Petoules (Pan-Fried Honey Pancake) Recipe

Welcome to my delicious Petoules (Pan-Fried Honey Pancake) recipe article! As a chef, I believe that cooking is an art that brings people together, and what better way to do that than with a plate of warm, fluffy pancakes covered in pure honey.

In Greece, Petoules is a traditional fried pancake that is often served during special occasions and holidays. But, with my recipe, you can enjoy this mouth-watering dish any day of the week.

I created this recipe with love and passion, and I can guarantee that your taste buds will be dancing with joy after trying these delectable pancakes. This recipe is easy to make, and you’ll be able to whip up a batch of Petoules in no time.

So, grab your Petoules pan, some all-purpose flour, and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Petoules (Pan-Fried Honey Pancake)
Petoules (Pan-Fried Honey Pancake)

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast recipe that will impress your family and friends? Look no further than Petoules, the Greek-style pan-fried honey pancake that will make your taste buds dance with joy!

There are so many reasons why you’ll love this recipe. First of all, it’s incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry, you can whip up a batch of these fluffy, sweet pancakes in no time.

But don’t let their simplicity fool you. Petoules are packed with flavor. The combination of honey, cinnamon, and powdered sugar creates a sweet and spicy glaze that perfectly complements the light and airy pancake.

Plus, petoules are incredibly versatile. They’re perfect for breakfast, of course, but they’re also a great afternoon snack or a sweet dessert. You can serve them with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or even a drizzle of maple syrup.

And let’s not forget about how impressive they look. Petoules are small, golden-colored pancakes that are fried to perfection. They’re the perfect finger food for a brunch or breakfast gathering, and their bite-sized nature makes them perfect for sharing.

So whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, petoules are the perfect recipe for you. They’re easy to make, delicious, and versatile enough to please everyone’s taste buds. So why not give them a try and see for yourself why they’re one of our favorite breakfast treats?

Ingredient List

 Golden brown and dripping with honey, these petoules are a sweet dream come true.
Golden brown and dripping with honey, these petoules are a sweet dream come true.

Before we get to the recipe, let’s go over the ingredients you’ll need to make these Petoules. Don’t worry, you won’t need any fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Oil for frying

All of these ingredients are pantry staples, so you might already have everything you need at home. If you don’t have honey, you can use maple syrup or any other sweetener you like. The cinnamon is optional, but it adds a nice warmth to the pancakes. If you don’t have a petoules pan, you can use a regular frying pan.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect for breakfast or dessert, these pancakes are impossible to resist.
Perfect for breakfast or dessert, these pancakes are impossible to resist.

Step 1: Mix the batter

Before you start making the petoules, make sure you have all your ingredients ready. Start by mixing 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk 1 egg until it becomes frothy, then add 1 cup of milk, and 1/2 cup of water. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients while stirring constantly until the batter is smooth.

Step 2: Heat the pan

Heat a petoules pan or a small non-stick pan over medium heat. Make sure to lightly grease the surface of the pan with butter or oil. Wait for the pan to become hot before pouring the batter.

Step 3: Fry the petoules

Pour a small amount of the batter into the pan, enough to cover the bottom thinly. Cook the petoules for about 2 minutes or until the bottom turns golden brown. Flip the pancake and cook for another minute.

Step 4: Repeat

Repeat the process until you finish making all the petoules.

Step 5: Drizzle honey and cinnamon sugar

Once the petoules are ready, drizzle them with pure honey and sprinkle with powdered cinnamon sugar. Serve hot and enjoy the deliciously sweet and fluffy petoules!

Note: Petoules can be served with fresh fruits, maple syrup, or any other toppings you prefer!

Substitutions and Variations

 The aroma of cinnamon and vanilla will fill your kitchen as you cook these delicious pancakes.
The aroma of cinnamon and vanilla will fill your kitchen as you cook these delicious pancakes.

Looking for some creative ways to put your own spin on this delicious Petoules recipe? Here are some of my favorite substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Maple syrup instead of honey: If you’re not a big fan of honey or prefer a different flavor, try substituting it with maple syrup. The sweet, rich syrup pairs perfectly with the fluffy pancakes, making for a delightful breakfast treat.

– Blueberry pancakes: Want to add some fresh fruit to your pancakes? Try tossing in some juicy blueberries into the batter before frying them. The bursts of sweetness and tartness add an extra layer of flavor and texture to the dish.

– Buttermilk honey pancake: For a tangy twist on the classic recipe, use buttermilk instead of regular milk. The acidity in the buttermilk helps tenderize the gluten in the batter, resulting in fluffy and moist pancakes. Drizzle with honey for a sweet finish.

