Pancake Recipes

Breakfast will never be dull with any of these pancakes recipes! With fruity, festive, and classic options, you can’t go wrong.

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A collage of pancake recipes

We love pancakes!

Golden pancakes (AKA flapjacks) are perfect for feeding a crowd. You can whip up large quantities in a jiffy! They are easy to customize and even easier to eat!

Whether you fill yours will fruit or chocolate chips, or tops them with jams, syrup, or whipped cream, they are sure to be a hit!

I’ve rounded up my most popular and best-loved pancakes recipes to be sure you’ll find something that will knock your breakfast out of the park!

Favorite Pancake Toppings

You can’t really beat classic butter and syrup, but it’s fun to try. The options to top your pancakes are endless. You can choose one to serve or set out several options for a pancake bar. 

A stack of oatmeal pancakes on a white plate

Pancake Tips

The batter only needs to be mixed until combined unless otherwise stated in the recipe. Ideally, after mixing let the batter stand for 5-10 minutes before cooking. Some other batter tips include:

  • Many recipes call for buttermilk if you don’t have any on hand you can easily make your own How to Make Buttermilk
  • Use room temperature ingredients: This will help all the wet ingredients to combine easier. Take your butter and eggs out of the fridge and measure your milk. Allow the ingredients to stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes. 
  • If your batter is too runny and spreads out just add a bit of flour. 
  • If your batter doesn’t spread at all it’s too thick and add a bit more water or milk.
  • When the pancake spreads fine, but doesn’t rise, add a bit of leavening agent (baking soda/powder)
  • Whisking the egg whites: Separate the yolk from the white. Place the yolk in the batter when directed to add the egg. Put the white in a separate bowl.  When the batter is combined with all of the ingredients, then whisk the white until fluffy. Then, fold them into the batter. This will help give a fluffy airy pancake.

When to Flip: When making a new recipe it’s a good idea to cook a test pancake and make adjustments. 

  • Don’t flip the pancake until little bubbles appear on the top of the batter and the edges turn golden. 
  • Once flipped it the cooked side should be an even golden brown. If it has burn marks, that means the temperature is too high. Make adjustments to the temperature before cooking more.
  • Though it may seem like a good idea to help it cook faster or evenly, do not press the pancakes down with a spatula. All that does is flatten it.
Cinnamon roll pancakes on a white plate

Serving a crowd + Storing LEftovers

Cooking and serving  2-3 large hot pancakes per person can become quite the task. One way to help is to use a large electric skillet. You can make 2-3x more at a time than you can using a skillet on the stove.

Another tip is to start cooking the pancakes about 20 minutes before you need to serve them. You can place the pancakes in a warm (200°F) oven to keep them warm. Be sure you don’t cover them with foil otherwise they will become soggy.

Making the batter ahead of time or storing extra batter: Pancake batter can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Simply mix the batter and place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the bowl. Remix before pouring. Test out 1 pancake. If it does not rise well add a bit more leavening agent. Depending on the recipe it will most likely be the baking powder or soda.

Storing Pancakes: Leftover pancakes are great to pop in the microwave or toaster for a quick breakfast. Place them in an airtight container and they can last for 3-4 days in the fridge. I also have a great post on How to Freeze Pancakes.

Funfetti pancakes on a white plate with a piece cut out

BEST Pancakes

We have a lot of favorite pancake recipes in our house (as you can tell by the amount of pancake variations)! But these ones are by far the BEST!

Breakfast Buttermilk Pancake Recipe
Tender homemade buttermilk pancakes turn out light and fluffy every time. These golden beauties are impossible to resist!
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.95 from 18 votes
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Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe
Cinnamon roll pancakes are all of your breakfast dreams coming true! They are filled with a cinnamon swirl and topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting that is utterly delicious!
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.6 from 10 votes
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Breakfast Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe
Delicious and Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes served with a Macadamia Almond Buttermilk Syrup!
5 from 13 votes
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Breakfast Fluffy Pancake Recipe
Waking up to a big stack of fluffy pancakes it THE BEST! This recipe is foolproof for the best pancakes in the world!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 40 votes
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Breakfast Funfetti Pancakes Recipe
Celebrate a birthday or special day with these super-yummy Funfetti Pancakes! Light, fluffy, and loaded with sprinkles, these breakfast goodies will make your morning extra special!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Pancake Recipe
Deliciously fluffy banana pancakes are topped with melted peanut butter, bananas and chocolate chips making them irresistible.
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.43 from 7 votes
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Breakfast Bacon Pancakes Recipe
Crispy, salty bacon sandwiched in the middle of a fluffy pancake. Serve these bacon pancakes for your next big breakfast and everyone will love the sweet and salty combo!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Breakfast White Chocolate Berry Pancakes Recipe
White Chocolate Berry Pancakes are served with homemade berry syrup, fresh berries, and white chocolate on top. They're AMAZING!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Breakfast Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe
These pumpkin pancakes are the ultimate autumn breakfast!! They’re soft, full of fall flavor, and completely irresistible when topped with homemade cinnamon buttermilk syrup. 
Total Time: 12 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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Breakfast Snowman Pancakes Recipe
Adorable Snowman Pancakes are perfect for Christmas morning and easy enough for the kids to help too!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Breakfast Swedish Pancakes Recipe
This Homemade Swedish Pancakes recipe makes the softest, most delicious pancakes. Fill and top them with cream, fruit or buttermilk syrup for a delicious breakfast!
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.97 from 29 votes
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Breakfast Potato Pancake Recipe
Easy potato pancakes are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or as a side. They have crispy golden edges and a cheesy center!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.93 from 13 votes
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Breakfast Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe
Dutch Baby Pancakes are a super simple, fun, and delicious breakfast that the whole family will love. Similar to German Pancakes (but made in a rounded skillet), these dutch babies are simple and can be topped with powdered sugar, syrup, berries, jam.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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A stack of chocolate chip pancakes - an easy pancake recipe

