45+ Fun Pancake Recipes

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These fun pancake recipes will take your breakfast to a whole new level! From funfetti and rainbow pancakes to decadent Nutella pancakes, you can’t go wrong with any of these creative pancake ideas.

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I may not be a morning person, but fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with my favorite syrup will always have me jumping out of bed in the morning. I mean, it really is the best way to start the day!

Fun Pancake Recipes

While I love a classic pancake recipe, lately I’ve come across some really fun pancake recipes that I’ve been dying to test. These delicious recipes make me seriously wish that every day was pancake day!

In fact, it’s hard to decide where to start! From pancakes with fresh fruit to decadent pancakes stuffed with chocolate, the only thing you won’t like is having to choose just one! So pour a big cup of hot coffee, pull out the pancake griddle and enjoy some amazing pancakes for breakfast!

Super Easy Rainbow Pancakes
Rainbow pancakes with syrup
Why make traditional pancakes when you can have a rainbow pancakes instead?! Made with a simple pancake mix, these colorful are super easy to make and such a fun surprise for the kids. You can even top them with gold sprinkles, because everybody knows there’s gold at the end of the rainbow!
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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
These lemon ricotta pancakes take your regular pancakes to a whole new level! Sweet pancakes combined with the tart taste of lemons and creaminess of ricotta makes this a breakfast recipe worth waking up for!
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Sugar Cookie Pancakes
Add a little bit of sugar cookie creamer to your pancake batter to make these delicious Sugar Cookie Pancakes! It’s an irresistible pancake recipe that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth!
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Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes
Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes
These delicious pancakes are a chocolate lover’s dream! With whole wheat flour and chocolate almond butter, it’s also a slightly healthier way to make your breakfast pancakes.
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The Popular Mini Pancake Cereal – Ketofied!
Tik Tok Pancakes
This popular mini pancake cereal went viral on TikTok in May 2020 and we can see why!
These small pancakes are actually a cereal in pancake form, giving you the best of both worlds!

We even made these as “regular” pancakes for our Christmas elf. He had a big smile on his face so we’re pretty sure he loved them too!
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Copycat IHOP Grinch Pancakes
Grinch pancakes
Make these copycat IHOP Grinch Pancakes at home and they’ll be the star of the breakfast table! Not only are these perfect for Christmas morning, you can leave the hearts off and make them for St. Patrick’s Day too!
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Easy Snickerdoodle Pancakes – The Powdered Apron
Easy Snickerdoodle Pancakes - The Powdered Apron
More cinnamon? Count me in! Snickerdoodle pancakes are everything you love about snickerdoodle cookies, plus loads of cinnamon and your favorite maple syrup topping too.
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Harry Potter Butterbeer Pancakes
Butterbeer pancakes square
These yummy Harry Potter Butterbeer pancakes are loaded with butterscotch, vanilla, caramel, and a rich butter flavor. It’s even topped with a delicious butter syrup, adding even more flavor to this magical breakfast.
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Gluten-Free S’mores Pancakes
Smores Pancakes
Who says you can’t have s’mores for breakfast? You don’t need a campfire to make these gluten-free, vegan pancakes. The best part? These pancakes are not only delicious but they’re healthier than most, making a breakfast you can enjoy without the guilt!
