The Best Pancake Recipe for Fat Tuesday


Grab your mixing bowls, it's time to whip up some pancakes for Fat Tuesday!
Pancake Tuesday has always been one of my most favourite days of the year. It's a day when it's socially acceptable to eat pancakes for dinner (which is like my fave dinner eva!) and it really brings back fond memories for me. I remember my kindergarten teacher making us pancakes for snack and putting raspberry jam on them before adding syrup (which I still do every now and again) while wearing a frilly pink and white Easter dress. Also, my mom always made a big deal of pancake Tuesday and she would use washed out ketchup bottles to make our initials into pancakes. All before Pinterest!

When I had my own kids, I always wanted to make this day something special for them, too. When the kids were young, I'd get them to mix up the batter and we'd decorate like it was Mardi Gras. We picked up a King Cake once when we were in the south on Fat Tuesday and that's when the name stuck for my boys. You'd think teenage boys wouldn't care about carrying on a tradition like this, but you'd be surprised! It's the first thing I heard about when AMH and I told them we'd be visiting the Bahamas so over the weekend I made it up to them by whipping up a batch of my famous homemade pancakes.

I have tested out various pancake recipes over the years and I've taken elements from each one. I have a sheet of paper in my kitchen that holds this final recipe. It's over 15 years old, the ink is fading and it's covered in grease and flour. It's so simple and foolproof, I promise you will never reach for the quick mix ever again!



2 cups flour
4 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon table salt
2 large eggs, fresh as possible
2 cups milk, plus more for thinning if required
1/4 cup melted butter

Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix with wire whisk.
Add milk and eggs to a bowl, mix to combine. While mixing, slowly add the melted butter. 
Add wet to dry and whisk quickly until combined (this is your arm workout for the day!)
Let sit for a few minutes while heating the griddle or fry pan to medium heat. Pan is ready when a sprinkling a water spatters. 

Stir the pancake mix. Add more milk to thin if necessary. I usually add a splash of milk (just under 1/4 cup)

Using a 1/4 measuring cup pour batter into pan. Cook until bubbles appear, then flip. Cook for 1 minute, then check doneness. Repeat until all the batter is used. 

*This recipe serves 4 adults comfortably. You can half the recipe for two, or quarter it for single serving. If your cooking for a large crowd, I recommend using two bowls. Doubling the recipe might make the batter too hard to stir. 

pancake Tuesday

Serve your pancake stack with maple syrup, butter, fresh strawberries or raspberries, jam and bacon strips. Never forget the bacon 😀


  1. Ilove pancakes,
    thank you for the lovely recipe, I definetly have to try it. :)

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  2. I didn’t know you’re supposed to do pancakes on Fat Tuesday! We didn’t celebrate Fat Tuesday growing up, I didn’t even know about king cakes!