Easy Pancakes

Pancakes by nature are easy! However, these recipes are especially easy because they’re a basic pancake with only one or two simple additions, like chocolate chips.

I also included our German Pancake recipe—it only takes minutes to prepare and feeds a crowd!

Breakfast Easy Pancake Recipe
The easiest and yummiest basic pancake recipe. Use this recipe if you're out of mix for delicious pancakes that everyone will love. Plus, check out all our tips on how to change them up for even more flavor!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 39 votes
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Breakfast Blueberry Pancakes Recipe
These quick and simple Blueberry Pancakes take just minutes to prepare and are filled with fresh blueberries, making them irresistible.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Breakfast Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe
Delicious and Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes served with a Macadamia Almond Buttermilk Syrup!
5 from 13 votes
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Breakfast Funfetti Pancakes Recipe
Celebrate a birthday or special day with these super-yummy Funfetti Pancakes! Light, fluffy, and loaded with sprinkles, these breakfast goodies will make your morning extra special!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Breakfast German Pancake Recipe
German Pancakes – a breakfast family favorite recipe we love to make! They’re EASY and light and fluffy too!!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.91 from 62 votes
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Banana oatmeal pancakes topped with berries and bananas - a healthy pancake recipe

Healthy Pancakes

This list of pancakes includes recipes with added protein, oats, and yogurt. You can make any pancake recipe a little healthier by using whole wheat flour instead of white, or coconut oil for butter!

Breakfast Protein Pancakes Recipe
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! These protein packed pancakes are your new favorite recipe. Fluffy, healthy, and incredibly delicious!
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.24 from 26 votes
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Breakfast Oatmeal Pancake Recipe
Delicious Oatmeal Pancakes – this simple and tasty recipe is filled with oats and is one the whole family will enjoy for breakfast and for holidays!
5 from 10 votes
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Breakfast Yogurt Pancakes recipe
These yogurt pancakes are quick, easy and delicious! The yogurt adds a bit of sweetness and makes these pancakes so soft and fluffy. Use vanilla yogurt, greek yogurt, or any flavor of yogurt you like!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.78 from 18 votes
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Breakfast Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
Hearty banana oatmeal pancakes that make the most delicious breakfast! Light and fluffy on the inside, with just a little crisp on the outside. Absolutely divine!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.7 from 10 votes
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Strawberry pancakes on a white plate with a piece cut out

Fruit Pancakes

Adding a little bit of fresh fruit to your pancakes can really take it up a notch! Plus it’s a great way to get the kiddos to eat some more fruit.

Breakfast Lemon Poppy Seed Pancake Recipe
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes are light & refreshing with the perfect hint of lemon! They're the best way to add some fruity flare to your morning.
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Breakfast Strawberry Pancake Recipe
Strawberries & Cream Pancakes – These strawberries and cream pancakes are perfect for celebrating spring! They’re bursting with strawberry flavor and topped with an amazing homemade strawberry sauce. They’d be wonderful for a Mother’s Day brunch, or a fun Saturday breakfast.
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Breakfast Banana Pancake Recipe
Light and fluffy Banana Pancakes that are simple and so full of flavor. Everyone loves these pancakes that are perfect topped with Nutella, chocolate syrup or even buttermilk syrup. 
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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Breakfast Apple Pancake Recipe
Light, fluffy pancakes filled with grated apple and the perfect hint of cinnamon. Serve with warm maple syrup or apple butter spread and your tastebuds will thank you!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.77 from 26 votes
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Breakfast Blueberry Pancakes Recipe
These quick and simple Blueberry Pancakes take just minutes to prepare and are filled with fresh blueberries, making them irresistible.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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