Want to wow friends and family with your breakfast skills? Surprise diners with a trio of pancakes served three ways. Start with a classic buttermilk pancake batter, then turn to our three different filling suggestions for a stack of flapjacks sure to suit any whimsy. Banana walnut re-creates the comfort of nostalgic baked goods; mini chocolate chip pancakes are a universal childhood favorite; blueberry ricotta offers a grown-up, gourmet twist on the standard. Watch the recipe to see how they're made.
Get your day off on the right foot with a batch of from-scratch classic buttermilk pancakes that are so fluffy, you'll never want to buy pancake mix again. Follow host Brandi Milloy as she demonstrates just how easy it is to whip together and offers some pancake dos (turn on your oven!) as well as some don'ts (press down with a spatula). We promise it's so much better than the boxed stuff! Print out the recipe now.
If you're not sure what to do with leftover quinoa, whip up a batch of fluffy pancakes this weekend. This creative twist on the breakfast classic offers more folate, protein, and fiber than traditional recipes. Instead of leaving your brunch table in a food coma, you'll feel satisfied and energized — ready to make the most of the day.
Blueberry pancakes are delicious on their own, but the addition of ricotta cheese amps up the sour tang of the buttermilk, plus it makes an interesting topping.
This recipe adds just enough ricotta to enhance the flavor of the pancake without changing its traditional texture and size.
Dollop additional ricotta on top of the pancakes to ensure each bite has plenty of creamy curds.
Even if it has been two decades since you've made or eaten chocolate chip pancakes, there's no reason you can't resurrect the breakfast of your childhood dreams. In fact, I encourage you to go all out and top the stack with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.
The base is a golden-hued buttermilk pancake with plenty of melted butter to make the batter moist and rich.
Right before the batter hits the griddle, fold in chocolate chips.
Once the cakes come off the grill, don't be shy with the toppings. I used the MarieBelle chocolates from my Must Have box.
The whipped cream and melted chocolate chips make these pancakes so sweet and moist, I don't think they need any other adornments (like maple syrup), but I'll let you be the judge! Are you ready to be a kid again? See the recipe.
Part of the fun of making homemade buttermilk pancakes is adding mix-ins, and these banana walnut pancakes are a delicious way to start your morning.
A sprinkle of powdered sugar and a dollop of crème fraiche make them extra special.
Fluffy and moist, with a nice crunch from the walnuts, these banana nut pancakes will get even the grumpiest morning person to skip happily out of bed.
Feb. 5 is a celebration of every kid's favorite breakfast food: pancakes! You can celebrate by heading to IHOP, which is joining with the Children’s Miracle Network to raise funds for children's hospitals across North America by offering a free short stack of those famous buttermilk pancakes to each guest. Eat your pancakes and then make a donation to the charity; IHOP's goal is to raise $3 million in one day. Since 2006, the annual IHOP celebration has raised almost $10 million for the cause! But charitable eating isn't the only way to celebrate National Pancake Day. Keep reading for 10 more kid-friendly pancake purchases that will inspire some syrupy smiles!
While many resort to pancake mix when making a special weekend breakfast, homemade pancakes are a must. Here's the little-known secret: the batter takes just as long to make as a boxed mix, and the result is infinitely better. If the attractive appearance of these golden, crisp cakes isn't enough to push you toward the skillet for a sneak taste, surely the buttery scent and familiar buttermilk tang will send you over the edge.
As long as you follow the recipe and keep an eye on the heat, you'll produce something that looks like pancakes. If your flipping skills are a bit messy, don't worry! You'll get better with practice. The key is to visualize a clean landing and to have confidence that you can flip those pancakes like a brunch master. When in doubt, refer to our essential tips for making pancakes so you can whip up an impressive stack to serve to your friends and family.
Once all of the pancakes are made, stack them high and serve them with a slab of butter and authentic maple syrup. One bite of these pancakes, and you'll be a convert for life.
Burnt pancakes, undercooked pancakes, and messily flipped pancakes: do you struggle to perfect a seemingly simple American classic? If you've ever wondered what the heck went wrong with your pancakes, then read on for the top pancake troubles and how to avoid them.
- Don't try to wing the recipe without reading it several times. Do follow the recipe exactly to avoid making careless mistakes.
- Don't overmix the batter or else the pancakes can end up flat and dense. Do combine the wet and dry ingredients until they are just mixed. There should be some lumps.
- Don't attempt to cook large pancakes at first, because they are harder to flip and cook thoroughly. Do stick to four- to six-inch pancakes, measuring and dolloping out the batter using a trigger ice-cream scoop.
See four more dos and don'ts of making pancakes when you keep reading.
Mama can never go wrong with pancakes! Kids love them, and they're quick and easy to make — so why not prepare a very special holiday-themed pancake breakfast for Christmas morning? From Santa, snowmen, and reindeer to peppermint-flavored pancakes, we've rounded up nine festive Christmas pancakes kids will love. They're all so fun and creative, mama might love these sweet morning treats even more than the kiddos — if that's possible!