Bread Pancakes

Bread pancakes/uttapam - savory bread pancakes, vegeterian, breakfast, kids lunch box, snacksBread pancakes or bread Uttapam are a very healthy and tasty option for breakfast. It is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. These Bread Pancakes always remind me of Sundays when I was a kid. This was a very popular breakfast in our house.

Bread pancakes/uttapam - savory bread pancakes, vegeterian, breakfast, kids lunch box, snacks

I am talking about the time when Doordarshan (national T.V.) used to telecast Mahabharata at 9 o clock in the morning on Sundays. It was a very popular T.V. show at that time. There used to be complete silence on streets and markets. Everybody used to be at home watching T.V.
Bread uttapam - savory bread pancakes, vegeterian, breakfast, kids lunch box, snacks

But my mom had a problem. We would get up at 8:30 or 9:00 as it was Sunday and then demand breakfast. Our kitchen was quite far from the T.V. room and she would miss the whole show by the time breakfast was over. So one day she thought of a plan. Yes, she did!! She would start making these bread pancakes around 8:00 and the whole house would smell so good that we all got ready and silently ate our breakfast like good kids before 9 o’ clock. And she watched the show happily ever after. 😉

Bread pancakes/uttapam - savory bread pancakes, vegeterian, breakfast, kids lunch box, snacks

This recipe is so perfect I have not changed anything in it. These look like Suji uttappam/ pancakes but are quite different in taste. You can add vegetables according to your preference to change the taste a little. It is also a very good option for kid’s lunch box. My kids simply love it.


How to make Savory Bread Pancakes

Preparation time: 5-7 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes
makes around 8 pancakes

10 bread slices
½-1 cup milk as required
2 onions grated or chopped very fine
1 capsicum diced
2 tomatoes chopped( without pulp)
1 tbsp chopped green chilies
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 potato medium size, peeled and grated
2 tbsp cilantro/ coriander leaves
salt to taste
½ tsp red chili powder
½ tsp garam masala
oil for shallow frying

Bread pancakes/uttapam - savory bread pancakes, vegeterian, breakfast, kids lunch box, snacks

To make Savory Bread Pancakes

Remove corners of the bread slices. Crush the bread slices roughly and soak them in 1/4-1/2 cup milk for 10 minutes. Now add all the other ingredients except milk and oil. Make a thick batter using milk. The batter will be sticky but do not dilute it otherwise it will be too soft to retain shape.

Bread pancakes/uttapam - savory bread pancakes, vegeterian, breakfast, kids lunch box, snacks
Heat a non-stick pan or griddle and grease it lightly with oil. Spread batter on the pan and give it round shape with the help of a spoon.

Spread a little oil around pancake to keep it from sticking to the pan. Cook it on slow flame till the base is golden brown. Turn it over and cook the other side, in the same way, using a little oil.

Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.
Bread pancakes/uttapam - savory bread pancakes, vegeterian, breakfast, kids lunch box, snacks

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54 Responses to Bread Pancakes

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  2. Rajni says:

    Nice receipe .. will definitely try it tomorrow. Thanks

  3. Mel says:

    Is the potato used raw or boiled?

  4. Bharat says:

    The recipe is amazingand I loved it. Just a concern adding salt in milk is usually not advisable. What you have to say in this respect.

    Else loved it a lot.

  5. Bhavana says:

    Hi Nidhi,

    Really very nice idea. One question I want ask is can we replace bread with Roti.
    Will it work?


    • Nidhi says:

      Hello, Bhavana. No, I don’t think roti can be used in place of bread. I have never tried it if you do, let me know how it came out.

  6. Shiksha Agrawal says:

    Hi Nidhi, I tried ur vegetable pancakes by adding one egg and I din’t have problem in spreading it, and added protein in different from. My 4 yr old liked it so much. Thanks a ton for ur efforts.

  7. Pooja says:

    cn v use curd, instead of milk in the recipie?

    • Nidhi says:

      No Pooja. we need to use milk for this recipe. if you do not want to use milk then use water or buttermilk.

