10 Sweet and Savory Pancakes That Will Make You Swoon

10 Sweet and Savory Pancakes That Will Make You Swoon

Kelli Foster
Dec 13, 2015

Pancakes are one of those meals that just make you smile before even taking the first bite. You know what's in store, and you know it's gonna be delicious. A warm, tall stack of pure comfort and satisfaction.

From sweet and classic buttermilk and ricotta pancakes to savory veggie and kimchi pancakes, here are 10 recipes that are bound to win over everyone around the table.

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1. How To Make the Lightest, Fluffiest Buttermilk Pancakes

A pancake really has to be something special to make it stand out from the crowd — and this is one such pancake. Meet the lightest, fluffiest pancakes any of us here at The Kitchn have ever had the pleasure of either making or eating.

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2. Sweet Potato Pancakes

What you get in these pancakes are all the things you love in buttermilk pancakes: a light and fluffy texture; a crisp edge from the hot butter in the pan; and a big, healthy dose of sweet potatoes and warm cinnamon spice.

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3. How To Make 2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

These pancakes are bananas. No really, they're literally made from bananas. And eggs. Eggs and bananas, and that's it.

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4. Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes

These thick and fluffy buttermilk pancakes are indeed something special. They have a unique twist — a shortcut, actually — that'll make you go back to this recipe again and again.

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5. Big Pancake (Dutch Baby)

Dutch baby pancakes are truly something special. Baked in the oven, they puff up high before sinking into the pan with billowy folds — perfect for capturing small pools of melted butter and syrup.

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6. Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

Unlike their more dense buttermilk counterparts, ricotta pancakes cook up extra-fluffy with creamy, custard-like middles, and make an elegant alternative to your usual Sunday morning fare.

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7. Savory Carrot & Zucchini Pancakes

Chock-full of shredded carrots, zucchini, and herbs, think of this savory stack as a cross between your favorite buttermilk pancakes and vegetable fritters.

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8. How To Make Scallion Pancakes

With just a few ingredients and an easy-to-follow process, consider crossing scallion pancakes off your regular Chinese take-out order and try making them at home.

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9. Kimchi Pancakes (Kimchijeon)

Kimchi pancakes — or kimchijeon — are crispy, a bit chewy, and full of the umami goodness of Korean-style fermented cabbage.

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10. Mini Potato Pancakes with Green Garlic and Chives

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these mini potato pancakes are the perfect size for dipping.

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