Fluffy pancakes

Fluffy pancakes

Sweet, fluffy pancakes with labneh yoghurt make for an incredible suhoor treat. They are moist, tender, and beautifully golden. As they taste great with a vast array of different toppings, they leave a lot of room for creativity and experimentation. When served with labneh, honey, and chewy cranberries, these simple breakfast treats are mouth-wateringly good. Try our recipe for fluffy pancakes with labneh this Ramadan to try them for yourself!


Step 1
  • Put the flour, the sugar, the eggs, the vanilla and the Arla Cravendale semi-skimmed milk and mix well until combined.
Step 2
  • Pour small amounts of batter in a pan and fry with melted butter at medium heat until you have fluffy pancakes.
Step 3
  • Stack small pancake towers with layers of pancake, Labneh, dried cranberry, and a drizzle of honey, repeating the process until you have enough labneh and pancake towers.

Perfect homemade fluffy pancakes need to be fried to golden perfection. Frying them at medium heat in melted butter adds richness and gives them a slightly crispy edge combined with a tender centre. When the top side begins to bubble, gently flip it over and cook the other side until this too turns golden brown. While the first side should take 2-3 minutes to cook, the second side will cook much faster, in as little as 1 minute, so make sure to keep an eye on it.


Use about 60 ml of batter for a small pancake or a bit more if you enjoy a big fluffy pancake. Though you can use a regular pan, using one with low sides (like a pancake or blini pan) makes flipping the fluffy pancakes easier.

Questions about fluffy pancakes

With an easy recipe for fluffy pancakes with labneh like ours, making delightful, sweet breakfast treats with delicious toppings is incredibly easy. To learn more about these threats, read our answers to the most frequently asked questions about them below.

How to make fluffy pancakes?
A sweet suhoor treat is just the thing you need to leave you and your family full and satisfied for your daily fast during Ramadan. Fortunately, it is easy to make these small, thick pancakes from scratch. Mix flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and milk well in a bowl. To make them extra fluffy, whip the egg whites separately and gently fold them into the batter to make it lighter. Cook them in melted butter (about 60 ml of batter for each pancake) until they are beautifully golden. Serve the fluffy pancakes with labneh, honey, and dried cranberries.
What makes a pancake fluffy?
It is perfectly possible to make a fluffy pancake without baking powder. Beating the eggs well before mixing them with the other ingredients allows you to incorporate more air into the batter which will make it rise more as you cook it. If you separate the eggs, whip the egg whites until they form soft peaks, and fold them into the batter, you can make them even fluffier. Another tip for how to make pancakes light and fluffy includes using sour dairy products like labneh in the batter.
What to serve with fluffy pancakes?
Serving fluffy pancakes with labneh is wonderful! Its fresh, mild, and savoury flavour pairs well with the pancakes’ sweet flavour. To complement and balance the tartness of the strained yoghurt, add honey and sweet-sour, dried cranberries. Other ideas for tasty fluffy pancake toppings include syrups, chopped nuts, and fresh fruits and berries. Try mixing the white labneh and golden honey with different colourful toppings like green pistachios and red, jewel-like pomegranate seeds to create a beautiful display with great taste and texture.


280 g
120 g
200 g
1 pinch
Arla Cravendale Semi-skimmed milk
240 ml
Dried cranberries
2 tsp
2 tbsp

Sweet fluffy pancakes with labneh

You may have heard about making or serving fluffy pancakes with yoghurt, but have you ever tried labneh pancakes? A staple in Levantine cuisine for centuries, this drained yoghurt cheese product has become a breakfast classic for many. The wonderful combination of sweet and tangy flavours created by serving fluffy pancakes with labneh makes for a tasty, Middle Eastern twist on the classic breakfast dish.

Add a flavourful touch with labneh and dried cranberries

The labneh's fresh and tangy flavour as well as its soft, creamy texture makes it great as a spread or topping for many dishes. These pancakes are no exception! Their airy texture pairs wonderfully with the strained yoghurt cheese's lightness, and its slightly tart flavour brightens the sweet dish beautifully. With a sweetener like honey, it creates a rich, tasty topping.

Dried cranberries have a characteristic sweet-sour flavour. Though the small, red berries may look like raisins, they are quite different in respect to taste as they are much tarter. This bright flavour pairs well with the sweet and tangy flavours of these fluffy pancakes with labneh and honey. The decorative, chewy cranberries round out the dish and add a beautiful splash of colour.

Easy and quick fluffy pancakes for suhoor

In case you are tempted to try out our recipe for fluffy pancakes with labneh, you will be delighted to know that they are quite easy to make, making them perfect for an early morning suhoor. You need just a few ingredients and very little time to make these beautiful, tasty fluffy pancake stacks. Served with tasty and colourful toppings, these fluffy pancakes with labneh are sure to delight children and adults alike in terms of look, taste, and texture.

If you are looking for more great suhoor ideas, perhaps to serve alongside these fluffy pancakes with labneh for a wonderful breakfast spread, we suggest also having a look at our recipes for breakfast shakshuka, mushroom and cheese omelette, and paratha sandwich.

Add labneh to the pancake batter

To try something different and make the pancakes fluffier is to use labneh in the batter itself as well as on top. Like other similar products like buttermilk, skyr, curd cheese, and Greek yoghurt, labneh helps to ensure a light and fluffy texture when added to pancake batter. Labneh pancakes are incredibly moist and have a lovely freshness to them introduced by the tart, savoury strained yoghurt. Try these delicious labneh pancakes to make our fluffy pancake recipe even better.