Here is a savoury choice instead of the sweet varieties of pancake often eaten on Shrove Tuesday. It is a Moroccan themed meal.


Pancake batter

2 large eggs

150g of plain gluten free flour mix

75g of maize flour

500ml lactose free milk

Salt to taste.


Spinach (1 bag)

1 flat spoon of Moroccan spice mix (check for fodmaps)

1 teaspoon of oil

Juice of 1 lemon



6 carrots

Handful of coriander leaves


2 cooked chicken breasts


Mix all the pancake ingredients together till smooth

Leave in the fridge of at least 2 hours

Fry thin discs of the batter in a frying pan.


Wilt the spinach in boiling water.

Fry the spice in the oil to release the flavour and add the lemon juice and salt.

Drain the spinach in a colander and blend with the spice mix in a blender.


Slice and cook the carrot till soft.

Drain and add coriander leaves and salt to taste

Blend till smooth.

Making up the pancakes:

Take a pancake and add some spinach, lay on the top sliced cooked chicken and some of the carrot mix.

Wrap the pancake up and add to a heatproof dish.

Repeat till the dish is full and spread the rest of the pureed carrot on the top.

Warm through and serve with a small amount of pomegranate seeds and alfalfa leaves.




I am a state registered dietitian and advisor to The IBS Network, the UK charity for people with irritable bowel syndrome. My specialty is dietary treatment of gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, lactose & fructose malabsorption and complex food intolerances. I also have experience in dietetic treatment of people who have bariatric surgery and weight management.

One Response to Pancake recipe for Shrove Tuesday

  1. talkhealth

    These look so delicious and we’ll be trying them. Even though Shrove Tuesday has passed there’s no excuse for not eating pancakes all year round!

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