How to Make Pancakes with Olive Oil

Last Updated on April 25, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Are you wondering how to make pancakes with olive oil? Try this pancake recipe with extra virgin olive oil for the fluffiest flapjacks ever.

Pancakes make a wonderful breakfast treat. Have you ever tried my iHOP Chocolate Chip pancake recipe? You definitely need to try it soon!

Are you wondering how to make pancakes with olive oil? Try this easy pancake recipe with extra virgin olive oil for the fluffiest flapjacks ever.

How to Make Pancakes with Olive Oil

Typically pancakes are made with melted butter. But, if are looking for something a little bit healthier, you need to try them with olive oil.

My husband has been working on reducing his saturated fat. And, that means that baking with butter is something he’s trying to avoid.

Is olive oil OK for pancakes?

It definitely is! Just use the same amount of olive oil as the recipe calls for butter. It works exactly the same way. And, the pancakes come out light and fluffy. 

I wouldn’t fry the pancakes in olive oil. It tends to have a fairly low smoke point. But, you can use a non-stick spray instead. Or, an olive oil spray on a relatively low temperature will work as well.

Are you wondering how to make pancakes with olive oil? Try this easy pancake recipe with extra virgin olive oil for the fluffiest flapjacks ever.

What can I add to pancakes?

Honestly, my husband loves them as is with nothing added to the batter. But, it’s always a nice treat to add something special. I like to top mine with fresh sliced fruit or berries during the summer.

And, I just wouldn’t be able to serve pancakes in my house without a big jug of real Vermont maple syrup.  

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Chunks of dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • Fresh sliced strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Sliced bananas
  • Blackberries

pancakes with syrup and blueberries on a white plate

What should I top pancakes with?

Hands down, my favorite is real Vermont maple syrup. Do you know where maple syrup comes from?

If you aren’t in the mood for maple syrup, why not try a few of these when you make this easy pancake recipe.

  • Nutella
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Fruit preserves

Pancake recipe ingredients

This is what you need to make pancakes with olive oil.

  • Flour – I use all-purpose flour. You can use half whole wheat and half all-purpose but they won’t be as fluffy.
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Egg – Use a large egg
  • Milk
  • Olive oil
  • Vanilla

pancake batter with a whisk

What type of pan is best for pancakes?

Any large flat surface that is non-stick will work well. A griddle is convenient if you want to be able to cook a lot of pancakes at one time. We used one when the kids were younger.

Now that it’s just my husband and me, a large frying pan works fine. Just make sure that there is a large area that’s flat. Otherwise, the pancakes will be crowded and they won’t cook as well.

Can I freeze pancakes with olive oil?

Now that you know how to make pancakes with olive oil, why not freeze a few to use again during the week. All you need to do is to place them flat on a baking sheet and pop them in the freezer.

Once they are frozen, take them off the baking sheet and store them in a freezer bag. This will help to prevent them from sticking together when you freeze them.

Are you wondering how to make pancakes with olive oil? Try this easy pancake recipe with extra virgin olive oil for the fluffiest flapjacks ever.

How do you reheat leftover pancakes?

I take them out of the freezer and let them thaw in the refrigerator. Once they are thawed, I just put them in the toaster for the same amount of time I would toast.

Then, place them on a plate and add your favorite pancake toppings. This is an easy way to make breakfast on busy mornings during the week.

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How to Make Pancakes with Olive Oil

Are you wondering how to make pancakes with olive oil? Try this easy pancake recipe with extra virgin olive oil for the fluffiest flapjacks ever.

Are you wondering how to make pancakes with olive oil? Try this pancake recipe with extra virgin olive oil for the fluffiest flapjacks ever.

Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Serve with fresh fruit, butter, and/or syrup

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Allow it to rest as the griddle is heated.
  3. On a lightly greased griddle heated to about 325 degrees, ladle about ¼ cup of the batter. Cook until bubbles break the surface of the pancake and the bottom is evenly browned. Flip and continue cooking until done.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 514mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 5g

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