Shrove Tuesday Equals Major Pancake Consumption!…and February Blog Love

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UPDATED TO ADD: I probably wasn’t clear earlier because a lot of people were sad they missed out on pancakes for breakfast today, but traditionally on Shrove Tuesday pancakes are eaten for dinner! If you get to eat them for breakfast, that’s just like every Sunday! Haha. Eating them for DINNER is the real treat, so enjoy these tonight! 🙂

It’s Shrove Tuesday! That’s the British term, I believe, so that’s what I was raised calling it (it’s also sometimes called Pancake Day). I think the American name is Fat Tuesday? Or am I confusing that with something else?

Either way, it’s the day before Lent begins (Ash Wednesday). Traditionally, pancakes are eaten on this day because many fast for Lent, so the day before Lent began was the time to use up all the pantry items that couldn’t be consumed during Lent fasting. Those ingredients usually meant eggs, flour, lard (or other fat) and milk, which, of course, are the ingredients in a traditional pancake recipe.

My whole life we have had pancakes for dinner on Shrove Tuesday.

Being raised in British countries by British parents, our pancakes were traditionally English – large and thin (not quite as thin as crepes but the taste is more like crepes than the fluffier American pancake), typically served with lemon and sugar and rolled up (pictured above, how I ate them on Christmas morning last year!).

Nowadays, not eating refined sugars, I typically use the following as topping options:

  • maple syrup and some crushed walnuts
  • warmed unsweetened applesauce with cinnamon
  • or, to stick with the tradition, lemon juice and a sprinkle of Sucanat or coconut sugar.

I know the blogging world likes to diversify as much as possible with pancakes, and while the fluffy American pancakes aren’t my favourites, I’ve found some that I quite like. So this month’s Blog Love is a bit different – rather than choosing my favourite post from some fellow bloggers over the last month, I’m choosing my favourite pancake posts from blogs I read (not necessarily from the last month).

Feast your eyes, and enjoy Shrove Tuesday!

Anna’s Pumpkin Protein Pancakes:

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Kara at Blondie Bakes and Bikes cooked up these vegan Cinnamon Spice Pancakes and they look and sound ammmaaaazzing:

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Char of Char’s Kitchen made my favourite muffin flavour ever into pancakes with this delicious Blueberry Muffin Pancake recipe (that can be gluten-free!):

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Katie at Chocolate-Covered Katie made some beautiful red velvet pancakes that are desperately calling to me!

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I featured her healthy cinnamon rolls last month and now Kristine at Busy But Healthy has done it again with the cinnamon – this time with Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes. Who can resist?

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Kate at A Healthy Passion converted another of my favourite baked goods into pancakes – protein pancakes, no less! Banana Bread Protein Pancakes, to be exact :).

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Missy at Pink Pistachio has your favourite Gluten-free Pancakes with Apple Compote ready to serve – that apple compote is making me drool just thinking about it…!

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The lovely sisters at Naturally Sweet Recipes touched closest to my pancake favourite with this sweet French crepes:

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I love the idea of Lori and Michelle’s Almond Butter and Jelly Pancakes over at Pure2Raw – awesome idea to make a sandwich into pancakes!

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  • Which of these recipes has you drooling??
  • Do you celebrate Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day?


  1. I always get so depressed because usually the most amazing pancake recipes include eggs and/or wheat, meaning that I can’t join in on the fun. Thanks for including some that I can eat too! Like the banana bread protein pancakes 😀

  2. I love that you put this together!! I just bookmarked of those recipes haha 🙂

  3. Hi love! I DID celebrate today! A reader told ne it was pancake day in the UK so I made some pancakes for today! I love all the pancake loving!

    Have a greta day! ❤

  4. you know that anything chocolate gets me drooling. katies red velvet pancakes look so great! but…i never eat pancakes! i always want cereal. maybe this sunday i can convince the boy to make me some. 🙂

  5. Americans call it Mardi Gras because of all those crazy French people down in New Orleans 😉 or Fat Tuesday too! In Poland its fat Thursday that continues on throughout the weekend. However you choose to call it, enjoy it and have a good one!!!

    • Ah, I know about Mardi Gras and Brits don’t celebrate it but are aware of it. I just thought Americans had the exact same thing with pancakes but they called it something different – that must be the Fat Tuesday name! Thanks for the info about Poland, awesome!

  6. Happy Pancake day! Thanks so much for the love. 🙂 Those pancakes look delicious! I might have to make one for lunch!

  7. jessi@slotheatz says:

    WHAT i didn’t know this was happening today! Pancakes?! I guess I’ll have to make some for dinner cause I just inhaled a bowl of oatmeal.

    • I realized I need to update this because a lot of people are sad they missed out on pancakes this morning – but traditionally on Shrove Tuesday you have them for dinner! Otherwise it would just be like every Sunday morning 😉 – this way you get an excuse to be naughty and have a pancake dinner 🙂 So you can definitely eat some tonight – that’s the traditional way! xx

  8. Awww you’re a doll, Anna! Thanks for the blog love! 😀 of course, today would be the day my site crashes :/ Sorry to everyone who has tried clicking the link and gotten nowhere! I’m trying to fix it 😉

    ….and I’ll be planning pancakes for dinner ❤

  9. YUM I WANT all of these now!!!

  10. Thanks for including me!!! I’ve bookmarked this post as I want to try all the others, they look amazing! 🙂

  11. I just drooled all over my keyboard. I’m so excited to go home and make PANCAKES!!!

  12. They are all making me drool! I do not usually celebrate Shrove Tuesday, but I think those banana bread protein pancakes are calling my name! 🙂 haha they sound delicious!
    Thanks for sharing all these recipes! I can’t wait to try some of them out!
    Hope you have a great Shrove Tuesday! 🙂

  13. Besides all of them!? Holy yum! 😉 The cinnamon roll pancakes look divine! 🙂

  14. They all look swoon-worthy, but if I had to choose, I think I’d go with the crepes. Mmmm….I love crepes 🙂

  15. Ahhh thanks for including me in this!!! All the other pancakes look delish! I think tomorrow morning is going to be time to test one of these out!


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