50 Amazing Pancake Ideas for Breakfast
There is nothing like a delicious pancake first thing in the morning. Unless it is 50+ delicious pancakes! We have so many homemade pancakes that your entire family will love. There were so many great pancake recipes, we had a hard time picking which delicious pancakes were best. But we tried to wittle down to give you the best pancakes!
Pancake Breakfast Ideas
Pancakes are a breakfast classic. Check out this list for you to try! From dry ingredients to wet ingredients, we have recipes for the perfect pancakes.
Related: Homemade pancake mix recipe
And since the best pancake recipe is subjective, we have delicious pancakes of all flavors. Most include simple ingredients, others will require more baking supplies like coconut milk, vanilla extract, sour cream, etc. Don’t be intimidated though by even the more wild fluffy pancake recipe, they’re all good.
Our favorite pancakes recipes
1. Cake Batter Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Pancakes Recipe
These red velvet pancakes from Gimme Delicious are light, fluffy, and make the perfect breakfast for special occasions like St. Valentine’s Day in under 20 minutes
2. Sweet Strawberry Sprinkle Pancakes Recipe
My Loved Recipes’ Strawberry sprinkle pancakes, “Confetti” (sprinkles), and strawberries make these adorable and delicious!
3. Fun Birthday Cake Pancakes Recipe
Who says you can’t have Seeded at the Table’s Birthday cake pancakes for breakfast? Sprinkles make these cakes extra happy!
4. Easy Funfetti Pancake Recipe
These Funfetti (pan)cakes from Baked by Rachel are made with a regular cake mix. They are easy to make but are sure to impress the kids!
Unconventional Pancake ideas
Let’s move on from traditional pancakes. Here’s a list of decadent pancake recipes you can make for your family!
5. Yummy Peanut Butter Cup Pancake Recipe
Peanut butter cup pancakes from Minimalist Baker are vegan and gluten-free. Combining those beloved flavors of peanut butter and chocolate in one amazing breakfast food!
6. Sweet Caramel Apple Pie Pancake Recipe
The caramel apple pie pancakes recipe from Let the Baking Begin Blog could be used with any of your favorite pancake recipes!
7. Cinnamon Apple Pie Pancake Recipe
Top with a stellar vanilla maple syrup, this Apple pie pancakes recipe from Averie Cooks, and you are bound to have an amazing morning.
8. Boston Cream Pie Pancake Recipe
Stack pancakes, homemade vanilla cream, and chocolate ganache. This is ridiculous amounts of yum in Boston cream pie pancakes from Country Cleaver!
9. Espresso Chip Pancake Recipe
Let’s be honest. She had us at “espresso”. Anyone that can put coffee in a pancake is a winner in my book plus she combines it with chocolate. I don’t think these could possibly be tastier. Try Espresso chip pancakes from Dessert for Two!
10. Banana Oat Pancake Recipe
Another amazing gluten-free option is Banana oat pancakes from Cookie and Kate. The oats make these pancakes filling and balance the banana flavor to give that perfect kick of taste!
11. Triple Chocolate Pancake Recipe
Triple chocolate pancakes from Tastemade are a combination of Chocolate syrup with mini chocolate chips and chocolate pancakes! Because you can really never get enough chocolate.
12. Whole Grain Gingerbread Pancake Recipe
Ginger and pumpkin flavors make these Whole grain gingerbread pancakes from Your Modern Family uniquely perfect for Fall (or any time of the year you are craving a bit of pumpkin!)
13. Easy German Pancake Recipe
Just four ingredients and these are baked, not fried. All done at once in the oven for quick and easy German pancakes from Beauty through Imperfection.
Unique Pancakes Recipes
Kids love something unique, so we made a list of unique pancakes you can try to make for them! Oh, by the way, they’re not just unique, they’re healthy too!
14. Lemon Poppy Seed Pancake Recipe
These Lemon poppyseed pancakes from Le Creme de la Crumb are best served with strawberry topping and she shows you how to make both!
15. Speedy Pancake Making Recipe
Speedy Pancake Making used one “cup” to measure, mix and pour. The only thing better than pancakes on the plate is pancakes faster!
16. Chunky Monkey Pancake Recipe
Chocolate chips, bananas, and chocolate topping make Chunky Monkey pancakes from One Sweet Appetite. Does anything more need to be said?
17. Blueberry Pancake French Toast Bake Recipe
This isn’t your typical blueberry buttermilk pancakes! Unconventional but delicious Blueberry pancake french toast bake from Rachel Schultz. I love how this solves the usual problem of everyone eating at different times on pancake day, by stacking them up and baking them together with that amazing topping.
18. Tasty Paleo Pancake Recipe
Diet-friendly Paleo pancakes from Down Shiftology come with a fantastic recipe for three-berry topping! Did you know there is also paleo box of pancake mix you can get at the story now? They taste just like regular pancakes.
