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Pancake Day

Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday was traditionally a religious holiday but is now enjoyed nationwide. It is one of the most popular days of the year as it is a day of celebrating in the form of eating. A great activity for families and friends to enjoy together at home. Using just a few simple ingredients you can make a delicious dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or just a snack, that can either be sweet, savory or both! The beauty of pancakes is you can mix up the method of making them by using healthy ingredients as an alternative to making your favourite mix.
So how can we enjoy Pancake Day whilst keeping it healthy? With a range of ingredients that aid in helping with your immune system and give you a healthy dose of both vitamin and antioxidants.

Honey Oat

These honey oat pancakes are made up of a few basic ingredients with the added bonus of using wholemeal wheat flour and rolled oats to give you some extra nutrients and fiber! Honey is used as a way to sweeten up your dish, which is definitely a healthier alternative as it is a natural sweetener with antioxidant properties.

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Orange Basil and Ricotta

A slightly alternative pancake is Orange, Basil, and Ricotta, a kind of half savory, half sweet recipe. Orange and basil give a refreshing flavour and the ricotta creates a moist and doughy texture. The combination of the ingredients gives you a healthy dose of vitamin C, Antioxidants, and Antibacterial properties as well as a delicious hearty pancake. Top off your plate with a drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet clashing combination to the sharpness of the orange and the savory flavour of the ricotta.

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Classic Lemon and Sugar

 Everyone’s favourite go-to pancake is, of course, the classic lemon and sugar. Sharp and sweet at the same time, this recipe uses the most simple of ingredients that you will most definitely find lying around in your kitchen. As long as you don’t slaver in sugar, this is a pretty healthy pancake combination as they’re light a delicate not thick and fluffy. The pancakes themselves are made up of flour, eggs, and milk with a squeeze of fresh lemon and can be topped off by a sugar alternative or even brown sugar or raw sugar as these have many more health benefits compared to white sugar.

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Blueberry and Almond

 A glorified take on a popular favourite, blueberry pancakes, is this blueberry almond pancake recipe, which is made with Almond milk instead of regular milk to give a subtle sweetness to the batter. Fresh blueberries are thrown into the mix and can be used as a topping as well, it depends how much you like blueberry’s but the more you add the more benefits you’ll get from both vitamin C and B6, fiber, potassium, and folate. Top of your pancakes with more berries, some honey or even a stalk of rhubarb if you fancy it.

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Indian Spiced Vegetable

 A completely dairy-free pancake recipe is this savory mixture of vegetables slavered in Indian spices and wrapped in a delicious delicate pancake. A great and filling dinner idea for Shrove Tuesday, the pancakes are made up from chickpea flour, hemp milk, and mixed seasoning. The content is filled with carrots, onion and a combination of spices to give them an authentic Indian flavoring. This recipe is not only carb free but offers many health benefits from the vegetables such as antioxidants and the use of the mixed spices aids in digestion, improve immunity and prevents cold and flu.

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