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35 BEST Pancake Recipes EVER

These easy pancake recipes will take your mornings to the next level.

After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day – so make it count!

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Stack of Homemade Classic Pancake with Butter, Berries and Maple Syrup

There’s nothing like a fluffy stack of pancakes topped with all the fixin’s.

But there’s so much more to these tasty hotcakes than just brunch with maple syrup and bacon!

In fact, with pancake recipes like these, you might want to indulge every day of the week – for breakfast and dessert!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get flipping!

Best Homemade Fluffy Pancakes and More!

1. Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Old-fashioned pancakes are the best, right? So I can’t think of any better way to start the day than this classic recipe.

Really, what’s not to love?

They’re fluffy, soft, and buttery. Plus, they have that perfect golden-brown color.

Trust me – these pancakes are worth the extra five minutes of your time. They taste just like grandma used to make.

2. Buttery Scallion Pancakes

Meet your new savory obsession.

If you’ve never tried scallion pancakes before, consider this your sign to run to the grocery store.

They’re buttery, oniony, and wonderfully crisp. They’re also terrific any time of day.

I love these with runny eggs in the morning! But they’re just as scrummy served with your favorite stir-fry or chicken dish.

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3. Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Do you want to know the secret to the fluffiest pancakes ever? The answer is buttermilk!

Buttermilk incorporates more acidity to the batter, which fluffs up the pancakes like you won’t believe.

Plus, it has a subtle tang that makes flapjacks extra delicious.

And did I mention that these pancakes are super easy to make? They come together in about 20 minutes.

4. Red Velvet Pancakes

This recipe is perfect if you want to add a little pizazz to your morning routine!

Like the cake, these red velvet pancakes boast sweet, rich, decadent flavors that’ll blow you away.

And that bright red color will instantly shake off your morning slump.

The best part? They’re smothered in cream cheese frosting to capture that classic red velvet indulgence.

Make these for your next brunch, and they’ll be devoured in seconds!

5. Fluffiest Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberries instantly brighten up my mood with their fruity, tangy taste. And if you put them into pancakes, your day will be even sunnier.

Fluffy and delicious with lots of blueberries folded in, they come out of the pan as light as air with bursts of fruity goodness in every bite.

6. Cracker Barrel Pancake

If you love Cracker Barrel pancakes as much as I do, this copycat recipe is a lifesaver!

It captures the original’s signature fluffiness and mild sweetness just right. Only these don’t cost you nearly as much.

(I’m not the only one with an unhealthy addiction to the Crack Barrel store…right?)

Top them with anything you like for an absolute treat. Once you try this recipe, you’ll look back.

7. Sweet Potato Pancakes

Give your breakfast a boost of nutrition with this fabulous sweet potato pancake recipe!

Wholesome, sweet, and delightfully tender, they’re a morning dream come true.

And while they’re definitely a healthier option (sweet potatoes are chock-full of vitamin A), they don’t skimp on flavor.

8. Strawberry Pancakes

Ah, strawberries. They’re sweet, vibrant, juicy, and beloved by kids and grown-ups alike.

And these soft, fluffy pancakes studded with strawberry chunks are my favorite way to indulge first thing.

Every forkful bursts with sweet, tart, and bright flavors. Just thinking about them makes me wanna make a stack!

9. Spinach Pancakes

Warm, vibrant, and full of vitamins, these pancakes are worth a second bite.

This plant-based treat combines wholesome ingredients to make your mornings extra enticing.

And while each one is loaded with greens, they really don’t taste green. So, serve them plain, full of savory extras, or even with cream and syrup.

Either way, they’re a terrific way to get a boost of nutrients.

And if you’re having trouble getting the kids to eat veggies, try serving a stack of these “Hulk-cakes!” They’ll gobble up the whole plate before you can blink!

10. Banana Pancakes

Get your morning off to a sweet start with this classic banana pancake recipe!

Sweet and delicious bananas are obviously the star of this recipe. So be sure they’re as ripe as possible (read: brown and spotty).

That said, they’re not alone. There’s also flour, eggs, vanilla, and milk to help bind everything together.

These babies are delightfully moist and fluffy on the inside, with a crisp crust that makes it satisfying.

And if you really want to boost that banana flavor, try serving them with caramelized bananas! Yum!

