What is Pancake Tuesday?
Shrove Tuesday is traditionally regarded as the last day before the beginning of Lent; a fasting period that takes place 40 days before Easter. In these 40 days, people refrain from eating fats and eggs.
As the well-known recipe for pancakes includes eggs and a form of fat, Shrove Tuesday later became known as ‘Pancake Tuesday’, giving birth to a delicious tradition that we all love to participate in!
What is the difference between crepes and pancakes?
Although known as Pancake Tuesday, you may prefer the pancake’s thinner counterpart. Crepes are a thinner version of the classic, fluffy pancake due to its lack of raising agent. The recipe for a classic pancake includes baking powder, helping the pancake rise whilst giving it its fluffy texture.
Crepes are typically larger and crisp around the edges, making them perfect for rolling and giving room for extra toppings!
How to make Oat Pancakes
The traditional pancake recipe has been adapted throughout the years to account for intolerances and dietary preferences. Keeping with our love for oats, we thought it would only be fitting to share our delicious oat and protein crepe recipe!
Oatopia Protein Crepes Recipe
Makes 8 pancakes
Prep time: 10mins + 30min standing time
Cook time: 15mins
- 120g oat flour or if you don't have oat flour in the cupboard use 60g fine milled oats + 60g plain or wholemeal flour
- 25g de hulled hemp seeds
- 2 eggs
- 325ml semi skimmed or whole milk
- 100g salted butter for frying
*Optional extras for the batter: Cinnamon and chia seeds
Sweet: Classic lemon & sugar
Savoury: Scrambled eggs, fresh spinach & sun-blush tomatoes
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl and set to one side.
- Whisk together 300ml milk and flour/oats
- Add the eggs, hemp seeds and optional extras and whisk again.
- Leave the batter for 30minutes. After 30minutes add a further 25ml of milk and whisk.
- Heat a frying pan to a high heat. Add a teaspoon of butter and swirl around the pan. Heat the butter until it becomes brown.
- Add batter to the middle of the pan and tip the pan side to side to coat the whole base. If the batter is too thick add a dash more milk.
- Cook for 1-2minutes and then flip the pancake over using a spatula if needed and cook for another minute.
- Add your toppings, roll up your pancake and enjoy!