3 Pancake Recipes That Are Flipping Fantastic

We think pancakes are the perfect breakfast food. And with our 3 yummy recipes, we bet you will, too.

Updated January 23, 2024
stack of pancakes on plate

When my kids were little, every Saturday morning I took them on a "pancakes around the world tour." Every Saturday, I made a new pancake from a new place. Needless to say, we ate a LOT of pancakes. Which, quite frankly, is exactly how it should be because pancakes are delicious.

Ready to start your world tour? These pancake recipes are the perfect place to begin. 

Puffed Apple Pancake

This was a family favorite... once we'd made it around the world, this was where the kids wanted to return. The recipe makes four servings.

apple pancake


  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon of melted unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled, cored and sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Beat the eggs in a blender or food processor.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, nutmeg, and salt, and process to combine.
  4. Leave the blender running.
  5. Combine the remaining wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, melted butter) and add them slowly to the running blender or food processor until fully combined. Set aside.
  6. Heat 3 tablespoons of butter in an ovenproof 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the butter begins to bubble.
  7. Sprinkle sugar evenly over the butter, and then arrange the apple slices on top of the sugar to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.
  8. Cook apples until they begin to soften — 2 to 3 minutes — without stirring.
  9. Carefully pour the batter over the apples and then move the pan to the oven.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325°F and continue baking until golden and puffy, an additional 10 minutes.
  11. Cut into slices and serve.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

You can never go wrong with the classics. These classic blueberry pancakes are the perfect way to wake up. The recipe serves four. 

stack of blueberry pancakes with coffee


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2¼ cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Nonstick vegetable spray
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries


  1. Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda) in a medium bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (buttermilk, eggs, butter).
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined.
  4. Heat a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Spray with nonstick vegetable cooking spray.
  6. Working in batches, pour the batter in ¼ cup sizes into the pan. Sprinkle the blueberries over the top.
  7. Cook until golden on the bottom with bubbles showing in the top of the batter.
  8. Turn the pancake and complete cooking, about 2 minutes.

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Easy Red Velvet Pancakes

Contributed by Annette McDermott

Now, how about a stack of sweet, tender, red velvet pancakes topped with tangy cream cheese icing? Yeah. We couldn't resist either. The recipe serves four.

Stack of Red Velvet Pancakes


For the cream cheese topping:

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

For the pancakes:

  • 2 cups baking mix or pancake mix
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1½ teaspoons red food coloring


For the topping:

  1. Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until well-blended.
  2. Gradually stir in milk until the mixture is smooth. If the mixture is too thick, thin it with a little more milk.
  3. Cover the topping and set aside.

For the pancakes:

  1. Combine the baking or pancake mix, sugar, and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  2. Add the buttermilk or milk, vanilla extract, and eggs; stir until well combined.
  3. Stir in the red food coloring, a few drops at a time, until the batter is deep red.
  4. Lightly spray a griddle or skillet with cooking spray and pre-heat on medium-high.
  5. Drop ¼ to ½ cup of batter onto the griddle or skillet and cook for about 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear and the edges are dry; turn and cook the other side until cooked through.
  6. Serve the pancakes with a generous dollop of cream cheese topping.

Pancake Aren't Just for Breakfast

Remember when you were a kid how exciting it was to have breakfast for dinner? Just me? I didn't think so! So whether you're sharing a cozy Saturday morning with family or whipping up some pancakes for your evening meal, our pancake recipes are a great place to start. 

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