11 yummy pancake recipes to choose from for Shrove Tuesday



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Observed by many Christians, Shrove Tuesday is a movable feast determined by Easter. It's the last Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off Lent. It's also considered in many countries to be Pancake Day. And you know what that means.

It's time to eat all the pancakes! To mark this most splendid of occasions, which this year falls on Feb. 9 — and because we love us some pancakes — we've revisited seven old favorites and rounded up 11 additional recipes.


1. Skinny Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Inside Bru Crew Life 

Inside Bru Crew Life uses chocolate protein powder in these healthy banana oatmeal pancakes, which means you'll stay fuller longer. Make a batch and refrigerate so breakfast can be ready all week. And whenever you can, top with some chopped fresh strawberries and drizzle them with a bit of honey.


2. Sweet Potato Paleo Pancakes

Smile Sandwich 

Smile Sandwich serves up a stack of sweet potato pancakes. You don't have to be on the Paleo diet to put your sweet potatoes to good use.


3. German Pancakes

Tastes Better from Scratch 

Ever had German pancakes? You bake them in a pan, and just look at the way they puff up. Tastes Better from Scratch is quickly becoming one of our favorite food blogs for showing us how to make these babies. Top them with powdered sugar and syrup and they’re to die for!


4. Swedish Pancakes

Balancing Beauty & Bedlam

Balancing Beauty & Bedlam's Swedish pancakes are really thin — they skew more toward crepe territory, but we are completely okay with that. In fact, you can make a ton of them and drape them one on top of the other for a visually appealing presentation or roll them up with fruit sauce and whipped cream.


5. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Just a Taste 

Just a Taste asks what’s not to love about hot, crispy potato pancakes topped with tangy sour cream? What's not to love indeed! These savory pancakes are just as delicious as its sweeter counterparts. If — if — you ever find yourself with leftover mashed potatoes, then you have to make these.


6. Carrot Cake Pancakes

Smitten Kitchen/Joy the Baker 

Smitten Kitchen borrows a page from Joy the Baker's Joy the Baker Cookbook. Although shredding the carrots does require a bit of elbow grease, the results make the effort more than worthwhile. Promise!


7. Gingerbread Pancakes

Creme de la Crumb 

You do not have to wait for Christmas to roll around again to make these fluffy gingerbread pancakes covered in glorious cinnamon maple syrup. Crème de la Crumb's recipe may look like it calls for a lot of ingredients but it’s just the gingerbread spices that help make sweet gingerbread magic happen.


8. Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake

Averie Cooks 

Blueberry pancakes in a skillet? Blueberry pancakes in a skillet. The Dutch baby is lightly sweetened and satisfying whether you have them for breakfast or dinner. And we agree with Averie Cooks that baking one big pancake in a skillet rather than standing at the stove flipping them one by one is like hitting the pancake jackpot.


9. Applesauce Pancakes

Like Mother Like Daughter 

Like Mother Like Daughter wanted to whip up some quick and easy pancakes, so she added rolled oats and applesauce to standard pancake mix and voila!


10. Banana-Oat Blender Pancakes

Mountain Mama Cooks 

Oh, you know we're not about to forget our celiac friends. Mountain Mama Cooks rocks this easy and delicious recipe, which is gluten and dairy free and has zero refined sugars. Plus, the combination of bananas and oats is going to keep you filled longer.


11. Red Velvet Pancakes

Divas Can Cook 

We couldn't leave out red velvet pancakes a second year in a row, so we trust these beauties by Divas Can Cook will make up for everything. After checking out a few recipes online, Divas Can Cook opted to adapt a go-to pancake recipe, adding cocoa powder, sugar, buttermilk and food coloring. Looks great to us!