It's Pancake Day! Here Are 8 Recipes To Celebrate

Get out the maple syrup, people.

Days which coincide with a food you're deeply fond of are the best, partially because it means eating said food to (delicious) excess is completely acceptable, at any time of the day.

Like Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, the day that precedes Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent).

And the best part is there are so many pancakes to choose from -- classic, chocolate, banana bread, pistachio, choc chip, blueberry lemon... and then there's toppings.

Here are eight Pancake Day recipes to enjoy, whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or all three, it's up to you.

1. Banana bread pancakes

If you love the comforting fragrance of sweet banana bread baking in the oven (and you've got a few spotty bananas lying around), try these banana bread pancakes. All you need are super ripe bananas, pancake mix, nuts, buttermilk and spices.

2. Pistachio pancakes with pistachio butter

Make your pancake feast a little bit fancy with these hearty pancakes made with ground pistachios and topped with pistachio butter and vanilla brown butter syrup. Wow.

3. Chocolate chip oatmeal cookie pancakes

If there's one thing better than a good choc chip cookie, it's a chocolate chip cookie pancake. Well, 10 of them. These pancakes are fluffy, super moist and satisfying, and you only need one bowl and 30 minutes to make them.

4. Gluten free blueberry lemon yoghurt pancakes

For a fresher, lighter pancake option, try these zesty lemon yoghurt pancakes studded with blueberries. These pancakes are gluten free, too, so everyone can enjoy a big stack.

5. Chocolate pancakes

Chocoholics rejoice, here are the chocolate pancakes of your dreams. These rich, fluffy chocolate pancakes are the perfect base for extra toppings -- think Nutella, peanut butter or caramel sauce.

6. Buttermilk sweet potato pancakes with coconut whipped cream

For something a little different, try these pancakes filled with smooth sweet potato and topped with coconut whipped cream. The sweet potato puree imparts its moist-yet-fluffiness, while the brown sugar, butter and warming spices add that sweet, comforting factor.

7. Vegan buckwheat and oat pancakes

No egg, no worries. For the vegan and dairy or egg intolerant, try these super simple vegan pancakes made with nutty buckwheat and oat flour -- with a whole stack made in less than 30 minutes. Finish with a generous drizzle (or dousing) of maple syrup.

8. Gingerbread pancakes

If you love the flavours of gingerbread, or just really, really enjoy the Christmas spirit, encapsulate them with these spiced, molasses-laced gingerbread pancakes. Top with ice cream, maple syrup and sprinkle with extra cinnamon.

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