Published On: February 23rd, 2022

Want to celebrate Pancake Day and make some delicious pancakes? Why not make some at home using our delicious recipe. It’s nice and easy and can be made with the whole family!

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40 minutes

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Serves 5


  • 200g flour
  • 200ml milk
  • 200g chocolate spread
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 25g butter
  • Sunflower oil
  • Maple syrup & fruit to serve
Pancake Day Recipe


  1. In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, sugar and a pinch of salt.
  2. Add eggs, melted butter and milk to the mix and stir until combined.
  3. Heat a drizzle of sunflower oil in a non-stick frying pan at medium heat.
  4. Pour rounds of batter into the pan, about 8cm wide, scoop a spoon of chocolate spread in the centre of each pancake and cover with batter.
  5. Cook until the edges are set and bubbles form on top of the pancake.
  6. Flip and cook until browned.
  7. Serve the pancakes warm stacked with the fruit on top and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Did you know?

Pancake Day is part of the Lent celebrations and always falls the Tuesday before they begin. This means Pancake Day is always 47 days before Easter Sunday. It has lots of different names such as Shrove Tuesday in the United Kingdom, Mardis Gras in France and Fastnacht Day in Germany. 

During Pancake Day in the United Kingdom, it’s estimated that we use over 52million eggs each Pancake Day. Along with eating them, some villages also hold traditional Pancake Day Races where people run a short course while holding a frying pan and flipping their pancake!

There have also been some unusual world records set around pancakes. For example, the most pancake flips in two minutes has been set at 349, which is nearly 3 flips every second, and the largest pancake ever made was over 15metres wide and weighed over 2.5 kilograms!

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