13 delicious pancake recipes you must try right now


According to one study, only 7% of Americans don’t like pancakes. That means 93% of Americans every now and then like to dip into a hot pile of this breakfast staple – and we can see why. Whether served stacked with butter and syrup or made as a savory dish with sautéed vegetables, pancakes are one of the ultimate comfort foods.

To help commemorate National Pancake Day (September 26), we’ve rounded up different ways to make your next batch of pancakes. From recipes that offer vegan substitutions to others that incorporate inventive ingredients (like ricotta cheese), here are some of the best pancakes you can make at home. Plus, don’t forget to check out our list of the best places to get pancakes in each state!

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This recipe uses high protein ingredients, such as cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and white whole wheat flour to create banana pancakes that have more oomph. Tip: If you want to forgo the store-bought syrup, which is often filled with sugar and other additives, you can opt for a simple fruit compote garnish with frozen fruit instead.

Get our banana pancake recipe.

Oatmeal pancakes with cinnamon apples
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Oatmeal not only tastes great when served in a bowl, it is also delicious mixed with pancakes. Flavored with nutmeg and cinnamon, and topped with a sautéed Granny Smith apple filling, this pancake recipe will make you look forward to the early morning.

Get our recipe for oatmeal pancakes with cinnamon apples.

Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancakes Breakfast Recipe with Butter and Syrup
Kiersten Hickman / Eat this, not that!

If you’ve ever eaten at Cracker Barrel, the popular must-see restaurant on a long drive, then you know they have great food. This copy recipe helps you recreate their famous pancakes in the comfort of your own home. Here are some other hearty restaurant recipes to try this weekend.

Get our Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancake Recipe.

protein pancakes with peanut butter and blackberries on a white plate
Kiersten Hickman / Eat this, not that!

If you need an easy way to add more protein to your diet, try our recipe for a delicious stack of delicious protein pancakes. This specific recipe has at least 20 to 30 grams of protein on its own, making it a perfect way to fuel your day and keep you full.

Get our protein pancake recipe.

stack of whole grain plant based pancakes
Carlene Thomas / Eat this, not that!

This vegan recipe replaces dairy with plant-based favorites, such as unsweetened hemp milk and cashew butter, to create pancakes that just might become your new favorite. Be sure to garnish with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey before serving for an extra touch of sweetness.

Get our recipe for plant-based cashew butter pancakes.

Lemon poppy seed pancakes with blueberry compote on white plate with fork, spoon, blue cloth napkin
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Say goodbye to boring pancakes with this mouth-watering recipe that combines unexpected flavors, such as lemon, poppy seeds, and brown sugar. Not only are these pancakes tasty, they’re also healthy – blueberries, flax seeds, and oats all help add extra antioxidants and fiber to an already healthy meal. (Speaking of fiber, are you eating enough? Here are some dangerous signs you might not be eating!)

Get our Lemon Poppy Seed Multigrain Pancakes Recipe.

keto pancakes
Beth Lipton / Eat This, Not That!

If you like fluffy pancakes, this recipe is for you. Made with ingredients such as avocado oil, coconut cream, almond flour, and apple cider vinegar, this easy-to-follow recipe makes some of the lightest and most airy pancakes. Did we mention that they’re also great for those on a keto diet? Goal! If you’re looking for more keto products, we’ve rounded up the best new keto items at Costco.

Get our Fluffy Keto Pancake Recipe.

Healthy blueberry pancakes
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This recipe proves that ricotta cheese is not only for pasta dishes but also for pancakes. Make sure you don’t skip the hot blueberry filling preparation – it can be made with just three ingredients and adds a ton of deliciously good flavor to the dish. Plus, blueberries are incredibly good for you, here are some secret effects of consuming them.

Get our recipe for Ricotta, blueberry and lemon pancakes.

Japanese pancakes with eggs spinach green onions
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

These delicate pancakes, made with eggs and vegetable oil, are stuffed with a savory filling made with baby spinach, daikon radish and garlic. Don’t forget to top it with a microgreens salad dressed in a shiitake and sesame vinaigrette for the full effect. If you’re trying other egg recipes, be sure to review the most common mistakes people make while cooking them.

Get our Japanese-inspired egg pancake recipe.

Taste and say courteously

Funfetti cake mix, which is most closely associated with DIY cakes and cupcakes, makes an appearance in this pancake recipe that is perfect for serving at birthday breakfasts. It’s secret? Instead of syrup, these pancakes are topped with homemade vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles. (In case you’re curious, this is the real difference between white, yellow, and vanilla cake.)

Get the recipe for Funfetti pancakes on the Taste and Tell blog.

Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

This carrot cake pancake recipe is an absolute dream come true. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also gluten and dairy free. Packed with healthy ingredients, such as unsweetened applesauce, almond milk, grated carrots, and oatmeal, this recipe is sure to please the whole family.

Get the Carrot Cake Pancakes recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

Courtesy minimalist bakery

Made from a simple mixture of chickpea flour, lukewarm water and salt, these pancakes are stuffed with a mixture of herbs, mushrooms and sautéed leeks, making for a delicious meal. These pancakes prove that you can easily enjoy them any time of the day.

Get the Savory Chickpea Pancakes Recipe for the Minimalist Baker.

Courtesy of running to the kitchen

Pineapple pancakes? Sign us up! Sweet pineapple rings take center stage in this innovative pancake recipe that incorporates vibrant tropical flavors. Tip: If you don’t have time to cut and core a pineapple yourself, you can always use store-bought “no sugar added” canned pineapple rings. Plus, here are some secret side effects of consuming pineapple.

Get the Buckwheat Pineapple Pancake recipe from Running to the Kitchen.

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