Get Ready To Indulge This Pancake Day 2023

Get ready to indulge this pancake day! With pancake day (also known by its proper name; Shrove Tuesday) being today, there are plenty of UK households cooking up a storm in their kitchens cooking pancakes and flipping them – although there are surely going to be a few stuck to the ceiling!!

If you love pancakes just as much as I do, why not this year try out some alternative pancakes? They’ll still be delicious but also a little healthier. Lucky for you, you won’t haven’t to look too far as I’ve done the hard work and found a few tasty ideas that you can try this Pancake Day – you can even eat them all year round!

Whether you are lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant, after a kid-friendly recipe or love a fluffy, thick American-style pancake, be sure I’ve got you covered. Scroll down and have a look at the following delicious pancake that will for sure get you ready for this year’s Pancake Day.

American Style Pancakes

A lover of thick and fluffy pancakes, then you’ll love this American style. They’re great with traditional lemon and sugar, although bacon and syrup is alway good.


  • 300ml Milk
  • 1tbsp Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Medium egg
  • 250g Self-Raising flour
  • 4 tbsp Squeeze honey
  • 12 Thin rashers of streaky bacon


  1. Place the sugar, flour and salt into a mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Add in the egg and milk and mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick frying pan and add 2-3 spoons of mixture into the pan. Allow the mixture to run in the pan.
  4. After 2 minutes, flip over with a spatula and cook for a futher 2 minutes.
  5. Repeat this process until the mixture is completely cooked.
  6. Grill the bacon until it’s nice and crispy.
  7. Then serve the warm pancakes and top with bacon and drizzle with maple syrup or squeezy honey.

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Quite often, being gluten intolerant can mean missing out on cakes, pancakes and lots of other kind a sweet treats that include flour – You’ll be happy to know that these pancakes are gluten-free and are suitable for everyone.


  • 125g Gluten-free plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml milk
  • Butter, for frying


  1. Place the flour, egg and milk into a bowl. Whisk together until the mixture is combined and lump-free. Leave to rest for 20 minutes. Remember to stir again before using.
  2. Heat a small frying pan with a knob of butter and once the butter starts to foam, pour in a small amount of mixture – you want a thin layer of the mixture, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
  3. Cook for around 2-3 minutes or until the it’s becomes golden brown, before then turn over and cooking it for a futher 2-3 minutes. or until it’s becoes golden brown. Repeat this process until you have used all the mixture. Top tip: Stir the mixture inbetween pancakes and if necessary add in more butter for frying.
  4. Once you have cooked your pancakes, serve them with either a drizzle of maple syrup, a traditional lemon & sugar, or another filling of your choice.

Dairy-free Pancakes

Lactose intolerant don’t worry! These pancakes are sweat, delicious and super easy to make, so there won’t be anyone be missed out this pancake day.


  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk or coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Put together all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and combine.
  2. Add in the milk, oil, egg and vanilla extract and whisk until the mixture is smooth and lump-free.
  3. Then, heat up a non-stick frying pan. Once the pan if hot, pour in a small amount of batter and allow the mixture to run – just enough to coat the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cook until bubbles start to become visible throughout and also golden brown, before flipping the pancake over.
  5. Repear this process until you’ve used all the batter.
  6. Fill with a filling of your choice and enjoy!

Kid Friendly Pancake

Pancake can be as fun as they are to eat. Just follow a standard pancake recipe, but add in a splash of food colouring i the batter. Get the whole family involved and let them each pick a colour of their own choice. Pancake day is the perfect time to have a bonding day that the whole family can enjoy – flipping pancake (or trying but never quite get the hand of it), customising you topping and then of course – eating them!

Are you a pancake lover? If so, what are your favourite pancakes and topping?

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