As today is Shrove Tuesday, we have been on the hunt for the healthiest pancake recipe.  Pancake Day offers an easy opportunity to go over and beyond your calorie allowance however with the right ingredients, it is also very easy to keep within the limits of your calorie intake.  So enjoy a happy, healthy Pancake Day with the option of two of our favourite pancake recipes below…

1.  Basic Pancake mix (Serves 10 pancakes, 66 calories per pancake)


  • 4oz/112g Plain Flour
  • 2 Med Eggs
  • 7fl oz/210 ml Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 3fl oz/90 ml Water
  • 20 sprays low cal Olive Oil Spray


  • Combine the milk and water.
  • Sift the flour into a bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle and break the eggs into it.
  • Begin whisking the eggs incorporating flour as you do so.
  • Gradually add the milk and water mixture, still whisking, until all the liquid has been added and you have formed a smooth batter.
  • Heat a frying pan over a high heat until hot.
  • While the pan is heating, measure 2 tbsp of batter into a ladle ready for making your first pancake (note how full the ladle is to avoid having to re-measure for further pancakes).
  • Once the pan is hot, reduce heat to medium.
  • Spray pan with 2 spray of oil per pancake.
  • Add the pre measured batter mix to centre of pan, and tip from side to side to evenly coat the bottom.
  • Check when edges become loose (about 20 seconds) and the batter has solidified, then with a pan slice, turn the pancake over.
  • Cook the second side for few seconds.
  • Remove from pan onto a plate and keep warm* whilst you make remaining pancakes.

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2. Skinny, Skinny Pancake Mix (Serves 2-3)


  •  1 mashed, super ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • Coconut oil for the pan
  • Added suggestions: 2 tablespoons of flax seeds, vanilla essence, dash of cinnamon.


  • Mash your banana with a fork.
  • In another bowl whisk eggs.
  • Mix eggs & banana together.
  • Add any additions.
  • Put the coconut oil in the pan [ on low-medium heat ].
  • Add a small amount to the pan. Let the cake set for thirty seconds [or when the center bubbles ] & flip it!
  • Enjoy with berries & a little syrup.
  • Option: if you’re pressed for time use a blender to mix your ingredients.

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Suggested Healthy Fillings:

Savoury = Avocado and tomato salsa; salmon & cream cheese; fajita mix (pepper, onion, chicken, chilli sauce).

Sweet = Raspberry and light vanilla ice cream; caramalised cinnamon & apple; pineapple mango & Passion Fruit.

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