11. Eggnog Pancakes

This fantastic eggnog pancake recipe showcases all the best holiday flavors in a stack of yummy pancakes.

They’re super fluffy with rich, buttery, and custardy flavors that’ll make you swoon.

If eggnog is your Christmas morning jam, you’ll go nuts for these pancakes.

12. Funfetti Pancakes

Who doesn’t love funfetti cakes?

The rainbow sprinkles, the cakey goodness, and that creamy frosting? Yeah, I thought so.

So why not take all that fun and stuff it into a stack of pancakes?

This festival of colors and sweet flavors will make the kid in you giddy!

13. Almond Butter Pancakes

If you love the taste of almond butter, you’ll be in heaven after one bite of these pancakes.

Loaded with wholesome and oil-free ingredients, they’re such a deliciously healthy breakfast

The rich, nutty butter complements the classic sweetness of pancakes with a touch of extra indulgence.

Oh, and they’re studded with chocolate chips, too!

14. Carrot Cake Pancakes

If you want more than just plain ol’ flapjacks, whip up this carrot cake pancake recipe!

It’s a delicious combination of two classic treats that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The carrots make it incredibly moist and complement the warm embrace of cinnamon and nutmeg.

These pancakes are full of flavor and are hearty enough to keep you going until lunch.

15. Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut butter pancakes are the epitome of comfort food.

They’re so sweet, warm, and delicious, you’ll want to eat the whole stack in one sitting.

Delightfully soft and fluffy with a decadent touch from the peanut butter, they’re just what you need to wake up.

Top them with syrup, bananas, chocolate sauce, or caramel. No matter what, they’re mind-blowingly yummy!

16. Perkins Pancake

What’s better than a heart family meal of pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning? Not much, right?

This copycat recipe captures Perkins’ pancakes perfectly (try saying that three times fast!).

Their mild flavor means they pair amazingly with almost any topping. So be sure to serve a few tasty options.

17. Lemon Pancakes

Looking for a new breakfast treat that’ll bring sunshine to your day? These lemon pancakes are just the ticket!

The zesty lemons offset the sweetness and creaminess of the other ingredients, making these sweet, tart, and irresistible.

And all it takes is a little lemon juice and zest!

18. Bacon Pancakes

Bacon and pancakes are a match made in heaven.

The fluffy texture of pancakes is a flawless contrast to the crisp bacon. And I adore the salty, smoky flavor of the meat with sweet, sticky syrup.

So if you prefer something sweet and salty, this is the recipe to try.

19. Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Nothing beats the warm, fuzzy feeling of hearty fall flavors. And these apple cinnamon pancakes totally fit the bill!

The gooey apple topping coats the warm cinnamon pancakes with pure decadence. Every bite is rich, sweet, and brimming with cozy autumn flavors.

So say, “see-ya, pumpkin spice!” Because these are sure to be your new faves.

20. Aunt Jemima Pancake

If you’re staring down a busy day, this recipe is just what you need for breakfast!

Aunt Jemima’s pancake mix keeps things simple and delicious. It’s just what you need when you’re short on time but need something filling.

This recipe calls for bananas and walnuts for an added flavor and nutritious boost. But that’s totally optional.

Either way, these hotcakes are so easy to make, you can whip up a batch even if you’re still half asleep!

21. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

If those lemon pancakes above seemed a little lackluster, give this recipe a whirl.

Loaded with lemon and creamy ricotta, these pancakes are about as indulgent as it gets.

They’re light, airy, and full of freshness. You won’t believe how cake-like they taste.

This recipe makes the ultimate sweet-and-tart breakfast treat with just a hint of Italian flair.

22. Fluffy Japanese Soufflé Pancakes

Are you ready to be transported to the land of the rising sun?

Good, because these Japanese soufflé pancakes will fill your taste buds with cloudy deliciousness.

I know I’ve said “light and airy” a lot today, but these are all that and more! They’re impossible fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth amazing.

The secret? Stiff egg whites are delicately folded into the pancake batter.

It’s really that easy!

23. Banana Cream Pie Pancakes

Banana cream pie for breakfast? Yes, please!

Just the thought of biting into a fluffy, creamy pancake makes me swoon. And if you add banana to that mix? I’m a goner!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll love these decadent banana cream pie pancakes.

