Top five ways to use up pancake batter

Turn your leftover pancake batter into a sumptuous Italian family supper, moreish Mexican feast or stunning layered dessert with our expert guide...

Pancake cannelloni

Couldn’t battle your way through your pile of pancakes this Shrove Tuesday and have batter left to boot? Don't worry, you’re among friends, but we believe pancake mix is as precious as liquid gold and throwing it in the bin is tantamount to a serious crime. To save yourself from ignominy, try our top leftover pancake batter recipes, without a spoonful of sugar or squeeze of lemon in sight.

Pancake cannelloniPancake cannelloni

Like pasta? Like pancakes? This could be the recipe you’ve been looking for – combine Italian-style meatballs, fresh spinach and creamy ricotta and simply top with a gooey mozzarella layer. Dinner is done.

Pancake cannelloni

Quesadilla pancakes Quesadillas

Bring a Mexican twist to your leftovers with these moreish quesadillas stuffed with savoury red peppers, cheese, spicy beans and avocado. They make a lovely lunch option to share with friends and are bound to be a hit with kids too.

Quesadilla pancakes

Chocolate praline pancake cakeChocolate praline pancake cake

If you like chocolate in your pancakes then this indulgent and gooey recipe might just have you weeping with joy. It's a bit of a labour of love, but the extra effort involved in creating this show-stopper is more than worth it. Pull this little chocolate number out at the end of a dinner party. 

Chocolate praline pancake cake

Cheese & ham pancake roll-ups Cheese & ham roll ups

Got a little chef under your roof? Get them busy in the kitchen with this child-friendly recipe. Flip your pancakes as usual and scatter with ham, spinach and cheese then help small hands do the rolling to create a cheesy bake of pure perfection.

Cheese & ham roll-ups

Blood orange crêpe cake Blood orange crepe cake

If you’re entertaining after pancake day then this is a spectacular way to use up leftover mix, treat your friends to a citrusy orange pancake extravaganza, layered with orange custard and topped with caramelised fruit – they’ll be begging to come again.

Blood orange crêpe cake

Do you have any top tips for using up pancake batter? Or have you tried any of our recipes? We'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas... 

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