If you and your family love pancakes, you may be looking for ways to make this classic breakfast food even more delicious. Pancakes are often reserved for breakfast or brunch on the weekends, but there are ways you can make this tasty morning meal quickly as well. Whether you want to add a few interesting spices to your pancake batter or have a favorite fruit you want to enjoy with your pancakes, these recipe ideas can make breakfast time even more inviting.
1. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
The flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and pumpkin and popular during the fall and into the winter. If you’re looking for the perfect breakfast to go with your pumpkin spice latte or chai, try some tasty pumpkin spice pancakes. You can use store-bought pancake mix and add your favorite fall spices to the batter. Prepare the batter according to the box instructions and add about two tablespoons of pumpkin puree to the batter for added flavor. This is the perfect topping for pumpkin pancakes and makes a delicious weekend meal.
2. Chocolate Chip Pomegranate Pancakes
These fancy pancakes are easy to make and will provide a fix for your chocolate craving. Follow the directions for the store-bought pancake mix of your choice and add half a cup of mini chocolate chips to the batter. After preparing the pancakes, top them with pomegranate seeds for a dose of vitamin C and other antioxidants that add a tangy-sweet flavor to this tasty breakfast.
3. Oat and Almond Flour Pancakes
For this recipe, you’ll need half a cup of oats, 2 ounces of almond flour, 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk, 2 eggs (separated), about 2 tablespoons of brown sugar or coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, a dash of ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and oil for cooking the pancakes. These pancakes are low-carb and gluten-free so they’re perfect for loved ones who have certain dietary restrictions. You can top the pancakes with banana and chopped nuts to bring this healthy morning meal together.
4. Cocoa Hazelnut Pancakes
These indulgent pancakes offer a burst of flavor that makes breakfast especially enjoyable. Choose the pancake batter of your choice and add three tablespoons of Nutella to the batter. You can also add a teaspoon of cocoa powder for an added chocolate flavor. After cooking the pancakes, add some toasted hazelnuts to the top and a dollop of Nutella for a breakfast that is perfect for the chocolate lovers in your family.
5. Apple Walnut Buckwheat Pancakes
These healthy pancakes will make you feel like you’re eating apple pie for breakfast. To make the batter, you’ll need a cup of buckwheat flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 1/4 cups of buttermilk, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Add about half a cup of chopped apples and 1/4 cup walnuts to the batter and stir thoroughly. Top the pancakes with skillet-fried apples, chopped walnuts, and whipped cream for a tasty treat that will bring everyone to the table.
6. Blueberry Pancakes
If you’re trying to make sure your family gets more fruit in their diets, try these tasty blueberry pancakes. You can use a box mix and follow the directions before adding a dash of vanilla and a tablespoon of lemon zest to the batter. Add half a cup of fresh blueberries to the batter or a cup of frozen blueberries. Stir thoroughly and use a ladle to pour the batter into a skillet or griddle. Flip the pancakes after about a minute. Once the pancakes have cooled slightly, top with syrup, fresh blueberries, and powdered sugar. You can even serve the pancakes with lemon slices to add a refreshing zing to this fruit-filled breakfast.
These are just a few of the ways you can make pancakes even better whether you’re planning a breakfast for two, want to host your friends for breakfast, or want to make the morning meal more exciting for your family. Many of the tasty ingredients you add to these pancake recipes will make the dish more nutritious as well.
McKenzie Jones is your typical Midwestern gal. When she is not writing or reading, she can be found training for her next half-marathon, baking something sweet, playing her guitar, or cuddling up with her golden retriever, Cooper. She loves watching football, fall weather, long road trips, and pancakes with whipped cream and pumpkin spice syrup made with a cup of sugar or sugar substitute, 1/3 cup pumpkin puree, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and half a teaspoon of vanilla and nutmeg