Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, falls on Tuesday 5th March this year and we are already talking about our all-time favourite toppings here at the Quick Find office. The traditional topping, lemon and sugar, has definitely proved to be the most popular here!
Every Pancake Day we find ourselves searching the net to look for interesting concoctions to try, hounding Google with the search term "how to make pancakes?", so this year we thought we would make the process a little easier. With Pancake Day firmly on the horizon, we have put together a comprehensive list of inspiration. Furthermore, we have included a wide range of easy to follow pancake recipes to suit everyone.
If pancakes doesn't quite take your fancy have a look at our Rocky Road recipe to settle those cravings!
Creative Pancake Inspiration
It wouldn't be pancake day without trying some of the more weird and wonderful recipes. Our team have scoured the world wide web to find you some of the more interesting pancake recipes – perhaps you could have a go at these before the big day…you certainly don't need to ask us twice!
Kids Watermelon Pancakes
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Strawberry Sprinkle Funfetti Pancakes
Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Russian Pancake Recipe
First things first, the recipe; before we start talking toppings, it’s important to get the pancake right!
If you follow a specific diet or have any dietary requirements, take a look at these alternative basic pancake recipes:
Classic Pancake Batter Recipe
1 medium egg
Pinch of salt
115g plain flour
Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl and make a small well in the middle.
Break the egg into the well and whisk the mixture whilst slowly combining the milk.
Finally, mix until smooth – voila!
112g almond butter
3 large eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
Give all of the ingredients a good mix together in a bowl – you can use a food processor if you prefer.
Grease the pan with coconut oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side.
140g of flour (any flour of your choice!)
1 tbsp organic cane sugar
225ml soy milk
2 tbsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Combine the dry ingredients and give them a good mix.
Slowly add the soy milk and vegetable oil combining the wet and dry ingredients.
Heat your pan and cook each pancake until the edges stiffen – flip and do the same again!
2 large eggs
112g egg whites
4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1-2 scoops protein powder
2 tbsp flaxseed
Start by mixing together the dry ingredients including oats, baking powder, salt, protein powder and flax.
Mix together the eggs, egg whites and banana in a separate bowl.
Combine the mixtures together and mix well.
Heat your pan to a high heat and keep an eye to make sure you do not overcook them.
Finally a note of advice, If the pancakes are falling to pieces, turn the heat up a little.
Gluten Free Pancakes
150g gluten-free self-raising flour
1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 small banana
175ml almond milk
1-2 tsp coconut oil
Combine the dry ingredients into a bowl including the flour, bicarb and sugar.
Mix the banana and egg together well and combine with the dry ingredients to form a smooth batter.
Add the coconut oil to a pan and pop on a high heat.
Cook each batch until little bubbles appear on the top, flip and cook again!
125g plain flour
1 large egg
300ml coconut milk
Your choice of oil for frying, we suggest sunflower oil
Sieve the flour into a bowl and combine with the egg and around a quarter of the milk.
Blitz the mixture to form a smooth paste.
Mix the milk in slowly always ensuring the batter remains lump free.
Leave the batter to stands for 15 minutes before you use it, just be sure to give it once last stir before you cook it.
Finally, put the pan to a high heat and add your oil and furthermore, keep your batter thin.
Pancake Toppings and Fillings
With the pancake recipe sorted we can think about sprucing it up with some exciting fillings and toppings! We’ve done a little bit of research and come up with a mouth-watering list of tasty ideas; from traditional basic toppings to wacky and unusual combinations that you wouldn’t dream of mixing.
Lemon and sugar,
Strawberries and ice-cream,
Peanut butter and banana,
Berries and Greek yoghurt,
Icing sugar with hundreds and thousands sprinkles,
Cinnamon sugar apple noodles,
Jelly and ice-cream,
Cottage cheese and strawberries,
Coconut and chocolate.
Egg, ham and cheese,
Beans and cheese,
Avocado, tomato and onion,
Mexican Rice and sour cream,
Mashed pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg w/ whipped cream,
Pizza Style – tomato paste, cheese and your choice of pizza topping.