Pancakes have long been a breakfast staple, and for good reason. From fluffy American-style pancakes to the flatter variation enjoyed here in the UK, and from sweet stacks to savoury bites, there’s a pancake recipe to suit every palate.
There’s a seemingly endless variety of pancake recipes available, so we’ve made it easy for you by selecting just a handful to showcase. Coming up, a list of pancake recipes and unique flavour combos for you to try out and fall in love with.
Chocolate-Filled Pancakes with Caramelised Banana
Calling all chocolate lovers! These American-style pancakes have a tasty secret: they’re filled with melty, indulgent chocolate. This recipe also makes use of caramelised banana, so this is a great way use up any bananas you have lying around.
You’ll need chocolate hazelnut spread to make the chocolatey filling in these fluffy pancakes, as well as maple syrup and toasted, chopped hazelnuts to serve. The combination of chocolate, sweet bananas, maple syrup and crunchy nuts is sure to win you over.
Ham and Cheese Crêpes
Looking for something savoury? Then look no further than these mouth-watering ham and cheese crêpes.
Packed with comforting umami flavour from the chunky ham and the salty gruyere cheese, these crêpes are easy to whip up for breakfast or even a light lunch.
Making the crêpes themselves is incredibly easy as well. All you need is plain flour, whole milk, an egg and groundnut oil for frying, as well as crème fraiche for an extra gooey filling.
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
If you love cinnamon rolls, then you’ll be delighted to know that you can have this flavourful dessert for your breakfast or brunch. Yes, really! These cinnamon roll pancakes are guaranteed to become your new favourite sweet treat.
These American-style pancakes are fluffy and swirled through with a cinnamon sugar mixture, then drizzled generously with a delightfully sweet cream cheese icing. These pancakes will come out looking and tasting just like actual cinnamon rolls.
Red Velvet Pancakes
Continuing on the dessert pancake route, up next we have red velvet pancakes. This pancake recipe combines the best of two worlds, as you can enjoy New York diner-style chocolate pancakes in addition to frosted red velvet cake.
Of course, these red velvet pancakes aren’t complete without the toppings, which include a sweet maple cream cheese icing, chocolate chips and fresh blueberries. The result is a tasty pancake dish perfect for impressing guests at a brunch get-together – or indulging in on your own.
Spinach, Feta and Chickpea Pancakes
We’re ending this list with another savoury pancake recipe. These protein-packed chickpea pancakes are stuffed with spinach and feta, making them both healthy and flavour-packed. Like the other recipes listed above, this pancake recipe is easy and quick to make.
These thin, chivey pancakes are filled not just with spinach and feta, but also with aromatic onions and garlic, which are further seasoned with black pepper and nutmeg. For the best presentation, serve these chickpeas pancakes warm with raw spinach leaves and plenty of fresh cut chives.
Until next time…