  8. Santhiyaraja says:

    Hi nidhi your dish is simply superb i and my friends were staying in hostel. we were enjoyed tq

  9. alaka says:

    Hi nidhi,
    I made it bt it sticks ….what i do?
    I used oil for dis bt no happy……

    • Nidhi says:

      Hello Alaka.
      The mixture should be thick and the pan hot and well oiled. If mixture is runny it becomes difficult to spread. Next time try making a small pancake with thick mixture.
      This might take a little practice. hope it turns out fine for you next time.

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  11. Aiman says:

    I have been making baked potatoes following different recipes since long but was never satisfied but OMG finally I have got the perfect recipe. Thanks to u 🙂

  12. Malini says:

    Hi Nidhi,

    I tried this recipe today to send for my son’s lunch box…the pancakes turned out great ! He luved it…thanks so much.
    Encouraged by the success, have tried the mocha nutella cake…it is in the freezer…hoping it too turns out good…thanks

  13. sonali says:

    Thanks for the recipe. My only concern is will this spoil till lunch time if i make them in the morning by 6.30 am. As it has milk content in it. Please suggest.

  14. Sarika says:

    Potato should be bolted for bread pancake

  15. anita says:

    Hi i tried making these pancakes,they taste really good,the only thing is that m not able to spread it on griddle,i dont know what i m doing wrong,thats why its taking too much time to make them.should it be like dosa batter,coz mine was not ,so it was not coming out even and round.

    • Nidhi says:

      HI Anita. these are a little tricky to spread.
      These are not like dosa batter. Batter is thick that is why these are not easy to spread. you can try by putting one big spoon in the center of griddle and then spreading it slowly with the help of a karchi.

  16. Munita says:

    Just tried your bread pancakes. I had ended up adding a little bit more milk than needed which made it difficult to flip… Still they turned out great. I don’t like cooking and have never tried making anything special but your recipes seemed so tempting and I loved using them. Thanks. would try out more dishes too.

    • Nidhi says:

      so glad to hear that Munita. these need a little practice and after making them 2-3 times they become really easy to manage.

  17. Ruchi says:

    I tried two recipes and both tasted super complete family loved them..yesterday I prepared spicy vegetable toast and today bread pan cakes both were very husband and kids loved them..

  18. sunita says:

    Hi nidhi,Today i tried this bread pancake for my son for his tiffin box. He just loved them, he has ask me to do same for tommorrow.,
    thanks a lot

  19. preeti says:

    Simply superb recipe.I tried it today and it was a major success at home.Became a bit soft to flip over… I sprinkled some rava and it became more manageable! Thanks nidhi , for a superb breakfast idea!!!

  20. rumana says:

    So healthy and yummy looking pancakes:)

  21. Apoorva says:

    I am a newbie in the cooking regime! This sounds like a pretty awesome dish, considering I am a student, I love the perky and no-time-consuming ideas!
    Also, the eggless mayonnaise recipe is so surprisingly great! Thank you thank you thank you! 😀

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  23. Veena says:

    Interesting breakfast with boring bread 🙂

  24. afracooking says:

    What a creative idea for beakfast!!! Thank you for sharing!

  25. Fakeha says:


    I made this bread pancake today morning with brown bread. I dont know why but the batter separated itself from milk and when placed on non stick pan, it didnt retain its shape. So i had to make an upma out of it. However this upma alsa tasted nice and my hubby loved the idea. Thanks and please advise on how to make a nice batter

    • Nidhi says:

      Hi Fakeha , start by adding minimum milk just enough to soak the slices. Then add milk gradually to make the batter. Pan should also be greased properly and hot. I have not tried these with brown bread. Try using white bread for this recipe.

  26. Anubha says:

    Hi Nidhi i tried your bread cup Pizza and turned out very tasty , even my 2 n half year old who is a picky eater liked it too!!! But my base became little soggy dont know why , but still i loved it and will make it again.thanx

    • Nidhi says:

      Glad to hear that Anubha. when next time you make it use butter only on one side. may be that should help. Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  27. Anubha says:

    Hi Nidhi
    I just saw your website through a friend on Facebook and instantaneously loved it!! I am always in a fix what to make for breakfast ,which should be easy and different. And here i discovered your blog and bingo!!! I saw 2 -3 recipes and liked all of them( which is rare) and is going to make all of them in coming weekend. Thanx for these recipes and keep up the good work. I will be ur regular visitor!!!

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