12 Best Pancake Recipes

Scotch pancakes in flower form
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Make breakfast or brunch extra special with these delicious pancake recipes. Entice your sweet tooth with everything from chocolate chip to pumpkin cornmeal pancakes.

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    Buttermilk Pancakes

    Buttermilk Pancakes
    Diana Rattray

    These buttermilk pancakes are light and fluffy, and they're delicious with lots of butter and maple syrup. Make these buttermilk pancakes for the weekend or any day for a perfect family breakfast. If you don't have buttermilk, just add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a 1 cup measure then add milk to the one-cup mark. Let it stand for a few minutes before you use it in the pancake batter.

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    Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    Chocolate Chip Pancakes
    Diana Rattray

    Mini chocolate chips make these pancakes an extra special treat, and they're especially popular with kids. Try easy variations using pecans or mashed banana.

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    Dutch Baby Oven Pancake

    Dutch Baby Pancake
    Diana Rattray

    These delicious little oven pancakes—also known as Dutch Babies—are easy to fix and bake in the oven. These are single-serve pancakes.

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    Basic Pancakes

    Basic Pancakes
    Diana Rattray

    Top these everyday basic pancakes with butter and maple syrup or use your family's favorite flavored syrup. Serve with fruit slices or berries on the side.

    This recipe is easily doubled for a large family. Make the batter the night before, cover, and refrigerate. What could be easier?

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    Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes

    Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes
    Diana Rattray

    Subtle spices and brown sugar flavor these pumpkin cornmeal pancakes, and the cornmeal gives them fabulous texture. Top with maple syrup or golden cane syrup and toasted pecans.

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    Applesauce Pancakes With Apple Cider Syrup

    Applesauce Pancakes With Apple Cider Syrup
    Diana Rattray

    Applesauce pancakes are perfect for fall, but that doesn't mean you can't make them any time of the year. These delicious pancakes are topped with a fabulous apple cider syrup. Make the syrup the day before to make it a quick and easy gourmet breakfast.

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    Cornmeal Pancakes

    Cornmeal Pancakes With Syrup
    Diana Rattray

    Cornmeal pancakes taste great with butter and maple syrup or use another syrup or fruity sauce. This recipe makes a nice big batch, perfect for a big family breakfast.

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    Blueberry Pancakes

    blueberry pancakes
    Diana Rattray

    Use fresh or frozen blueberries in these delicious pancakes. Beaten egg whites make these pancakes a little lighter, and the blueberries make them delicious. Blueberry pancakes are great for any family breakfast. Serve them with maple syrup or a blueberry syrup.

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    Apple Oven Pancake

    Apple Oven Pancake
    Diana Rattray

    This apple dutch baby pancake is a quick and easy way to enjoy a pancake breakfast because it cooks all at once in the oven. No worries about cooking in batches and keeping the first pancakes warm. Serve this pancake with your favorite syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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    Coconut Cream Pancakes

    coconut cream pancakes
    Leah Maroney

    Filled with shredded coconut, and topped with both a coconut cream glaze and golden toasted coconut, these coconut cream pancakes are the perfect summer brunch treat. 

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    Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

    Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
    Diana Rattray

    Cornmeal and blueberries give these pancakes great texture and loads of flavor. Serve these delicious pancakes with butter and your favorite syrup.

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    Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake

    Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake
    Diana Rattray

    There's no need to stand over a skillet or griddle flipping pancakes with this easy blueberry dutch baby pancake