17 Easy Everyday Pancake Recipes Anyone Can Make

updated Feb 7, 2023
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Starting your day off with a stack of warm, fluffy, syrup-soaked pancakes does not have to be reserved for weekend mornings only. Pancakes can be easy — and we want to prove it to you! When mornings are rushed, you want pancakes that can be made ahead of time and have short ingredient lists or one-bowl mixing techniques that save time and reduce cleanup. Some of our favorite easy pancake recipes include all three!

And don’t forget that pancakes also make a winning breakfast for dinner option. And should you want to get in the Mardi Gras spirit, a quick and easy stack is a great Fat Tuesday food.

To make the simplest pancakes, you only really need a little flour and some moisture. These 17 easy pancake recipes are here to show you that no matter the day, your diet, or the amount of coffee you’ve consumed, you can become a weekday pancake person.

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The Easiest Pancakes Ever
This one-bowl recipe requires just six pantry ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less.
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The tangy buttermilk batter is the perfect contrast to the rich chocolate and decadent toppings, making this the very best recipe there is.

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Silver Dollar Pancakes
For a bite-sized brunch treat, look no further than silver dollar pancakes.
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Whole-Wheat Pancakes

Whole-wheat pancakes — which have a delicious, nutty flavor and a hearty texture — are just as easy to make as those made with all-purpose flour.

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Oatmeal Pancakes
This simple, homey recipe for pancakes is enriched with old-fashioned rolled oats.
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Fluffy Vegan Pancakes from Scratch
This recipe makes wonderfully fluffy pancakes and, amazingly, doesn't require any eggs, milk, or butter.
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Crispy, Buttery Banana Bread Pancakes
Here's everything you love about banana bread in a light and fluffy pancake recipe.
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Easy, Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
This simple recipe results in the lightest pancakes around, thanks to the addition of creamy ricotta.
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Almond Flour Pancakes
These almond flour pancakes are nutty, tender, and oh-so-plush
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2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes
This might be the only gluten-free, dairy-free delicious pancake recipe you need.
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Overnight Sourdough Pancakes
These easy, flavorful pancakes are the best way to use up your sourdough starter discard.
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5-Ingredient Cream Cheese Pancakes
These low-carb, keto-friendly pancakes are made in a blender with cream cheese, eggs, and the flour of your choice.
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2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes
If you've got ripe bananas and eggs, you can make a stack of these quick pancakes right this minute.
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3-Ingredient Cottage Cheese Pancakes
These family-friendly high-protein, low-fat 3-ingredient cottage cheese pancakes have a fluffy texture with a wholesome, subtly sweet flavor.
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Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch baby pancakes are like a hybrid (or a love child, if you will) of a pancake, a crepe, and a popover — all in one giant skillet.

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Fonio Pancakes
Light, fluffy pancakes packed with protein thanks to the addition of fonio, a super grain native to West Africa.
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Light & Fluffy Sheet Pan Pancakes
This one bowl, no flipping recipe for sheet pan pancakes is fluffy and tender like a classic sheet cake.
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