Pancake recipes to taste and try for Shrove Tuesday

March 6, 2024

Part of this article was originally published on on Feb. 17, 2015 and has been republished with additional information.

It’s Shrove Tuesday, often called Pancake Tuesday.

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated by many Christians. It precedes Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

What’s your favourite? Plain, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip or something more savoury?

If you’d like to go out for a pancake feast, check out in your community calendar.

York Region resident Amy Stopnicki, an award-winning cookbook author, event planner, food blogger and mother of four, served up these tasty pancake recipes in previously published columns for Metroland. To find more of Stopnicki’s recipes, you can find her on Instagram () or email her at .

Homemade pancakes (from scratch)


• 3 eggs

• 1 cup oat milk (or any milk)

• 1 tbsp maple syrup

• 2 tbsp avocado oil

• 1 1/2 cups flour (sifted)

• 2 1/2 tsp baking powder

• Pinch of salt

• 1/4 cup brown sugar


1. Combine all ingredients until light and fluffy.

2. Preheat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

3. Spray with cooking spray.

4. Pour batter in using an ice cream scoop (this ensures they will all be the same size).

5. Cook until batter has many bubbles on top, about two to three minutes, then flip.

6. Cook until both sides are golden and cooked through.

Yield depends on the size of your pancakes, but should make about seven to eight six-inch pancakes.

Check out these fun ideas for how to make the perfect pancake including how to make a pancake portrait of yourself, and creative pancake shapes for kids!

Chef Jamie Oliver shows you how to make a pancake portrait

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Basic pancake recipe

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Blueberry Pancakes

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See the recipe 

How to make fun pancakes for kids

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