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Our Five Favorite Pancake Recipes of All Time

Is it time to for pancakes yet?

 

If there’s one thing we love more than pancakes, it’s more pancakes. Are we right? Whether you like yours flat and crisp-edged, fluffy and baked in the oven, or packed with fruit, there’s no wrong way to flapjack. Ranging from traditional blueberry-buttermilk pancakes to sweet caramel apple pancakes and strawberry-rhubarb pancakes to gingerbread pancakes, here are our five favorite pancakes of all time.

1. Blueberry-Buttermilk Pancakes

blueberry pancakes

Blueberry-buttermilk pancakes, when done right, are nearly impossible to beat. (We see you, chocolate-chip flapjacks, but we’re standing our ground.) There’s just something about the sweet-tart pop of the fruit, the buttery batter, and the slight edge to the buttermilk. We’re smitten. And you folks love them, too, particularly this recipe.

 

Tip: The key to its deliciousness is sprinkling the blueberries across the flapjacks as they set right in the skillet. Each cake gets an even distribution of berries, and everyone is happy.

2. Caramel Apple Pancakes

apple tart pancakes

Nobody ever said “filled pancakes” didn’t qualify as pancakes, OK? These pretty little numbers are filled with sweet, buttery caramel apples, which means there’s basically nothing better in the world. (For bonus points, serve them with hot apple cider garnished with a cinnamon stick, and love your life.)

3. Strawberry-Rhubarb Pancakes

Are these actually relatively healthful pancakes? It seems so! Strawberries, a full pound of rhubarb, and whole wheat flour mingle in these gorgeous flapjacks. They’re a perfect way to get some vegetables into the kids’ diet, and that ruby-red hue couldn’t be prettier.

4. Gingerbread Pancakes

gingerbread pancakes

Are you the sort of person who thinks about pumpkin spice latte season all year ’round? Do you hang out in potpourri shops for fun? Do you buy candles in scents like cinnamon, ginger, and clove? Well, then, meet our new favorite pancakes.

 

Traditional baking spices plus molasses and brown sugar make a lovely, warming foil for maple syrup and butter, it turns out. They’re a great way to have autumnal breakfasts perennially.

5. Caramelized Pear Pancakes

pear pancake

This knockout skillet pear pancake is part popover, part Dutch baby, and all parts tasty. We love to serve it for breakfast when guests come over unexpectedly. (It’s easier than it looks!) Cinnamon, lemon and vanilla punch up the flavors of the fruit quite nicely.


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About Mary Ellen Bellusci

Mary Ellen Bellusci is a longtime resident of Baltimore, Maryland... A foodie, traveler, writer, and pursuer of happiness.