Mandarin Scotch Pancakes

Mandarin Scotch Pancakes

  • Author: caroline
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Sweet, fluffy and perfect for breakfast or a quick treat, these Mandarin Scotch Pancakes are flavoured with a hint of orange and are absolutely delicious!

This recipe makes around 4 portions (12 pancakes) – I didn’t want to include instructions with a quarter of an egg for one portion. Since you can freeze them it really is worth making a batch of them even if you are cooking for one!



Mandarin Scotch Pancakes Ingredients

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 100ml milk (see what makes up to 250ml)
  • 1 mandarin orange, freshly squeezed (around 60ml juice) squeezed, plus zest


  • Sieve the flour into a bowl and mix in the baking powder, sugar and pinch of salt
  • Beat the egg and whisk in the mandarin juice and zest.

Mandarin Scotch Pancakes Step 1

  • Make a well in the center of the flour and whisk in the egg and orange mix.

Mandarin Scotch Pancakes Step 2

  • Add the milk a little at a time until you reach a good batter consistency – thick but liquid enough that it runs slowly off the whisk. 
  • Heat a little of the butter over a medium heat and add a medium ladleful of the batter. You want the pancakes to spread to around 10cm in diameter. 

Mandarin Scotch Pancakes Step 4

  • Cook for around 2-3 minutes, until bubbles have formed on the top and the pancake is firm enough that you can get a spatula underneath and flip it over. Cook for another 3 minutes or so on the top before
  • Serve on a plate with your favourite toppings – syrup, lemon juice, fruit, honey… Yum!


  1. The cooking time assumes you are making 4 portions of pancakes and your pan will hold 3 pancakes (so you need to make in 4 batches). You may need more time if you make more pancakes or less per pan. 
  2. You can use any kind of orange if that’s all you have – I personally had mandarins in the house. 
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: British


  • Serving Size: 1 (3 pancakes)
  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 5g

Keywords: pancakes, british, scottish, breakfast, brunch, mandarin, orange