Pancake Day Recipes, tips and how to get your fair share!

Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Tex Mex Pancakes, chilli con carne, layered pancake bake, savoury

So Shrove Tuesday is upon us again so I thought I’d share my 3 favourite Pancake Day recipes along with some from fellow bloggers plus some tips to make the day go smoothly!

Last year I made a Chilli Pancake Stack which I have to say was out of this world and the family went crazy for it. This is savoury pancake utopia as there are coriander leaves in the pancake batter, layers of beef chilli and a melted cheese topping decked with jalapenos – you have to try this, your family will love you even more!

American Style Pancakes, Canadian Pancakes, small pancakes, griddle pancakes

My next offering is my Lemon and Raisin Scotch Pancakes which I made after buying them for several years and realising I could quite easily make them at home. These can be eaten hot or cold and go especially well with my Granny’s Quick Lemon Curd!

Blueberry & Banana Pancakes American Style with golden syrup and blueberries

My final offering is these American Style Blueberry and Banana Pancakes which were inspired by “This Morning”. These are totally scrummy served with lashings of maple or golden syrup and extra blueberries.

I asked some fellow bloggers for their favourite recipes so here are a few more ideas:

Babcia Ala’s Polish Breakfast Pancakes with Apples & Cream from Coffee & Vanilla
Pancakes with Cinnamon & Sugar from Greedy Gourmet
Chocolate Chip & Raisin Scotch Pancakes from Tinned Tomatoes
Bacon Pancakes from Kavey Eats
Pancake Pizzas or Green Pancakes & Ham from Fuss Free Flavours
or head over to Jen’s Food for 14 Fabulous Pancake Recipes!

So here a my tips for a smooth pancake day:

  • Firstly make your pancakes in advance, otherwise you feel like a sous chef and are lucky if you even get to have a pancake to yourself with the hungry savages, I mean family demanding their next pancake. Pop the made pancakes onto a plate, cover with foil and keep or re-heat over a pan of simmering water. That way you can all sit at the table together and enjoy your fair share along with the family.
  • Have an assortment of toppings available on the table so that half the family doesn’t have to leave the table and start raking around the cupboards for their favourite topping,
  • We like the classic, lemon and sugar as well as maple syrup, jam, chopped bananas, blueberries, vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
  • Finally, make enough! If you family are like mine they seem to have hollow legs where pancakes are concerned and can never have too many so make double (you can always freeze any spares)!

Here’s a handy infographic that Sainsbury have prepared with some more handy tips!

Pancake Day Tips from Sainsbury

NB: I was not paid for this post but used this infographic with kind permission of Sainsbury.

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  1. wendy malone

    thank you for this the post is good. pancakes are the best in our house.x

  2. Ursula Hunt

    Scotch pancakes always remind me of great holidays as a child on my Aunt and Uncles farm in the Highlands

    1. Camilla

      Aah, love childhood food memories:-)

  3. Paul Wilson

    Pancakes are great.

  4. Ursula Hunt

    great collection of pancake recipes

  5. Sisley

    I do love pancakes. I wish I could have them everyday x

    1. Camilla

      Yes I think we could all eat pancakes every day:-)

  6. Lucy - BakingQueen74

    What a lovely lot of pancakes, I must try the lemon and raisin ones as I am guilty of buying them too!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks and they’re not cheap are they!

  7. Emily @amummytoo

    Oooh, chilli pancake stack would definitely win my hubsand’s heart. Thanks for these ideas.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily:-)

  8. Janice

    Happy Pancake Day to you Camilla, some lovely ideas there for yummy pancakes.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Janice, Happy Pancake Day to you too:-)

  9. Kavey

    As we usually only make pancakes for the two of us, we tend to eat them as we go, either taking turns or having half each, but no ravenous hordes of family here! Thanks for including my bacon pancakes in the list of favourites!

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure even if it were just the 2 of us hungry hubby would be eating them quicker than I could make them LOL and I don’t find it relaxing to be jumping up and down mid meal.

  10. Katie Bryson

    Mmmmm some lush ideas here Camilla – I especially like the look of the Chilli Pancake Stack! We never have savoury pancakes but i’m very inclined to give this one a whirl… I might make a non spicy version so the boys can try it too. I guess it’s a bit like a lasagne.

    1. Camilla

      Yes a spicy kinda lasagne Katie. I find with spices if you introduce them often your kids just get used to them over time and if they find something too spicy when it’s hot the trick is to let the food cool right down and then they find it easier to heat. My daughter used to hate spicy food but as everyone else here loved it she just got used to it like this over time and now even ventures jalapenos from the jar and thinks it’s quite fun and daring:-)

  11. Corina

    We can never agree on pancakes in our house. I much prefer savoury ones but my husband just likes the classic of lemon and sugar. I love the look of your pancake stack from last year year though. I don’t have all the ingredients for it today but it’s something I’m going to think about making soon.

    1. Camilla

      Corina – next time you make a chilli, make double and then freeze half in readyness to make this stack and then it will seem like no work at all:-) We love all pancakes here and you don’t just have to have them on Pancake Day of course:-)

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