With Pancake Tuesday taking place tomorrow it’s time to make sure you have the basic ingredients stocked up in your cupboard. If you are more of a traditional pancake mix type of person all you will need is some flour, milk and eggs, along with some of your favourite topping options.

However, here are a few other pancake recipe ideas if you would like to try something different this year!

Mini Pancake Bites



  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp wholemeal flour
  • 125g yogurt (plain or fruit)
  • ½ tsp rapeseed oil (or other flavourless oil)
  • Handful blueberries
    mini blueberry pancakes



  1. Whisk together the egg, flour and a tablespoon of the natural yoghurt in a bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  3. When heated, add small amounts of the batter to the pan (about 1.5 tsps per pancake bite).
  4. Cook for a couple of minutes until starting to set and then flip and cook the other side.
  5. Remove from the pan and serve with the remaining yoghurt and add blueberries on top.


Sweet Potato Pancakes



  • 230g sweet potato (peeled and cubed)
  • 230ml growing up milk (or toddler’s usual milk)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 100g whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil (or olive oil
    sweet potato pancakes 4



  1. Boil the sweet potato until soft in a saucepan of water, once soft drain and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Mash the potato until smooth.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredient batter to the dry ingredients. You can add more milk if you need to for the consistency of pancake batter.
  5. Pour some oil into a hot pan and ladle portions of batter into the pan
  6. Flip pancake when it begins to bubble.



Two ingredient pancakes



  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • Butter (to grease pan)
    Stack of pancakes



  1. In a bowl, mash the banana well with a fork until there are no lumps.
  2. Crack the eggs into the bowl and whisk together the eggs and banana.
  3. Grease a frying pan lightly and heat to a medium heat.
  4. Pour spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan in small pancake shapes, heat until set, flip and heat the other side.


Healthier Pancakes



  • 50g wholegrain flour
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 250ml low fat milk
  • 1 tsp oil (for frying)



  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add the egg.
  3. Add in the milk and beat. If the mixture is too thick, add in some extra milk or use a hand blender or liquidiser to help mix it.
  4. Place a little oil on a preheated pan on medium heat.
  5. When hot, pour in enough batter to thinly cover the bottom of the pan.
  6. Cook until underside is golden brown then flip and cook other side until golden.
  7. Serve with your choice of fresh fruit or yogurt.


    For apple and cinnamon pancakes: After step 3, add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter and stir it in. Peel and slice a large apple finely, then chop into small pieces. Add apple to the batter and stir.

    For blueberry pancakes: After step 3, chop some blueberries in half and stir through the batter before cooking.

Or just try a basic pancake mix but make some creative shapes for the little ones! Here are a few ideas.


bunny pancake
sun pancake