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Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme is Pancakes!

When we started doing theme posts here at Tasty Kitchen, one of our first themes was pancakes. Today, almost a year later, I’m still dreaming of those Carrot Cake Pancakes from multiplydelicious. And okay, also those incredible Cinnamon Bun Pancakes from sapeylissy.

Since then, you’ve been sharing so many more delicious-looking pancake recipes with us and we just had to show you more of this breakfast wonder. Because we love you, because it’s Tuesday, and because I’m fa… never mind.

Let’s start with some basic recipes, shall we?

Tasty Kitchen Blog The Theme is Pancakes (Basic)Clockwise from top left: Fluffiest Pancakes Ever from lickmyspoon, Basic Pancakes from ivoryhut, Easy Homemade Pancakes from MelodySoul, gluten-free Silver Dollar Pancakes from elanaspantry, and Buttermilk Pancakes from distractedhomemaker.


If you want to use whole wheat flour, protein powder, lighten up the ingredients, or do what you can to justify stacking more on your plate, we’ve got some options for you too.

Tasty Kitchen Blog The Theme is Pancakes (Healthy)Clockwise from top left: Whole Wheat Raspberry Pancakes from A Cozy Kitchen, Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes from mrnate, Swedish Pancakes from The Church Cook, Protein Pancakes from The Healthy Housewife, and Lemon Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Strawberries from twopeasandtheirpod.

Or you could go the other way and really lay it on, making pancakes decadent enough to enjoy as a dessert. Pancakes that taste like cake, pie, Italian dessert … we’re holding nothing back here.

Tasty Kitchen Blog The Theme is Pancakes (Dessert)Clockwise from top left: Tiramisu Pancakes from ivoryhut, Chocolate French Silk Pancakes from HowSweetEats, Spiced Sweet Potato and Pecan Pancakes (or Waffles) from Natalie (Perrys’ Plate), Blueberry Banana Pancakes from everydayisgourmet, Pumpkin Pancakes from livlife (Kim), and Bread Pudding Pancakes from A Cozy Kitchen.

Or maybe you already have your favorite pancake recipe. If that’s the case, consider dressing it up with something new and try one of these pancake toppings. It’s an easy way to jazz up an old standby!

Tasty Kitchen Blog The Theme is Pancakes (Syrup)Clockwise from top left: Ree’s luscious Maple-Butter Icing (for Pancakes)Very Berry Syrup from apronofgrace, Cranberry Orange Maple Syrup from taracooks, Pomegranate Syrup from ButterYum, and Essential Buttermilk Syrup from lizaskitchen.

Then there’s this, which just blows every pancake tradition away. It might deserve to be in its own food group. Chocolate, candied bacon, Nutella, maple syrup … Kelly, you’re killing me here!
Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme Is Pancakes! (Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Nutella Maple Syrup, submitted by TK member Kelly of Evil Shenanigans)

I love pancakes and I’d gladly enjoy them any time of the day. Remember that Cranberry Butter we featured here some weeks ago? Amazing on pancakes, too. Trust me on this.

How about you? Do you have a favorite pancake recipe? Favorite topping or syrup? Raise your hand if you’ve had pancakes for lunch or dinner. (This, she says, as she attempts to type and raise both hands at the same time.)

Happy Tuesday, everyone!



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NadiaTheRussianVegetarian on 3.11.2011

wow. These look unreal.

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debsdiner on 3.3.2011

Most any pancakes are good for sure, and these above look amazing!

Debbie J. on 3.3.2011

I have a Betty Crocker pancake recipe I tweaked for us, using whole wheat flour nd sometimes I put in a bit of other flours like bean, rice, corn. I drop chocolate chips onto the pancakes once I have poured them on the griddle. We put peanut butter (I use sunflower seed butter for me) on each pancake, and then pour on syrup I make from local honey and real maple syrup.

So good, so much sugar, you need some eggs or bacon for protein with them. It’s a Sunday morning before church tradition and all my grandkids expect it if they stay overnight.

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clarency on 3.3.2011

Oh wow. You have just given a whole to do list to a pancake freak. Now I have to find someone to share them with as well. They look so yummy all of them.

Kay @ The Church Cook on 3.3.2011

Thank you for featuring my recipe along with amazing collections of pancakes, Erika! What a wonderful post. :)

Nancy R on 3.2.2011

Funny! We just had the sour cream pancakes from PW’s cookbook for dinner tonight. I doubled the recipe in an effort to have leftovers for quick breakfasts…middle daughter informed me I should have quadrupled!

Crystal Marsh on 3.2.2011

I would literally try to eat every pancake off the pictures your posted. They all look amazing and delish.

