14 sweet and savoury pancake recipes for every occasion
As much as I enjoy whipping out my frying pan on Shrove Tuesday, to make a batch of got-to-be classic crepes, I’m a firm believer that pancakes should be a year-round staple. Slicing into one on a Saturday morning, spread with a glorious dollop of peanut butter, is one of life’s simple pleasures.
But it’s not just my obsession with brunch that warrants an at-least-weekly desire for pancakes. The duck and hoisin-filled rice variety are firmly part of Chinese cuisine and the perfect Friday night takeaway. Not to mention my Indian street-food favourite, the dosa. Or, the fact that an integral part of one of my favourite French desserts, crepes suzette, is the crepes.
There really is a pancake for every meal, every occasion and everyone. The real question is, which one’s for you? Have a scroll through my top 14 delicious. recipes to decide for yourself…
The dessert one – chocolate and hazelnut pancake cake
Layers of classic crepe-style pancakes sandwiched with – and then drenched in – a boozy Nutella sauce. Heaven.
Stack ’em high, drizzle with chocolate sauce, then demolish.
The Indian one – Indian masala dosas with spiced coconut potatoes
These savoury chickpea pancakes are packed with a healthy dosa of spice.
The classic one – perfect pancakes
Served with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sugar… Is there any better way?
The royal one – horseradish pancakes with smoked salmon and dill
Topped with smoked salmon and dill sauce, this is a breakfast fit for a king.
The American one – Rachel Allen’s pancakes with bacon and maple syrup
Buttermilk pancakes are topped with crispy bacon and drenched in maple syrup. You know it’s gonna be good.
The Chinese-style one – Peking duck rice paper rolls
Super thin and incredibly moreish rice pancakes filled with shredded duck, spring onions and hoisin sauce. I’ll take a plate, please.
The dairy-free one – dairy-free pancakes
Because EVERYONE deserves to eat pancakes.
The healthy one – banana pancakes with berry compote
This healthier oat and banana stack makes it acceptable to eat pancakes every day…
The boozy one – coconut pancakes with rum-roasted pineapple
Pineapple pieces caramelised in dark rum and soft brown sugar, this pancake recipe has a grown-up twist.
The giant one – giant pancake stack with jam and clotted cream
A bit like a Victoria sponge, but in pancake form. And I’m okay with that.
The brunch one – buttermilk pancakes with bacon and avocado
Is it even brunch if it doesn’t have avocado on it? A mighty stack of buttermilk pancakes topped with crispy bacon, feta and avo, of course.
The cheesy one – cheese pancakes with ham and leeks
Looks like I just found a new excuse to eat pancakes for dinner. Hooray!
The French one – caramel crepes suzette
Keep it classy with this classic crepe dish cooked in caramel sauce. Bliss.