5 Recipes to Try This Pancake Day

One of our favourite foodie days has finally arrived – it’s Pancake Day! If, like us, you’re a pancake lover, or ‘fan-cake’ if you will, then try some of these recipes for a guaranteed flipping great Shrove Tuesday.

American Blueberry Pancakes

These classic USA style pancakes are light, fluffy and fruity. Stack them high and drizzle with maple syrup and extra blueberries!

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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml milk
  • 1 small knob of butter
  • 150g blueberries
  • Maple syrup, to serve


  1. Grab a bowl and mix together the flour and baking powder with a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, beat together the milk and egg, then make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and gradually pour in your wet ingredients whilst mixing until you have a smooth batter. Finally, beat in the knob of butter and the blueberries.
  2. In a large, non-stick frying pan, melt a small amount of butter and drop a large tablespoon of your pancake batter into the pan, about 7.5cm across. You should be able to fit 3 or 4 pancakes into the pan in one go.
  3. Cook for around 3 minutes, until bubbles have started to appear on the surface, then flip each pancake and cook for another 3 minutes until golden. Remove from the pan, cover with kitchen paper, and continue until you have used all the batter.
  4. Serve drizzled with maple syrup and scattered with more fresh blueberries.

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

A gluten free diet doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the Pancake Day fun! Try these delicious banana pancakes topped with fresh fruit.

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  • 1 large banana
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • Handful of mixed fresh fruit, to serve


  1. Using a fork, mash the banana in a bowl until it resembles a thick paste, then stir in the beaten eggs along with the baking powder and the vanilla extract.
  2. Place a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and brush with the sunflower oil.
  3. Spoon two pancakes into the pan (using about half the batter), and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, then slide onto a plate. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  4. Top with fresh fruit and tuck in!

Chocolate Pancakes

These are a little more indulgent, but it is Pancake Day afterall! Topped with mini marshmallows, these are a guaranteed hit with the kids.

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  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 400ml milk
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 50g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • Mini marshmallows, to serve


  1. Tip the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer, along with a pinch of salt. Crack in the eggs and whisk until smooth, then gradually pour in the milk (continually whisking) until you have a smooth batter.
  2. Heat a little oil and butter together in a large, non-stick frying pan until they begin to sizzle then pour in 2 tbsp of batter per pancake and fry until bubbles begin to appear on the surface. Flip, then cook for a further two minutes then transfer to a low-temperature oven to keep warm. Repeat until you have used all the batter.
  3. Serve with the mini marshmallows and anything else you feel like adding on top!

Peanut Butter Pancakes

These pancakes with a sweet, crunchy peanut butter sauce are a delicious way to sneak some extra protein into your Pancake Day festivities – perfect if you’re a bit of a gym bunny!

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  • 250g crunchy peanut butter
  • 50g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 350ml milk
  • Sunflower oil, for cooking


  1. Pop the peanut butter, maple syrup and butter in a microwave-proof bowl and heat for 2 minutes in 30 second bursts, stirring inbetween. Leave to one side to cool slightly.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl along with a pinch of salt, then crack in the eggs and whisk until smooth. Gradually pour in the milk, still whisking, then mix in 3/4 of the peanut butter sauce.
  3. Take a large, non-stick frying pan and heat a splash of the oil together with some butter until foaming. Allowing for 2 tbsp of batter per pancake, pour some batter into the pan and cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface. Flip, then cook for a further two minutes before transferring to a low oven to keep warm.
  4. Serve with the remaining peanut butter sauce and any other extras you like!

Matcha Pancakes

A huge culinary trend at the moment, matcha powder (made from ground green tea leaves) paired with spinach gives these savoury pancakes that vibrant green glow that will definitely brighten up your Pancake Day!

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  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 60g spinach
  • 100ml milk
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 25g butter, melted
  • 4 tbsp natural yoghurt


  1. Grab a blender and pop in the matcha powder, spinach and milk. Whizz into a smooth mixture, then pour into a large bowl with the rest of the pancake ingredients and whisk until any large lumps have gone.
  2. Melt a small knob of butter in a large, non-stick frying pan then drop in 2 tbsp of pancake mix for each pancake. Cooks for 2-3 minutes on each side (you’ll see when they’re ready to flip as bubbles start to form on the surface).
  3. Serve topped with the natural yoghurt and your choice of fruit topping.

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