Pancake Day Recipes You Need To Try ASAP

Pancake Day is one of the best times of year for us foodies and we cannot wait to get involved with the celebrations this year on Tuesday 21st February.

We mean, who can say no to eating dessert for dinner? We certainly can’t!

If you’re wanting to differ from the usual pancake selections of lemon and sugar or maple syrup, you need to take a read of our yummy guide with plenty of recipes for you to choose between.

Forget about ordering some pancakes off Uber Eats, we’ve got you sorted out with our blog post. You’ll be running to your student accommodation kitchen after reading!

C’mon then, let’s get the pancakes flippin’..

pancake day recipes

Pancake Day Recipes

Pancakessss they’re just the best aren’t they? Regardless if you prefer yours sweet or savoury, there’s a recipe for you and your taste buds within our list.

You need to try these ASAP, don’t worry we’ve even included some vegan friendly options cos’ we’re just too kind!

pancake day recipes

1. Fluffy S’mores Pancakes

Our first pancake day recipe is from TikTok, we absolutely LIVE for a quick and easy step-by-step video, it can’t get much simpler than that!

This TikTok creator @thegrubworkskitchen highlights in their video how to make simple yet beautiful fluffy s’mores pancakes.

All in all, this delicious pancake recipe should take you around half an hour – we’re sure you’ll be making s’more after you’re done (okay, we’ll stop).

If you’re ready to level up your pancakes this Shrove Tuesday take a look at the ingredient list below:

  • 275g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tspn bicarbonate soda
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 350ml whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 55g unsalted butter
  • 2 tspn pure vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tspn neutral oil for cooking
  • 100g marshmallow
  • 2 tbsp toasted hazelnuts
  • 2 digestive biscuits
  • Nutella for garnish

For a run through on how to make these pancakes, be sure to watch the TikTok video!

S’mores Pancakes 

2. Ricotta Pancakes

Are you a savoury pancake lover? You’re gonna love this ricotta pancake recipe from TikTok user @zenaskitchen. 

Forget about faffing around for ages in the kitchen, you can have these light and fluffy pancakes ready in just 10 minutes – what a winner, aye!

You can find out everything you’ll need to make these mouth-watering cheesy pancakes which are perfect for a lunch or a quick bite to eat below.


  • 125 g plain flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 250 g ricotta, drained
  • 150 ml semi-skimmed or whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • neutral oil or butter, for cooking

Wanting to make these for yourself this pancake day? Make sure to watch the video for a simple and easy recipe.

ricotta pancakes

3. Mini Caramel Stuffed Pancakes

Let’s be honest, everyone’s tried caramel spread on their pancakes, it’s a classic but it’s still SO good.

This next recipe fully blows it out of the park with caramel stuffed pancakes, of course with drizzled sauce poured over to finish them off.

These are ideal if you’re having a get together with your flatmates cos’ they’re nice and light, you can share them together!

We’ve taken inspiration from social media sensation and TikTok user @fitwaffle for this pancake day recipe, they look amaaazing.

The best part is, you don’t have to mess around too much to make them.

Simply get any thick pancake batter and pour it into a pan in even circles, then add a chunk of dairy milk caramel and top with a little more batter.

Next, you need to flip the mini pancakes once golden, drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle on some sugar and there you have it, your pancake extravaganza is ready to serve!

mini caramel stuffed pancakes

4. Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

This next flippin’ fantastic pancake day recipe is a must-try for those of you who love a sweet treat, a blueberry cheesecake pancake!

Plus it’s semi-healthy too with the fruit addition so it can’t get much better than that, aye?

The best part is, you can use either fresh or frozen blueberries to make this recipe so, if you’ve got some fruit in the bottom of your freezer you can make use of it.

Here’s everything you’ll need: 

  • 150g fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 100g cream cheese
  • ½ -1 tbsp icing sugar, to taste
  • 4 pancakes or crêpes
  • 4 caramelised biscuits or ginger nuts, crushed
  • 50g nuts (pecans or almonds), roughly chopped or crushed

If you’re wondering how you can make some of this tasty treat yourself, head over to the BBC Good Foods website for a full recipe – you’re welcome.

blueberry cheesecake pancake day recipes

5. Vegan Banana Pancakes

These more-ish vegan banana pancakes are everything you’ve been missing for Pancake Day 2023, trust us…

Regardless if you have a plant based diet or not, these fluffy bad boys are a must try and take less than 15-minutes to make.

Of course, remember to use a non stick frying pan when cheffing it up.

Sometimes simple is better, and they’re less time consuming to make too without the egg and dairy so you can make the perfect breakfast in no time, or a late evening treat!


