Perfect Pancake Recipes
Hint-of-Orange Pancakes with Grapefruit Syrup
This recipe couldn't be simpler! Just simmer grapefruit slices in maple syrup for a delicious, rosy compote to serve over waffles, French toast, crepes—or these subtly orange-flavored pancakes.
Apple Pie Pancakes
Apple pie spice, apple juice and apples give these pancakes a triple dose of fruit. Both pancakes and maple syrup have a rich tradition in the Midwest, where winter and spring festivals celebrate the syrup harvest.
Cream Cheese-Filled Breakfast Pancakes
Topped with fresh fruit and wrapped around a rich cream cheese filling, these crepelike pancakes add color and flavor to any special-occasion breakfast or brunch. The recipe comes from the Artists Colony Inn in Nashville, Indiana.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Warm Blueberry Compote
Rise and shine with these special-occasion pancakes from chef Mindy Segal of Mindy’s HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar in Chicago. Ricotta makes them moist and rich; lemon curd gives sweet-tart punch.
Finnish Baked Pancakes
This recipe comes from the Poplar Creek Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast on the Gunflint Trail near Grand Marais, Minnesota. The traditional big pancake has been adapted into a lighter version: puffed pancakes. Poplar Creek also serves up a delicious Stuffed French Toast, flavored with cream cheese, apricot preserves and pecans.
Make a weekend breakfast extraordinary with a stack of these cakes featuring ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses and fresh-picked apples sliced paper-thin.
Mile-High Buttermilk Pancakes
These light-textured, melt-in-your-mouth hotcakes taste heavenly slathered with butter and dripping with syrup. The recipe comes from The Black & White restaurant in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Peach Pancakes and Chai Syrup
Pureed canned peaches and whipping cream make a rich, flavorful pancake. Top with maple syrup instead of the chai syrup if you prefer. Add chopped peaches for even more fruit flavor.
Whole-wheat flour, rolled oats, cornmeal and wheat germ give these buttermilk pancakes great flavor and texture.
Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes
Made with buckwheat, a whole grain, these easy pancakes offer a low-fat, low-sodium breakfast or brunch alternative.
As the snow piles up outside Prairie Sky Guest and Game Ranch in Veblen, South Dakota, owner Corrine Prins heats up the griddle for her buttermilk pancakes that early risers can't resist. Teach your kids -- or grandkids -- to flip the flapjacks when you prepare this kid-favorite breakfast.