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
Peach Pancakes & Chai Syrup

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

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.

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.

Apple Butter Hotcakes

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

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

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

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.

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.

Mango Hotcakes

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Citrus Syrup

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

Peanut Butter Pancakes

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

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.

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes with Fresh Berries

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

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.

Honey-Apple Pancakes

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

Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes

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

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.

Fresh Corn Pancakes

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

Gingerbread Pancakes

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

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