Pancake Day! Try them on the BBQ!

Yes it is very possible to cook pancakes on the barbie. A little practise is all it takes and the results are delicious so why wouldn’t you practise? It’s Shrove Tuesday today, which means there is a legitimate excuse to eat as many pancakes as possible for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Why not mix it up this year and get the BBQ out and try something new? Pancakes are a firm favourite at BBQ Tips HQ and no camping trip is complete without them. One of favourite hacks when it comes to wanting pancakes outdoors is blitzing all the ingredients together in a nutri-bullet or food processor and then storing in a bottle or something that pours easily. Just give it a good shake and you are good to go. This recipe is for American style pancakes rather than crepes. You’ll either need a hot plate or a frying pan you don’t mind using on the BBQ. Enjoy Pancake day!!


  • 135g/4¾oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 130ml/4½fl oz milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter.
  2. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing. Let the batter stand for a few minutes.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. When it’s melted, add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time). It will seem very thick but this is how it should be. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm (½in) thick.
  4. Repeat until all the batter is used up. You can keep the pancakes warm in a low oven, but they taste best fresh out the pan.
  5. Then load up with your favourite toppings and you are good to go!

Recipe sourced from BBC Food

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