Top 5 Pancake Recipes
Ever since I was a child, weekends and special occasions meant pancakes for breakfast! It must be down to experience but my Dad would cook them to perfection every time. Now that I’ve got my own kitchen and no access to the fail-safe boxed pancake mix, I’ve had to research and practice to keep my special occasion (or just a lazy morning) breakfasts special. I’ve comprised a list of recipes that I have enjoyed making (and also look good for Instagram – I mean that’s what’s most important right?) Read on to see discover my top 5 pancake recipes!
The Fluffiest Vegan Pancakes
Having struggled to find buttermilk in the UK for quite some time now, I was delighted to see this recipe used a quick method to turn any dairy-free milk into buttermilk with just the addition of apple cider vinegar. It’s the buttermilk that makes these pancakes fluffy and let me tell you, boy did these turn out fluffy!
The recipe was stumbled upon when I was looking for a day-off-of-work breakfast. I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for extra vanilla flavour and topped simply with maple syrup. This recipe makes enough for 2 people so depending on how hungry you are you can freeze the rest and then heat up in the oven to enjoy on your net day off!
Raspberry Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Drizzle
So for this recipe I got a little creative with the toppings. It calls for a simple English pancake batter recipe. You can always swap the milk for dairy free and change the raspberries to your favourite fruit. Once the pancakes are cooked, fill each with cream cheese and roll. For the salted caramel drizzle, I just heated up store bought sauce, drizzled over the pancakes then decoratively topped with fresh raspberries. Tastes as good as it looks!
For homemade salted caramel sauce (if you want to do it properly)
and a vegan sauce option:
Easy Peezy Protein Pancakes
Ok so this one is a bit of a cop out but I have to include it as its one of my favourites. For these pancakes I used butterscotch protein pancake mix but you can use any flavour (for vegan pancakes opt for a vegan powder one like pea protein based). Pour 2 scoops in a large bowl and mix with milk or dairy free milk until it has a cake batter consistency. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan and then pour enough mixture for one pancake about a centimetre thick, flip when the bubbles start to go and cook on the other side. I topped mine with chopped strawberries and a large dollop of oat crème fraiche but Greek yogurt works just as well. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and drizzle on some syrup for a perfect post gym breakfast. See, easy peezy! Pretty plate optional.
3 Ingredient Pancakes
You have probably come across this recipe before. Every health blogger, personal trainer and celebrity has been posting about these quick and easy pancakes. I use the term pancakes loosely, as they contain no flour they are closer to omelettes than pancakes but taste amazing! I found that adding half a cup of oats helps them to keep their shape better and adds more fibre and sustenance. These are by no means dry pancakes so they can be eaten on their own or packed up and eaten on the go!
Peaches and Cream Pancakes
The most beautiful pancakes I’ve made so far (see top of the page picture for yourself). For these pancakes I used wholemeal flour for longer lasting energy and half sugar half sweetener. Pit and cut one peach into slices. Place the slices in a circle on the top of the stack of pancakes. Add a dollop of soya yogurt in the middle of your peach circle and sprinkle with cinnamon. Remember to take a picture!