Petoules (Pan-Fried Honey Pancake)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

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."

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

My DH makes breakfast for us on Sunday morning, and during the tour, he makes whatever I choose from the tour for our Sunday morning treat. These were very interesting; ours came out a bit like small crepes, flavor and thickness-wise. We doused them with all available condiments recommended. They really did make for a nice breakfast, and I'm sure we'll be enjoying them again. Thanks for sharing, diner524!

alligirl July 22, 2013

Mmmmm, I love pancakes and these tiny honey pancakes were wonderful. Quick, easy to make, with ingredients found in the pantry. Perfect served warm with cinnamon, icing sugar and a little honey. They really do remind one of beigenets. Wow, were they the tasty. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will make again often. Made for ZWT9.

Baby Kato July 26, 2013

These were great little fried pancakes! They reminded me of beineights. I tried one fresh out of the pan, and then waited to eat until I had cooked all the batter and fed everyone else - they are MUCH better warm. I got 25 little petoules, which made a full breakfast for 3 people (since they are so small.) They really don't take any time to cook, by the time I had spooned 5 cakes into the pan I needed to flip the first one. For ZWT9

Random Rachel July 15, 2013