Student recipes: a healthy Pancake Day!

Healthy pancake recipes for pancake day

Pancake Day is a great day; a day when you get to scoff your face with as many pancakes as you can manage, along with lashings of tasty toppings like Nutella, ice cream, lemon and sugar (the list goes on...). But for those of you who don’t want to ruin your New Year’s resolutions JUST yet it can be difficult to resist the temptation that Pancake Day brings. To help you out we’ve put together a few tasty pancake recipes for you to enjoy without feeling guilty. 



Banana Pancakes


A really simple recipe involving 3 ingredients (no flour!) and they taste SO good.

You will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon


  1. Beat the eggs with the mashed banana and the cinnamon.
  2. Once mixed, put a little oil in a pan and cook the mixture until browned either side.
  3. Serve with greek yogurt and blueberries for a simple but tasty pancake.



Protein Pancakes


These pancakes are packed with protein to keep you going for longer! Not to mention they taste delicious and are a great alternative to regular pancakes.

You will need:

  • 1 scoop of whey protein
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 small banana (mashed)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 – 4 tbsp soya/skimmed milk


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cook in a medium-hot pan and serve warm with greek yogurt, blueberries, bananas or peaches.



Quinoa Pancakes


Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah, not quin-o-ah as I originally thought) is a great gluten-free source of protein, iron and fibre. These pancakes have a fantastic texture and are packed full of all sorts of goodness!

You will need:

  • 1 and ½ cups of cooked quinoa
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients until they’re combined well.
  2. Cook over a medium heat with a little oil/coconut oil in a pan until browned.
  3. Serve with fresh berries and/or maple syrup.



Buckwheat Pancakes


Perfect for savoury pancakes these little gems are ideal for breakfasts or lunches and taste great hot or cold!

You will need:

  • 2 cups of buckwheat flour
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 free range egg
  • Pinch of salt 


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  2. Add a little coconut oil to a hot pan and cook until both sides are brown.
  3. Serve with poached eggs, tomato and rocket for a fantastic breakfast to start your morning off right.



Blueberry Pancakes


These pancakes are great for "eating clean" while still enjoying the fluffy texture of regular pancakes.

You will need:

  • 125g of self-raising flour 
  • 1 egg,
  • 150ml of almond/soya milk 
  • 150g blueberries


  1. Mix together all the ingredients. 
  2. Pour the batter into the frying pan with a bit of coconut oil and cook the pancakes thoroughly.
  3. Serve with a drizzle of pure maple syrup.


Have you got any great healthy pancake recipes or toppings that you love? Share them in the comments section below!