  • 1 large ripe banana (around 150g)
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 150ml oat, almond milk or soya milk
  • syrup, sliced banana and berries, to serve (optional)

Are you wanting to make these light, fluffy and delicious treats to satisfy your sweet tooth? Head over to the BBC Good Food Website for the full method.

Vegan Banana Pancakes 

6. Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Pancakes

We’ve got plenty of pancake recipes for you to try this pancake day or all year round, with one of our favourites for savoury pancakes being this sweet potato and blue cheese creation.

We’ll be honest, blue cheese is not everyone’s cup of tea but we think this recipe sounds amazing for a main course with a side salad.

It’s ideal for all of you foodies who fancy something a little different to your bog standard dessert too!

Here’s how you can chef it up yourself:

  • 1 sweet potato, scrubbed and cut into chunks
  • 500g potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 50g plain flour
  • 120g blue Stilton
  • 1 round lettuce, shredded
  • 125g fresh spinach
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes, halved

For a full run-through of how to make this sweet potato and blue cheese spectacular, head over to the Tesco Real Food website.

sweet potato and blue cheese pancakes

7. Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes

When it comes to sweet pancakes, this is something you really need to try out for pancake day, it might take a little longer than other recipes but damn is it worth it!

You really cannot get more sweet than these apple and cinnamon pancakes which are inspired by American apple pie but with a twist, talk about a comforting recipe.

This is the perfect midweek treat for after a busy day, here’s how you can make your own from this Waitrose recipe

  • 200g plain flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150ml milk
  • 50g butter, melted, plus extra for frying
  • 3 Jazz Apples, cored and grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Greek yogurt, to serve
  • 1 maple syrup, to serve
  • 1 pul biber, to serve

Try this pancake day recipe out for yourself for your own ooey, gooey creation – we’re sure it’ll taste amazing.

apple and cinnamon pancake day recipes

8. Red Velvet Pancakes

Next in our guide to pancake day recipes is this real crowd pleaser… red velvet pancakes.

We’re actually obsessed with these, like both red velvet and fluffy pancakes together?!

You actually can’t get a more delicious combination of flavours than that.

Everything you’ll need: 

  • 200g self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 230ml milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 25g butter, melted plus extra for frying
  • red gel food colouring

For the toppings

  • 100g cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • handful blueberries (optional)

It might be pancake day on the horizon but these would also be perfect for Valentine’s Day too.

We don’t know about you but we certainly don’t need an excuse to whip up these pancakes, go try them out for yourself and see what you think of the recipe.

red velvet pancake day recipes

9. Mango Pancakes With Coconut & Lime

You really need to sink your teeth into this next recipe for pancake day, it’s not one to miss out on if you’re a fruity kinda pancake lover!

We did say we’d be including something for everyone on our list, so here we have it, a gorgeous mango pancakes with coconut and lime recipe.

This flavourful Tesco Real Food recipe offers something out of the ordinary when it comes to topping choices for Shrove Tuesday, and we’re living for it.

It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook so there’s no complaints from us.


  • 190g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 300ml buttermilk
  • 2 mangoes, diced
  • 2 limes, 1 zested, 1 cut into wedges
  • sunflower oil spray
  • 200ml coconut flavoured yoghurt
  • agave or maple syrup, for pouring
  • 4 tbsp toasted coconut shavings

mango pancakes with coconut pancake day recipes

10. Chocolate Chip Pancakes

You didn’t think that was the end of our list of recipes did ya?

We’ve got one more addition to our guide of pancake day recipes and it might just be our top one.

Chocolate chip pancakes are an absolute dream for any choccy lovers out there, like seriously who wouldn’t love these American-style pancakes!

Wondering how you can show off your inner The Great British Bake Off at home and make this recipe?

The BBC Good Foods Website has an easy to follow recipe you need to check out, here’s everything you’ll need below to make your own…


  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 150g milk chocolate chips
  • butter, for frying
  • whipped cream or ice cream, to serve (optional)

chocolate chip pancake day recipes

Throwing your own pancake party to celebrate the special occasion? Well, it would be silly not to serve pancakes like these ones!

You’ll be avoiding the flops thanks to our guide, with so many options to choose from, it can be hard to choose the best. We’re sure you’ll be a pancake connoisseur in no time…

Happy Flipping everyone and be sure to tag us in your pictures of the recipes you try out, we can’t wait to see your creations for Shrove Tuesday @universalstudentliving.

It’s not just Pancake Day that’s on the horizon, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching too. Prepare yourself with our post on the 10 Best Valentine’s Day Recipes For A Perfect Date.

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