Pancake Day recipe ideas

Posted 21st February, 2017

Pancake Day is the perfect excuse to introduce your little one to some new flavours, and maybe even get them involved in the kitchen if they’re a little bit older.

Of course, the traditional lemon or sugar can be used as a topping but at ABC Day Nursery we’ve been having a think about some great alternative recipes.

We turned to Google to help us and we’ve found three fabulous suggestions for this year’s Pancake Day on February 28, although there are plenty more if these don’t whet your appetite:

Potato pancakes

This recipe from the BBC is perfect if you’ve got some leftover mashed potato. Weigh out 250g and add in 75g of plain flour and 1tsp of baking powder.

Whisk two eggs and 125ml milk then add them in with 1tsp of chives, whisking until the batter is smooth.

Then you need a large non-stick frying pan on medium heat with ½ tsp sunflower oil and a dot of butter. When it’s hot add in 1 tbsp of batter for each pancake, you can cook four at a time.

They’ll need one minute of cooking before you flip them over then once they’re ready they’re great with eggs and bacon.

Pizza pancakes

A great idea here from All Recipes – for the batter, combine 250g of plain flour with a pinch of salt then mix with three eggs. Gradually add 500ml of milk and whisk until smooth.

Cook for two minutes on one side and one the other in a buttered frying pan.

For the filling, cooking one small chopped onion for five minutes then brown 300g of minced beef.

Top each pancake with the mince, pasta sauce and other fillings like ham or chopped pepper. Roll them up and place them in a buttered baking dish, sprinkling with grated cheese.

Then bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees C.

Easy-peasy pancakes

These are great, especially for tiny babies getting used to weaning. The recipe is from Mums Days and is really simple. Just mix one cup of rolled oats, one cup of milk, two eggs and one ripe banana in a food processor.

Use butter or oil in a pan and pour in small amount of the mixture, flipping after a minute or two.

You can add toppings or just leave them plain!

Will you be preparing and flipping pancakes at home with your little ones on Shrove Tuesday? If so make sure you post some pictures on our Facebook page or email them to and we’ll make sure they go on our page!