10 of the best pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday

Make Pancake Day 2024 one to remember with our best-ever pancake recipes. Fans of a savoury pancakes can look forward to spinach pancakes drizzled with spicy ‘nduja oil or buckwheat galettes, filled with mushrooms and cheese. For those who love a pancake dessert or sweet brunch, we have a giant Dutch baby pancake filled with fruit compote and an irresistible double chocolate stack with speedy make-at-home sauce. Or why not do both and enjoy two courses of pancake indulgence?

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10 of the best pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday

10 of our best pancake recipes

Spinach and ricotta pancakes with crispy ‘nduja oil

If a savoury pancake option is non-negotiable in your Shrove Tuesday plans, then make this the one you try in 2024. Spinach is whizzed into the pancake batter to deliver fresh flavour and vibrant colour, and the cooked pancakes smothered with creamy ricotta and a spicy ‘nduja and garlic-infused oil with pine nuts. Wow.

A plate of green pancakes drizzled with 'nduja oil

Gingerbread pancakes with bacon and maple syrup

These spiced pancakes aren’t just for Christmas. Ground ginger and mixed spice add warmth and depth, pairing beautifully with the crispy streaky bacon and lashings of maple syrup.

A stack of pancakes topped with crispy bacon and maple syrup

Soufflé pancakes

Like a traditional soufflé, these pancakes rely mostly on the airy power of whisked egg white to reach their puffed-up heights. If you’re making them for more than one person you’ll need multiple pans, as they’re best eaten straightaway – but they’re so worth it for the heavenly texture.

Soufflé pancakes

American fluffy pancakes

This proper American pancake recipe, made with buttermilk, creates the lightest, fluffiest pancakes. Serve a stack with bacon, avocado and – for extra savoury satisfaction – feta. The ideal savoury main for your Pancake Day feast.

Best pancake recipes: American fluffy pancakes

Vegan blueberry pancakes
Plant-based cooks needn’t miss out on the pleasures of a classic American pancake stack with our vegan version, made with plant-based milk. Dried blueberries and chopped pecans are cooked into the batter for pops of texture and fruity flavour throughout – and a drizzle of maple syrup is the perfect finishing touch, with some fresh berries on the side.

A pile of vegan pancakes topped with blueberries, maple syrup and vegan yogurt, with more maple syrup on the side

Double chocolate pancakes

Total decadence in a pancake recipe. Pillowy pancakes are flavoured with cocoa powder and topped with a speedy sauce made of chocolate spread and double cream. Top with mini marshmallows and chocolate chunks for pure indulgence.

A stack of chocolate pancakes being drizzled with chocolate sauce

Dutch baby with fruity compote and ice cream

If you like Yorkshire puddings then you’ll love this sweet cousin of the British classic: the Dutch baby. Essentially a giant fluffy oven-baked pancake, it’s made for sharing. We’ve served this ours with berry compote and vanilla ice cream, but custard would work just as well.

Dutch baby pancake

Galettes florentine

Fans of savoury pancakes will love these lacy buckwheat galettes, baked with spinach, mushrooms and cheese. They’ll take you straight to France – perfect served with mustard and dry cider.

Best pancake recipes: Savoury pancakes

Quick uttapam

These fluffy pancakes from South India are made with poha (flattened rice) and Chetna Makan’s recipe is finished with tomato, green chilli and coriander for a pancake with a bit of extra kick. A superb speedy lunch.


Duck pancakes

Who doesn’t love duck pancakes? These savoury specimens, filled with crunchy pickled spring onions, perfectly cooked duck and hoisin sauce, are great fun to share with friends. Why not have a go at making your own at home?

Duck pancakes

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