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Inexpensive Family Pancake Recipes

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Want to know how to make a stack of light, fluffy, inexpensive pancakes for the whole family, with ingredients you already have at home?

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Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) is finally upon us.

This really quick & inexpensive recipe can be used any time of the year.

Families cook up a mighty storm in the kitchen, aside from flipping pancakes… although there are sure to be a few stuck on the ceiling!

This year, why not try making some alternative pancakes with the kids?

They’re just as delicious, if not a little healthier. I've come up with some ideas that you can try with ingredients you most likely have in the kitchen cupboard. I've included a list of the main ingredients so you know what’s needed I'v even added a link to the YouTube video, so you can follow along with us.

Pancake Day is a great bonding day for the whole family, especially the kids, further more any family kitchen fun is great bonding time & should be explored as often as possible.

Those little hands grow up soo quickly.

I planted the seed in my daughter's mind 2 weeks ago, that Pancake Day was slowly approaching & she hasn't stoped asking about the big day since, enjoy flipping them, choosing the toppings and most of all – eating them!

Pancakes are ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, sweet, savoury all year round, now that I know Cara is bananas for Pancake Day (no pun intended, lol)

We will be exploring them a lot more.

"Banana Pancakes" were the easiest pancakes ever to make, super "Inexpensive & Healthy" might I say so myself. Most of all, they went down a treat & we cannot wait to make them on a regular basis should we have left over bananas or plantain bananas.

As a mother of two, I'm forever finding ways to keep the kids entertained, engaged but most keep our days as intentional as possible. Having kids really does test your daily patience levels, so trying to plan in advance & taking advantage of occasions like Pancake Day is really befitting.

What pancakes did you be make this Pancake Day?

CoCo (Alexander) totally enjoyed attempting mixing the flour with us. The mess was all apart of the fun.

Growing up we would make pancakes last home & I absolutely loved Pancake Day, I'm originally from Central Africa, so the closest things we had to pancakes were "Chapati's"(which I absolutely loved btw..) there was no such thing as Pancake Day, so to my delight, as a young child I absolutely loved Shrove Tuesday.

Now that I have children of my own, I have become that parent that celebrates absolutely everything & anything. I love teaching them meaning behind things & "Shrove Tuesday"was an awesome lesson to attempt to explain to a nearly three year old & of course a just turns One year old (I mean just picture the scenario)

"Understanding Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day"

Traditionally Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent, because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.

The Perfect Banana Pancake Recipe ( Makes 6 pancakes)


  1. 2 medium overly ripe Banana / plantain

  2. 1 cup of flour

  3. 2/3- cup milk

  4. 3/4 cup water (add more if too thick)

  5. ¼ cup sugar adjust to taste

  6. 1 eggs

  7. 1/3 cup melted butter

  8. 1- teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cut /peel Banana or Plantains. Add to / cake mixer / blender and blend until puree.

  2. Then add the rest of the ingredients, ensure all the ingredients have thoroughly mixed.

  3. Scrape the sides so, all ingredients are perfectly mixed in.

  4. Allow the batter to rest for about 30 minutes.

  5. Heat a non stick frying pan then lightly coat the hot pan with vegetable oil or cooking spray.

  6. Then pour about a ½ cup of batter.

  7. Cook the pancake for about 1 minute on each side, or until the bottom is light brown. Serve hot with syrup, coconut sauce, icing sure (Or lots of sprinkles)

Dairy Free Pancake Ingredients..

I'm trying to encourage the kids & myself to be a lot more flexible with what we eat, I did't grow up being a fussy eater, so trying loads of different types of tastes & foods is something that I enjoy doing, check out this really easy recipe that we tried & the kids loved.


Perfect if you’re lactose intolerant, these pancakes are sweet, tasty and easy to make.



Lemon juice



Baking powder

Soya milk

Last but not least - Gluten Free

Gluten-free pancakes

Being gluten intolerant can often mean missing out on cakes, pancakes and all kinds of treats that include flour – but these pancakes are gluten-free and suitable for everyone.






Gluten-free plain flour

I'm Joanna, a mother of two, come along on our little adventures with us, we bake, cook, play, travel, DIY & so much more..

Also join us via our YouTube channel ("Link via this photo") where we have a tutorial of one of these recipe, bring the kids as I know they will want to get involved.

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