Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Savoury Pancakes on a wooden surface with spinach leaves
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5 from 29 votes

Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Savoury Pancakes

Pancakes don't have to be sweet, and if you are wanting to go down the savoury pancake route then these Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Savoury Pancakes are the ones to put on your table.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: British
Keyword: easy lunch, pancake recipe, sugar free pancakes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Dannii


  • 50 g Plain Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 150 ml Skimmed Milk (⅔ cup)
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil (plus extra for frying)
  • 1 pinch Sea salt
  • 1 Red Onion, sliced
  • 60 g Wyke Vintage Cheddar, grated
  • 2 Handfuls of spinach
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • Parsley, to garnish


  • Firstly, combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well and crack in the egg and pour in the milk and 1 tbsp of oil. Whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  • Wipe a frying pan with oiled kitchen paper and heat over a moderate heat. Ladle the batter into the centre of the pan and tilt the pan so the batter spreads thinly around the pan. Cook undisturbed for 30 seconds. Flip the pancake and heat the other side for 30 seconds. Once cooked, put the pancake on a plate and cover with foil to keep it warm. Repeat with all the batter.
  • Heat the butter in a frying pan and add the onions. Fry until soft. Add the balsamic vinegar and cook until it has reduced.
  • Move the onions to one side of the pan and add the spinach. Heat until the wilted down.
  • Finally, assemble the pancakes by adding a line of spinach, topped with the onions and then the grated cheese. Garnish with parsley.


Weight Watchers points: 7


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1500IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 0.7mg