Wondering what to do with leftover pancake batter? If you couldn’t battle your way through your pile of Shrove Tuesday pancakes and have batter left to use, don't throw it away. We have 10 fabulous recipes to put your leftover pancakes and batter to good use.


Whether you're all about the sweet stuff or craving a savoury pancake supper, we have plenty of ideas below to choose from. See our leftover pancake batter bake for a simple family supper, or for more pancake inspiration, check out our pancakes recipes, vegan pancakes, healthy pancakes and American pancakes.

1. Pancake cannelloni

Pancake cannelloni in a baking dish with a portion taken out and served on a separate plate

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

2. Quesadilla pancakes

Quesadilla pancakes cut into triangles on a white chopping board

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.

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Quesadilla pancakes

3. Crispy pancakes with creamy chicken & bacon

Three folded pancakes filled with creamy chicken & bacon, in a white baking dish

Turn some extra crêpes into a nostalgic dinner that kids and adults will both love. Stuff your pancakes with a deliciously creamy chicken filling and bake until piping hot and crisp. Serve with a simple salad or even a hearty helping of baked beans for a filling family favourite. Also, discover our how to cook bacon guide.

Crispy pancakes with creamy chicken & bacon

4. German-style cheese & bacon pancakes

4. German-style cheese & bacon pancakes served with slices of cucumber

Be inspired by the flavours of Flammkuchen and top leftover pancakes with smoked bacon, shallots and melted cheese to serve for your next family supper.

German-style cheese & bacon pancakes

5. Apple & pear fritters

Apple & pear fritters with ice-cream, served in a white bowl

Take one quantity of batter and add whisked egg whites to give a light, golden coating to apples and pears. Dust in cinnamon sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert.

Apple & pear fritters

6. Blood orange crêpe cake

A stack of crepes topped with blood orange slices

If you’re entertaining after Pancake Day then this is a spectacular way to use up leftover mixture. Treat your friends to a citrussy orange pancake extravaganza, layered with orange custard and topped with caramelised fruit – they’ll be begging to visit again.

Blood orange crêpe cake

7. Cheesy stuffed pancakes

Two plates of folded cheese stuffed pancakes on blue plates

Use cheeseboard leftovers to make these cheesy pancakes. They're great for Boxing Day or a New Year’s Day brunch, and you can make them with just five ingredients.

Cheesy stuffed pancakes

8. Blueberry & orange traybake pancake

Pancake traybake studded with blueberries and orange in a baking dish

Serve this blueberry and orange traybake pancake at the end of a family dinner for a crowd-pleasing dessert. Swap the blueberries for raspberries, if you like.

Blueberry & orange traybake pancake

9. Paneer-stuffed pancakes

A pancake topped with paneer and chickpeas on a wooden board next to a rolled up version

If you're more into the savoury variety, transform leftover batter into a paneer-stuffed supper, livened up with a curry paste which cuts through a cooling mango yogurt. These cheap and cheerful pancakes take just 20 minutes to plate up, and offer something a little different to the standard cheese & ham combo.

Paneer-stuffed pancakes

10. Apple & blueberry blintzes

Two thin folded pancakes wrapped around mascarpone, apples, blueberries and cinnamon

Blintz is the Russian name for a thin pancake wrapped around a filling. Here, that's made from mascarpone, apples, blueberries and cinnamon. You can use leftover pancakes to make this satisfying treat.

Apple & blueberry blintzes

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