Today is Pancake Day, also known as Fat Tuesday. Tuesday is a day of celebration around the world with Christians who observe the day before Ash Wednesday, known as Pancake Day or Fat Tuesday! Pancakes and other traditional foods are eaten the day before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the Lent season. Here are 10 delicious recipes for pancakes, waffles, and even rich desserts!
What is Pancake Day or Fat Tuesday?
- The term Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday.” It is the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent season. And it begins tomorrow on Ash Wednesday.
- The term “Pancake Day” came about because it was a way to use up rich foods and ingredients such as eggs, milk, and sugar.
- These rich foods are made to be consumed either for breakfast, dinner, and even dessert.
Whether you’re planning to make pancakes, waffles, or maybe an Italian lasagna for Fat Tuesday, here are some recipes for you to enjoy!
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With so many recipes for pancake day, this one happens to be our favorite! These pancakes are fluffy, loaded with pieces of apple and enough cinnamon flavor to make breakfast, or dinner delicious!
These delicious Italian Cream Puffs are baked then filled with a luscious cream topped with a cherry and some powdered sugar. With its rich, creamy filling these cream puffs are out-of-this-world!
These donuts are made with apple sauce, apple cider, and sweetened with coconut sugar, and easily baked. Topped with a cinnamon-sugar coating, makes them perfect! YUM!
We love waffles over pancakes. Why? Because if you own a waffle maker, take it out of your cabinet and use it. They make waffles perfect every time! Loaded with strawberries and chocolate chips inside and out… Mmmm need I say more?
With its moist texture and sublime flavors, the surprise in this bakery-style lemon raspberry cake is the creamy layer of lemon curd in the center, as part of the filling. So yummy, everyone will enjoy every bite!
Loaded with fresh blueberries and fresh-squeezed lemon juice and zest inside and out, these lemon blueberry waffles will make your family and friends feel special when you make them!
This cheesecake is made with a combination of cream cheese and ricotta cheese and it is divine! It has a silky-smooth and fluffy texture with a delicious citrus flavor, making this a delightful dessert to serve on Fat Tuesday!
With so many desserts to choose from, our favorite is the classic tiramisu! Every time I serve this Tiramisu to family and friends, I always hear only the ooh’s and ahh’s from them… and that’s music to my ears!
This is the BEST Tiramisu recipe and it is such a delicious dessert. So insanely addicting, everyone will request a second piece.
Fresh lemon zest gives them the subtle lemon flavor we love, while the protein from the ricotta cheese will kick up your energy to help jump-start your day. Top with fresh blueberries or raspberries for extra sweetness.
Our Decadent Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is moist, rich, and bursts with banana and chocolate flavors. Best of all, it melts-in-your-mouth with every bite! Made in one bowl and in one hour, this recipe makes 3 loaves – enough to freeze some.