Looking for flipping great healthy pancake recipes? We’ve got stacks of them. Below, you’ll find pancakes made with nutrient-rich ingredients such as berries, bananas, nuts, coconut oil and spelt flour – there’s even a recipe using gut-healthy kimchi.


So, whether you’re looking for healthier ideas for Pancake Day, or just want to serve up a wholesome weekend brunch, we have lots of pancakes for you to try.

Next, check out our easy pancakes, savoury pancakes and indulgent pancake recipes. Plus, discover the latest pancake trends and get tips on the best pans for frying pancakes and how to host a pancake party.

How to supercharge your pancakes

Blueberry pancakes

Treat yourself to a stack of healthy blueberry pancakes, flavoured with orange zest and maple syrup. Perfect for a lazy weekend brunch, these light and fluffy pancakes use wholemeal flour and cornmeal in the batter mixture to up the fibre content. Using buttermilk and rapeseed oil also helps to cut down on fat, while blueberries add a burst of vitamin C.

These pancakes are fried in rapeseed oil – you can pick up a lovely bottle from the olive shop.

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Three stacks of blueberry pancakes

Healthy banana pancakes

Don’t waste your overripe bananas, turn them into these deliciously fluffy pancakes instead. What’s more, these pancakes are grain-free, so can be enjoyed by anyone following a whole foods or paleo-style diet.

Get yourself a top-quality jar of peanut butter here.

Plate of pancakes with syrup and bananas

Easy vegan pancakes with berry compote

These vegan pancakes are perfect for those days when you’re craving a pancake, but also want something nourishing. Spooning over mixed berry compote adds a healthy boost of fibre, antioxidants and polyphenols.

Vanilla extract adds flavour to pancakes, bakes, cakes and sweet treats – buy a bottle from the olive shop.

Easy vegan pancakes with berry compote

Kimchi jeon (spicy kimchi pancakes)

These spicy Korean pancakes from cookery consultant Da-Hae West are super savoury and satisfying. Not to mention their added benefit of gut-healthy prebiotic fibres, thanks to the kimchi.

We have a delicious jar of kimchi in the olive shop, give it a try.

Two large kimchi pancakes on a plate sprinkled with spring onions. Alongside bowl of kimchi

Protein pancakes

Refuel after a workout with these protein pancakes made with bananas, wholemeal spelt flour and Greek yogurt. Impressively, this stack boasts a whopping 30g of protein per serving. Drizzle with maple syrup or nut butter before you tuck in.

Check out this jar of coconut cooking oil. It’s perfect for high-heat cooking, such as frying.

A stack of protein pancakes topped with slices of banana and honey on a white plate

Bánh xèo tôm Vietnamese pancakes

Bánh xèo is a light savoury crêpe that’s naturally gluten-free. Traditionally eaten with an abundance of salad leaves and herbs, this one is stuffed with juicy king prawns for an extra protein hit. Vegetarians are welcome to swap in tofu instead.

Everyone should have a good pot of turmeric in the kitchen – use it in everything from porridge to curry.

Two crepes with salad and fillings and chopsticks

Spinach pancakes with smoked salmon

If you prefer a savoury pancake, give these green ones a go. Made with spinach and topped with smoked salmon, these pancakes are rich in omega-3 and a good source of protein. To serve, layer with soured cream and a scattering of fresh dill.

To take this recipe up a notch, treat yourself to the best smoked salmon, available in the olive shop.

Spinach Pancake Recipe with Smoked Salmon

Matcha crêpe cake

There’s more to matcha than tea. Give your immune system a boost with antioxidant-rich matcha powder and enjoy this stunning cake in the process. It’s created by layering thin crêpes with custard cream and a dusting of extra matcha to finish.

To invest in a pot of this versatile ingredient, head to the olive shop.

Matcha Mille Crepe Cake Recipe (Plus How To Video)

Buckwheat pancakes

These cinnamon pancakes with maple syrup come in at less than 300 calories per serving. What’s more, they use gluten-free buckwheat flour, instead of regular, and have a subtle, nutty flavour. Top with yogurt and berries for a hit of protein and vitamin C.

If you’re a fan of buckwheat, try crunchy buckwheat granola and malty buckwheat honey.

Buckwheat pancakes

Dairy-free coconut pancakes

Not all dairy-free pancakes are created equal. This tropical stack is made with desiccated coconut, coconut milk and both the zest and juice of a lime. For anyone looking to limit their dairy intake, these pancakes will feel like a real treat.


You could even try drizzling your pancakes with lime blossom honey.

Coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup

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