Alternative Pancake Day Recipes and Inspiration

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If you are looking for some alternative pancake day recipes to make your pancake day a little bit more exciting this time around then check out a couple of our favourite recipes below. Don’t forget to message us on our social accounts and show us your pancake day treats! We’d love to see…

Alternative Pancake Day Recipes – VitaMatcha Pancakes

VitaMatcha is simply powdered green tea leaves and therefore one of the most potent types of green tea, carrying a huge amount of health benefits.

Just two grams of VitaMatcha per day is equivalent to 20 cups of green tea, in terms of nutritional value & antioxidant content.

Traditionally one pouch of VitaMatcha is added to 500ml of fresh, cold water and shaken to matcha perfection, however the below pancake recipe is a great alternative for those wishing to join in on Japan’s latest craze.


Ingredients: 40g coconut flour 1 tbsp VitaMatcha ¼ tsp baking powder 6 egg whites 125ml buttermilk 1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup or agave nectar)

Method: Combine all ingredients in a small food processor or blender until well combined. Coat a non-stick pan with cooking spray over a medium-high heat

When pan is hot enough, slowly ladle the pancake mix into the pan cook until the top is covered in bubbles.

Very delicately flip the pancake and cook until the second side is golden. Garnish with whatever you fancy, but we suggest a dollop of Greek yogurt, fresh fruit & drizzled with honey.



Butternut Squash, Goat’s cheese and Crispy Bacon Pancake

Selasi Gbormittah, The Great British Bake Off’s break-out star and motorcycling banker has a recipe to help you reach for the beach this Pancake Day (February 28th).

Dust off your apron, practice those flips and get your multi-tasking cooking hero, Vita Coco Coconut Oil, at the ready to try and whip up Selasi’s a new quick, and fuss-free pancake recipe.

Vita Coco Coconut Oil is 100% organic, extra virgin, raw, cold-pressed and free from harmful chemicals. An all-natural cooking oil and has endless uses; it can be used to fry, liven up salad dressings, as an alternative to butter in cakes and more!

Using Vita Coco Coconut Oil for pancakes will ensure they will be nice and crisp around the edges, whilst still being fluffy inside – plus, you’ll add a subtle taste of the tropics.



Batter: (makes 10)

100g plain flour

1 medium egg

150 ml whole milk

Pinch salt

Ground black pepper

1 tbsp. Vita Coco Coconut Oil, melted

2-3 tbsp. Vita Coco Coconut Oil

(for frying)


Butternut squash

1 medium red onion

1 tsp. Vita Coco Coconut Oil

Crispy bacon

Goats cheese

Parmesan shavings

Pine nuts



Preheat the oven at 180 degrees (fan oven)

In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper.

Make a well in the centre and gradually pour the milk whilst stirring continuously. This is to ensure you have no lumps in batter.

Add the melted Vita Coco Coconut Oil and mix well until you have a smooth batter.

Leave to rest for approx. 20 minutes.

In the meantime, peel the squash, cut in half and remove seeds. Cut into cubes and set aside. Chop the onion and toss in coconut oil with squash.

Place the onion and squash in a baking tray and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Grill the bacon until crispy, and chop into pieces.

Pop a tablespoon of Vita Coco Coconut Oil in each cast iron pans and place on the same shelf in the oven

Heat the Vita Coco Coconut Oil in oven until very hot (Tip – just like making Yorkshire puddings)

Once hot and cracking, open the oven and using a ladle, pour the batter evenly between the two hot pans

Bake for 15-18 minutes

Take the pancakes out of the oven and top with ingredients

Bake for a further 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted

and pour the batter half way into each pan and bake for 15-18 mins. Take pancake out of the oven and top with ingredients and bake for a further 3-5 until cheese is melted.

Eat it!

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