In Honor of National Pancake Day, 14 Pancake Recipes that Will Change the Way You Do Breakfast

It's National Pancake Day, which means it's time to talk seriously about what it is you're making for breakfast. If you ask me, whipping up a plate full of pancakes is probably the best way to start off your morning. This hasn’t been scientifically proven or anything, but I’m like almost positive that it’s a fool-proof method. Who can resist a bunch of flattened cakes covered in butter and syrup? No one. No one can resist this.

Pancakes take a few minutes to make, so it’s understandable if you’re more of a I’ll-Just-Grab-A-Yogurt-So-I’m-Not-Late-To-Work-Thanks person. I am one of those, for the most part. But on Sundays? I like to take time with breakfast. I’ll use up all the fruit I bought at the farmers market and never ate because I’m terrible. I’ll find a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips I had been meaning to use for cookies. I will find all the bacon I have and I will bake it, because pancakes are even better with a plate of smoky, applewood bacon on the side.

Besides, it’s a holiday dedicated entirely to pancakes! So, get those mixing bowls out, get yourself some fancy maple syrup from Whole Foods, turn the oven on, and get ready for an amazing morning filled with pancakes and joy. I’ve found some of the yummiest, coolest recipes the Internet has to offer. So get hungry.

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“Wistring” Spiced Mocha Buttermilk Pancakes

These pancakes by Offbeat + Inspired taste like a cup of cinnamon-chocolate coffee, and I am all about it!

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes

PB&J anything is the ultimate cure for childhood nostalgia. Try out this simple nod to the kid life with PB&J pancakes. You can find the perfect recipe at Savory Bites.

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Banana Nut Pancakes

You thought banana nut pancakes were perfect, and then the breakfast masterminds over at A Beautiful Mess went and threw some Nutella into the mix to make them even better. Seriously, this is one recipe you have to try.

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Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon rolls and pancakes?! It almost sounds too good to be true. Half Baked Harvest has the breakfast recipe dreams are made of.

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Gingerbread Pancakes

Just because it’s not the holiday season yet doesn’t mean we can’t channel that holiday energy into our pancakes. A Cozy Kitchen gives us the perfect pancake ingredients to make us feel like winter is just around the corner.

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Whipped Ricotta Pancakes with Chocolate and Lemon Glaze

Feel like trying something new? Use ricotta to make your pancakes extra creamy and slightly sour. Then, balance that heaviness with chocolate and lemon. How Sweet It Is shows us how.

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Lemon Soufflé Pancakes with Strawberries

These fancy cakes are super light and fruity. Food and Style uses egg whites to craft perfectly thin, crepe-like pancakes that are equally zesty and sweet.

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Bacon Guinness Chocolate Pancakes

Beer for breakfast? I think yes, and so does Closet Cooking. Dark beers like Guinness bring out all those sweet, chocolate notes, and bacon and whipped cream just make everything that much more epic.

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Apple Pie Pancakes

These decadent apple pie pancakes by Averie Cooks are almost just as good as apple pie itself.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

If you thought I was going to forget about pumpkin pancakes, you were so, so wrong. Throw in some chocolate chips for some extra sweetness. Thanks, Savory Sweet Life!

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Banana and Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon Vanilla Butter

Are you ready for your entire world to change?! Use up your leftover blueberries and bananas for this aromatic, sweet, and delicious pancake recipe from The Comfort of Cooking.

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Fluffy Mashed Potato Pancakes

Not a breakfast person? That’s OK. These fluffy, decadent potato pancakes via Eat. Live. Travel. Write. redefine your standard “potato pancake.”

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

Are you a fan of carrot cake? This super, super easy recipe calls for Bisquick, carrot cake mix, and cream cheese frosting, so it practically makes itself. What’s Cooking, Love? does not mess around when it comes to pancakes.

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Strawberry Cloud Pancakes

Think strawberry angel food cake, but better. The Simple, Sweet Life offers an (almost!) healthy pancake recipe that uses basic, wholesome ingredients to create fluffy, juicy cakes.

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