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Pink Pancakes
Pink pancakes with candle
These pink pancakes are not only pretty to look at but they taste like strawberry shortcake! They make the perfect pancakes for a birthday breakfast or breakfast in bed for mom on Mother’s Day.
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Easy Nutella Pancake Recipe
Easy Nutella Pancake Recipe
One of the best things about these yummy Nutella pancakes is that it’s super easy to whip up a batch for breakfast or brunch. With the taste of hazelnut and chocolate, this flavorful pancake recipe is always a hit!
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M&M Christmas Pancakes
MM Pancakes
These M&M Christmas Pancakes are colorful, light, and fluffy, not to mention super delicious too! Top them with a huge dollop of whipped cream for an extra special holiday treat!
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Banana Bread Pancakes
Banana bread pancakes
These simple yet delicious banana pancakes get their sweetness from ripe bananas. Top with your favorite syrup and you’ve got a breakfast worth waking up for!
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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Here’s another fun cinnamon pancakes recipe…this time in the form of cinnamon rolls! Swirled in a delicious cinnamon mixture, then covered in a cream cheese frosting glaze, these will have everyone running to the breakfast table.
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Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Pancakes
Hot cocoa pancakes
Who knew pancakes made such a great gift too! These mason jar hot cocoa pancakes are the perfect DIY food gift for someone special. Don’t forget to make a batch for yourself while you’re at it!
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Funfetti Pancakes
Funfetti pancakes
Funfetti pancakes are colorful, eye-catching and loads of fun, making the perfect birthday breakfast or just a fun surprise for the littles!
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Easy Coconut Mango Pancakes (with fresh or frozen mango)
Easy Coconut Mango Pancakes (with fresh or frozen mango)
These Easy Coconut Mango Pancakes are fruity, fluffy, lightly sweetened and taste delicious! Even better, they're super easy to make and will get your morning off to an amazing start!
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Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes
Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes
These strawberry cheesecake pancakes are another breakfast and dessert rolled into one delicious meal! Light and airy pancakes are topped with crushed graham crackers and strawberry sauce for a super indulgent treat that everyone will love!
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Carrot Cake Pancakes
Carrot Cake Pancakes
These carrot cake pancakes are filled with a rich spicy-carrot flavor, topped with spiced shredded carrots, blueberries, and cherries, then drizzled with maple syrup to make the perfect breakfast treat.
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Peanut Butter Pancakes w/ Maple Peanut Butter Syrup
Peanut Butter Pancakes w/ Maple Peanut Butter Syrup
If you like peanut butter, you’ll definitely love these fluffy, peanut butter pancakes. Topped with an irresistible maple peanut butter syrup, these easy pancakes make a tasty addition to your breakfast table!
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Monster Cookie Pancakes
Monster Cookie Pancakes
Loaded with plenty of candy and cookies, these monster cookie pancakes are always a hit! The delicious peanut butter syrup drizzle bumps the flavor up another notch, making these one of the more decadent of the different pancake recipes on this list!
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Fruity Pebble Pancakes
Fruity Pebble Pancakes
These Fruity Pebbles pancakes combines cereal and pancakes for two tasty breakfast ideas in one! It’s a colorful, fun, and tasty breakfast that the whole family will love!

