Pancakespiration To Get You Flipping With Joy!

Pancakespiration To Get You Flipping With Joy!

Grow Talk by Sofy Robertson

So here we are at Shrove Tuesday, a day celebrated officially by Christians that marks the last day before Lent and is associated with clearing your cupboards of goods such as sugar, fats and eggs. Nowadays, Pancake Day is almost an excuse to do the opposite and stock up on your favourite indulgences ready to make a stack of the ultimate pancakes. Although Shrove Tuesday remains fundamentally a day rooted in Christian tradition, it is widely celebrated by those outside of the faith.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be looking at today as an excuse to be a little greedy, all in the name of a national holiday. It’s also a great day to get experimenting with what is essentially a very simple and cheap recipe, and of course an opportunity to embarrass our loved ones by documenting their #flippingfails.

The fantastic thing about pancakes is their versatility; you can take the four very simple staple ingredients and add to them, creating a unique batter of your choice. Many opt for keeping the core ingredients simple and channelling their inner development chef for the choice of toppings. Whatever your style, Grow Talk are on hand to bring you Shrove Tuesday recipe inspiration.

Sweet or savoury, American-style or French crêpe, healthy or gluttonous, we’ve brought you the best foodspiration that the internet has to offer.

Something Savoury

As someone who would always choose a starter over a dessert, exploring the savoury avenues of Pancake Day had to come first. So whether you’re after cheesy, meaty or vegan fare this Shrove Tuesday, we’ve got you covered.

Squash, Goat’s Cheese and Rosemary Pancakes

  • James Martin’s savoury fritters are great for brunch and have the fluffiness of American-style pancakes.
  • Find the recipe on BBC Good Food.
Squash goat cheese and rosemary pancakes recipe inspiration Shrove Tuesday
Image from BBC Good Food

Vegan Tomato and Mushroom Pancakes

  • A delicious dairy and egg-free pancake recipe topped with creamy tomatoes and button mushrooms.
  • Find the recipe on BBC Good Food.
vegan tomato and mushroom pancakes recipe inspiration Shrove Tuesday
Image from BBC Good Food

One-Cup Brunch Pancakes

  • This pimped-up version of Jamie’s one-cup pancakes contains little bombs of feta and corn in the batter.
  • Find the recipe on Jamie Oliver’s website.

Pulled Pork with Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savoury Pancakes)

  • This Japanese-style brunch is sure to impress guests with its melt-in-the-mouth pulled pork on top of a crispy, savoury pancake.
  • Find the recipe on Delicious Magazine’s website.
pulled pork with okonomiyaki Japanese savoury pancakes Shrove Tuesday
Image from Delicious Magazine

Crispy Duck and Peach Pancakes

  • Tangy peach sauce provides a simple yet effective twist on classic crispy duck pancakes.
  • Find the recipe on Olive Magazine’s website.
crispy duck and peach pancakes Shrove Tuesday
Image from Olive Magazine

Korean Courgette Pancakes with Dipping Sauce

  • Give your courgette fritters a Korean-style makeover with this simple dinner party dish.
  • Find the recipe on Olive Magazine’s website.
Korean courgette pancakes Asian dipping sauce
Image from Olive Magazine

Vegan Chickpea Crêpes with Creamy Mushrooms and Spinach

  • Not only is this entirely vegan, it’s also gluten-free, low carb and high in protein (not to mention delicious, obvs).
  • Find the recipe on Wallflower Kitchen’s website.
vegan chickpea crepes with creamy mushrooms and spinach
Image from Wallflower Kitchen

Sugar, Spice and All Things Nice

For those out there with that unavoidable sweet tooth and for anyone who just can’t condone the combination of savoury + pancake, these treats are for you. These recipes transcend the traditional lemon and sugar toppings and go all out on sweet style.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes

  • Sweet and sumptuous, this classic combo is sure to please.
  • Find the recipe on BBC Good Food.
chocolate peanut butter and banana pancakes
Image from BBC Good Food

Giant Pancake Stack with Jam and Clotted Cream

  • These fluffy buttermilk pancakes are topped with jam and clotted cream in a take on the classic cream tea.
  • Find the recipe on Delicious Magazine’s website.
Buttermilk pancake stack topped with jam and clotted cream
Image from Delicious Magazine

Coconut Pancakes with Rum-Roasted Pineapple

  • Who says you can’t start the day with a little rum? Dan Doherty’s recipe brings a taste of the Caribbean to your brekkie.
  • Find the recipe on Delicious Magazine’s website.
coconut pancakes with rum roasted pineapple
Image from Delicious Magazine

Salted Caramel and Pretzel Pancakes

  • Salt meets sweet meets pancake; yum!
  • Find the recipe on Good To Know.
salted caramel pretzel pancakes
Image from Good To Know

Banoffe Pancakes

  • Banana and toffee; it’s a classic for a reason!
  • Find the recipe on Good To Know
stack of banoffee pancakes
Image from Good To Know

Pancakes without the Paunch

The versatile beast that is the pancake can handle pretty much everything, including forming part of a healthy and nutritious meal. Take a look at the suggestions below.

Healthy Cheese and Corn Pancakes

  • Creamy cottage cheese keeps the pancake batter light and fluffy and relatively guiltless!
  • Find the recipe on Jamie Oliver’s website

Wholemeal Pancakes with Berries and Yogurt

  • These easy-to-make pancakes get their fluffy texture from whipped egg whites.
  • Find the recipe on BBC Good Food.
stack of wholemeal pancakes with blueberries
Image from BBC Good Food

Coconut Flour Pancakes

  • These super-light pancakes are also gluten free!
  • Find the recipe on Delish
stack of coconut flour pancakes
Image from Delish

Blueberry, Banana and Greek Yogurt Pancakes

  • Light and fluffy, these pancakes are sure to keep you satisfied all morning with over 20g of protein.
  • Find the recipe on Running with Spoons.
blueberry banana and Greek yogurt pancakes
Image from Running with Spoons

Insta Offerings

It wouldn’t be a fully-rounded foodie post without checking out the best that Instagram has to offer, driven by mouth-watering food porn pics. So here’s your final batch of pancakespiration.

Banana Pancakes with Cherries and Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce from Whatiateforbreakfast

banana pancakes with cherries and chocolate peanut butter sauce

Vegan Avocado Pancakes from eatgoodkitchen

stack of vegan avocado pancakes

Gluten Free American Pancakes from beckyexcell

gluten free American pancakes Instagram

Blackberry Blueberry Pancakes from megunprocessed

stack of blueberry blackberry pancakes

Blueberry and Peanut Butter Pancakes from fmcgoss

stack of blueberry peanut butter pancakes

Happy flipping everyone!

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