Easy Pancake Recipes That’ll Make Mornings Extra Cozy

Easy Pancake Recipes That’ll Make Mornings Extra Cozy
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As a kid, pancakes for breakfast were one of the best things about weekend mornings. As an adult, not much has changed. While I love bowls of oatmeal and plates of eggs on toast during the week, I often crave something a little more special on weekends. And since I have a little bit of extra time most Saturdays and Sundays, it makes sense to consult some of my go-to easy pancake recipes and whip up a big batch of pancakes a few times a month.

Pancakes really have a lot going for them. For one thing, they’re pretty much a blank, carb-y slate for whatever mix-ins or toppings you’re in the mood for. Banana oatmeal pancakes might be on the menu one morning, and peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes the next. But flavor isn’t the only thing they’re bringing to the table; pancakes are also relatively quick and easy to make—the batter comes together in less than five minutes, and each cake only takes a few minutes to cook. Lastly (and this is my favorite thing about them), you can totally store pancake batter in the fridge for a few days, making on-demand pancakes possible in a cinch, no dirty mixing bowl required.

The following 15 easy pancake recipes are perfect for mornings in, and they’re easy enough for beginner cooks. Pick a few to cook on repeat this season, or make it your mission to try them all.

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Somewhat Simple.

The Best Pumpkin Pancakes

I don’t care whether it’s fall or not, indulging in delicious, easy-to-make pumpkin pancakes is always a good move.

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Paleo Grubs.

3-Ingredient Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

If gluten and grains aren’t for you, these paleo pancakes are a must-make this season—or any season, really.

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Creme de la Crumb.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Heat up some apple cider to go along with these sweet spiced pancakes.

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Handle the Heat.

Hot Chocolate Pancakes

If it’s too early for hot chocolate, you can swap in this hot chocolate pancake stack.

STYLECASTER | Easy Pancake Recipes That'll Make Mornings Extra Cozy

Katalyst Health.

Cinnamon Pear Pancakes

These slightly sweet pancakes are energizing and totally delicious, whether you’re planning to spend your day hiking a mountain or chilling on the couch.

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See Vanessa Craft.

Buttermilk Pecan Pancakes

These extra fluffy pancakes have pecans and maple syrup, the two best parts of pumpkin pie. (Pumpkin spice season is year-round, if you ask me.)

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Cake Whiz.

Mocha Pancakes

You know what I love more than coffee with breakfast? Coffee in breakfast. These easy mocha pancakes are basically a dream come true.

STYLECASTER | Easy Pancake Recipes That'll Make Mornings Extra Cozy

Love and Cupcakes.

Cranberry Pancakes and Brown Butter Cranberry Maple Syrup

Nutty brown butter and tart cranberries balance this easy-but-satisfying pancake recipe, which you’ll want to keep making long after winter ends.

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Crunchy Creamy Sweet.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes

PB&J isn’t just for sandwiches. These easy, peanutty pancakes are slathered with a fruity topping, and the whole thing will make you nostalgic for packed school lunch.

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Pinch of Yum.

The Best Protein Pancakes

If you’re looking for pancakes that’ll really help you power through the morning, this is the best protein pancake recipe around.

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Just So Tasty.

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

If you’ve never tried making pancakes with ricotta cheese, give these a try over the weekend. The creamy ricotta adds richness and fluffiness at the same time, plus a hint of flavor that sets these cakes apart.

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Carmela Pop.

Easy Lemon Pancakes

A little sweet and a little sour, these zesty, easy lemon pancakes will wake you right up.

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Picky Palate.

Oatmeal Walnut Banana Caramel Pancakes

Want a hearty stack of pancakes that tastes like dessert but packs plenty of good-for-you ingredients? This oatmeal walnut banana caramel pancakes recipe is filled with fiber and healthy fats, and will please both kids and adults.

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Cooking Classy.

Gingerbread Pancakes

Maybe you think it’s a little early for Christmas-y flavors. Obviously, I don’t. (Take a bite of these decadent gingerbread pancakes, and you won’t either.)

Snickerdoodle Pancakes

Number 2 Pencil.

Snickerdoodle Pancakes

Want to have your cake and eat your cookie too? These easy snickerdoodle pancakes will help you do just that.

 

A version of this story was originally published in October 2018.

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