Breakfast aficionado or not, I’m willing to bet you’ve never tried your hand at slow-cooker pancakes before. And, that’s fair enough—stovetop pancake recipes are relatively easy. And, well, if it ain’t broke ... Except, some days you just don’t have time to heat a skillet and patiently wait for batches of pancakes to cook on both sides without burning.
Enter: slow-cooker pancakes. Really, they’re more like cakes, since you ditch the pan and turn the whole recipe into a single, giant pancake. Slow-cooker pancakes are made with pancake batter and typical pancake mix-ins, and the end result is a fluffy, syrup-absorbing pillow of delicious carbs.
The next time you anticipate craving pancakes for breakfast or brunch, have a little foresight and let your slow cooker do all the work. Scroll through for a list of super easy slow-cooker pancake recipes—we promise, you’ll be back for more.
This large pancake cake uses boxed pancake mix, but no one would guess.
This simple pancake recipe is great if you have a relatively small slow-cooker and want to make a (big) single serving.
Blueberry Breakfast Casserole
This blueberry casserole is more like a cross between a pancake and a muffin—which is to say, it’s fantastic.
Use real vanilla extract and you’ll take this blueberry pancake from good to outstanding.
Cinnamon Roll Pancake
If you want to make the house smell like cinnamon rolls without actually turning on your oven, opt for a slow-cooker cinnamon roll pancake.
If you’re feeling extra classy, this fancy pancake is gorgeous and works with pretty much any topping.
Cinnamon Swirl Pancake Bake
This cinnamon pancake is extra dessert-like, thanks to a sweet cinnamon swirl.
Pancakes From Scratch
Forget boxed pancake mix; the only shortcut you’ll take in making these from-scratch pancakes is using a slow-cooker instead of a skillet.
These eggy puffed pancakes are a little outside the norm but definitely worth trying.
Giant Blueberry Pancake
This sweet blueberry pancake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Keto German Pancake
You can make this low-carb German pancake in an Instant Pot using the slow-cooker setting or in any regular slow cooker.