Category: Food

Spinach and Yoghurt Flatbreads/ Sabse Borani

Spinach and Yoghurt Flatbreads/ Sabse Borani

These little pockets of yummy-ness make for a simple, healthy lunch. One flatbread is actually surprisingly filling! Inspired by Afghan cuisine, they are usually known as Sabse Borani. I hope you’re all enjoying my around-the-world mission so far! As I stated in my previous post, I’ll be […]

Afghan-inspired Vegan Kidney Bean Slow-Cooker Casserole

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50 best pancake recipes

50 best pancake recipes

Pancake day is looming, and I don’t know about you but I’m always unprepared for the day. It’s always a last minute dash to the supermarket for eggs and I usually end up making something uninventive (strange for a food blogger!) So this year I thought I would compile a list of 50 pancake recipes to try from my favourite UK foodie bloggers and here’s what I came up with.

I’ve gone a bit pancake mad whilst writing this post but now I can be sure I won’t ever be far away from a pancake recipe to choose from! I’m definitely going to make one from this list but it’s going to take me a long time to pick! That’s why i’ve been kind enough to sort them out into categories to make it easier to choose. Although some of them could clearly have been in more than one. I’d recommend having a click around on a few first before deciding as they’re all hidden gems!

Happy flipping!

Free-from choices

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes

My top pick – Fab Food 4 All’s gluten-free chocolate chip pancakes

Throw it all in a jar with these easy-to-make gluten and dairy-free pancakes in a jar from Free From Fairy.

The Intolerant Gourmand shows us how free-from pancakes aren’t tasteless with her perfect free-from pancakes recipe

Cutting out refined sugar? Glutarama’s apple and cinnamon pancakes are a good choice. They’re also gluten, dairy and egg-free

No need to miss out if you’re gluten-free. Fab Food 4 All has got you covered with the gluten-free chocolate chip pancakes

The vegan ones


My top pick – Easy Peasy Foodie’s oat, almond and banana pancakes with frozen berry pancakes

If you fancy something a bit smaller, these mini egg-free apple ring pancakes from the Peachicks Bakery are worth trying!

Calling all gingerbread fans (me, me, me!!) the gingerbread fluffy vegan pancakes from Veggie Desserts are the ones for you!

Easy Peasy Foodie’s stack of oat, almond and banana pancakes with frozen berry compote look absolutely divine!!

Get those veggies in

Pea Pancakes

My top pick – these mini pea pancakes from My Kids Lick The Bowl

Go green with envy with these Kefir Kale Pancakes from Tin and Thyme

Get your daily-dose of iron from Sneaky Veg’s green pancakes with spinach

Sneaky Veg assures us that the veg is entirely hidden in these sweet potato spelt pancakes – great for the kids!

These best mini pea pancakes from My Kids Lick The Bowl, are a great healthy snack for children

Make a meal out of it with Searching for Spice’s Leek pancakes with spinach, kale and ricotta

‘I can make you whole again’ with wholewheat pancakes

Nutella Spelt Pancakes

My top pick – Baking Queen 74’s Nutella spelt pancakes

Don’t want your pancakes round? Try these wholewheat almond Nutella sheet pancakes from Lathis Kitchen

Add some sunshine to your day with these sunrise wholewheat pancakes from Lathis Kitchen

Love coconut? Try these wholewheat banana coconut pancakes from Lathis Kitchen

Use the super spelt grain as an alternative to a wholegrain (same properties) with these Nutella spelt pancakes from Baking Queen 74

I love the flavour combo of Casa Costello’s wholewheat chocolate chip and orange blossom pancakes

From the the land of the free (American-style)

Gingerbread buttermilk pancakes

My top pick – Beach Hut Cook’s gingerbread buttermilk pancakes

These healthy, fluffy American pancakes with walnuts and banana from My Gorgeous Recipes are perfect for breakfast

For the fluffiest pancakes, try the Petit Cook’s Fluffy American Pancakes recipe

Try something a bit different with these ricotta pancakes from Chez Maximka

Go blueberry mad with these thick, puffy pancakes made with maple and blueberry syrup from Every Nook and Cranny

Be basic and add what you like with these classic pancakes from Little Sunny Kitchen

Buttermilk always makes the best pancakes. I’d recommend Beach Hut Cook’s gingerbread buttermilk pancakes

My buttermilk pancakes from my other blog are a cross between a crepe and an American-style pancake. Couldn’t figure it out they were really tasty with tons of syrup and creme fraiche

Stay inside the box (traditional) 

Classic pancakes

My top pick – Jo’s Kitchen Larder’s classic pancake how-to recipe

According to My Gorgeous Recipes, this is the perfect French crepe recipe

In a hurry? Try Keeper of the Kitchen’s quick pancake mix recipe

Jo’s Kitchen Larder shows you how-to create the best classic pancakes

Make a savoury crepe with Miss Pond, as she shows you how to create it in 3 ways (Savoury Pancakes 3 Ways)

Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen decided to stop playing pancake Russian roulette and has posted how she found out her perfect pancake recipe

I’m going all out (indulgent picks)

Cadbury Creme Egg Pancakes

My top picks – Foodie Quine’s Cadbury’s Creme Egg pancakes

Cadbury’s Creme Egg fans should try Foodie Quine’s delicious Cadbury’s Creme Egg pancakes

Keep the chocolate a surprise with these Nutella IN pancakes from Foodie Quine.

