It’s not often that I need an excuse to make pancakes, but it’s been so long since I’ve managed to make any that I’m ready to face-plant myself into a huge pancake stack this Shrove Tuesday. I’ve experimented a lot with different flours when making pancakes like my Coconut Flour Pancakes with Coconut and Peanut Sauce, Super Fluffy Socca Pancakes and Creamed Coconut Wholemeal Crepes. They’re also banana pancakes and sweet potato pancakes that don’t even need any flour at all.
One of my favourite ways to cook pancakes is giving them a nutritional boost by adding in my favourite protein powder. I can be a bit funny with some protein powders and a couple I’ve tried have had an extremely chalky taste, which normally I don’t mind, but I think my taste buds have changed over the years. Cooking with protein powders is not a new thing at all, but as I said it’s a lovely way to get a protein kick into your baked goods without you even noticing that it’s there.
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup almond milk
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1/2 cup blueberries
Whisk together all of the ingredients except the blueberries in a bowl until the batter is smooth.
Stir in the blueberries gently so that they don't burst.
Add more milk if you want a thinner batter or more flour if you need it to be thicker.
Heat a little oil in a frying pan and pour in some of your batter.
When bubbles appear on the surface of your pancakes it means that they are ready flip.
Flip the pancakes and cook on the other side for a few minutes and repeat until all the batter is used up.
Sprinkle and add your favourite toppings and enjoy!
I think these would work great with any flour (gluten-free or not) that you used such as spelt, wholemeal, almond or even plain flour. If using coconut or rice flour you may find that you need more liquid because both are quite absorbent flours.
We’re not particularly fussy about what type of pancakes that we have in our house, but I am swayed more towards crepes this year. When I was a kid I always used to look forward to getting home after school on Pancake Day to get my hit of crepes. It felt like my mum was in a pancake factory as my brother and I would get through loads of them.
Please check out my recipe page for some more pancake inspiration for Shrove Tuesday. Happy Pancake Day!
What kind of pancakes are you making this year for Shrove Tuesday? Are you an American pancake or a crepe fan?
Do you have any favourite add-ins that you like to add to your pancakes?