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These Are The Most Unique Pancake Recipes To Make For Breakfast

These Are The Most Unique Pancake Recipes To Make For Breakfast

They can be sweet, they can be savory, they can be highly indulgent and dripping in syrup, or they can be uber-healthy.


6 min read

December 12, 2021

Pancakes are the ultimate breakfast meal, and if you’re here, then you probably agree with us on this not-so-hot take. They can be sweet, they can be savory, they can be highly indulgent and dripping in syrup, or they can be uber-healthy and packed with nutrients. But one thing all pancakes have in common is that they’re delicious.

While it’s hard to mess up a classic pancake recipe, you shouldn’t shy away from putting an unconventional spin on it every now and then! Our favorite California-based food bloggers have blessed us with an array of unique pancake recipes, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Unique Pancake Flavors to Try Now

Have we mentioned how much we love this breakfast food? It's like eating dessert for breakfast. Photo courtesy of Preppy Kitchen.

Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

John Kannel of Preppy Kitchen is the author of this unique pancake recipe packed with fall flavors. The buttery and fluffy texture combined with the kick of cinnamon makes this easy pancake recipe a total winner.

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon allspice
1 egg 
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree

We're going to have pancakes with a side of pancakes. Are you down? Photo courtesy of Kirbie’s Cravings.

Giant Souffle Pancake Recipe

Fun fact: it’s literally impossible to turn down bouncy, fluffy pancakes. And with a recipe as tempting as Kirbie’s Cravings’ giant souffle pancakes, you’ll be whipping out the pan and mixing bowl in three, two…

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup fat-free milk, warm
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg yolk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 egg whites, chilled 
¼ cup granulated white sugar

There is hardship in everything except eating pancakes. No one stacks up to you! Photo courtesy of I Heart Naptime.

Elf on the Shelf Pancake Recipe

These colorful Elf on the Shelf pancakes by I Heart Naptime are as festive as they come. A unique pancake recipe in every sense, this delicious concoction will add a little sparkle to your morning breakfast. Serve with a bit of whipped cream and sprinkles and you got yourself the jolliest meal ever. Make them with your kids on a holiday morning and you have yourself a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy.

¼ cup unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups milk
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Green food coloring

Cream cheese glaze
4 ounces unsalted butter
3 ounces cream cheese
¾ cups powdered sugar
1–2 tablespoons milk 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Healthy Pancake Recipes to Make

The best topping for pancakes is more pancakes… and syrup. Keep calm and eat pancakes. Photo courtesy of Detoxinista.

Flourless Paleo Pancake Recipe

If you want to devour your pancakes and have no sense of guilt about it whatsoever, opt for Detoxinista’s paleo pancakes. Light, fluffy, and made with no flour and sugar, this easy pancake recipe is about to be your next favorite thing.

½ cup almond butter
½ cup unsweetened applesauce or mashed bananas
2 large eggs
½ teaspoon baking soda 
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Honey comes from bees, but pancakes come from heaven. Good pancakes make people happy. Photo courtesy of Healthy Happy Life.

Strawberry, Peach, Walnut, Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

Looking for the ultimate vegan pancake recipe? These golden oatmeal pancakes by Healthy Happy Life are the real deal. Packing plenty of fruity goodness and unique pancake flavors, this delicious recipe is a wonderful take on everyone’s classic favorite.

½ banana, mashed
1 cup non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon maple syrup
¾ cup oat flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon salt
½ cup thinly sliced peaches and strawberries, organic
2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
Coconut oil spray

Fruit topping
1 cup fresh fruit sliced
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Sundays are better with pancakes. Let's face it, everything is better with pancakes. Photo courtesy of Low Carb Maven.

Coconut Flour Pancake Recipe

Who said you can’t enjoy a good fluffy pancake the Keto way? Just whip up Low Carb Maven’s coconut flour pancakes and you’ll have the keto pancakes of your dreams in less than 30 minutes. Serve with a handful of blueberries and sugar-free pancake syrup and you got yourself a real treat.

⅓ cup coconut flour
1 tablespoon low carb sugar optional
2 tablespoons whey protein powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sour cream
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons light flavored oil
2 tablespoons water

Easy Savory Pancake Recipes to Whip up

Say no to hate. Say yes to pancakes. We flipping love you! Photo courtesy of White on Rice Couple.

Potato Pancake Recipe

Don’t have much of a sweet tooth? Enjoy a delicious meal of fluffy pancakes the savory way! White on Rice Couple uses potatoes to make a unique pancake recipe that defies the norms. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these pancakes make for a great, quick snack.

4 medium potatoes, peeled
½ large sweet onion, diced 
3 cloves garlic, minced
⅓ cup flour
1 tablespoon sea salt
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
2 large eggs, beaten
¼ cup oil

There has never been a sadness that can't be cured by breakfast food. Photo courtesy of Sweet Simple Vegan.

Savory Corn Pancake Recipe

Wish to have your savory pancakes the vegan way? Let Sweet Simple Vegan be your guide on how to do it perfectly. These corn pancakes with a side of cilantro and dill sauce are extra delish and super easy to whip up. With plenty of unique pancake flavors, these delicious flapjacks have a taste that’s quite similar to that of tamales.

Savory corn pancakes
2 flax eggs (2 tablespoon flax meal and 6 tablespoons water)
1 cup masa harina
½ cup organic all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1–2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened plain cashew yogurt
1 cup corn kernels
2 ounces chopped green chiles
3 tablespoons chopped scallions
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Cilantro dill cream sauce
1 cup unsweetened plain cashew yogurt
1 tablespoon dried dill
½ tablespoon fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
Juice of half a lime

The one thing that changes our mood immediately is pancakes. Photo courtesy of Just a Taste.

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancake Recipe

Looking for a creative way to put your leftover mashed potatoes to use? Follow Just a Taste’s lead and cook them into delicious savory potato pancakes. Cheesy, fluffy, and super delicious, this unique pancake recipe is one you’ll want to bookmark for later use.

3 cups chilled leftover mashed potatoes
⅔ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons scallions, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil, for frying
Sour cream, for serving

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