If you don't fancy dates, swap them with the same amount of blueberries or chocolate chips.
Note: The batter will be quite thick. If it is unreasonably thick, add 1 to 2 Tbsp more milk to thin out it a little.
Variation: For 100% wholemeal pancakes, use 200g of Martry Mill wholemeal flour. This will absorb more liquid so add a little extra milk.