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Delicious plaatkoekies (flapjacks)

Soft and fluffy pancakes and a large enough recipe to easily have some leftover for teatime.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Brunch, Cakes, Cookie, Flapjacks, Lunchbox, Pancakes, Plaatkoekies, Sweet things, Sweet treats, Teatime treats
Servings: 4
Author: Not so Skinny Cook


  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Wooden spoon
  • Frying pan
  • Whisk


  • 125 ml castor sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 300 ml milk
  • 5 ml vanilla
  • 30 ml sunflower oil
  • 500 ml cake flour
  • 20 ml baking powder
  • 1 large pinch salt


  • Add the sugar, vanilla, and eggs to your mixing bowl and whisk until light and fluffy.
  • Add half of the milk (150 ml)as well as the oil and whisk well.
  • Sieve all of the dry ingredients into the egg mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the rest of the milk and mix. Let the mixture rest for 15 minutes on the countertop.
  • Heat a little bit of oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add spoons full of batter to the heated pan.
  • When bubbles start to form flip the flapjacks over.
  • When both sides are golden, remove from the heat. Repeat until all of the batter has been cooked.
  • Serve with fresh butter, preserves, honey, cream or cheese if you choose.


The batter should have a runny consistency.  If you find your batter to be too thick add a little bit of extra milk.