Tracey on 3.2.2011

How timely! It’s almost Fat Tuesday- know to us Brits as
Pancake Day!! (translated to american: crepes with oranges and lemons squeezed over them and sugar sprinkled. No need to roll!)

Carri in Michigan on 3.2.2011

No doubt about it, Edna Mae’s Sour Cream Pancakes are the BEST!

Stephanie on 3.2.2011

I have both hands raised, pancakes are the bomb. love, love , love pancakes with any type of fruit topping and whipped cream. I think I could eat them at every meal!!!!

Lisa D on 3.2.2011

Our favorite pancake is from my old Betty Crocker cookbook. We make it so often that I don’t have to get out the book:
1/2 c. quick oats
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. milk
1TBS. sugar
1TBS. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 TBS. oil
1 egg

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schmidty on 3.2.2011

Beautiful and yummy!

Josephine on 3.2.2011

We love, love, love the cinnamon bun pancakes!!! Thanks for reminding me….

Diane on 3.2.2011

Ohhhhhhhhhh, I am in heaven… must have pancakes!!!!!!!!

Melody on 3.2.2011

Love pancakes and they always make me think of years ago when the kids were little and their dad would get up on sunday morning and make them pancakes in the most intricate shapes. They’d be eating as fast as they could and coming up with the next shape they wanted. Teddy bears and trees (with big leafy branches) were my favorites but he did trucks, clowns, houses – everything and even got facial expressions. Probably the best way he ever used his incredible art talent.

By the way, since I can’t find a place to give input – when you redo the site I hope you add some way to really organize our recipes in our files

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EatLiveRun on 3.2.2011

pancakes!! I love good old fashioned chocolate chip with maple syrup. Mmmm :)

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twograyfoxes on 3.2.2011

My favorite pancakes are German pancakes, with butter and fresh squeezed lemon and powdered sugar. They do it best at Ol’ South Pancake House in Ft. Worth, the Dutch Babies are so good!

Magsie on 3.2.2011

I love ALL pancakes! I especially love them with peanut butter and strawberries. Yummy!

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Katrina on 3.2.2011

I want to eat pancakes so bad right now. Oh my freaking goodness.

Happy When Not Hungry on 3.2.2011

I’m sitting here eating plain old cereal and drooling over all the pancakes. They look amazing!

TechEdTiff on 3.2.2011

I love a good baked pancake (the ones that are fun to watch rise up in the oven like a giant oversized popover) with orange suzette sauce.
To make a nice easy orange suzette I take a couple oranges some sugar and a stick or two of butter. I like to use my grandmothers old sauce pan. They seem to have good flavor to them. Plus good karma. THough Gramma made a heck of a lot of gravy I don’t think she touched suzette.
2 oranges, zest a little of the rind and then squeeze all the juice and pulp in that you can into a sauce pan.
CUp of sugar
Cup of Butter
Splash of vanilla.

Throw everything in the sauce pan. Melt all the butter and sugar into each other. I then keep it at a good simmer and let it reduce down into a good syrup. Its almost like a thinner marmalade. The last time I did this it took about 20 minutes. Stir often. THis helps keeps everything happy and mixed together. Otherwise it can tend to separate.
Serve hot on the baked pancake. I like to fold it all together into a sandwich and eat it on the couch wearing a fluffy robe and sweatpants. Some nice sliced and fried harelson apples are a good touch too.

Jennifer Kruse on 3.1.2011

My husband made me coconut flour pancakes this morning. they were pretty good and stuck with me all morning. What a wonderful post dedicated to an amazing breakfast food (i.e. dessert)!

Susan on 3.1.2011

I made pancakes this morning to celebrate National Pancake Day! I made the oatmeal pancakes from the Good to the Grain cookbook. They were fabulous. Surprisingly light and fluffy considering how thick and gloppy oatmeal is. My family loves them. I sauted some bananas in a mixture of butter and brown sugar to top them. Excellent!

Sue G. on 3.1.2011

I love good pancakes …

Sandi on 3.1.2011

All of a sudden my chicken and asparagus just doesn’t appeal to me for dinner….I WANT PANCAKES!!!!! WAHHHH!

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Lark (SparkyLarky) on 3.1.2011

We eat Pancakes (or we here in our house call ‘em hotcakes) for Breakfast and dinner. Our favorite is anything MOM makes. :)

Sherrielynn on 3.1.2011

Reeeeeeeee! My husband and I just finished eating supper. I forgot to lay out any meat this morning as I unexpectedly had to watch my 3 year old grandson all day. He kinda rules the roost around here, everything revolves around him, and he sooooo wears me out . ANYWAY, we ate pancakes and bacon for supper! I get on the old laptop to check out my new favorite blog and what do I see ! Pancakes. I own a restaurant, and I have always thought that breakfast is wonderful any time of the day.