19. Classic Paleo Pancake Recipe
Classic paleo pancakes from Down Shiftology are made with almond milk and tapioca flour. Yay for diet-friendly favorites!
20. Bananas Foster Pancake Recipe
These Bananas foster pancakes from Will Cook for Smiles are nice and fluffy. The bananas foster sauce makes them utterly delectable!
Perfect Pancakes Recipes for the Family
21. Carrot Cake Pancake Recipe
These Carrot cake pancakes from Rachel Schultz come with a wonderful cream cheese syrup and they are a fun way to sneak veggies into your child’s day. They won’t be expecting it from a beloved breakfast food!
22. Zucchini Pancake Recipe
I won’t tell your kids Zucchini pancakes from Pinch of Yum are healthy if you promise not to tell mine!
23. Cinnamon Power Pancake Recipe
The cottage cheese adds another level of richness and flavor to Cinnamon’s whole great power pancakes from Pinch of Yum. Utterly amazing!
24. Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup Recipe
I like how subtle the chocolate is in these Chocolate chip pancakes with peanut butter syrup so the peanut butter has a chance to shine as well! YUMMY!
25. Best Pancake Recipe Your Family Will Love
Looking for a classic pancake recipe? This is the best pancake recipe, all you need is to top it with butter and syrup, yum!
Quick and Easy Pancakes for breakfast
If you’re having a fast breakfast, here’s a list of quick and easy pancake recipes!
26. Easy Small Pancake Recipe
These easy small pancakes via Created by Diane are tiny and delicious! I also love her idea for storing pancakes in a tortilla warmer. That way everyone can eat hot pancakes at the same time. Smart!!!
27. Lemon Ricotta Pancake Recipe
These Lemon ricotta pancakes (with blueberry sauce) from Two Peas and Their Pod are light, refreshing, and have just the right touch of sweetness from the blueberries!
28. Strawberries and Cream Pancake Recipe
The cream cheese glaze makes this Strawberries and cream recipe from House of Yumm of the best things to ever hit your tastebuds!
29. Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe
Swirly and delicious Cinnamon roll pancakes from Recipe Girl! *warning* your kids may start asking for these every day.
Party Pancake ideas
Add more fun to your party with these yummy party pancake recipes!
30. Yummy Pancake Mix Recipe
This Pancake mix from Sugar Dish Me makes Homemade even easier. Make the mix ahead of time and whip it up in the morning.
31. Red Velvet Pancake with Cream Cheese Recipe
Your kids will love these Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese from Cooking Classy! The sauce is the killer.
32. Easy Heart-Shaped Pancake Recipe
One Creative Mommy shows a simple way to make I heart pancakes! These are perfect for everyday “I love yous” for your family members.
33. Lucky Pancake Recipe
Green for luck and baked with your favorite marshmallow cereal, these Lucky pancakes from Betty Crocker make a great surprise for your little ones in the morning.
34. Cinnamon Pancakes with Peach Syrup Recipe
I love Cinnamon pancakes & peach syrup from A Spicy Perspective! Peach syrup would go amazing on almost any flavor of pancakes and I can see lots of wonderful topping ideas for cinnamon pancakes as well.
35. Easy DIY Pancake Recipe
Make your own instant pancake mix with this Recipe Tin Eats’ DIY pancake mix to keep on hand (surprisingly easy!).
36. Banana Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe
I love that there are bananas inside the pancakes as well as on top. These Banana chocolate chip pancakes from Crazy for Crust look amazing!
Fruity types of Pancakes
And if the above recipes weren’t enough, Here’s more! Fruity pancakes for you!
37. Cinnamon Apple Pancake Recipe
Made with applesauce and diced apples in the batter these Cinnamon apple pancakes from Six Sister Stuff give a subtle twist to a traditional breakfast.
38. Apple Crumble Pancake Recipe
Made with fresh apples and homemade streusel these Apple crumble pancakes from The Hopeless Housewife make a fantastic breakfast!
39. Blueberry Oatmeal Yogurt Pancake Recipe
I love the addition of yogurt to these tasty Blueberry oatmeal yogurt pancakes from Damn Delicious. It gives that extra kick of protein and calcium first thing in the morning.
40. Apple Cinnamon Pancake Recipe
The topping on these Apple cinnamon pancakes from Le Creme de la Crumb will make your taste buds thank you.
Sweet Pancake recipes
Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast. They can become sweet desserts too!
41. Pumpkin Pie Pancake Recipe
Just let those three words sink in for a minute. Pumpkin Pie Pancakes! Head on over Just A Taste.
42. Mint Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe
For those mornings when you want ice cream for breakfast, try Mint chocolate chip pancakes from Caramel Potatoes.
43. Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Pancake Recipe
These tasty Chocolate oatmeal cookie pancakes from Minimalist Baker keep you feeling full until lunch! Chocolate and oatmeal are a perfect match!
44. Eggnog Pancake Recipe
These Eggnog pancakes from Recipe Girl are nice and fluffy, the way you would expect buttermilk cakes to be, but the eggnog gives a tasty (and unique) twist. An easy family favorite!
