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10 Easy Pancake Recipes


I am a huge fan of pancakes. Growing up they were one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. And as an adult I still love them. Pancakes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, flavors, and variations. In this recipe round-up, I share 10 easy pancake recipes that are sure to impress your family and friends.

If you love pancakes you have come to the right place. In this list of 10 easy pancake recipes, you will find everything from classic thick American pancakes to Japanese Soufflé pancakes to classic French crepes. Each recipe is simple to make with easy-to-find ingredients. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

NOTE: Each pancake description will have a link to its full recipe.

1: Thick Fluffy American Pancakes Recipe

Stack of thick fluffy American pancakes recipe on a white plate.

When I think of pancakes, the first thing that usually comes to mind is classic thick fluffy American pancakes. These are what I grew up with. They are the kind that you get when you order pancakes here in the States at most restaurants.

I couldn’t share a list of 10 easy pancake recipes without sharing probably the most common pancakes in the United States.

Just how popular are these classic pancakes? It is estimated that over 700 Million pancakes are eaten in the US each year. Crazy! I definitely eat my fair share.

Here is my Easy Fluffy American Pancakes Recipe

2: Chocolate Crepes

Plate of chocolate crepes number 2 on the 10 easy pancake recipes list.

If you are a fan of crepes, then this spin a classic recipe is sure to impress. I love chocolate, a bit of an addict really, and I love crepes. More on traditional crepes later on in this article. When you combine chocolate and crepes, you get an amazing combination, add some strawberries and homemade strawberry sauce, and I am in heaven.

For all you chocolate lovers, this chocolate crepe recipe is for you.

3: Japanese Soufflé Pancakes – 10 Easy Pancake Recipes

Two Japanese souffle pancakes on a white plate. 3rd on the 10 Easy pancake recipes list.

Third on the list of 10 easy pancake recipes are Japanese Soufflé Pancakes. While these are the most complicated, yet still easy to make, on this list, they are so worth the time and the effort it takes to make them. They will take two or three times as long as normal pancakes.

Talk about fluffy! You can’t get more fluffy than this. Every bite is like eating a cloud. It is almost like eating angel food cake in the form of a pancake. And I LOVE angel food cake, my all-time favorite cake. The pancake itself isn’t incredibly sweet, perfect for added toppings.

If you want to try something different definitely try out this Japanese Soufflé Pancakes recipe.

4: Keto Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Stack of easy keto blueberry pancakes on a white plate.

Looking for a healthier pancake recipe? If so, this keto blueberry pancake recipe just might be what you are looking for. It is low carb, gluten-free, and tastes great.

Add some butter to the top with some fresh berries, and this is one awesome Keto breakfast. If you are on the Keto Diet or just looking for a low-carb gluten-free pancake recipe, give this Keto Blueberry Pancake Recipe a try.

5: Pumpkin Pancakes – 10 Easy Pancake Recipes

Stack of pumpkin pancakes on a white plate. Number 5 on the 10 easy pancake recipes list.

Pumpkin is one of those ingredients I can’t seem to get enough of. I love all things pumpkin! I really enjoy making my own homemade pumpkin puree and using it in a variety of recipes including this pumpkin pancakes recipe.

These pancakes are soft, slightly sweet, and full of pumpkin flavor. If you are a fan of pumpkin dishes and you love pancakes you have got to try this pumpkin pancakes recipe!

6: Red Velvet Cake Mix Pancakes

Stack of red velvet cake mix pancakes. easy pancake recipes.

When I think of easy pancake recipes I think of cake mix pancakes. And the first cake mix pancake recipe that comes to mind is these Red Velvet Cake Mix Pancakes.

Talk about some color! If you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day breakfast idea, or some other special occasion, maybe Mother’s Day, etc. Then make this awesome super easy-to-make Red Velvet Cake Mix Pancakes recipe.

7: Funfetti Cake Mix Pancakes – 10 Easy Pancake Recipes

Number 7 on the 10 easy pancake recipes list stack of funfetti cake mix pancakes.

Number 7 on the list of 10 easy pancake recipes is another cake mix pancake recipe, Funfetti cake mix pancakes. These are probably the most popular out of the two that I have listed here in this article.

Kids love these things! These are perfect birthday breakfast food items to make. If your child loves pancakes and cake, treat them to this super yummy funfetti cake mix pancakes recipe.

8: Dutch Babies or German Pancakes

Large dutch baby or German pancake in a baking pan on top of an oven burner.

Next, we have Dutch Babies or German Pancakes. These were some of the first things I learned how to make. I first made them in my 8th-grade cooking class.

They go by both names here in the United States however, they aren’t really Dutch or German. I have gotten several comments in the past from people who live in Germany saying that these are not German pancakes. That is because they are not. They were invented in the United States and are very close to the American Popover and even the Yorkshire pudding. But we still call them German pancakes or Dutch babies, haha.

German pancakes are eggy, crispy on the edges, light and fluffy, and taste amazing. Top them with the same toppings that you would other pancakes. Lemon juice and powdered sugar are very common toppings.

Next time you are craving pancakes try out these Dutch Babies/German Pancakes.

9: Chocolate Pancakes

Stack of chocolate pancakes on a white plate.

If you like fluffy American pancakes and you like chocolate, you will love number 9, chocolate pancakes. These chocolate pancakes are light, fluffy, and full of chocolate flavor. Serve them with strawberries, raspberries, powdered sugar, etc., and it is a party in your mouth with every bite.

Being a chocolate addict, I absolutely love chocolate pancakes. Who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast? If you want to make your kids happy in the morning or have a significant other that is a chocolate addict like me, then make them this amazing homemade chocolate pancakes recipe.

10: Classic French Crepes

Number 10 on the list of easy pancake recipes three classic French crepes on a plate.

And finally, number ten, on the list of 10 easy pancake recipes, we have classic French crepes. Other parts of the world call these “thin pancakes” but here in the States and of course France and other places we call them crepes and not thin pancakes. Crepes are in fact very thin pancakes without baking powder or baking soda.

They also kind of look like Mexican tortillas, although that as far as the resemblance goes. Crepes originated in France and have been eaten for hundreds of years. Since its beginning, other countries have come up with their own versions of it.

French crepes are eaten with sweet filling and toppings as well as savory. My favorite is sweet crepes. Crepes are probably one of my all-time favorite things to eat for breakfast along with a side of bacon and over-easy eggs.

Craving pancakes for breakfast or brunch? Try my classic French crepes recipe.

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I hope you enjoyed this list of 10 easy pancake recipes. Which ones are your favorite? Have you made any of these or a version of these at your home? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Always cook with love. Always bake with your heart. Always enjoy yourself.

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