Lenten Pancake Recipe

Lenten Pancakes Recipe Blog

One of our favorite things to eat on fasting mornings are pancakes.  Sometimes we eat them plain, sometimes we add fresh blueberries, bananas or chocolate chips and other times we  get all crazy and mix some sprinkles into the batter!  Or simply top them with sprinkles and fasting whip cream.   😉

Whole Foods has a delicious tub of Coconut Whipped Cream one that we recently tried (and loved!)  or if you prefer it in a can, there’s a great one at the Dollar Tree!
Fasting Pancakes
What I love the most about them is they’re filling.  Preparing fasting meals and snacks can be hard and time consuming, so anything that can keep my kids from screaming, “I’m hungry!” an hour after we finish a meal, is a-okay in my book.
I have a large glass jar that I premix the powder portion of the recipe and store it in my pantry, so all I have to do is add the wet ingredient(s) and pour them on the griddle!  It’s a huge time saver!

  Lenten Pancake Recipe



  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk, I prefer almond milk for this recipe


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then cook on a greased or non-stick skillet until golden.

You can also add blueberries, bananas, chocolate chips or other favorites to the batter prior to cooking.

Lenten Pancake Recipe


3 thoughts on “Lenten Pancake Recipe

  1. Forgive me for not understanding too well, I am not Orthodox but love reading your blog and am fascinated by your faith! What do you mean by fasting? Do you restrict yourself to certain types of food for the day or do you skip meals? Thank you so much! 🙂

    1. Hi Shana! Yes, by fasting, we abstain from certain types of foods and activities but also try to be more mindful of what comes out of our mouths as well. 😉 We also increase our prayers and almsgiving during fasting periods. Right now, we are in Great Lent, the biggest fasting time of the year for us which lasts 40 days plus Holy Week. Hope that answers your question!

Comments are closed.