Flipping Over Flapjacks: The Best 8 Pancake Recipes to Start Your Day

This is not a grab-and-go granola bar kind of morning. Far from it.

When you’re in the mood to make pancakes, you know you want to enjoy a slow and leisurely morning at home, away from any frozen breakfast sandwiches or to-go coffee cups.

Want a relaxing breakfast at home? Foodal has a tasty round up of the best pancake recipes. Enjoy a tall stack of your favorite flavors now.

You want to take as much time as you need to get out of bed, make a fresh pot of coffee, griddle a tasty batch of your favorite pancake recipe, and, quite simply, relax.

And Foodal is here to tempt you even further into this domestic bliss. Because we love these kinds of mornings just as much as (if not more than…) you do.

With our own tall stack of flapjack recipes to try, you can enjoy a variety of different homemade meals for many lazy days, from classic blueberry buttermilk to sweet cornmeal.

So pay no attention to your bedhead, keep on those cozy flannel pajamas and slippers, and slowly savor a huge plate of one the best breakfasts in the comfort of your home.

It’s time to break out your electric or gas griddle and get the whole family involved in making breakfast.

Red Velvet

Dessert for breakfast? No one will object to that. And if you can start your day with a burst of bright color and pizzazz, right on!

These red velvet hotcakes have all the flashy flair of a classic red velvet cake, in breakfast form.

Served with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting glaze and a handful of fresh strawberries, you’ll be “in the red” for a far better reason.

Puffed Apple

This beautiful treat is cooked in the oven rather than on the stovetop. Pour a light egg batter over a base of sliced honeycrisp apples, and bake until golden, puffy, and perfect.

With brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg mixed into the batter, you’ll love that this dish tastes like a combo of bread pudding and apple pie.

Enjoy this breakfast especially in the fall, when you can go apple picking for a fresh selection of crispy pommes.

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip

Did you grow up making breakfast with a premade mix? Hey, that’s not a problem with us – it’s easy, delicious, and necessary for any busy family.

This simple version uses a mix as a base – but with a handful of miniature chocolate chips, a dash of vanilla, and a pinch of cinnamon thrown in, it’ll taste like the best from-scratch creation approved by any chocolate lover.

Blueberry Buttermilk

If you adore the tangy flavor of buttermilk, you’ll soon be obsessed with this classic recipe.

Our blueberry buttermilk pancakes have a rich, subtly sour flavor that balances perfectly with sweet and tart fresh blueberries. The light, fluffy, creamy texture is absolute perfection.

And you deserve perfection first thing in the morning.

Pumpkin Spice

Even when it’s not autumn, you can still infuse a little fall fun year-round into your flapjacks with our festive pumpkin spice version.

Made with pure pumpkin puree and a medley of warming spices, you’ll fall in love with these flavors.

Want to fully embody the DIY spirit? You can even make your own pumpkin spice mix, by combining spices that you already have stocked on your spice rack.

Orange Coconut

For a vibrant taste that will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated, try this recipe, sweetened with the tart acidity of orange zest and juice.

These mini fluffy rounds are also speckled with shredded coconut, a sophisticated taste and texture that pairs perfectly with the orange flavor.

Sweet Cornmeal

Studded with sweet, fresh corn kernels, these cornmeal hotcakes pay tribute to one of the best of summer ingredients.

You can prepare these a few different ways, depending on what you’re craving: leave in the vanilla and serve with honey for a sweet breakfast, or skip the vanilla, stir in some shredded sharp cheddar, and top with a fried egg and bacon or sausage for a hearty, savory meal.

Fresh corn not available? Substitute an equal amount of frozen to enjoy this summer-inspired dish all the time.

Vanilla Dutch Baby

This may be the weirdest breakfast you’ll ever eat. But man, is it delicious.

A crazy-looking fusion between a crepe, a pancake, and a popover, this vanilla Dutch baby is made with a very thin batter that is poured in a hot skillet with melted butter and baked until it looks like a bubbly, golden brown crater.

Serve with lemon wedges and powdered sugar, and tear right into this otherworldly creation.

Which Fluffy Stack Will You Choose on This Lazy Morning?

We deserve a special morning of lounging around in the baggiest of pjs and taking the time to make a tasty, fun feast for breakfast.

Pancakes will always fit right in to that kind of day. And lucky for all of us, we have plenty of recipes to choose from!

So whip up a batch of chocolate cinnamon, red velvet, or puffed apple – and enjoy every bite of breakfast, and every moment of the day.

And we won’t say anything if you don’t clean those dirty dishes right away. You’ll get to them. Eventually.

Do you have any favorites, among our selections? How else do you like to enjoy a slow morning in the kitchen? Share with us in the comments below.


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Save the grab-and-go breakfast for another day! If you're looking to enjoy a slow and relaxing breakfast at home, let Foodal tempt you even further into domestic bliss with our round up of the best pancake recipes. We have tasty selection of fun flavors for you to choose. Keep those pj's on, and get ready for a blissful morning with a tall stack of your favorite flapjacks now!

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About Nikki Cervone

Nikki Cervone is a hungry foodie living in Pittsburgh. Nikki holds an AAS in baking/pastry from Westmoreland County Community College, a BA in Communications from Duquesne University, and an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University. When she is not tearing through her city's best grub, Nikki enjoys a healthy dose of yoga and chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

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