5 Alternative Pancake Ideas

Date: 08 Feb 2016

Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday, which is its proper name) is just around the corner. Families will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen cooking and flipping pancakes… although there are sure to be a few stuck on the ceiling!

This year, why not try making some alternative pancakes with the kids? They’re just as delicious, if a little healthier. We’ve come up with some ideas that you can try this Pancake Day – you can even eat them all year round! We’ve included a list of the main ingredients so you know what’s needed and we’ve even added a link to the recipe too!

1.      Dairy-free pancakes (no eggs or milk)

Perfect if you’re lactose intolerant, these pancakes are sweet, tasty and easy to make.

 

  • Bananas
  • Oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Soya milk

 

Learn how to make them here.

2.      Gluten-free pancakes

Being gluten intolerant can often mean missing out on cakes, pancakes and all kinds of treats that include flour – but these pancakes are gluten-free and suitable for everyone.

  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Gluten-free plain flour (available from most supermarkets now)

Learn how to make them here.

If you’re lactose and gluten intolerant then simply use the dairy-free recipe with gluten-free flour, and if you’re not confident in making the mix yourself, or you want to make it super easy for the kids Holland and Barrett have a ready-made mix available.

3.      American style pancakes

For lovely, fluffy and thick pancakes you’ll want to make American style pancakes! You can make them as thick as you like and top them with whatever you want (though bacon and syrup is always good).

  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Caster sugar
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Egg

 

Learn how to make them here.

 

 

4.      Carrot-cake pancakes

These might sound weird and you might be thinking ‘how can you have carrot-cake pancakes?’ but trust us, you and your family will love them.

  • Grated carrots (very finely grated)
  • Baking powder
  • Brown sugar
  • Flour
  • Honey
  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Eggs

Learn how to make them here.

 

5.      Rainbow pancakes

These are so fun to make and eat. All you have to do is follow a standard pancake recipe and add a splash of food colouring. Let your family each choose a colour for their pancake, or if you’re feeling brave add a dash of each colour in to create a rainbow pancake!

Pancake Day is a great bonding day for the family, it’s when you can all gather in the kitchen (standing back from the cooking area to avoid any danger), enjoy flipping them, choosing the toppings and of course – eating them!

Pancakes are ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast try making the thicker American-style pancakes with syrup and bacon, for lunch add some fruit and yogurt and for dinner – you can add whatever you like – though we wouldn’t recommend having them for breakfast, lunch and dinner in one day!

What pancakes will you be making this Pancake Day? Let us know on social media!