Today is Shrove Tuesday, which is religious for ‘let’s eat all the pancakes we can fit in our mouths’.

The name actually comes from ‘shrive’, meaning to present oneself to a priest for confession, penance, and absolution.

But since people prefer eating to repenting, it later became a way for us to use up our rich foods, like eggs, sugar and milk, ahead of 40 days of fasting (Lent).

So savoury or sweet, filled with veggies or devilishly decadent – here are some perfect pancake recipes your belly will thank you for learning.

Mini Muffin Pancake Bites
To feed all your family and friends (or one very hungry pancake-lover).

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze
To make your morning decadent.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes
To bring back the summer a little early.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
To make your roommates green with envy.

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Coffee Pancakes
To ward off a food-coma.

Kale and Zucchini Pancakes
To make you feel ‘kind of’ healthy.

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Green Pancakes with Lime Cilantro Butter
To make your mouth water.

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Buckwheat Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Citrus Cream Cheese
To give you a breakfast worthy of Instagram.

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Okonomiyaki: Japanese Savoury Pancakes
To get your 5-a-day on.

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Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes
To make a breakfast fit for champions.
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