How to have an affordable Pancake Day

Pancake Day is just around the corner and the sweet smell of these delightful treats is in the air. However, if you have a large family, it can get expensive so grab the syrup and prepare to get stuck into an affordable Pancake Day.

Check your cupboards

If you don’t normally bake, you may not be aware of what you have in your cupboards so take a look around to see what can be used to make pancakes and lovely toppings. From classic ice cream sauce to that bag of flour you forgot about, you may be able to find everything you need at no extra cost.

Find your perfect recipe online

While some may have mastered the art of the perfect pancake, there is no need to worry if you haven’t. BBC Good Food have recipes that the whole family can get involved with, from classic crepes to fluffy American stacks. If you are looking for a super easy basic recipe, Jamie Oliver has a cracker which can be done in no time at all!

What do you have on top?

To save money, find out what everyone likes to have on top of their pancakes before the actual day. That way, instead of buying toppings for each individual, you can share the ingredients and save money. Plus, if there is someone who likes something a little bit odd or expensive, don’t be afraid to ask them to bring it along with them.

Once you know what you need to get, head to discount shops like Lidl to find the ingredients at a reduced price. Sauces, syrups, sugar and lemon juices can all be found cheaply, saving you loads. There are tons of fun ways to top off your pancakes on Delishably’s website if you get stuck.

Pancake bonanzas

If you’re craving something a little bit different, there are loads of ways you can pimp your Pancake Day. Turn your pancakes into a banana-y treat by including them in the mix. You may be surprised! If bananas aren’t your thing, then how about Frankenstein-ing your pancakes by putting them in a waffle maker.

Smiley pancakes

If you’re doing pancakes for the kids then you can make smiley faces out of their chosen toppings. Let them have a go and encourage them to stay healthy at the same time by putting chopped fruit in cups for them to make their own designs.

You can even do some super creative pancake designs with a little bit of help from the pancake art maestros on YouTube. All you need is a recycled plastic ketchup bottle. It can’t be that hard, can it?

Don’t panic, pancake!