Rise and Shine with 30 Perfect Pancake Recipes
Hot off the griddle, thick, fluffy, crispy on the outside, cloud-like on the inside, stuffed with bananas, sprinkled with chocolate chips, loaded with blueberries, or drowned in sweet cane syrup. No matter how you like your homemade pancakes, we have a fluffy pancake recipe for you.
There’s something about waking up early on a Saturday morning, slowly heating up a griddle and filling your house with the smell of fluffy pancakes hot off the stove. Here are some of our best pancake recipes to make your breakfasts (or brunches!) a little sweeter. From unique pancake recipes with sophisticated toppings like creamy ricotta cheese, rich brown butter, and fresh and sweet blueberry compote drizzle, to classic fluffy pancakes that are so light they’ll make your heart float away. For a traditional twist, try a big-batch pancake casserole to feed your brunch crowd. These decadent perfect pancake recipes are certainly company-worthy. But you may not want to share.
Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Butter-Maple Syrup and Blueberry Compote
These light and fluffy pancakes are great on their own, but even better when they're topped with our Brown Butter-Maple Syrup and Blueberry Compote.
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
Recipe: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
Pancake casserole is a fabulous way to serve a crowd for a big-batch brunch. This dish can be prepared in advance to make your party prep a breeze.
Recipe: Bacon Pancakes
A strip of crispy bacon, griddled right into a fluffy flapjack? This may just be the best of both worlds. Sweet, salty, and savory combine in this new breakfast favorite.
Sweet Potato Casserole Hotcakes
Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole Hotcakes
If sweet potato casserole is a favorite dish on your holiday dinner spread, your family and friends will adore this new way to repurpose the leftovers.
Dutch Baby Pancake
Recipe: Dutch Baby Pancake
This light, airy Dutch Baby pancake is sure to stun as the centerpiece of your brunch spread. The recipe itself is oh-so-simple and can be enhanced by creative fillings, like whipped cream and fruit or drizzled chocolate.
Recipe: Peaches-and-Cream Pancakes
Southern peaches and cream packed into fluffy, buttery pancakes. We can't think of a better way to start our morning.
Red Velvet Pancakes
Recipe: Red Velvet Pancakes
Layered with sweet cream cheese butter, these thick, cake-like pancakes are fit for any special occasion.
Recipe: Oatmeal Pancakes
Start your morning off right with this healthier twist on the classic pancake. Oat flour gives these pancakes a whole wheat flavor while still maintaining that lovely, fluffy flapjack texture.
Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel
Recipe: Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel
The cinnamon streusel adds a sweet, festive flair to this breakfast casserole. Its warm flavors are perfect for the holidays– plus, it can be made ahead to lighten your load on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.
Blackberry-Lemon Griddle Cakes Recipe
Recipe: Blackberry-Lemon Griddle Cakes
Blackberry and lemon are a match made in heaven. This recipe provides the perfect way to use up all that extra summer fruit for a light, delicious breakfast.
Pecan Pancakes with Caramel Apple Topping
Warm, toasty pecans meet decadently sweet caramel apples in these ultimate Southern pancakes. This recipe is perfect for the fall, and buttermilk keeps these oven pancakes extra fluffy.
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
These cinnamon roll pancakes sure are stunners! With a signature cinnamon swirl and a simple vanilla glaze, these pancakes are fit for an indulgent celebratory breakfast.
Recipe: Gingerbread Pancakes
In the heart of the holiday season, these creative and flavorful gingerbread pancakes are sure to be a breakfast crowd-pleaser.
German Chocolate Pancakes
Recipe: German Chocolate Pancakes
Celebrating a birthday over breakfast? Light a few candles atop this decadent German Chocolate Pancake tower!
Easy Homemade Pancakes
Recipe: Easy Homemade Pancakes
Some days, you've just gotta stick to the classics. Keep this homemade pancake recipe in your back pocket for easy, breezy homemade breakfasts!
Caramel Cake Pancakes
Recipe: Caramel Cake Pancakes
Take your simple homemade pancake recipe to the next level with the addition of sophisticated caramel syrup.
Recipe: Banana Pancakes
"Make you banana pancakes, pretend like it's the weekend now... there ain't no need to go outside." Jack Johnson said it all, folks.
Sheet Pan Buttermilk Pancakes
The Original "Pam-Cakes"
Recipe: The Original "Pam-Cakes"
Some people toast special occasions with Champagne, but here at Southern Living, we often celebrate with "Pam-cakes." Developed by our Test Kitchen's Pam Lolley, these flapjacks are deceptively light, unbelievably fluffy, and impossible to resist.
Chocolate Chip-Toasted Pecan Pancakes
Add a generous dollop of whipped cream for an unexpected dessert.
Sweet Peach Pancakes
Recipe: Sweet Peach Pancakes
The sweetness of the peaches combined with the natural sweetness of the cornmeal makes for a delicious morning. A well-seasoned griddle or skillet won't need much butter and oil; use only as much as you need to keep the pancakes from sticking.
Italian Cream Pancakes
Carrot Cake Pancakes
Recipe: Carrot Cake Pancakes
Use the small holes of a box grater to finely grate the carrots by hand; if you use a food processor, the carrots will be too wet, making the pancakes dense and less tender.
Pam-Cakes With Buttered Honey Syrup
These fluffly buttermilk pancakes are named after their creator, Test Kitchen Pro Pam Lolley. Drench them in honey syrup and top off the meal with bacon and fresh fruit.
Recipe: Pecan Pancakes
This breakfast favorite is quick and easy, not to mention super tasty. We prefer the hearty thickness of these pancakes. If you like yours thinner, add up to 2/3 cup additional milk to batter.
Brunch Popover Pancake
Recipe: Brunch Popover Pancake
Complete with fruit and the "pancake," this recipe needs little else served with it. If you want a heavier meal, consider serving it with scrambled eggs and bacon or thinly sliced ham.
Recipe: Pancake Casserole
Topped with melty pats of butter, this casserole looks and tastes like those oh-so-special breakfasts of your childhood. You can't go wrong with this big-batch twist on a morning staple.