available, just type one ingredient (e.g., eggs), how many people will eat your pancakes, and then you'll get the full recipe.

Voila! It's simple as that.

Why did we make the pancake recipe calculator?

We always had problems with pancakes. As it often is, the simplest things are the hardest to do.

Many things can go wrong along the way. Add too much flour, and you won't have those fresh pancakes you need in the morning. The same thing goes for eggs and milk. Forget about the oil, and they will stick to the pan. Make them in too small a pan, and it will take you a few tries to find the perfect pancake batter amount.

All those problems boil down to this: we need everything perfectly calculated to make perfect pancakes.

Good thing we're in the calculator-making business, right? We have those problems constantly, and we know that many people have them too.

So we deconstructed the easy pancake recipe we found on Jamie Oliver's website and created the best formula to calculate everything you need to know when making pancakes.

The additional ingredients, your peanut butter, jam, fruits, maple syrup, and all sorts, are up to you. Some want pancakes just dripping with sauces and syrups; some think minimalism is the way to go and use everything very moderately.

But pancakes, they need to be perfect, right? Even the sweetest syrups won't cover bad pancakes.

What did we use to create the pancake recipe calculator?

We used recipes created by famous British cook Jamie Oliver. He used the metric system units (grams and milliliters), but we're using cups as the main unit for flour and milk (our grams to cups calculator is useful for this situation). Not everybody has scales, right? But if you're from continental Europe or Canada, feel free to change to your preferred units.

Our pancake recipe calculator works for both pancakes and crêpes, so we used two of Oliver's recipes. Pancakes and crêpes are different, after all.

Pancakes are more popular in the USA; they're closer to proper cakes, puffy, and look glorious when stacked. People mainly eat them with maple syrup, but there are places where you can get them served with Nutella, fruits, and marshmallows. Just imagine this carbs bomb.

Crêpes are French through and through; they're light, sophisticated, and very European. Most people eat them with jam, peanut butter, and fruits, but also cottage cheese or meat (in the lunch version).

Here's Jamie Oliver's recipe for pancakes, and here's the recipe for crêpes. Update 20.06.2018 by Matt: I've used the calculator to create crepes at least 20x so far and always had to add more milk. I tried adding precisely 40% more milk during the last few times, and it was always perfect. From now on, the calculator recommends 40% more milk.

The main difference in the recipes is that you need more flour and, especially, milk (almost twice as much) when making crepes.

You can find the difference when you type the number of eggs you want to use and check how different will the ingredients list be.

Why pancakes?

Short story: because they're delicious. But pancakes are so good that we need to say precisely why.

Some dishes are destined to be made with your friends and family. There are burger evenings, sushi nights, and there are pancake mornings. Few things can break the ice between people in a workplace or flatmates better than making pancakes for breakfast.

Everyone can do their particular job. One can be in charge of separating the whites from the yolk. Another can measure the flour and milk. Then, somebody else can mix the batter. Finally, there will be someone in charge of frying them in a pan with a specialism (think a kicker in the NFL) in tossing the pancakes coming to your help.

You can tell your favorite pancake stories, the way your mum made them, or your pancake record (everybody has their personal best, right)?

And then comes the best part: you get to eat pancakes.

Pancakes are a great way to fight a bad mood. They usually have this incredibly warm color that immediately makes you upbeat. Plus, they are delicious in almost any combination, and, as we know, tasty food boosts your endorphins – especially if you mix them with dark chocolate, which also kicks your mood.

But if you always look on the pragmatic side of things, then we have to talk about nutrition. Pancakes and breakfast go hand in hand mostly because they are the perfect first meal of the day. They have lots of carbs and calories, so they are immediately ready to be transformed into energy in your belly.

If you make pancakes the cornerstone of your breakfast, you should have enough energy to get through the day until lunch. And guess what? Get some meat and vegetables, and you can have delicious crêpes for lunch.

Pancake recipe and proportions

Our pancake recipe calculator is doing nothing but solving proportions. In fact, each recipe consists of a certain balance of ingredients. If there is too much of an ingredient, the final product will be faulty (e.g., too salty if we put in more salt than is written in the recipe). The same thing will happen if we do not put in enough. We have changed this pancake recipe as, in our opinion, the amount of milk in the original recipe was too low.

We can also use proportions to calculate the necessary amount of ingredients when we prepare more (or fewer) portions than in the recipe. Learn how to do it by visiting our proportion calculator!


How do I make a pancake?

To make the perfect pancake follow these steps:

  1. Mix eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, salt, and oil (you can find how much of each ingredient you need in Omni's Calculator).
  2. Put your pan on medium heat and pour some batter.
  3. Fry until both sides are golden.

Are pancakes healthy?

Pancakes are not really healthy. Usually, pancakes are high in carbs, especially when you use chocolate or Nutella as toppings. However, making them with only wholesome ingredients and using a low-calorie topping will make them healthier.

What are good toppings for pancakes?

You can eat pancakes with maple syrup, Nutella, butter, honey, fruits, jam, peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallows, or whatever suits you better. Use your imagination and create a delicious pancake!

Can I make waffles with a pancake recipe?

No. You will need to change the proportions. They have the same ingredients, but they also have different textures. Waffle batter contains more sugar, oil, and eggs than pancake batter.

How many eggs do I need to make 12 pancakes?

You will need 3 eggs to make 12 pancakes using our recipe. Of course, it depends on the size of your frying pan, but if you use a medium frying pan for pancakes, 3 eggs should be enough.


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