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5 from 1 vote

Porridge Pancakes For Shrove Tuesday

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: sweet
Author: Karon


  • 150 g/5oz plain allpurpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 60 g/2oz soft brown sugar
  • 25 g/1oz quick cook porridge oats
  • 1 egg
  • 237 ml/8fl oz milk
  • 25 g/1oz butter


  • Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large bowl and stir in the porridge oats and sugar.
  • Melt the butter in a small pan and remove from heat, beat in the egg and the milk and then pour this into the bowl of dry ingredients.
  • Lightly grease a girdle (griddle or any heavy based frying pan) and place on medium heat.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the batter on to your pan (this is why Scottish people call pancakes Dropped Scones because the batter is dropped into the pan).
  • Little bubbles will appear on top when they are ready to flip over.
  • Cook until nicely golden on both sides.
  • Serve with honey, syrup, sugar, jam or jelly, whatever you fancy!