– Waffle mix instead of all-purpose flour: If you’re craving some crispy, deep-fried goodness, try using waffle mix instead of all-purpose flour. The batter will be thicker and denser, resulting in a puffier and crunchier pancake.

– Cornmeal pancakes: Want to add some Southern flair to your Petoules recipe? Try substituting some of the all-purpose flour with cornmeal. The cornmeal adds a nutty flavor and a slightly gritty texture to the pancakes, making them perfect for savory toppings like fried chicken.

– Banana pancakes: For a healthier twist on the recipe, try adding mashed bananas to the batter. The bananas add natural sweetness and a creamy texture to the pancakes, making them moist and flavorful.

Remember, the possibilities are endless with this recipe. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and flavors to make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Make a stack of these fluffy pancakes and drizzle generously with honey for the ultimate indulgence.
Make a stack of these fluffy pancakes and drizzle generously with honey for the ultimate indulgence.

These pan-fried honey pancakes, also known as petoules, are the perfect breakfast or brunch treat. They are sweet, fluffy, and satisfying, and pair well with a variety of toppings and sides. Here are some serving and pairing suggestions to make the most out of this delicious recipe:

– Serve with a drizzle of pure honey or maple syrup on top for an extra sweet touch.

– Sprinkle some cinnamon and powdered sugar on top for a warm, cozy flavor.

– Add some fresh fruit, such as blueberries or strawberries, for a refreshing and healthy twist.

– For a savory option, serve with some crispy bacon or sausage on the side.

– Pair with a hot cup of coffee or tea to start your day off right.

– For a Greek-inspired breakfast, serve with some thick Greek yogurt and a dollop of honey on top.

– If you’re feeling adventurous, try making some fried chicken to go with the petoules for a unique and indulgent brunch feast.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair these delicious honey pancakes, they are sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. Enjoy the warm, golden-colored fried pancakes covered in honey and powdered sugar, and savor each bite. These petoules are perfect for a lazy Sunday morning, a special occasion breakfast, or anytime you need a little sweetness in your life.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

While petoules are best served fresh off the pan, they can still be made ahead and stored for later consumption. To make ahead, cook the pancakes as usual and let them cool to room temperature. Once cooled, stack the pancakes and store them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. They can be stored for up to three days in the refrigerator.

To reheat, place the petoules in a skillet over medium heat and warm them up for about 30 seconds on each side. Alternatively, you can place them in a toaster or toaster oven for a quick and easy reheating.

If you plan to make a large batch of petoules to serve at a later time, you can freeze them instead. Simply cook the pancakes and let them cool to room temperature. Once cooled, stack them and wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped pancakes in a resealable plastic bag and store them in the freezer for up to three months.

To thaw, simply take the wrapped petoules out of the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Once thawed, reheat them as desired.

Whether you’re storing or reheating, make sure to cover the petoules with honey, cinnamon, powdered sugar, or any other desired toppings only when ready to serve. This ensures that they stay fresh and crispy.

Tips for Perfect Results

Making the perfect petoules requires a bit of finesse, but with these tips, you’ll be able to create small golden-colored fried honey pancakes that will make your taste buds dance. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results every time:

1. Use a Petoules Pan

Invest in a petoules pan if you want to make the perfect petoules. The pan’s bottomless bites allow for optimal heat distribution, ensuring that your pancakes cook evenly. You won’t need to oil the pan, so your pancakes won’t be greasy.

2. Use Pure Honey

When it comes to topping your petoules, you need pure honey. The honey complements the pancake’s sweetness and adds a rich, floral flavor. Don’t settle for anything less than pure honey.

3. Heat the Pan

Preheat the petoules pan over medium heat for a few minutes before you start cooking. This ensures that the batter will cook evenly and that the pancakes will be golden brown.

4. Don’t Overmix the Batter

Mix the batter gently, and don’t overmix it. Overmixing creates a tough pancake, and you want your petoules to be light and fluffy.

5. Use the Right Amount of Batter

Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter onto the pan. Don’t overcrowd the pan; each pancake needs enough space to cook evenly.

6. Be Patient

When you drop the batter onto the pan, be patient and wait for the pancake to cook fully on one side before flipping it. Otherwise, the batter will stick to the pan, and you’ll end up with a mess.

7. Keep the Pancakes Warm

Keep the pancakes warm in the oven while you cook the rest of the batter. Preheat the oven to 200°F and place the pancakes on a baking sheet in the oven.

8. Serve with Cinnamon and Powdered Sugar

Serve your petoules with a sprinkle of cinnamon and powdered sugar. The combination of honey, cinnamon, and powdered sugar creates a heavenly flavor that will take your petoules to the next level.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create the most delicious and perfect petoules every time.


