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  • Writer's pictureSarah Flower

Happy Pancake Day!

Here are some pancake recipes to help celebrate. You can opt for vegan, low carb, grain free or traditional. Which will you choose?

Low Carb Grain Free Pancakes

This makes a lovely thin pancake, typical of a traditional UK pancake day and is lovely served with lemon juice and a sprinkle of erythritol.

Version One

This is my favourite recipe for the family. I sometimes use lupin flour and only a small amount of arrowroot. This recipe uses Arrowroot, so please ensure you buy the low carb arrowroot. The one I use is 13g per 100g, but some can be as much as 80-90g so check the label before buying.

This recipe will make 3-4 pancakes

30g Arrowroot powder

2 large eggs

120ml double cream

Version Two

This recipe is from and can also be used as a crepe recipe. It uses psyllium husk instead of arrowroot. One batch will make 2-3 pancakes

2 large eggs

120ml double cream

30ml water

½ tbsp psyllium husk powder (added very gradually and whisked in well to avoid lumps)

Standard Pancakes

This is a typical pancake recipe, perfect for families who have no dietary restrictions. This recipe makes 6 pancakes. As kids we always had these with lemon juice and sugar.

50g plain flour

1 large egg

150ml milk

Vegan Pancakes

I have used this recipe for many years and the family loved it. This also features in my book Part-Time Vegan. These are great served with lemon juice, blueberries and a dollop of coconut yoghurt.

150g spelt or buckwheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

300ml plant-based milk

1 tbsp. melted coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

How to make Pancakes

Whisk until combined well.

A good pancake pan makes the best pancakes. I usually oil mine slightly and then wipe off any excess before heating.

Place on a medium heat. Use a a ladle and pour into the centre, turning the pan side to side until the base is completely covered.

Cook for 3-4 minutes before gently pulling away from the sides and turning over. If you are very brave you can go for a pancake toss.

Serve immediately with a variety of toppings.

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