I’m such a fan of caramelised bananas, so i’m sure the Baking Explorer’s pancakes with caramelised bananas and homemade Nutella would be a hit in our house!

Love salted caramel? Try Beach Hut Cook’s salted caramel pancakes – they look delish!

Love Cinnabon?? Arugula and Rocket’s cinnamon roll pancakes look very similar but in pancake form!

Supper in the Suburb’s cinnamon pancakes with stewed apple and caramel sauce give me all the Autumn-feels

Create something unique 

Baby Pancakes with apple and oat

My top picks – My Kids Lick The Bowl’s apple and oat baby pancakes

Go a bit further with your pancakes by creating your own sourdough starter and making these Yukon Flapjack pancakes from Chez Maximka

For babies – My Kids Lick The Bowl has created a recipe of apple and oat baby pancakes great for baby-led weaning

If you’re a Disney fan, you’ll love Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen’s how to make a Mickey Mouse pancake recipe

Fab Food 4 All’s Chilli Pancake Stack looks like a meal in itself! I bet I would devour it in seconds!

Get arty and create your own pancake art with Supper in the Suburb’s supers cute Lace Heart Pancakes

Overindulge with Kavey Eats’ quick and easy speculoos & mascarpone pancake cake 

These cheese, ham and chilli jam pancakes from Kavey Eats reminds me of the green eggs and ham rhyme from Dr Zeus

Burns night has been and gone but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy Foodie Quine’s Haggis, Neeps and Tatties pancakes!

Dieters don’t go without

Keto Pancakes

My top pick – Recipes from a Pantry’s perfect keto pancakes

These syn-free Slimming World oat crepe pancakes from Tastefully Vikkie looking certainly sinful!

Keto dieters, look here! Recipes from a Pantry has the perfect Keto pancakes that are gluten-free too

Around the world

Atayef pancakes

My top pick – Atayef pancakes from Little Sunny Kitchen

These apples dipped in batter and then fried like a pancake are traditionally Polish and are from Little Sunny Kitchen (Polish Apple Pancakes); they look like heaven to me!

Head off to the sunny Middle East with these only eaten during Ramadan, filled Atayef pancakes from Little Sunny Kitchen

Go Malaysian by making Eat Cook Explore’s Malaysian pandan pancakes with palm sugar and coconut stuffing

I’m intrigued by these Dutch mini pancakes made with Moose Maple butter from Lost in Food

Become a true Nord and bake your pancakes in the oven like Supper in the Suburb’s does with her Scandinavian oven baked pancakes 

Did you manage to choose? Let me know in then comments which one was a winner for you!


50 Best Pancake Recipes


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Mini Strawberry Jam & Cream Tarts

Mini Strawberry Jam & Cream Tarts

These cute mini strawberry jam and cream tarts are perfect for a valentines dessert or a summer afternoon tea.  It’s valentines coming up this month, so why not treat your girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife with a batch of these yummy jam & cream tarts?? Honestly, they’re really easy […]

pastry cream/creme patisserie | how to

pastry cream/creme patisserie | how to

Use it as a filling for eclairs, tarts or as a base to make other types of creams. Creme Patisserie, or pastry cream as we say in the UK is a versatile cream which is actually simpler to make than it looks!  During pastry school, this […]

open apple pie

open apple pie

An apple pie without the fuss of creating the pastry lid. This quick and simple pie-like recipe will impress any last minute guests. 

Testing and developing recipes can leave often leave results unpredictable, like this apple pie for example. It was meant to be a proper apple pie with a lid, however when I realised I didn’t cut quite enough apples to create that lovely domed pie lid, I thought I’d change it up a bit and turn it into this lovely open apple pie. It tasted nice and that’s all that matters! Sometimes you just have to roll with it in the kitchen, and often that’s when you get the best results, or the start of something new; how most recipes were created!

Apple Pie

Apple pies bring back memories of winter evenings after a hefty roast dinner, tucking into a slice of pie with a healthy serving of clotted cream (I am Cornish after all!) I always had room for dessert, like my Dad did too. My Mum would often tut at both of us, but we didn’t care. We just wanted to taste the tart, bitterness of the apples sweetened by the sugar, and the crunchiness of the homemade pastry, lightly dusted with sugar. Perfection! A classic Sunday dessert.


