Today is a very special day, friends!
First of all, today is our half-birthday (more on that later…) but more importantly, today is one of our favourite days of the year! Today is Pancake Tuesday! You may also know it as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, but whatever you call it, it all means one thing: eat lots of pancakes!
Pancake Tuesday was so exciting for us growing up, because it always meant one thing- we were having pancakes for dinner. Don’t get us wrong, our mother was a fantastic cook, but as a kid what would you have rather had- salad and casserole or a plate full of pancakes with maple syrup? Eating pancakes for dinner always felt so scandalous- like we were cheating on dinner or something- which, of course made it that much more fun!
And while neither of us ever need an excuse to eat pancakes, a day dedicated to one of our all-time favourite breakfasts just feels so special! So for today’s post, we have compiled an “ode to pancakes”- a list of all of our pancake recipes that we have shared with you since the start of our blog, plus a couple new ones!
So get those pancake griddles fired up, ’cause it’s pancake time!
Of course, all of our pancake recipes are whole wheat and free of oil and refined sugar, so we suppose this is more like “not-so-fat” Tuesday? But who really cares about details? A pancakes is a pancake, if you ask us, and we promise you can’t even tell that these ones are healthy
And with that, here are not one, not two, but THREE new pancakes creations for you all!
Cinnamon Raisin “Brancakes”
(This recipe will be coming in a few days!)
Classic Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
(Sorry, but we’re going to make you wait on these ones, too)
But don’t worry, we aren’t leaving you here without at least one new recipe! For today, we bring you Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes!
There is one important factor that makes these “shortcake” pancakes, and not just strawberry pancakes, and that is the addition of whipped egg whites. It makes them extra fluffy- so don’t skip that step!
Happy Pancake Tuesday!
Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2/3 c. whole wheat flour
2 tbsp coconut flour (or ground flax- but they won’t have the exact same texture)
1/4 c. egg whites
1/2 c. milk of choice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp diced strawberries
2 pasteurized egg whites
2 tbsp yogurt
2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
With hand beaters or a stand mixer, beat the egg whites until they are fluffy and form stiff peaks. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients (except egg whites). Pour the wet into the dry and mix until fully blended and smooth. Add the egg whites and strawberries and very gently fold into the batter until the egg whites have been evenly dispersed throughout (you’ll still be able to see some of the egg white).
Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto a greased pancake griddle or non-stick pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the cakes are lightly browned and set.
For the Whip Topping: Using hand beaters or a stand mixer, whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Add the other ingredients and carefully stir until fully combined.
Do you participate in pancake Tuesday? What is your favourite kind of pancakes? (Any flavour requests?)