Make your pancake pop this Shrove Tuesday

Make your pancake pop this Shrove Tuesday

As Shrove Tuesday draws near (05 March 2019), thoughts inevitably turn to our favourite pancake toppings. Whether you prefer yours sweet or savoury, why not make your pancake pop with a delicious (and healthy) recipe from health expert Sam Cleaver?

In celebration of this year’s Shrove Tuesday, Sam Cleaver, Director of Stoic Performance, is sharing his recipe for a delicious lemon poppy seed pancake. Featured as a key highlight of his brand new “Stoic Recipe Book”, the pancake is not only quick and easy to make but it makes a fantastic healthy breakfast designed to fill you up and give you energy throughout the day!

Sam says: “Everyone loves pancake day and the great thing about them is that they are so versatile. I love making these lemon poppy seed pancakes for breakfast because they really will set you up for a great day. The flavour of the lemon gives them a great kick and the American-style pancake will keep you fuller for longer. These are a great alternative to traditional pancakes, so why not try something new this Shrove Tuesday?”

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes from The Stoic Recipe Book


1 medium egg, 200g plain flour, 75g caster sugar, 2tsps baking powder, 150ml milk, Finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons, 40g poppy seeds, 2 tbsps oil


Sift the flour into a large bowl, stir in the sugar, baking powder and ¼ tsp salt then make a well in the centre.

In a large jug, whisk the milk, lemon zest and juice, egg and poppy seeds together. Pour into the well in the dry ingredients. Gradually fold the flour into the wet ingredients until combined.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over low-medium heat and brush or spray with some oil., Spoon the batter to make 10cm (4ins) wide pancakes, ensuring that you space them around 2cm apart. Cook for 2-3 mins or until the edges are dry and bubbles start to show through the surface. Flip and cook for a further 2 mins on the other side. Transfer the pancakes to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm as you prepare the rest.

In between pancakes, carefully wipe the pan with kitchen paper and give another light coating of oil.

Serve the pancakes with yogurt, honey or some sugar free syrup if you wish.

Sam’s pancake recipe is part of a new healthy recipe book which has been released by Stoic Performance. Featuring a variety of breakfast choices, side dishes main courses and even desserts, each recipe has been designed to fit a healthy and busy lifestyle. What’s more, each recipe even has its own nutritional information and tracking barcode compatible with the popular calorie counting app, MyFitnessPal.

Sam says: “The recipe book is something that I’ve worked incredibly hard on. Eating healthily definitely doesn’t have to be boring. There are a wide range of recipes within the book and each one has been designed to be as quick and easy as possible. The book is also fully compatible with MyFitnessPal, so if someone is tracking their calorie intake, they can easily add in their meal choice to their tracker. I’m really excited by the book and have had some fantastic feedback from people who have already tested out the recipes!”

To download your free copy of ‘The Stoic Recipe Book’ visit

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