45. Chocolate Cookie Pancake Recipe
Layers of chocolate pancakes with white creamy filling make these Minimalist Baker’s Chocolate cookie pancakes, a breakfast dessert. Which is basically perfect!
46. Grain-Free Applesauce Pancake Recipe
Grain-free applesauce pancakes from Fit Foodie Finds add some natural sweetness to these awesome gluten-free cakes. This is also a paleo-friendly recipe.
47. Pancake Churros Recipe
With cinnamon-sugar topping on the outside and wonderful fruit and whipped cream on the inside, these Pancake churros from Jacolyn Murphy are just about perfect.
48. Brown Sugar Banana Bread Pancake Recipe
If you weren’t already convinced that How Sweet Eats’ Brown sugar banana bread pancakes were the best invention ever, she throws another curveball at you… Vanilla maple glaze. Is anyone else ready for breakfast right now?
49. German Chocolate Pancake Recipe
Chocolate cakes and amazing German coconut topping! These German chocolate pancakes from My Recipes would make a yummy dessert or breakfast!
Healthier pancake Breakfast ideas
Healthier pancake options for you to check out and try!
50. Mashed Potato Pancake Recipe
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the sweets, here is one made using leftover Mashed potato pancakes from Just a Taste. Great lunch or snack idea!
51. Homemade Pancake Recipe
Yes, the instant mixes make life easier on a busy day, but sometimes you just need to make amazing Pancakes from scratch using your own ingredients. This recipe will teach you how to do just that. YUM!
52. Easy Quinoa Pancake Recipe
Made with red quinoa these Quinoa pancakes from Bender Babes filling and delicious! Try blueberry topping to make these the perfect treat first thing in the morning!
53. Yummy Pigs-in-a-Basket Pancake
Sausage on a stick dipped in pancake batter and fried make Pigs in a blanket (on a stick) recipe from Mrs. Schwartz Kitchen. This is an easy favorite for the kiddos!
toppings for pancakes for breakfast
Growing up we had pancakes or waffles every single Sunday morning for breakfast and that often when with an unofficial pancake topping bar stocked with several kids of syrups: maple, Mrs. Butterworth’s and my favorite Smucker’s Blueberry syrup. We also had homemade applesauce and cherry fruit compote or light cherry pie filling. It was always served with butter and peanut butter. Peanut butter and syrup is a classic favorite!
What goes with pancake breakfast?
If you need more than just pancakes for breakfast, then I suggest adding some protein side dishes like scrambled eggs made with cheddar cheese, bacon and/or sausage.
pancake recipes faq
Pancakes need to be fluffy, but flat and cooked all the way through. In most pancake recipes, it is recommended to not over-mix the batter leaving it slightly lumpy limiting the amount of gluten that is developed which can cause chewy pancakes…ewww.
Check out our homemade pancake mix recipe that let’s you make a dry ingredient pancake mix ahead of time for fresh homemade pancakes with the ease of a boxed mix. The ingredients for pancakes made from scratch are: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, milk or buttermilk and oil.
Milk or buttermilk is preferred giving pancakes that homemade taste.
Hotcakes and pancakes are the same thing…just different names. Pancakes are also known as griddle cakes and flapjacks.
We recently were at a fancy hotel breakfast in Las Vegas and ordered pancakes and found them to be over an inch tall! They were delicious, but not the traditional pancakes we are used to. These pancakes are cooked in a round mold and called Japanese pancakes or souffle pancakes. The fluffy tall thickness is thanks to whipped egg whites in the batter.
Just like everything in life, you can make pancakes a more healthy addition to breakfast or a less healthy one! If you are seeking healthy, choose a pancake recipe that includes more protein, whole grains and less sugar. Choose toppings like homemade applesauce, peanut butter or fruit.
Nut butters and fruit our some of my favorite toppings. You can serve fresh fruit with pancakes like strawberries, blueberries or raspberries. Fresh strawberries cut up and sugared and allowed to weep can create a lovely fresh strawberry “syrup” that will taste a lot like strawberry shortcake. Blueberries and cherries can be made into compote easily in a few minute on the stove. And fresh applesauce is always a hit at a pancake topping bar.
More Breakfast Ideas for you From Kids aCtivities Blog:
- If you are all pancake-d out you can try one of these creative breakfast ideas for kids
- Almost as tasty as our Happy breakfast Balls!
- Try our no-bake chocolate energy balls recipe too!
- When you’re not in a rush, hot breakfast ideas are a treat.
- If it’s the season, perk up the first meal of the day with these halloween breakfast ideas.
- These breakfast cake ideas may make your kids think they’re eating dessert for breakfast!
- Breakfast Cookies – yup, good for you too!
- A breakfast taco bowl could spice up your morning!
- Easy homemade granola recipe that the entire family will love.
Do you have a favorite pancake recipe? Share it in the comments!