6 creative pancake ideas to help you nail Pancake Day this yearBy Cara Dudgeon
With pancake day fast approaching, we have chosen our favourite combinations. How will you spruce up your pancakes this year?
Spinach, Caramelised Onion, and Cheddar - This vegetarian option may sound a little boring, but the onions sweeten the pancake and the cheese melts to make it nice and oozy! Adding a little butter and garlic to the spinach will help to add flavour and possibly make it a meal not just for pancake day.
Egg, Sausage, and Bacon - Although this may sound relatively safe, this option raises the game by using two pancakes instead of bread to make a sandwich. Just make sure to do the pancakes a little thicker, almost American-style, to ensure it doesn’t fall apart in your hands!
Mushroom -Cooked mushrooms are always a winner! This option can become vegan by using soya milk and by mixing ground flaxseed and water to create an egg-like consistency for the batter. You could also add cheese if that sounds more appealing to you!
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana - A classic combination. For the chocolate element, try adding chocolate chips to the batter so that way they become melted and gooey in the actual pancake itself. If you don’t like banana, why not add strawberries!
‘Lemon Cheesecake’ - A pancake and a cheesecake… together? Sounds amazing right?! Melt lemon curd until it’s a thinner consistency and place it on top of a dollop of mascarpone. Add crushed biscuits for a real cheesecake texture!
Frozen Yoghurt, Maple Syrup, and Pecans - The pecans in this option add texture whilst the frozen yoghurt contrasts with the warm pancake. N.B. If your favourite flavour of Ben & Jerry’s is on offer, why not use that instead?
If you’re on a bit of a health kick, a way to make your pancakes a little better for you is perhaps adding mashed banana to your batter instead of egg. Maybe even blitz some porridge oats to use instead of plain flour; this should help to give great flavour too!
Hopefully these ideas will help to shake some creativity into your kitchens! The real question is: will you go for sweet or savoury?