Happy Pancake Day & Fairtrade Fortnight!

Happy Pancake Day & Fairtrade Fortnight

It’s pancake day! Well, actually in our house it’s nearly always pancake day but today is ‘officially’ pancake day! 😛 That said I don’t usually get a request for pancakes before 7am! “Get up Mum, we need to make pancakes!” BEFORE school? Oh my! Usually I can get away with just making my own at leisure – at least he didn’t expect me to get dressed first! 😛 😀

These are so simple they don’t really need a recipe – just a good eye for measuring! When you’ve made them a few times it will come easy to you and you can adjust the quantities you’ve added if necessary. That said, this isn’t my usual breakfast recipe for pancakes, but one I created to be used for sweet or savoury toppings.

If you follow my blog regularly you might be confused for thinking it’s Wednesday! Yes, I do usually post on a Wednesday but as we made such delicious pancakes I wanted to share them with you just in case you were looking for a recipe! 😀

Also, it is Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK (27 February – 12 March) fairtrade-logoand as it’s only the 28th you almost have a full two weeks to go out and buy something Fairtrade OR even organise a Fairtrade break (invite some friends over for a coffee morning using Fairtrade coffee of course)! Alternatively buy a big bunch of Fairtrade bananas and make these delicious pancakes! 🙂

Pancakes (Vegan & Free-From)

  • Servings: 7-8 pancakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 90g oat flour (gluten free if required)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons chia seeds or powdered linseeds
  • 200ml plant milk (I use unsweetened carton coconut)
  • *optional 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • *optional 1 teaspoon coconut sugar


  1. Put the flour, baking powder and chia in a large jug and whisk in the milk. (*add vanilla &/or sugar if you want a sweeter pancake)
  2. Allow to rest for 5 minutes while you prepare your toppings.
  3. Pour (or ladle)  a small amount into a non-stick pan and gently swirl the mixture around the pan.
  4. When visible bubbles appear on the surface, gently flip the pancake over and allow to cook on the other side. It will take less time to cook on the second side.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Ideally serve immediately whilst hot.
  • Can be reheated either in a dry pan or in a toaster.
  • Add your favourite sweet toppings – nut butter, fresh fruit (fairtrade bananas), chocolate sauce, jam.
  • Try a savoury filling – chickpeas, stir fried veg, mixed beans.
  • Store extra pancakes in the refrigerator and eat within 3 days.
  • Can be packed in bags or containers and frozen for a month.

Enjoy your pancakes while you find out more about Fairtrade! 🙂


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