5 easy recipes to make for Pancake Day 2017

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Pancake Day 2017 is almost upon us (February 28th if you didn’t know). Now that I’m on a diet, I did wonder whether or not I would need to miss out on eating some. I’ve figured that we all deserve a treat now and again right?

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I know you can buy ready-made ones in the shops and even buy the mixture too. I’d much rather know what’s being put into the pancakes than buying anything that’s already processed. So I have been looking for some really tasty and, above all else, easy recipes to make. Here’s 5 of the best ones I’ve seen for Pancake Day 2017:

1. Slimming World Banana and Chocolate Pancakes

For those who (like me) are on a diet and want to stick to it, here’s a great recipe

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What you need

  • 40 g Oats
  • 2 medium Eggs
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 1/2 tbsp sweetener
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 large Banana sliced
  • 3 tsp Chocolate Spread
  • 1 tsp Choc Shot for 0.5 syns
  • 1 Strawberry

How to make

  1. Put oats in a food processor
  2. Mix the oats, eggs, milk, vanilla and sweetener together
  3. Spray a frying pan with Frylight
  4. Pour small amounts of the mix to make 2 pancakes. Allow to cook through until brown underneath, then turn and cook for a few more minutes.
  5. The mix should make approx 4 pancakes
  6. Drizzle pancakes with chocolate spread, cover with bananas and strawberry

Original recipe can be found here.



2. Potato Pancakes

Want to make a pancake and can’t because you don’t like or can’t eat anything with milk? Here’s a recipe you can make so you don’t miss out on the pancake action.

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What you need

  • 5 potatoes which you need to peel and shred
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Skillet

How to make

  1. Heat oil in skillet over a medium-high heat.
  2. Put large spoonfuls of the potato batter into the skillet
  3. Flatten with a spatula to make into a pancake shape
  4. Cook for approx 4mins on each side

Original recipe can be found here

3. Egg-less Pancakes

Love pancakes but don’t like eggs? We got your back.

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What you need

  • 4oz Plain flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2  tsp baking powder
  • 9fl0z Milk
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp oil

How to make

  1. Sift the flour in to a bowl and add the sugar and baking powder
  2. Mix the water and oil with the milk
  3. Add the milk mixture to the bowl, mix with a whisk until it looks like a batter
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan
  5. Add pancake mixture to the frying pan and move it quickly around the pan
  6. Lift the edge of the pancake and when it looks a little brown, flip it to cook the other side

Original recipe can be found here

4. Gluten Free Pancakes

There are very few recipes out there for pancakes that are gluten-free, but I’ve found the perfect one that looks and sounds absolutely delicious so gluten-free dieters can enjoy Pancake Day 2017, too.

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What you need

  • 200g Plain Flour Free From Gluten
  • 2 Eggs (or 1tbsp chickpea flour + 2tbsp water)
  • 500ml Milk (or Vegan Milk)
  • 1 tbsp of oil

How to make

  1. Beat the flour, egg and half the milk into a bowl into a smooth paste ( (if using swops add the chickpea flour + water)
  2. Stir in the remaining milk to make a thin batter.
  3. Put in a fridge for at least 1 hour (but no longer than 12 hours)
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan
  5. Stir the batter and then add some into the pan
  6. Cook until the base is golden
  7. Turn and cook the other side

Original recipe can be found here

5. Rice Pancakes

And for something totally different….

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What you need

  • 1½ cups cooked rice
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Skillet

How to make

  1. Pre-heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Mix together the rice, egg, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a bowl
  3. Scoop approx ⅓ cup of the rice mixture onto the hot skillet.
  4. Use a spatula to shape the mixture into a circle approx ½ inch thick
  5. Cook for approx 5 minutes on each side to give the egg enough time to set and hold the rice together.

Original recipe can be found here

Enjoy your Pancake Day 2017!

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