Healthy living Everyday Pancakes

Don’t wait until that one day a year when you make pancakes. Make them whenever you want – they’re quick, easy and delicious!

We eat pancakes on shrove Tuesday (otherwise known as pancake day) because it is the day before Lent. And pancakes are a good way of using up rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting.

Classic Pancake

Pancakes can differ depending on what part of the world you live in. The American pancake has baking powder added to the mix to make them more ‘fluffy’, whereas its British cousin does not. The French also have their own version of the pancake called a crepe which is thinner because it has a higher milk to flour ratio.

Pancake Recipe UK

This simple recipe only has 4 ingredients, plus a pinch of salt. The ingredients are: 300ml semi-skimmed milk, 100g plain flour, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying. Basically, you mix all the ingredients together to form a smooth batter that has a consistency that is slightly thicker than single cream. You then ladle this batter into a medium warmed & oiled pan. Leave this for 30 seconds before flipping or turning.

Add Rolled Oats to the mix

For a pancake with that little extra something add some Quaker Oats like in our Favourite Oat Pancakes recipe. Now that you have the basics sorted it’s time to play. Try adding some Golden Syrup because everything tastes better when smothered in syrup and then throw some pecan nuts on top for a bit of crunch. If you want to get fruity, scatter some slices of banana on top as in our Oat and Banana Pancakes recipe, and if you’re still feeling indulgent go for a scoop of ice cream!

To flip or not to flip

That is the question - and it really depends on how comfortable you feel doing it. All we can advise is that you only turn the pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and the edges look cooked. Now you have all the information you need to turn everyday into pancake day!

Daily intake of 3g of beta-glucan from oats. Oats beta-glucan has been shown to lower/ reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.