One of the tastiest days of the year is fast approaching, Pancake Day.

Whether reminiscent of Sunday mornings as a child or a birthday breakfast treat, pancakes are a simple pleasure enjoyed by many. Sweet and savoury galore, there is a recipe out there for everyone suited for any occasion – breakfast, brunch and dinner.


But pancakes have also had their fair share of controversy. A battle between the thin crepe or the mini fluffy American remains heated in households. Which side are you on?

Get the frying pan ready, loosen your belt and enjoy the day feasting on a tower of pancakes and toppings.

7 of the best pancake recipes for Pancake Day

Joe Wicks’ Elvis pancakes

Elvis Pancakes
(Andrew Burton/PA)

Elvis Presley was not known for his healthy eating, but Joe Wicks gives a healthier, low-carb twist on the classic American pancake – mashed banana and peanut butter. Perfect served with slices of crispy bacon and maple syrup.

Barley pancakes with onions and sprouting barley

Barley pancakes
Barley pancakes (Phaidon/PA) 

Savoury pancakes are traditional in Sweden, and these barley ones by chef Magnus Nilsson embody Sweden. Miniature in size but maximum in flavour, plus healthy, too! Ideal for those without a sweet tooth.

Jamie Oliver’s super spinach pancakes

Spinach pancakes
(David Loftus/PA)

Jamie Oliver’s spinach pancakes are perfect for sneaking in more veggies for the kids (and they’ll love the green colour!). Jamie recommends topping these with avocado, tomato and cottage cheese for an extra health kick.

Joe Wicks’ American-style blueberry pancakes

Blueberry pancakes
Joe Wicks’ American-style Blueberry Pancakes (Maja Smend/PA)

Appearing on the list for a second time, Joe Wicks is clearly a fan of pancakes. And if a fitness guru is mad about it, then we should be, too! These blueberry pancakes are a classic for good reason, and Joe’s healthy spin of adding protein powder makes these even more tempting to eat. Pancake Day is supposed to be guilt-free, right?

Courgette and oregano pancakes with feta and honey

Courgette and oregano pancakes (Kris Kirkham/PA)
Courgette and oregano pancakes (Kris Kirkham/PA)

This pancake recipe is for those who love to try something different. Sabrina Ghayour uses courgette and oregano for her savoury version. Inspired by Turkish mücver fritters, these pancakes are a great way to use up courgette that you’ve had in the fridge for a while. Serve sprinkled with feta and honey, delish!

Healthy kombucha pancakes (three ways)

Nexba Kombucha pancakes
(Nexba Kombucha)

Don’t say we never spoil you. Here are three different ways to make kombucha pancakes. These recipes use kombucha (sugar-free) to add extra healthy bacteria into your gut; trust us, your stomach will thank you! Savoury and sweet versions, there’s a recipe for any taste.

Tofu pancakes with plum sauce

Tofu pancakes with plum sauce
(© The Vegan Society)

We haven’t forgotten the vegans amongst you! These tofu pancakes with plum sauce are entirely vegan and super good for you. Influenced by Asian cuisine, these pancakes are loaded with crispy tofu, crunchy pak choi and drizzled with plum sauce to add a bit of sweetness.

Best-selling pancake pans

Need a new pan for pancakes? Check out our list of best-selling pancake pans on Amazon!

SaleBestseller No. 1
Premier Cookware Essentials Pancake Pan - Guaranteed Non-Stick Crepe Pan with Recipe – Induction...
  • RECIPE & INSTRUCTIONS: The pancake pan displays the recipe and instructions for making pancakes on the base of the pan. Great for a fun gimmick or if you genuinely want to know how to make pancakes.
  • NON-STICK: The crepe pan is coated in a durable non-stick coating meaning you can use it without having to worry about using excess oils to prevent sticking to the pans base. Allowing easy cooking...
  • ANY HOB TYPE: The non-stick omelette pan is suitable for all hob types including induction meaning they can easily find their way into your kitchen for practical use! Being made out of aluminium...
Bestseller No. 2
Non-Stick Ceramic Coated Frying Pan 26cm for Mini Pancakes | Mini Uttapam | Mini Crepe | Frying Eggs...
  • A good pan, a table with good food, enjoy delicious egg pancakes all year round with this premium pancake or egg pan give your children a fun and easy to handle. Low-fat cooking for healthy conscious...
  • Cast aluminium: (Lightweight) With durable non-stick granite coating, easy and quick cleaning. Low-fat cooking for health-conscious consumers. Sturdy, heat-insulated stainless steel induction base for...
  • Induction base: Suitable for all hob types, suitable for all heaters including gas, electric, ceramic, halogen and solid fuel. Oven safe up to 180C/350F Gas Mark 4, offers exceptional heat retention...
Bestseller No. 3
Blackmoor 67249 26cm Pancake Pan / Non-Stick / Cool Touch Handle / Suitable for Induction, Electric...
  • 26CM PANCAKE PAN – At 26cm, this pancake pan is perfect for family use. It’s ideal for shallow frying delicious pancakes as well as omelettes, rotis and crepes to name a few. The low edges make it...
  • SUITABILITY - Like all Blackmoor pans, it is suitable for cooking on electric hobs, gas hobs, induction hobs and hot plates. The stylish, black marble effect coating will complement any kitchen and is...
  • COOL-TOUCH HANDLE - The pan has a soft grip handle that stays cool to the touch to ensure your comfort and safety while you are whipping up culinary delights. The handle also has a convenient hole for...
SaleBestseller No. 4
Sensarte Non Stick Crepe Pan, Dosa Pan Die-cast Auluminium Pancake Flat Skillet Tawa Griddle 26cm...
  • Swiss Non-Stick Coating - Switzerland ILAG nonstick granite stone coating, SGS approved. PFOA free, smokeless, safe & healthy. Cooking with little oil for healthy diet.
  • Suitable For All Stoves - High magnetic conductive stainless steel base allows the pancake pan to work on all cooktops, including induction. The core of the crepe pan is die cast aluminum, which is...
  • Perfect Cookware - Large 26cm diameter makes crepes to suit the biggest appetites; Lipping around the edge to make sure that liquid doesn't run off, 1/2 inch high side makes the crepe flipping much...
Bestseller No. 5
Baboies Non-Stick Frying Pan with 4 Hole Pancake Pan Fried Egg Burger Pan
  • Premium Material: The pan features the optimal material, which is featured by the non-stick coating of Maifan stone, bakelite handle, and the pan is non-stick, abrasion-resistant and durable, and the...
  • 4-hole Omelet Pan: the egg frying pan features 4 compartments to make cooking quick and can to frying 4 eggs or burger and the like at the same time for your husband and children.
  • Easy to Clean: The high-performance egg frying pan is easy to clean and non-stick, allowing you and your family to rest assured!

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