Pancake Day | Two Easy Recipes To Try

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It’s Pancake Day!

And I’m a little late to the table with this post and video, but better late than never…. or should I say batter late than never?

So here are two easy pancake recipes that I use, one for crêpes and the other for american style pancakes (which are also egg-free). All ingredients are organic and bought with minimal packaging or from bulk to keep it zero waste. I have linked to the products (or similar) that I used but I would always recommend checking out your local bulk store first. If you want to know where to buy items from bulk in London, then read my Where To Shop Zero Waste In London post .

I used my GreenPan frying pan *

 

Crêpes

Ingredients

2 organic eggs *

1 tablespoon of melted organic butter (I had salted butter but you could use unsalted if you prefer)

Pinch of salt *

300g organic plain flour *

600 ml of organic milk (I used whole milk)

Juice from organic lemons or organic lemon juice *

Organic sugar

 

Method

Sieve the flour into a bowl

Add salt and stir in with wooden spoon

Drop in eggs and whisk. It will thicken and go rough

Add butter and HALF the milk

Whisk through to get the lumps out

Add remaining milk and whisk thoroughly until smooth (I popped mine in the blender to make it smoother as it was a little lumpy)

Rest for 10 mins or freeze for another day

Put a pan on a steady medium heat and grease with butter

Ladel in some of the batter and move it around the pan until it’s thin

Flip it once it moves freely around the pan

Place cloth napkins in between each one

Top with organic lemon juice and sugar

 

American Style Stack of Pancakes (egg free)

I ended up making this recipe up one day after reading on a packet of Dove’s Farm gram flour that it could be used as an egg substitute. At the time (about a year ago) I was avoiding eggs as they had scored really highly on my intolerance test and were giving me spots and a dodgy + painful tummy. Now though, I can handle a small amount of egg in baked goods (not quite whole ones on their own though) so the above recipe was fine for me.

Ingredients

1 (just over) cup of organic flour * (I used organic wholemeal but spelt or plain white will work too)

Lid full or half a teaspoon of organic vanilla extract * (recipe to make your own here)
3 teaspoons of organic coconut oil *
1 tablespoon of organic baking powder
1 teaspoon of organic sugar
Sprinkle of flaxseeds (optional)
Organic milk or water (about a glass)
Method
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until it turns into a thick and smooth pancake batter
Put a frying pan on a medium heat and coat with organic butter or organic coconut oil

Ladle in two blobs of pancake mix at a time and cook for a few minutes on either side until cooked through

Stack ’em up and cover with organic maple syrup.

 

 

Happy Pancake Day guys! Enjoy!

The Soil Association has a wonderful and varied collection of pancake recipes here

And you can read all about the Soil Association’s #FlipToOrganic campaign here

If you want to watch me flippin’ some pancakes, then my video is here:

 

 

 

 

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