So it’s Shrove Tuesday, the one day a year (other than Christmas, your birthday and Easter) where there are no calories in your food and it’s socially acceptable to eat whatever the hell you want.
We’ve already taught you how to make perfect pancakes but now we’re here to tell you what to put in them, go forth and enjoy pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Keep it for your sandwiches. No need for egg in a pancake with their’s already egg in. Plus, you need to save your frying pans for flipping.
20. Cheese and Ham/Onion
Savoury pancakes are a big no no. Why have this when you can lovely sugary pancakes? Save the cheese for your 3am post Jesters toasties.
It’s a pancake, not toast. Don’t be lazy.
Or any kind of meat for that matter…
We know how much students love a big juicy sausage. But save it for your Sunday morning fry-up. Not pancake day.
Mad they got a day dedicated to pancakes but not chicken🤔
— Marc❕ (@Marcus_L33) February 8, 2016
17. Golden Syrup
Sticky, messy and not that tasty. No one wants that stuff in a pancake.
16. Peanut Butter
Not bad, even better with chocolate sprinkles – but it’s no lemon and sugar.
Not the best, and pancakes are definitely not scones, but you could do worse. You can also get creative with this one and live life on the edge by trying lots of exotic flavours.
I know what I said about savoury pancakes, but as it’s Chinese New Year, why not incorporate the two.
13. Maple Syrup and Bacon
I personally can’t understand why you’d mix sweet and sour like this, but for some reason a lot of people love this North American delight. 6.5/10
— Jeremy Putman (@JeremysFoodTour) February 8, 2016
Pancakes, bacon & syrup would be so good right now 😢
— Tshepi Vundla (@TshepiVundla) February 1, 2016
12. Maple Syrup
Scrap the bacon, much better this way.
11. Chocolate Syrup
Now we’re getting somewhere. Chocolate spread, syrup or melted chocolate on a pancake is something to get out of bed for.
10. Marshmallow Fluff
MARSHMELLOW FLUFF ON PANCAKES OMG
— Skye (@skyecba) March 4, 2014
You know that disgustingly American looking snack that sits in the foreign food aisle in Sainsbury’s? Try it. Try it now on your pancakes. 8.5/10
9. Strawberries and Cream
Pretend summer has come early. Plus strawberries are a fruit so it’s healthy, right?
8. Ice Cream
Hot and cold, together, perfect.
Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes pic.twitter.com/qXdlwKqjTW
— Food Cravings (@FOODCRAVlNGS) February 9, 2016
Delicious, nutritious and you can jam to Jack Johnson while you cook. What’s not to love?
— Redbrick (@redbrickpaper) February 8, 2016
These would have a higher rating, however fellow fans of Prison Break will realise it’s far too sentimental to fully enjoy.
— Rosanna Davison (@rosanna_davison) February 8, 2016
These are super adaptable, and you can add nuts, chocolate or fruit. Plus, cinnamon is super good for you.
Best Nutella Pancakes for 2016: These 11 chocolate spread recipes will make your mouth water https://t.co/13FG2jCJZh
— Shadow Recruit (@slyvesteryun) February 8, 2016
AMAZING. No explanation needed.
3. Lemon and Sugar
— BBC Food (@BBCFood) February 8, 2016
Pancakes with sugar and lemon on top! So nice 😍🍋 #PancakeDay
— Becky Watts (@BeckyWatts_) February 9, 2016
Incredible, traditional, perfect. 9.8/10
2. Anything from Sprinkles or Scoops
Why bother making them yourself when you can get them done professionally? Although to make sure that you avoid all the annoying kids, get there outside of the school rush times.
- Nutella and Banana and Strawberry
Nutella-stuffed Pancakes pic.twitter.com/qtnwPaRgiA
— Food Pictures ♡ (@LetsLoveFood) February 9, 2016
The holy trinity. The best thing you’ll ever want to put in your mouth.
10/10, sheer perfection.
Go forth and enjoy.