by Alice Lyons

Today’s beautiful, colourful #MeatfreeMonday dish comes from ‘The Mother Cooker.’  These Mexican breakfast pancakes are the perfect addition to your repertoire of Sunday brunch recipes.

Pancakes: Ingredients

Makes 9. Prep time: 6 mins Cook time: 9 mins

  • 200g of flour
  • 200ml of milk
  • 2 spring onions
  • Handful of coriander
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • Good sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • Half a tsp of baking soda
  • 1 egg (for serving)
  • 1 Avocado (for serving)
  • Handful of cheese (for serving)
  • Handful of coriander (to garnish)
  • 1 chilli (to garnish)



  • Mix flour, salt, pepper, baking soda and paprika in a bowl.
  • Chop coriander and spring onions finely.
  • Separate egg yolks from egg whites, (keep egg whites for later.) This stage is completely optional, it just makes the pancakes a little fluffier. You can simply add the eggs as is if you wish.
  • Add milk and egg yolks to dry mix, whisky and then add chopped coriander and onions, fold in with egg whites.
  • Leave mixture to stand whilst you heat your skillet/frying pan.
  • Add a knob of butter or oil, rub in to pan with kitchen towel. I do this to distribute the oil evenly, I repeat the process every few pancakes. It helps to stop burning.
  • Once pan is hot, using a ladle, spoon in half a ladle at a time slowly.
  • Leave to cook for 30 seconds on each side until golden. I look for bubbling before I flip.
  • To keep your pancakes warm, after each one, wrap inside a clean tea towel, adding as you go.


Salsa: Ingredients

  • 1 large tomato
  • Half a red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 chillies
  • Half a red pepper
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Generous sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • Few sprigs of coriander



  • Chop onion and tomato roughly.
  • Add together with all of ingredients in to a blender.
  • Whiz for a few seconds, you don’t want it too smooth.


Serving Suggestions

  • Chop avocado, grate cheese, chop chilli.
  • Fry or poach your egg, if splitting the stack between a few, make a few eggs.
  • Stack pancakes with ingredients how you wish, top with egg, sprinkle on some chilli and coriander.

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