Mai Thai Pancakes

If you enjoy a cocktail, you'll definitely want to try this Mai Thai pancakes recipe! Flavoured with orgeat, lime and orange they are a definite step up from your usual pancake stack. Want to take it up a notch? Pick from an added blueberry compote or red velvet option - or even better make them all and you'll have a pancake showstopper!

Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
15 mins
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This recipe was created by Simply Ni, who turns everyday dishes into gourmet creations. You can find more of his inspirational creations via his TikTok channel.

  • 300g self raising flour (100g plain flour for thin, crepe style pancakes)
  • 1 large egg
  • 300ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
  • 25 ml of orgeat syrup
  • 1 lime zest, plus 1 tbsp of juice
  • 1 orange zest, plus 1 tbsp of juice
  • lemon or lime wedges to serve (optional)
  • caster sugar to serve (optional)
How to make Mai Thai Pancakes
The Pancake Base Method

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the egg and milk.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk and combine all-purpose flour with granulated sugar, salt and baking powder.

  3. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients while constantly whisking. 

  4. While whisking, add in melted unsalted butter. Whisk until combined then add the orange zest, lime zest, squeeze of orange and lime juice and the orgeat syrup. Do not overwork the batter, lumps in the mixture are fine.  Leave it to rest for 5 minutes.

  5. Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium. Spray with spray oil or unsalted butter.

  6. Once hot, spoon ¼” dollops of the pancake batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. 

  7. Flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

The Blueberry Compote Method

Combine 140g of the blueberries, ½ cup of water, 3 tbsp of Lyle's Golden Syrup  and lemon juice in a small saucepan.

Cook over a medium heat for 10 mins until the l. Add the rest of the blueberries and cook for 8 mins more, stirring frequently.

Add half a cup of blueberries and spoon the blueberry compote to the pancake mixture at stage 4.  

The Red Velvet Method

Add a quarter cup of dark chocolate and 1 tbsp of red food colouring to the pancake mixture at stage 4. Add an extra tablespoon of melted butter with this option.