24. Sourdough Pancakes

Did you jump on the bread-making train during lockdown too? So many did!

So, no doubt you’re on the hunt for sourdough discard recipes to keep from wasting any food.

Luckily, I’ve got just the thing!

Adding sourdough to the mix ensures the pancakes rise into billowy cakes of perfection.

The flavors are mildly sweet, with a barely noticeable hint of tang. And when you douse them in maple syrup, you’re in for an indulgent experience!

25. Coffee Pancakes

Coffee lovers: get ready to swoon!

These coffee pancakes combine two classic breakfast treats into one hearty delight.

Picture your favorite cup of warm joe with soft and sweet pancakes…yummy!

Top them off with a rich coffee glaze and chocolate chips, and it’s like a dreamy mocha latte on a plate.

26. Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate is my go-to mid-morning pick-me-up. And this chocolate chip pancake recipe is among my favorite ways to get my sweet fix.

Fluffy pancakes studded with ooey-gooey chocolate chips? What more could you ask for?

It’s like eating cookies but warmer and fluffier.

But be warned: these pancakes are absolutely addictive!

27. Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Start your day with a kick of goodness, thanks to these banana and oatmeal pancakes!

They’re a wholesome alternative that doesn’t skimp on flavor.

You’ll use oatmeal instead of flour for a gluten-free treat that’s loaded with natural banana sweetness.

This recipe is also an excellent way to use overripe bananas!

28. Cinnamon Pancakes

Cinnamon is the answer if you want to add a little zing to your plain ol’ pancakes.

It adds a warm touch of spice to the mildly sweet pancake batter. And it’s made all the more decadent with a sweet cream cheese glaze.

Throw on some pecans for a nutty crunch, and you’ll think you’re eating cinnamon rolls.

29. Pineapple Pancakes with Coconut Syrup

Take your taste buds on a trip to the tropics with these terrific pineapple pancakes!

Sweet, tart, and refreshing, they’ll make even the gloomiest of mornings sunny.

The coconut syrup brings buttery, milky goodness to ensure these aren’t too tangy.

Of course, you can skip the syrup if you’re short on time and top them with whipped coconut cream if you prefer.

Either way, every bite of this pancake makes you feel like you’re on summer vacation!

30. IHOP Pancake

IHOP has been my go-to for years. I mean, it’s in the name!

And while I love their over-the-top creations, you just can’t beat their basic pancake recipe.

You’ll need just a few pantry staples and about 15 minutes of your time. Then before you know it, it’s time to dig in.

It’s cheap, easy, and absolutely delicious!

31. Chocolate Pancakes

It’s no secret that chocolate is a cure for bad days. And these chocolate pancakes will make sure you start your day on a good note.

Loaded with rich, chocolatey goodness, these are for anyone who’s loco for cocoa.

The chocolate ganache on top brings an ooey-gooey decadence you have to taste to believe.

In fact, these are so dreamy, I often serve them for dessert.

32. Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Pancakes may be the ultimate comfort food, but they’re not the healthiest breakfast to have every day.

Luckily, I stumbled upon this pancake recipe with wholesome ingredients and plenty of protein.

It calls for Greek yogurt and almond milk, so the texture is outstanding, and the calories are reduced.

Pair them with mixed berries and maple syrup.

33. S’mores Pancakes

S’mores pancakes are a delicious way to get your campfire fix without the campfire.

All you need is a little imagination and a lot of batter!

These pancakes are fluffy, chewy, and full of chocolatey goodness. And yes, they’re like a sheet cake, so they’re super easy to whip up.

34. Cottage Cheese Pancakes

If you’ve never made pancakes with cottage cheese before, you’re really missing out.

Not only are they impossibly moist and tender, but they’re fully loaded with protein to boot!

Crispy and golden on the outside with a gooey, melty center, you’ll want these every day!

Best of all, this is a great make-ahead recipe to make your breakfast prep a breeze!

35. Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

Are you ready to get your fall on? Because these pumpkin pancakes are perfect for cozy autumn mornings.

You’ll use real pumpkin puree for the most natural flavor possible (it also keeps them moist).

There’s also plenty of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to make you feel warm and cozy.

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These easy pancake recipes will take your mornings to the next level! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all, so make it count!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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