23 best pancake recipes to spice up your weekend breakfasts

Mention “classic breakfast food” and a stack of fluffy pancakes with syrup drizzled on top is probably one of the first things that come to your mind.

But if you think that the only way to have pancakes for breakfast is to drag yourself out of the house to a cafe in town, you are mistaken. The best pancakes are those made and enjoyed at home!

Here are 22 pancake recipes to prove to you that homemade pancakes can taste just as heavenly if not more than those served outside.

Classic pancake recipes

1. Good Old-fashioned Pancakes

Whip up some classic pancakes for your weekend breakfast with this time tested recipe including familiar ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

Get the full recipe here.

2. Buttermilk Pancakes

For a slight twist to the traditional pancake recipe, replace milk with buttermilk. Not only does the fermented liquid adds a tangy taste that balances out the sweetness, the acid in it makes the pancakes more tender and fluffy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil (for griddle)
  • Pure maple syrup (for serving)

Get the full recipe here.

Recipes for the fluffiest pancakes

3. Japanese Souffle Pancakes

The luxuriously thick, jiggly Japanese pancakes that have taken over every foodie’s Instagram have to be the fluffiest pancakes out there. Soft, airy and delicate, they are a joy both to taste and to look at. Top them with fresh fruits and maple syrup or a scoop of matcha icecream for the ultimate Instagram-worthy brunch.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon whole milk (22 g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cake flour (30-34 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (2 g)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (25 g)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc) (for greasing the pan)
  • 2 tablespoons water (for steaming)

Get the full recipe here.

4. Sour Cream Pancakes

Light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth, not to mention delicious, are all the words that describe these pancakes. It might take a bit longer than regular pancakes as you have to let the batter sit for 15 minutes, but that’s exactly the key to making your pancakes fluffy. Trust us, the waiting is so worth it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Get the full recipe here.

Vegan pancake recipes

5. Buckwheat Pancakes

Delicious and deceivingly healthy. these pancakes use buckwheat instead of all-purpose flour, which is packed with nutrients and minerals. They are also higher in protein than regular pancakes. You don’t have to wait till the weekends or your cheat days to enjoy these!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (128 g) buckwheat flour (GF if desired)

  • 2 very ripe bananas

  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) plant milk

  • 1 tablespoon (7 g) ground flaxseeds

  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Get the full recipe here.

6. Banana Oat Pancakes

With only three ingredients, it doesn’t get much easier than this banana oat pancakes recipe. They are also relatively healthy, so you can have them every day for breakfast without feeling guilty.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour (gluten-free if needed)
  • 2/3 cup lite coconut milk (canned)
  • 1/2 banana

Get the full recipe here.

7. Oreo Pancakes

Vegan doesn’t always mean healthy, and if you are looking to indulge a little, this Oreo pancake recipe will definitely hit the spot. The dark chocolate pancakes with vanilla-coconut fillings will make your breakfast taste like a dessert!

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (or silk coconut)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 scant cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or other sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Fillings:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flake
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoon coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2-3 tablespoon powdered sugar (optional)

Get the full recipe here.

Recipes for low-carb pancakes

8. Coconut Flour Pancakes

Those on a low-carb diet don’t have to swear off pancakes! This recipe calls for coconut flour instead of traditional all-purpose flour to keep things keto-friendly. These pancakes are also dairy-free and gluten-free.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • tablespoons olive oil
  • tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar-free syrup for keto)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

Get the full recipe here.

9. Cream Cheese Pancakes

Two ingredients are all you need for this recipe. Yes, you heard that right! Simply blend together eggs and cream cheese for an ultra easy but still delicious low carb breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 eggs

Get the full recipe here.

Creative pancake recipes

10. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Regular pancakes are great, but pancakes made with cinnamon sugar and topped with cream cheese glaze are simply on another level.

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

Cinnamon Filling:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Get the full recipe here.

11. French Toast Pancakes

Put an end to the silly French toasts vs Pancakes debate with this genius recipe that brings the best of these two breakfast foods together.

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

French toast mixture:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Get the full recipe here.

12. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

Singapore doesn’t have fall seasons, but there’s nothing stopping you from bringing some fall vibes to your breakfast with this recipe that features pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup, and pecans.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • cooking spray
  • warmed maple syrupfor topping (extra)

Get the full recipe here.

13. Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

If you have ever wondered if it’s okay to have cakes for breakfast, you can now. These red velvet pancakes topped with cream cheese glaze are delicious and so pretty to look at that you almost won’t want to eat them!

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, melted
  • fresh raspberries and mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk, plus more if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Get the full recipe here.

14. Eggnog Pancakes

You don’t have to wait till Christmas to have a taste of eggnog. These pancakes are thick, fluffy with the rich taste of eggnog that will remind you of a cozy Christmas morning.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spoon and level)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups eggnog (use more for thinner pancakes)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Get the full recipe here.

15. Apple Cider Pancakes With Caramel Apple Syrup

If you have some fresh apples lying around in your pantry, consider whipping up a batch of these delicious Apple Cider Pancakes topped with Caramel Apple Syrup.

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup apple cider(not apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded apples

Caramel Apple Syrup:

  • 2 to 3 apples, washed, peeled, cored and chopped into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Get the full recipe here.

16. Brown Sugar Pancakes with Bacon Maple Butter

Can’t decide if you want a sweet or savoury breakfast? These Brown Sugar Pancakes with Bacon Maple Butter will do the trick either way! The crispy bacon bits perfectly balance out the subtle sweetness of the pancakes and maple butter for a fail-safe breakfast that will satisfy everyone at the table.

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup plus 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Maple-glazed bacon strips:

  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon strips
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, warmed

Bacon Maple butter:

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 strips of crispy bacon, crumbled

Get the full recipe here.

17. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Lemon and blueberries are one of those food matches made in heaven, and they come together beautifully in this recipe. The tangy flavour of lemon juice brings out the subtle sweetness in the blueberry sauce and at the same time balances the richness of the ricotta cheese. Weekend brunches don’t get fancier than this!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Get the full recipe here.

Chocolate pancake recipes

18. Double Chocolate Pancakes With Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Syrup

If that name sounds like a chocolate lover’s dream come true, that’s because it is. Fluffy double chocolate pancakes drizzled in chocolate syrup and topped with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – decadent doesn’t even begin to describe this recipe!

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Chocolate Chips to taste

Syrup:

  • 6 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Chocolate Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 Tablespoon Karo Syrup
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups regular sized, chopped, plus additional for garnish

Get the full recipe here.

19. Chunky Monkey Pancakes

You can put Chunky Monkey ice cream on top of your pancakes, or you can step it up and make Chunky Monkey Pancakes! This recipe incorporates bananas, chocolate chips and walnuts into the pancakes and tops them with more chocolate sauce for a delicious interpretation of the popular Ben & Jerry ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup milk (I used nonfat)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 banana, diced
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup walnuts

Get the full recipe here.

 Savoury pancake recipes

20. Grilled cheese pancakes

Fluffy pancakes fried to golden brown with perfectly melted cheese in between, these grilled cheese pancakes are the ultimate comfort breakfast that you would want to indulge in every day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1/4  cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • Crumbled bacon, for garnish

Get the full recipe here.

21. Savoury Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby pancakes, or German pancakes as they are also sometimes confusingly called, are the perfect base for any savoury toppings that your heart desires. Add a fried egg and some avocado slices for an twist to your usual avocado toast, or go for the classic ham and cheese combo, the possibilities are endless!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Get the full recipe here.

22. Korean Kimchi Pancakes

Woke up to drizzling rain outside? There is no better breakfast option than a sizzling hot plate of Korean Kimchi pancakes that is both hearty and comforting.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped kimchi
  • 3 tablespoons kimchi juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1/4 cup of water

Get the full recipe here.

23. Eggs Benedict Pancakes

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Eggs Ben is always a good brunch option – so are pancakes. So why not put them together?

Ingredients:

Pancakes

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 200ml milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 25g butter, melted

Toppings

  • 4 eggs
  • 250g of hollandaise sauce (jar or ready-made)
  • 4 slices thick cut ham, halved
  • handful of spinach leaves

Get the full recipe here.

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