Happy Pancake Day: Here’s 3 Healthy Pancake Recipes

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It’s that time of year again, Pancake Day – the day we get to indulge in stacks of fluffy goodness! Also known as Shrove Tuesday, this tradition, celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday, has a history rooted in feasting before the fasting period of Lent [1]. While tradition often calls for the consumption of rich and decadent pancakes, there’s no reason why we can’t put a healthier spin on this beloved classic.

Did you know – Brits will eat a staggering 52 million eggs on Pancake Day?  That’s 22 million more than on a regular day! [2].

Here at Vavista we like to find innovative approaches to the bog standard. So this pancake day, why not say goodbye to the traditional stacks laden with refined flour and sugars, and say hello to a trio of healthy pancake recipes that will not only satisfy your taste buds but also nourish your body.

Healthy Pancake Recipe - banana and oat pancakes

Oatmeal and Banana Pancakes:


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: Chopped nuts, berries, or a drizzle of honey for topping


  1. In a blender, combine rolled oats, mashed banana, eggs, almond milk, baking powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Blend until you achieve a smooth batter.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.
  4. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
  5. Top with your favourite nuts, berries, or a drizzle of honey for added flavour.


Healthy Pancake Recipes - Whole wheat and blueberry pancakes

Whole Wheat and Blueberry Pancakes:


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or a mix of yogurt and water)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, and honey.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  5. Cook on a griddle or skillet over medium heat until bubbles appear on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.


Healthy Pancake Recipes - Sweet potato and coconut flour pancakes

Sweet Potato and Coconut Flour Pancakes:


  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Coconut oil for cooking


  1. In a bowl, whisk together mashed sweet potato, eggs, coconut flour, coconut milk, baking powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Let the batter rest for a few minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb the liquid.
  3. Heat a skillet with coconut oil over medium heat.
  4. Spoon the batter onto the skillet, spreading it into a round shape.
  5. Cook until the edges start to brown, then flip and cook the other side until cooked through.


These healthy pancake recipes offer a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional options. So, go ahead and treat yourself to these guilt-free delights. You can read more from us on nutrition in some of our other blogs here.

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[1] Top 10 Facts About Pancake Day – Fun Kids – the UK’s children’s radio station (funkidslive.com)
[2] A dozen facts about pancakes | Egg Recipes – British Lion Eggs (egginfo.co.uk)

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