Repost from DelectablyChic!: Savoury Pancakes for Dinner? Why NOT?

It’s Shrove Tuesday (aka Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Tuesday…whatever you want to call it) today, so I’m reposting a recipe I published on DelectablyChic!:

In North America, we tend to think of pancakes as a breakfast food, there’s no rule saying that one can’t make them savoury, and therefore a good side for lunch or dinner.  I decided last minute to make pancakes, and as I didn’t have any eggs left in my fridge, I searched for good vegan/eggless recipes.  One of the first I came across was this one.  While it is for a sweet pancake, I decided to modify if for something that is more dinner like.  In order to do so, I used the following ingredients:

Savoury pancakes served with a vegetable ragu sauce and a Dijon and almond crusted chicken (chicken was purchased as ready-for-the-oven from Whole Foods)

  • 1 cup flour (any kind – I used spelt)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder*
  • 1 teaspoon each of basil, oregano and black pepper*
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk (your choice of what kind – original recipe calls for soy)
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons oil (original recipe calls for 2)


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together
  2. Add the liquid and beat stir until smooth
  3. Over a heated pan, add 1/4 cup of the batter and fry on one side until it bubbles before flipping (usually around 1-2 minutes on the first side and 1 minute on the second)
  4. Repeat until the batter is gone

The recipe above should make about 4-8 pancakes, depending on size and feed 2-3 people as a side dish.

Sauce ideas:  ideas: Chili, vegetable stew or ragu, curry, chicken a la king.


*These are my own – the original recipe calls for one tablespoon sugar

Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Cynthia Cheng Mintz, previously known for her sites, DelectablyChic! (still "live" and still active on social media) and Shorty Stories, was born and raised in Toronto. In addition to writing, Cynthia enjoys cooking and is an avid supporter of the Canadian fashion industry. She is involved with various philanthropic projects, including music, arts, culture and mental health awareness.

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