Whip up one of our best pancake recipes for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with these sweet and savoury recipe ideas you can make with the family. Pancake Tuesday may have come and gone, but we’re still craving those golden, fluffy stacks smothered in melting butter and maple syrup.
What’s the best pancake recipe ever? Try one recipe or try them all and you be the judge. Our editors have stacked up some of their favourite pancake recipes for you to enjoy through thick and thin. They are economical and easy to make with simple ingredients. These fluffy flapjacks and creative crepes are the perfect comfort food to have on lazy weekend mornings, at family gatherings or on breakfast-for-supper nights.
Best Pancake Recipes:
- Cornflake Ricotta Pancakes
- Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower Pancakes
- Zucchini-Feta Pancakes
- Lemon Sugar Crepes with Fresh Berries
- The Ultimate Buttermilk Pancakes
Corn Flake Ricotta Pancakes
Corn flakes aren’t just for breakfast anymore — and neither are pancakes! These have ricotta cheese by Your Fresh Market in the batter to create a smooth, tender texture with the desired fluffiness and a sprinkle of crushed corn flakes by Great Value for crispiness. Topped with sunny-side-up eggs and bacon, here’s a hybrid pancake recipe combining all your favourite breakfast foods in one meal to help satisfy your appetite morning, noon or night.
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Serving size: 10
Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower Pancakes
On nights when your mouth is watering for a pancake supper but with the salty or spicy flavours normally associated with dinnertime, this suggestion is a nice change from the usual routine. The recipe (with glorious hints of cheddar and bacon) may remind you of potato pancakes but isn’t as starchy because it’s made with mashed cauliflower by Green Giant. Crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside and containing lower carbs, these savoury pancakes are another sneaky yet tasty way to get your veggies in.
Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 18 min
Serving size: 6
Grownups will love this zucchini pancake recipe inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. Flavoured with green onion, fresh mint and Your Fresh Market’s crumbled feta cheese, here’s a yummy lunch or a light supper idea. You can serve them with a dollop of sour cream on the side. Let’s get this dinner started!
Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serving size: 4
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Lemon Sugar Crepes with Fresh Berries
Perhaps best summed up by Spoon University as the French version of pancakes, crepes are thinner and wider because you pour the batter and let it spread entirely across the hot pan rather than in circles. That way, after you cook them, you can fill them with whatever ingredients you like, then fold them over and enjoy. This easy crepe recipe makes a refreshing dessert with its delicate cake-like texture rolled with ripe berries in the centre. Top your creation with a light dusting of powdered sugar by Redpath for added flavour. It’s a healthier menu option when you want a little something sweet and offers endless variations. Mais oui, savoury crepe fillings like chicken or cheese are also delicious for brunching, lunching or snacking.
Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 12 min
Serving size: 6
The Ultimate Buttermilk Pancakes
Here’s a classic pancake recipe from the Canadian Living Test Kitchen that we had to share. Probably the closest thing to my grandmother’s buttermilk pancakes, these fry to a lovely golden brown on the outside and are super fluffy on the inside. Made with common pantry ingredients, it’s a great go-to for weekend breakfasts, traditional Shrove Tuesdays or whenever you have a hankering for a hearty batch of homemade pancakes. Enjoy them hot off the griddle or make them ahead and freeze for convenience. Please pass the syrup!
Prep time: 20 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serving size: 14
Kids are more likely to try vegetables if they participate in making the vegetable pancakes. Helping with food preparation can be a fun way to get the youngest family members to discover new foods from A to Z. Not only is it easy and fun for the whole family to make pancakes together, but you can also adapt the recipe to suit your taste and dietary needs. For example, you can substitute all-purpose flour for a gluten-free blend by Robin Hood. Then you can get creative with pancake toppings and crepe fillings—maple syrup, molasses, fruit or something savoury? There are too many possibilities to mention.
Many would agree that eating a yummy pile of fluffy pancakes or paper-thin crepes is the next best thing to having cake for breakfast or any meal for that matter. Discover the best pancake recipe, and you’ll have a family favourite in your repertoire that takes you from your weekly Sunday breakfast with the kids to the annual Pancake Tuesday supper and well beyond.