Vegan, gluten or dairy-free? Don't feel you have to miss out on pancakes - there are plenty of alternative recipes to get your fill of the delicious treats. If you've got special dietary needs, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun of pancakes.
No matter whether your dietary requirements are through lifestyle choice or for health reasons, you can still tuck into some mouth-watering golden pancakes this Shrove Tuesday.
We've got you covered whether you're gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free or vegan - and if you need to mix and match between the recipes, it should be pretty straightforward.
CHECK OUT the best simple alternative pancake recipes
Free from pancake recipes STACKED
1) Dairy-free pancake recipe
Makes 8**Ingredients:125g plain flour1 egg300ml coconut milk1 tablespoon of oilMethod:**1) Put the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the egg in the middle and pour in a quarter of the milk. Use an electric or balloon whisk to thoroughly combine the mixture. 2) Once you have a paste, mix in another quarter and once lump-free, mix in the remaining milk. Leave to rest for 20 mins. Stir again before using. 3) Heat a small, non-stick frying pan with a splash of oil. When hot, pour a small amount of the mixture into the pan and swirl around to coat the base – you want a thin layer. Cook for a few mins until golden brown on the bottom, then turn over and cook until golden on the other side. Repeat until you have used all the mixture, stirring the mixture in between pancakes and adding more oil for frying as necessary. Pile the pancakes up between sheets of baking parchment or cook to order. Serve with the pancake filling of choice!**Recipe by **BBC Good Food
2) Gluten-free pancake recipe
Makes 6**Ingredients:200g plain gluten free flour - we recommend Doves Farm 2 eggs 500ml milk1 tablespoon oilMethod:**1) Put the flour, egg and half the milk into a large bowl or jug. Beat to a smooth paste then stir in the remaining milk to make a thin batter. 2) Refrigerate the batter for up to 12 hours – otherwise it's ready to go. Lightly oil a frying pan so that the oil just covers the surface and get the pan nice and hot. Stir the batter then spoon or pour some into the hot pan, rolling it out to the edges. 3) Cook the pancake, loosening the edges, until the base is golden. Turn it over and cook the other side. Repeat until the batter is used. Serve with sweet or savoury fillings of your choice.Recipe by Doves Farm
3) Vegan pancake recipe
Makes 9**Ingredients:150g plain flour 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 300ml water 1 tablespoon oilMethod:**1) Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Whisk the water and oil together in a small bowl. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet. 2) Stir just until blended; mixture will be lumpy. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan or griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. 3) Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter.**Recipe by **All Recipes
4) Egg-free pancake recipe
Makes 12**Ingredients:250g plain flour2 teaspoons sugar4 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon cinnamon475ml milk 2 tablespoons water 3 tablespoons oil 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essenceMethod:**1) Heat a griddle or pan on the stove top. The griddle is ready for pancakes when water dropped on the hot griddle rolls and sizzles. 2) Mix all the dry ingredients. Add the milk, water, oil, and vanilla. Mix well, but don't over stir; a few lumps are okay. 3) Drop 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Flip the pancake when bubbles form and begin to pop. Keep the heat medium to medium low; they burn fast.Recipe by Genius Kitchen
When is Shrove Tuesday?
Shrove Tuesday, also known as pancake day, is on Tuesday 5 March 2019.
Speaking of alternative eating, did you know there's a whole host of foods you could already be eating that are vegan? From Pringles to Pot Noodles (yes, really) to Oreos, Skittles and Jacob’s Cream Crackers, check out these treats that are all accidentally vegan.
Of course, some foods wear their vegan credentials a bit more proudly. From Nākd bar's LUSH new salted caramel flavour to Ombar's Coco Mylk, these snacks are 100% purposely plant based.
Aaaaand, if you're already thinking about Easter, take a look at the Creme Egg pancake recipe from Great British Bake Off's Liam Charles.
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