It’s National Pancake Day in the UK ladies and gentlemen – so we decided to scout in our community for the best recipes. We asked in our Recipe Sharing group, and of course you answered.

The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439. The tradition of tossing or flipping them is almost as old: “And every man and maide doe take their turne, And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.” (Pasquil’s Palin, 1619).

National Pancake Day, is a traditional feast day in the UK before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people to confession. This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today.

Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

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 Personal Trainers Make the Best Pancakes: Laura Jamie

“These pancakes are healthy, filling and super tasty – perfect for a Sunday morning brekkie or as post workout fuel (just go easy on the Nutella!)” Read More
image17Vanilla & Orange Pancakes with Blood Orange Syrup, Coconut Cream & Salted Buckwheat Brittle: Nicky Clinch

“Here is a delicious new pancake recipe that is full of goodness and won’t leave you feeling sluggish for the rest of the day! And lately I have literally become obsessed with Blood Oranges as they are so stunningly beautiful and packed full of flavour.  Not to mention huge amounts of Vitamin C. So here is my contribution to Pancake Day and I really hope you enjoy them as much as we did.” Read More

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Matcha Pancakes: Charley’s Health

“These pancakes have a bit of a green boost, as I’ve added a little matcha powder, which is a great source of antioxidants.. it doesn’t effect the taste I promise! Instead of using flour here, I’ve used oats and if you want to keep the recipe gluten free, make sure they are of the gluten free variety. These little beauties make the perfect pancake day breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, as well as providing you with an assortment of nutrients to fuel your body and make you feel wonderful!” Read More

Banana and Cinnamon Pancakes healthy recipe

Banana and Cinnamon Pancakes: Ginger Kitchen

“When I first changed my diet I used to make banana pancakes using the banana and eggs recipe but because I’m trying to eat a more plant based diet I wanted to create a recipe that was just as yummy but also vegan. It took a few attempts but I think I’ve perfected it with this one, just in time for Pancake Day. The banana makes them perfectly sweet while the cinnamon gives a little extra warming flavour. So delicious and completely guilt-free, so you can enjoy Pancake Day without feeling bad! I love having these for breakfast too, they are so good for a relaxing weekend morning with a cup of tea and a book” Read More

Almond and Coconut Gluten-Free Pancakes: Be Healthy Now

” Are you looking forward to it? Will you be making any pancakes? Last year I made delicious almond and baobab pancakes and this year I came up with even better recipe – gluten-free, dairy-free, high protein almond and coconut pancakes.” Read More

The Pancake Addiction: Dandelions & Dances

“My two ingredient pancakes are generally made with more like 4-5 ingredients but they’re still as simple and tasty. Basically all you need are eggs and bananas. The ratio varies depending on what you have but the bananas I’ve been buying recently have been pretty small so I’ve been using three of those along with two large free-range eggs.” Read More

Easy, Buckwheat Pancakes: Nourishing Amelia

“I’ve experimented with a few pancake recipes, but I keep going make to these buckwheat pancakes as they’re just so easy, simple and quick to make – there’s no faffing around with blenders, no mashing bananas, grating apple or making nut flour, you practically throw everything together and mix it up ready for the pan! They taste really delicious and make the perfect simple pancake to top with whatever you fancy. They’re also gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free too” Read More