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20 Recipes for Pancake Tuesday – Fastnacht – Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching, and depending on where you are from, or your personal tastes, it can dictate the food choices on that last day before the fasting and abstinence begins.

  • In England, Ireland, Australia and Canada it is Shrove Tuesday, with pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes.
  • In German areas it is Fastnacht and gorging on donuts is the order of the day
  • In French areas it is a whole host of fattening goodies, mostly with a Cajun or Creole influence here in the United States.

Depending on which you choose, we have some recipes for you.

Or you can have pancakes for breakfast, donuts for snack or dessert and some Cajun/Creole dish for dinner as my 6 1/2 year old son has informed me we are going to do.

Recipes for Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday), Fastnacht and Mardi Gras


Fall Harvest Pancakes

Apple Pumpkin Spice Pancakes -
Beet Ricotta Pancakes
Beet Ricotta Pancakes (Pink Pancakes) -
Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes -

Norwegian Pancakes

Norwegian Pancakes
Dutch Baby (Gluten Free)

Dutch Baby Pancake - German Pancake - Bismark Pancake
Banana Waffles or Pancakes

Banana Waffles -

Basic Crepes

Basic Crepes - simple crepe recipe which can be used for dinner or dessert

Sourdough Crepes

Sourdough Crepes

Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts

Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts -

Beignets - no yeast
Biscuit Donuts

Biscuit Donuts -



Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice -
Fried Jambalaya Balls with Gumbo Gravy

deep fried jambalaya balls with gumbo gravy
Cajun Gumbo

Cajun Gumbo. Simple Cajun stew with chicken and or shrimp and okra in a thick gravy like base.

Jambalaya - easy one pot meal
Red Beans and Rice

Cajun Red Beans and Rice

Shrimp Creole 

Shrimp Creole -

Beignets - no yeast
Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding - That Recipe


February 2016 Update:

We’ve added these two more recipes since this originally posted last year:
Sourdough Pancakes/WafflesSourdough Waffles or Sourdough Pancakes - basic recipe for homemade pancakes or waffles using sourdough starter.

Cream Cheese Filled King Cake

Cream Cheese Filled King Cake - Mardi Gras classic cake with a sweetened cream cheese filling.


Until next time, happy eating.

10 thoughts on “20 Recipes for Pancake Tuesday – Fastnacht – Mardi Gras”

  1. The Dutch Babies look fantastic! I’m trying to cut down on the gluten for my kids, but they still LOVE PANCAKES! Thanks for sharing, I haven’t found too many of these. 🙂

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