Simple & Delicious Pancake Recipes

We show you how to make this breakfast favorite even better with creative toppings, mix-ins, and fillings.


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Peach Pancakes & Chai Syrup
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Peach Pancakes & Chai Syrup

    These easy-to-make pancakes are flavored with pureed peaches. The Chai tea syrup adds a scrumptious twist.

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Pick-a-Grain Fruit Pancakes

    Look for the different grains in the baking or cereal sections of your supermarket or at a health-food store.

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Apple Griddle Cakes

    Modeled after the thin Swedish pancake and French crepe, there's nothing dainty about this American cousin. Keep your stack warm in a loosely covered ovenproof dish in a 300-degree oven.

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Apple Butter Hotcakes

    Make the flavored butter and cherry sauce ahead to reduce last-minute fuss.

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Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

    Buckwheat, used in these Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes, contains a phytochemical that might have a beneficial effect on blood glucose levels.

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Oatmeal Pancakes with Strawberry-Orange Sauce

    These pancakes made with brown sugar and rolled oats taste like a big soft oatmeal cookie. They're delicious topped with either the fresh strawberry sauce or warmed maple syrup.

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Seared Peach Pancakes

    Whole rings of succulent peaches are baked right into these sweet pancakes. Serve with warm maple syrup for a nearly complete breakfast in minutes.

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Mango Hotcakes

    These tropical flapjacks are delicious with cool, creamy vanilla yogurt on top in place of maple syrup.

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Cranberry-Wheat Pancakes

    Show off why cranberry and orange is a classic pair. Make these pancakes and enjoy a feast for the eyes and mouth.

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Sunrise Whole Wheat Griddle Cakes

    Nuts, apricot nectar, and whole-grain goodness -- that's what goes into this sunrise pancake feast. Add some crispy bacon and you're in business for a hearty breakfast or brunch.

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Tropical Fruit Pancakes

    Get a taste of the tropics with these banana, pineapple, and coconut pancakes that are topped with additional coconut, cream cheese, and sliced papaya.

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Buckwheat Pancakes with Hot Cranberry Sauce

    Buckwheat flour can be found in health-food stores. It's worth searching for -- this grain gives pancakes a unique nutty flavor.

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Citrus Syrup

    Cornmeal gives pancakes a subtle crunch and sweetness that works beautifully with citrus syrup.

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Peanut Butter Pancakes

    Spread grape jelly between two of these fluffy pancakes for a satisfying peanut butter and jelly breakfast sandwich.

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce

    With a supportive captain, 9- to 10-year-olds can make the batter entirely by themselves. Leave heating the griddle to older kids.

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Blue Cornmeal Pancakes with Fresh Berries

    The blue of the cornmeal complements the blueberries, but yellow cornmeal works just as well.

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Orange Syrup

    This antioxidant-loaded dish is perfect brunch fare. The pumpkin in the pancakes provides carotenoids and phenolic compounds; the orange juice in the syrup adds vitamin C.

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Honey-Apple Pancakes

    Serve these golden griddle cakes with honey, reduced-calorie syrup, or fresh fruit.

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Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes

    Top these tender blueberry-ricotta pancakes with blueberry syrup, if desired.

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Rocky Road Pancakes

    The cakelike texture of these pancakes begs for a sprinkling of miniature marshmallows and a drizzle of hot fudge sauce. They're sure to be a hit with the chocolate lovers in your family.

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Fresh Corn Pancakes

    Corn, green onions, and sweet pepper are stirred into these buttermilk pancakes for a savory twist.

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Gingerbread Pancakes

    For breakfast or brunch, serve these molasses and spice pancakes with poached apple slices and crisp bacon strips.

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