Pancakes at the Maurer’s

Banana and Walnut Pancakes

While I wouldn’t suggest that this recipe comprises a balanced meal, it is certainly a quick and easy meal option for anyone who finds themselves in need of some solid food at the end of a hard day. It is a must have for any missionaries recipe book.

For an explanation on the significance of this recipe see below.




2 eggs
1 cup milk
4 teaspoons butter or 2 tablespoons cream
2 cups S.R. flour (or 2 cups plain flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder)
6 tablespoons sugar


Place egg, sugar and half of the milk in a bowl and whisk well with beater.

Sift flour and salt and gradually add to mixture – adding the milk at the same time, until batter is the consistency of thick cream. Add melted butter or cream.

Beat until smooth then pour from a spoon onto a preheated griddle iron or frypan.

When surface is bubbly turn with a spatula and cook on the other side.

Mixture will make about 10-15 medium/large thick pancakes.

Serve with your favourite topping.

Topping Suggestions:

  1. Banana, walnuts, maple syrup, and whipped cream
  2. Sliced strawberries, maple syrup and whipped cream
  3. Mixed berries, ice cream, and icing sugar sprinkled over the top.

As with any good recipe, there is always a good story behind it, so here it is.

Before our family moved here to Auckland in 2010, my husband and I had the best callings any couple could ever have. There’s two reasons why it was the best calling for me. Firstly, we were blessed to work together as a couple (not many callings in the church where you get to do that). Secondly, we worked with some of the most amazing Young Single Adults in the Sydney area.

As the Multi-Stake YSA Leaders, my husband and I were privileged to work beside many of these young people to establish a program that was both fun and spiritually based. We saw within them the leaders of tomorrow and, in many cases were left to sit back and watch their leadership skills in action.

Also, having three YSA age daughters at the time, there was actually a third advantage to this calling. We would never admit it to them, but it accorded us an opportunity to meet most of the eligible single LDS men in the area and determine some of our ‘favourites’. But, let me tell you now, there is no advantage, of any kind, in attempting to arrange a marriage in this day and age. It just doesn’t work…you can take my word on that! 😉

Ok, so I have diverted from the purpose of this post. To continue this little narrative…

During this time of service we would, on occasion, open our home to any number of YSA on a Sunday night for what we termed ‘Pancakes at the Maurer’s’. Ask any YSA from any one of the 10 Sydney Stakes (at times that included interstate and international YSA) and you will probably get an affirmative nod that they have attended at least one, if not several, of these events.

In our opinion, the pancakes were just an excuse to get these fine young men and women together for a social event. But I have to say that we probably served up more pancakes over a two year period than most restaurants would in that time.

So today we pass this recipe on to you; that very same recipe that we used to feed up to 100 young men and women in any one night (of course the quantities are different, but the recipe is the same).

I hope you get as much enjoyment from this recipe as we have over the years.

Printable Recipes:

Download PDF File with colour image – Pancakes with photo

Download PDF File without colour image – Pancakes without photo

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2 thoughts on “Pancakes at the Maurer’s

  1. Tracy forgot to mentioned that I cooked most of them…an excuse to talk to those who came up to collect!!!

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