Things to consider:

  • If you want to make your own sweet shortcrust pastry beforehand, I have a simple recipe you can follow here. You will need to simply half the ingredients for this recipe.
  • You will need an 8-inch flan tin.

Open Apple Pie

January 29, 2018
: 8
: Medium

A change to the traditional apple pie, this open apple pie is perfectly buttery, nutty and tart. Great to serve to unexpected guests.


  • 2 large Bramley Apples
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 3 tsp of caster sugar
  • 30g of butter
  • 1 vanilla bean de-seeded
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • Handful of raisins
  • 1 egg for glazing
  • Step 1 If making homemade pastry, prepare as per the instructions.
  • Step 2 To roll out the pastry, first press on the ball to flatten and then using a rolling pin, applying even pressure, roll out the pastry bigger than a 8-inch flat tin. Please make sure the pastry is reasonably thin, about the width of a pound coin. 
  • Step 3 Line the tin by placing the rolling pin underneath the pastry, picking it up and lying it over the tin. Using your fingers, gently push the pastry down against the tin and into the grooves. Cut any excess pastry off using a small knife. Make sure you press the pastry into the sides and edge of the pan as it will shrink during cooking.
  • Step 4 Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees fan/170 celsius/gas mark 2/300 degrees F. Peel, de-core and thinly slice your apples.
  • Step 5 In a small pan, add the butter and melt until brown in colour. Add the apples, sugar, vanilla seeds and pod, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook for 5 minutes with the lid on. Remove pod.
  • Step 6 Pour mix into the lined tin and glaze sides with a beaten egg. Bake for 20 minutes. Take out and sprinkle over the raisins and sugar. Bake for 10 minutes. When pastry is golden brown, take out of the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes before lifting out of tin. Serve with custard, clotted cream or whatever you fancy!


Apple Pie


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Peanut Butter & Coconut Energy Balls

Peanut Butter & Coconut Energy Balls

These bite-sized snacks are perfect when a burst of energy is needed, perhaps before a long run or when writing an essay. They’re full of peanut-y and chocolate-y goodness with the added bonus of coconut to give it that little bit of crunch.

I’m eating one of these as I type, as extra energy is needed today after a busy weekend and a full day of baking and cooking yesterday! These little nuggets are just what I needed. Also I’m a massive fan of peanut butter and if you are too, you’re going to love these. I chose to use crunchy peanut butter because even though once blended there’s no longer the crunch, I thought perhaps it would give more of a true peanut flavour whilst letting some of those natural peanut oils give it a silky texture. I also used coconut oil for this reason and I truly believe it has helped!

Peanut Butter & Coconut Energy Balls

Just look at that silky texture! You’ll have to watch out because these are super moorish!

Peanut Butter & Coconut Energy Balls

Of course as well as being pretty healthy, they’re also suitable for vegans (use a different cocoa) and vegetarians and are gluten free. The following recipes serves 8 (8 individuals balls).


Any not noted below are Tesco branded.

Freda’s Crunchy Original Peanut Butter (Gifted from my friend – so happy I got to use a Cornish product!)

Cadbury’s Bournville Cocoa (don’t use if you’re vegan as this one stated it ‘may contain milk’. I’d suggest you using this one: Nutri Superfoods Cocoa*

Whitworths Desiccated Coconut


  • A blender will be needed. I used my Nutri Bullet* – I’d recommend checking out that link because I just found out that Nutri Bullet now do the Magic blender and it’s currently only £32.45! I seem to be using this in all my recipes lately so it’s definitely worth it. It’s so versatile!
* This is an affiliate link meaning I gain a small profit from any purchases made.

Peanut Butter & Coconut Energy Balls

January 16, 2018
: 8
: Easy

Peanut-y, chocolate-y bite-sized nuggets of energy!


  • 200g of Medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp of Coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of Crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp of Cacao
  • 50g of Desiccated Coconut
  • Step 1 Remove the seeds from inside the dates.
  • Step 2 In a blender, place the dates and coconut oil. Blend until a paste has formed.
  • Step 3 Add the peanut butter and cocoa powder and blend until smooth.
  • Step 4 Remove the paste and tip into a bowl. Roll into 8 similar-sized balls (don’t worry if they’re not exactly the same!)
  • Step 5 Pour the coconut into a bowl and one by one, roll the balls in the coconut. Put in the fridge to firm up or eat one straight away (I did!)

Want another energy ball recipe? 
Try Five for a Fiver’s Energising Coconut & Pineapple Protein Truffles
I Prefer Cooking’s Vanilla Protein Balls


Peanut Butter & Coconut Energy Balls


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