As we near the end of this article, I anticipate that you have gained valuable information about how to create perfect petoules. However, you may still have some questions about the recipe or some of the ingredients used. In this section, I have compiled some frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers to help you gain more clarity on the recipe. So, let’s dive in!

What is the secret to good pancakes?

As a seasoned chef, I always make sure to use the freshest ingredients when preparing any dish. For this particular recipe, it is crucial to use fresh ingredients for the batter. Additionally, make sure that the baking soda is not more than six months old, as using old baking soda can affect the texture and flavor of the dish.

When mixing the batter, be sure not to overstir it. Overstirring can result in a dense and tough texture that can ruin the overall taste and presentation of the dish. So, gently mix the ingredients until they are just combined.

If you don’t have buttermilk, there’s no need to worry. You can create a substitute by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to your regular milk and letting it sit for a few minutes before using. This will give the same tangy flavor that buttermilk provides.

When cooking the dish, it’s essential to use a hot surface. A hot surface will help the batter to cook properly and give it a nice golden brown color. I recommend using a non-stick pan or a griddle, which will help the batter cook evenly.

Knowing when to flip the dish is also crucial. Wait until the edges of the batter start to dry out, and bubbles start to form on the surface before flipping. This will ensure that the dish is cooked through and has a beautiful golden brown color.

Finally, serve the dish warm for the best taste and texture. You can serve it with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, whipped cream, or syrup. The possibilities are endless!

How do you make Bobby Flay pancakes?

For this recipe, we will need all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and fine sea salt – all in specific measurements. We will also be using large eggs, buttermilk, and unsalted butter which should be melted and cooled. Don’t forget to reserve some butter for the griddle.

Can you deep fry pancake batter?

Pancake mix is a versatile batter made from a few simple ingredients, such as eggs, flour, and milk. Interestingly, this batter is also commonly used for deep frying. By adding some herbs and spices to the leftover pancake mix, you can easily make a flavorful coating for fried chicken. Or, if you’re in the mood for some classic pub fare, use the batter to make crispy battered cod for a homemade fish and chips dinner.

Can I put honey on pancakes?

When it comes to adding sweetness to pancakes, honey is a great alternative to maple syrup. Its texture is a bit thicker and its flavor is not as strong as maple syrup, making it a perfect addition to pancakes. You can enhance the taste of pancakes by serving them with butter, fruits, and nuts, and then topping them with a delightful drizzle of honey. Try it out on the best recipe for pancakes and indulge in its heavenly taste.

Bottom Line

Now that you’ve read through this recipe article on Petoules (Pan-Fried Honey Pancakes), it’s time to put your chef hat on and start cooking! This recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch and will definitely impress your family and friends. The golden-colored, fluffy pancakes covered in honey, cinnamon, and powdered sugar are a perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors.

But don’t just take my word for it, try the recipe out yourself and see how easy it is to make! With simple ingredients and easy steps to follow, you’ll have a delicious plate of Petoules in no time. Plus, the recipe is versatile and allows for substitutions and variations to make it your own.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a Petoules pan and get ready to make some bottomless bites of goodness. And don’t forget to drizzle some pure honey on top for an extra sweet touch. Trust me, someone in your household is going to be a big happy camper after trying this recipe.

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Petoules (Pan-Fried Honey Pancake) Recipe

A recipe I found while searching for Greek recipes for ZWT, so untried by me, but something I know my family would enjoy. Here is a link to the site I found this recipe: Here is what is stated about the recipe: "May 21st marks a very special day on the Greek calendar where we celebrate the namedays of Kostadinos and Eleni. Greeks are big on namedays, and is a cause for birthday-like celebrations including sweets, gifts, and parties. Much the same as birthdays in other cultures, the honoree is the host, and has to offer a “kerasma” (kerasma signifies an offering to a guest to convey friendship and hospitality.) My mothers “kerasma” for her nameday is petules, which is a pan-fried pancake covered with honey and dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar."

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • cinnamon, to liking
  • honey, to liking
  • powdered sugar, to liking
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, milk, water, sugar, egg, and baking power.
  2. Wisk until mixed thick similar to pancake mix.
  3. In a medium non stick pan, heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil.
  4. Place a tablespoon of mixture at a time in the heated pan. You may add 5 at a time depending on pan size.
  5. When the mixture starts to form bubbles, turn over and cook until golden brown.
  6. Take petoules out and place in a platter with a paper towel on the bottom. The paper towel will soak up any excess oil.
  7. Drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon and powdered sugar.
  8. Serve hot.
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