Pancake Tuesday

It’s that time of year again, ingredients at the ready and delicious toppings on hand.

Pancake Tuesday brings a smile to everyone’s face; it’s a time many of us associate with home, the yummy tastes & smells!

So get your aprons on and little helpers at the ready to enjoy trying out three of our favourite recipes:

traditional pancakes

1.       Sift flour and salt into bowl and make a well in centre. Break eggs into well and whisk slowly.
2.       Mix the milk and water together. Add this mixture into the bowl in a steady stream, whisking all the while.
3.       Whisk until the batter is smooth and all the flour has been incorporated into the mix. Leave the batter aside for 30 minutes to rest.
4.       Whisk the melted butter into the batter.
5.       Heat pan on a medium heat and grease lightly with butter. Put approximately 2 tbsp of batter into the pan. Tilt the pan until the bottom of the pan is evenly coated. Cook the pancake for about 40 seconds on one side, flip and cook for 30 seconds (or until both sides appear golden brown).
6.       Continue until all the batter is used. Serve (with or without lemon juice and berries).


Per serving (without toppings):

85 kcals, fat 4g (2g saturated), 10g carbs, 1.1 sugars, 3g protein, 0g fibre, 0.08g sodium


Delicious topping combinations:

Whipped Cream & grated lemon skin

Nutella, peanut butter & banana slices

Fried mushrooms & cherry tomatoes


Banana oat pancake

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl.
  2. Add the eggs and mix well.
  3. Put oats in a blender and blend until fine.
  4. Add the blended oats, cinnamon and nutmeg to the banana mix, and stir well.
  5. Heat a skillet over a medium heat with a dash of vegetable oil.
  6. Pour ¼ of a cup of the mixture into the skillet, cook on one side for about a minute and a half, then turn and cook on the other side for about 1 minute (or until both sides appear golden brown).
  7. Serve (with or without honey and berries).


Per serving (without toppings):

71 kcals, fat 2.4g (0.7g saturated), 9.3g carbs, 3.2 sugars, 3.5g protein, 1.2g fibre, 0.030g sodium


Yummy topping combinations:

Yoghurt & honey

Chopped walnuts & pecans

Ice cream & berries

Dutch pancakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 240˚C/220˚C fan/gas mark 9. Place the butter into an ovenproof frying pan (a 13cm pan works well) and set into the oven to melt.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining ingredients until smooth.
  3. When the butter is foaming, swirl it around the pan to coat it evenly.
  4. Pour in the batter and place back in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and squeeze over a bit of lemon juice. Top with icing sugar, fresh berries and some syrup or honey.


Per serving (with toppings):

359kcals, 22.8g fat (12.6g saturated), 26.7g carbs, 3.5g sugars, 11.6g protein, 0.9g fibre, 0.215g sodium


Yummy topping combinations:

Baked apple slices & cinnamon

Cacoa nibs/chocolate chips and whipped cream

Crumbled cookies & ice cream


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