16 Pancake Recipes You Have To Try This Pancake Day

Looking for pancake recipes to make this Pancake Day the best? From gluten free pancakes to vegan pancakes, you batter believe we’ve got it all.

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What Is Pancake Day?

Traditionally, Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is a fun and festive tradition in the UK celebrated on the Tuesday before Lent. It's all about enjoying delicious pancakes with various toppings as a final indulgence before the period of self-reflection leading up to Easter.

Can You Make Pancakes In Advance?

Making pancakes in advance is a smart time-saving approach. Prepare your favourite batter and refrigerate it overnight. In the morning, effortlessly cook up fresh, fluffy pancakes. For a food waste fighting hack, try freezing your batter in ice cube trays and fry up a perfectly portioned pancake from frozen, one cube at a time. Find out how here. Or freeze pre-cooked pancakes with parchment paper between layers for quick and convenient access to homemade goodness whenever you desire.

Classic Pancakes With A Twist:

Discover a new take on classic pancakes. With inventive flavours and unexpected toppings, these revamped recipes offer a delightful twist. Get ready to elevate your breakfast with creative and delicious pancakes.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

If you are a carrot cake lover then this carrot cake pancakes recipe is for you. The pancake batter used grated carrots, walnuts, raisins and all the spices. Perfect for a delicious breakfast for all the family. 

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Apple Pancakes With Compote

Make the most of your apples with these light and fluffy apple pancakes with maple apple compote. 

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Avocado Pancakes

These are a great way to add extra nutrients and antioxidants into the whole family’s diet. They can be served on their own, or with sweet or savoury toppings.

Vegan Pancake Recipes:

Explore the world of vegan pancake recipes, where plant-based ingredients give a fresh twist to the classic breakfast. With creative flavours and wholesome toppings, these delightful alternatives offer a super tasty start to your day.

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Vegan Strawberry Vanilla Pancakes

A summery breakfast with these fresh and fluffy strawberry pancakes flavoured with vanilla. 

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Chia Seed, Rhubarb & Vanilla Pancakes

These vegan pancakes are so delicious and easy to make. They also look beautiful inside and out, thanks to the bright pink rhubarb. Simply the perfect spring breakfast, served with a drizzle of maple syrup for good measure.

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Skin-On Kiwi Pancakes

Try these deliciously zesty kiwi pancakes. Made with skin-on kiwis and drizzled with maple syrup – courtesy of guest chef Camille @callherchef

Gluten-Free Pancake Recipes:

Whether you have gluten sensitivities or just love trying new flavours, these recipes offer a delightful twist. From unique flour substitutes to inventive flavours, gluten-free pancakes provide a delicious and inclusive way to enjoy a morning treat. Get ready to indulge without compromising on taste.

Top tip: Swap out any flour in other recipes for buckwheat or gluten free flour.

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Pear Compote & Pumpkin Pie Spice Crepes

Tender crepes filled with a smooth pear compote, flavoured with cinnamon and ginger and topped with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Mushroom Pancakes with Miso Butter

Fluffy pancakes made with chickpea flour and slices of mushrooms, served with a miso butter sauce. These pancakes are freezer-friendly and great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

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Mashed Potato Pancakes

These crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside mashed potato pancakes can be adapted for both sweet and savoury tastes. Serve for dinner with a vegetable topping such as pickled veggies, pan fried greens or leftover curry. Or enjoy the pancakes for breakfast with fruit compote, poached pears or fresh fruit slices, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Crepe Recipes:

Whether you're in the mood for sweet or savoury, these thin and versatile pancakes offer endless culinary possibilities perfect for every occasion.

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Mango Jam Rolled Crepes

A bright and smooth yellow mango jam spread into french crepes (thin pancakes). Make more of the mango jam and keep it to eat with porridge or toast.

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Beetroot Crepes 

These beautifully pink crepes can be served with whatever you have on hand such as pesto, hummus, salads, stews, curries, eggs, fresh herbs etc.. Made using a few simple ingredients these savoury crepes make the perfect addition to just about any menu…breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner!

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Apple and pear french toast crepes

Stuffed crepes with caramelised apple chunks, toasted crushed hazelnut and fresh pear slices with zingy yogurt.

Savoury Pancake Recipes:

Not got a sweet tooth? Pancakes aren't just for syrup and berries. These hearty alternatives break away from the sweet tradition, featuring veggie based batters, international-inspired fillings and inventive toppings. 

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Spinach Pancakes with Fried Egg & Maple Syrup

This delicious brunch recipe is perfect for a lazy weekend at home. Serve with a fried egg and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Squash and Turmeric Pancakes

Try these beautiful, fluffy pancakes are made from butternut squash! Served with either sweet or savoury toppings, they're a great, fun way to add more veg into your diet. 

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Chinese Style Radish Pancakes

These pancakes are slightly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Naturally vegan, they're delicious and would make a great addition to any dinner table.

Looking For More Breakfast Ideas?

Give these a go!

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Pineapple And Coconut Baked Oats

Start the day off with this vegan pineapple and coconut baked oat tray. A simple way to meal prep breakfast for a few days.

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Fruity Breakfast Muffins

A fruit compote is an excellent base for breakfast muffins and this quick and simple muffin recipe is perfect for blueberries, apples, plums and more!

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Grapefruit & Cinnamon Crunch Cereal 

Homemade crunchy cereals flavoured with cinnamon, grapefruit zest and grapefruit juice. These are a great way to make the most of your grapefruit zest and kids love to make them too.