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Julia on 3.1.2011

Delia Smith’s pancakes will always be my favourite to make, served with lemon and sugar!
These are english pancakes, almost like crepes but with a bit more substance, and I only ever make them on shrove tuesday. The tossing is the best part! (Although my Mum would disagree, since when she was young she got on the wrong end of her brother’s pancake toss and ended up with a black eye!)

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Kimby on 3.1.2011

Thanks for all the great ideas! We’ve got company coming this weekend and I know they’ll enjoy one (or more!) of these TK treats. My personal favorite is the “poofy” variety baked in the oven, such as Caramel Apple Pancake Puff. Ooey, gooey goodness!

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Stephanie on 3.1.2011

Man, which ones do I choose?! They all look so good!!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on 3.1.2011

Pancakes for dinner in our house! :)

Lee Ann on 3.1.2011

Yes! Pancakes!!! Can’t wait to try a few of these recipes. Thanks!

Kelly @ EvilShenanigans on 3.1.2011

He, he, he … I see my pancake shenanigans made the list! They all look so good … it would be nice to have some of each!

RunEatRepeat on 3.1.2011

Every Sunday is “Pancake Sunday” at our house! It’s the only day the hubs and I eat a lazy breakfast together and I love it :)

Brittany on 3.1.2011

Ok so I really want some pancakes now! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly L on 3.1.2011

It IS National Pancake Day, after all! :)

clabbergirl on 3.1.2011

Hi, Erika! Great post! I encourage you guys to try the buttermilk syrup, if you haven’t already. It is super rich, so a little goes a long way. It’s also very nice drizzled over toast or warm bread!

Jaime on 3.1.2011

One of my family’s favorite things to do is “Breakfast for Dinner.” My son has a dairy allergy, so many recipes must be modified. But, we have two healthy pancake recipes that are standbys: pumpkin pancakes and oatmeal blueberry. We’re pretty old-school around here – maple syrup is our topping of choice. But, some of those other toppings look pretty tasty. And, those whole wheat raspberry pancakes would really hit the spot!

Erin jackson on 3.1.2011

I love PW’s sour cream pancakes. We make them all the time!

Rose on 3.1.2011

Pancake Day is 8 Mar. The timing is perfect. I’m going to pick out a recipe for dinner next week. The one with caramelized bacon, nutella, and maple syrup is sure to be on the list.

laura @ alittlebarefoot on 3.1.2011

oh my good that last picture made me want to cry. i so want pancakes now!

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carolinagirl on 3.1.2011

I’m not a pancake fan (I know, I’m weird!) but I make them frequently and they love the carrot cake, pumpkin and apple fritter pancakes. there are several others I plan to make for them soon. So, thanks to all of you for posting the recipes my family love!

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Natalie | Perry's Plate on 3.1.2011

Thanks for including one of my recipes! Those nutella bacon ones just KILL me, though. I may have to make those for a dessert one night!

Heidi on 3.1.2011

Those look fantastic! Pancakes for diner are awesome :)

Alexandria on 3.1.2011

Breakfast for dinner is by far my favorite comfort food. There’s something so decadent about eating bacon before bed. My personal favorite is bacon waffles from Gale Gand’s Brunch cookbook!

Cuddley Duddley on 3.1.2011

Wow is it really national pancake day? I had crepes this morning which in mine is like a pancake . It was filled with Black Forest Ham Gruyere Parsley and a sunny side up egg. It was pretty;I thought about taking a picture of it but couldnt wait I was drooling over it. Than my sweet tooth hit and I had a Nutella nanner Chocolate whip cream crepe for dessert.
I also had Buttermilk pancakes this weekend with a homemade rhubarb strawberry syrup not only did it taste good, but the cute pink color was adorable with my heart shaped pan cakes. Yes I eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Thank you for posting all these great ideas for sauces and for new batters and fillings. With lent soon approaching, I am looking for new ideas and ways to eat meatless. Moreover, pancakes are a inexpensive way to feed alot of people and to make them smile and that is priceless. Thanks again and have a great National Pancake day everyone.

Jodie ( on 3.1.2011

Oohhhh…my favorite! I love love LOVE pancakes and I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! here’s one of mine –

Happy pancake eating everyone!

Vicki Watts on 3.1.2011

Today is national pancake day and IHOP is serving a free short stack. They ask for a donation for the children’s charity. What better way to have pancakes for lunch or supper…no cooking no clean up…..great idea. Please be ready to wait in line as they will be busy. I love pancakes!!!

Patty on 3.1.2011

This is a glimpse of heaven for me!