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Buttermilk Recipe
Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Buttermilk Recipe
The best chocolate chip pancakes recipe ever! Make them even more fun by adding a tasty layer of fresh berries.
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Fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
You can’t possibly go wrong with apple and cinnamon in one recipe, right? These fluffy apple cinnamon pancakes are pillowy soft, easy to make, and so delicious.
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Chocolate Pancakes
Chocolate Pancakes
Chocolate lovers will love starting their day with this decadent breakfast! Topped with a cream cheese syrup, these homemade pancakes would make a tasty dessert recipe too!
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes With Milk Glaze
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes With Milk Glaze
The secret ingredient to these pancakes is crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal, adding a unique twist to this fun pancakes recipe!
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Sticky Toffee Pudding Pancakes
These pancakes have all the flavors of sticky toffee pudding in a divine pancake stack. Brown sugar pancakes are studded with pieces of sticky, toffee-ish dates with a treacle toffee sauce for a sweet, fun to eat breakfast.
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Sheet Pan Pancakes Recipe – Belly Full
Sheet Pan Pancakes Recipe - Belly Full
Tired of flipping pancakes? Try these sheet pan pancakes instead. You’ll get the same taste and texture as traditional pancakes but without all the work. The best thing about these is that you can add whatever favorite toppings you want, from fruit to chocolate chips.
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Pancake Skewers
Pancake Skewers
What could be more fun than pancakes on a stick? It’s such a fun way to serve up everyone’s favorite breakfast classic and you can even customize them with your favorite fresh fruit.
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Easy Pancake Roll-Ups
Easy Pancake Roll-Ups
With bananas and chocolate wrapped in a buttermilk pancake, kids won’t be able to get enough of this super yummy breakfast treat!
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Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
This tasty pineapple upside down pancake recipe will be a family favorite, twisting all the yummy flavors of a decadent cake into pancake form.
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Double Stuffed Oreo Pancake Stacks – 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Double Stuffed Oreo Pancake Stacks - 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
You can never go wrong with Oreo cookies! With a luscious cream cheese filling generously spread between layers of fluffy, chocolate Oreo pancakes, these pancakes will have everyone running to the breakfast table.
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The Best Strawberry Pancakes – Pretty Pink Pancakes made with Jell-O
The Best Strawberry Pancakes - Pretty Pink Pancakes made with Jell-O
Strawberry pancakes are not only super tasty but they make a bright and colorful breakfast or brunch that the whole family will love!,
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Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes
These light and fluffy pancakes are filled with cream cheese and topped with a sweet homemade strawberry sauce for the perfect mix of breakfast and dessert!
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Cannoli Pancakes – Breakfast Cannoli
Cannoli Pancakes with berries on white plate
Stuffed with a rich, delicious cannoli filling, you may not be able to decide whether to serve these cannoli pancakes for breakfast or dessert. I think I’m going with both!
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White Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes
Syrup poured over White Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes
White Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes are perfect fluffy homemade buttermilk pancakes dotted with fresh raspberries, white chocolate chips and homemade Dutch honey syrup to make a mouthwatering breakfast totally worth waking up for!
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Danish Aebleskiver: Danish Pancake Balls l Panning The Globe
Danish Aebleskiver: Danish Pancake Balls l Panning The Globe
These Danish pancake balls are a fun twist on your traditional pancakes. A popular breakfast during the Christmas season, we’d want to eat these all year long!
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S’Mores Chocolate Chip Pancakes
S’Mores Chocolate Chip Pancakes
S’Mores Chocolate Chip Pancakes with chocolate ganache and marshmallow syrup make breakfast yummy, sweet, and fun!
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Chocolate Tiramisu Pancakes
Chocolate Tiramisu Pancakes
If you like tiramisu, you’re going to love these Chocolate Tiramisu Pancakes! Chocolate, coffee & Mascarpone cream are combined to create a simple, yet stylish dessert.
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Ombre Valentine’s Pancakes
Valentine's Day Pancakes
These Pink Ombre Valentine’s Day Pancakes not only look great, but they taste fantastic and elevate simple pancakes to a whole new level. Serve these for all the special people in your life this Valentine’s Day!
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King Cake Pancakes for Mardi Gras
King Cake Pancakes for Mardi Gras
This shortcut King Cake Pancakes recipe starts with a simple pancake mix and bananas! Add some fun toppings and you're ready to celebrate!
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St. Patrick’s Day Green Pancakes
St. Patrick's Day pancakes
Make your St. Patrick’s Day extra special with these St. Patrick’s Day pancakes! Made with green food coloring, everyone will be feeling lucky when you serve this delicious, fluffy, green breakfast.
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Bunny Pancakes Recipe
Bunny pancakes for Easter
These easy to make bunny pancakes are a fun and tasty Easter breakfast idea and perfect for both the kids and adults in your life!
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Bunny Butt Pancakes
Bunny Butt Pancakes
The kids will be so tickled when they see these bunny butt pancakes on their plate. It’s a such a fun way to kick off the Easter holiday!
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Halloween Pancakes
These colorful Halloween pancakes make a spooky breakfast idea the entire family will love.
The best thing about this fantastic recipe is that you can switch out the colors to fit any occasion (think red and green for Christmas, red and pink for Valentine’s Day, etc.)
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Santa Pancakes
Santa pancakes with a strawberry hat
Fun pancake recipes don’t get much more festive than Santa Pancakes, and they’re easier than you’d think! Make these for your family for the perfect Christmas morning breakfast.
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45+ Fun Pancake Recipes


These fun pancake recipes will take your breakfast to a whole new level! From funfetti and rainbow pancakes to decadent Nutella pancakes, you can’t go wrong with any of these creative pancake ideas.

Ingredients
 

  • Super Easy Rainbow Pancakes
  • Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
  • Sugar Cookie Pancakes
  • Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes
  • Mini Pancake Cereal
  • Copycat IHOP Grinch Pancakes
  • Easy Snickerdoodle Pancakes 
  • Harry Potter Butterbeer Pancakes
  • Gluten-Free S’mores Pancakes
  • Pink Pancakes
  • Easy Nutella Pancake Recipe
  • M&M Christmas Pancakes
  • Banana Bread Pancakes
  • Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
  • Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Pancakes

Instructions

  • Pick your favorite pancake recipe.
  • Gather up the ingredients.
  • Make your pancakes and enjoy!
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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