These warm, fluffy pancake recipes will give you a reason to rise and shine in the morning.
Hot off the griddle, thick, fluffy, crispy on the outside, cloud-like on the inside, stuffed with bananas, sprinkled with chocolate chips, loaded with blueberries, or drowned in sweet cane syrup. No matter how you like your homemade pancakes, our favorite pancake recipes has a fluffy pancake recipe perfect for you. There’s something about waking up early on a Saturday morning, slowly heating up a griddle to the perfect pancake temperature, and filling your house with the smell of fluffy pancakes hot off the stove. Here are some of our best pancake recipes to make your breakfasts (or brunches!) a little sweeter. From unique pancake recipes with sophisticated toppings, like creamy ricotta cheese, rich brown butter, and fresh and sweet blueberry compote drizzle, to classic fluffy pancakes that are so light they’ll make your heart float away. For a traditional twist, try our truly Southern homemade pancake recipe with chocolate chips and toasted pecans. These decadent perfect pancake recipes are certainly company-worthy. But you may not want to share.
Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Butter-Maple Syrup and Blueberry Compote
"Pancakes were a Saturday staple for us growing up. I elevated these a bit by using ricotta for a fluffier, richer pancake. I also infused the syrup with nutty brown butter." - Chef John Hall
These light and fluffy pancakes are great on their own, but even better when they're topped with our Brown Butter-Maple Syrup (recipe at bottom of pancakes recipe) and Blueberry Compote.
The Original "Pam-Cakes"
Recipe: The Original "Pam-Cakes"
Some people toast special occasions with Champagne, but here at Southern Living, we often celebrate with "Pam-cakes." Developed by our Test Kitchen's Pam Lolley, these flapjacks are deceptively light, unbelievably fluffy, and impossible to resist.
Chocolate Chip-Toasted Pecan Pancakes
Add a generous dollop of whipped cream for an unexpected dessert.
Recipe: Hummingbird Pancakes
Wake up and smell the pancakes! These perfect pancake recipes offer delicious variations on a classic breakfast meal.
The South's favorite cake takes a breakfast turn as Hummingbird Pancakes. The cream cheese frosting is transformed into a lip-smacking Cream Cheese Anglaise to drizzle on top.
Watch: Hummingbird Pancakes
Sweet Peach Pancakes
Recipe: Sweet Peach Pancakes
The sweetness of the peaches combined with the natural sweetness of the cornmeal makes for a delicious morning. A well-seasoned griddle or skillet won't need much butter and oil; use only as much as you need to keep the pancakes from sticking.
Italian Cream Pancakes
German Chocolate Pancakes
Caramel Cake Pancakes
Carrot Cake Pancakes
Recipe: Carrot Cake Pancakes
Use the small holes of a box grater to finely grate the carrots by hand; if you use a food processor, the carrots will be too wet, making the pancakes dense and less tender.
Pam-Cakes With Buttered Honey Syrup
These fluffly buttermilk pancakes are named after their creator, Test Kitchen Pro Pam Lolley. Drench them in honey syrup and top off the meal with bacon and fresh fruit.
Pecan Pancake with Caramel-Apple Topping
Red Velvet Pancakes
Recipe: Pecan Pancakes
This breakfast favorite is quick and easy, not to mention super tasty. We prefer the hearty thickness of these pancakes. If you like yours thinner, add up to 2/3 cup additional milk to batter.
Brunch Popover Pancake
Recipe: Brunch Popover Pancake
Complete with fruit and the "pancake," this recipe needs little else served with it. If you want a heavier meal, consider serving it with scrambled eggs and bacon or thinly sliced ham.