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42 Ways To Up Your Pancake Game

Leave the boxed pancake mix on the shelf — it’s time to get creative.

OK, pancakes are delicious. Obvi. But they’re a bitch to make, right?

Wrong. Making pancakes at home is easy, as long as you know what you’re doing. Plus, you essentially have unlimited options. Vegan or gluten-free? Chocolate chip or blueberry? How about buckwheat and pomegranates?

Before we get carried away though, here are a few quick tips.

1. Separate eggs and fold whipped whites into your batter. You can do this with any recipe that calls for eggs. No eggs? Add air with a carbonated beverage.

2. If you’re using any type of flour with gluten then let the batter rest for at least half an hour in the fridge before cooking. This will relax the glutens and result in tender pancakes.

3. Always preheat your pan and test it with a tiny amount of batter before moving onto your real cakes.

4. Cook in small batches, and keep them warm in the oven while you make the rest.

2. So who wants make a bunch of pancakes for all of your friends and family this weekend?

More like, who wants to devour a pile of pancakes while binge watching shows on Netflix this weekend?

Try one of these recipes:

3. 1. Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Recipe here.

4. 2. Banana and Carob Chip Pancakes (Vegan)

Recipe here.

5. 3. Pear Date Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Recipe here.

6. 4. Bacon Chive and Corn Pancakes

Recipe here.

7. 5. Buttermilk Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Recipe here.

8. 6. Apple Cider Maple Sausage Cornmeal Pancakes

Recipe here.

9. 7. Coconut Pancakes with Mango Slices and Lime Syrup

Recipe here.

10. 8. Buckwheat Pancakes with Pomegranate Seeds and Whipped Cream

Recipe here.

11. 9. Basil and Chocolate Chip Ricotta Pancakes

Recipe here.

12. 10. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

13. 11. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Recipe here.

14. 12. Toasted Coconut and Macadamia Nut Pancakes

Recipe here.

15. 13. Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

Recipe here.

16. 14. Cinnamon Mascarpone Pancakes with Warm Morello Cherries

Recipe here.

17. 15. Whole Wheat Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

Recipe here.

18. 16. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Recipe here.

19. 17. Maple White Chocolate Pancakes

Recipe here.

20. 18. Pumpkin Pancakes (Paleo Approved)

Recipe here.

21. 19. Pina Colada Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Recipe here.

24. 22. Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Pear Syrup

Recipe here

25. 23. Blueberry Chocolate Chip Quinoa Pancakes

Recipe here.

26. 24. Strawberry-Mint Pancakes with Vegan Balsamic-Maple Syrup

Recipe here.

27. 25. Lavender Pancakes With Lavender Honey

Recipe here.

28. 26. Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Recipe here.

29. 27. Chocolate Chip Espresso Pancakes (Dairy-Free)

Recipe here.

30. 28. Double Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Recipe here.

31. 29. S´mores Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Recipe here.

32. 30. Banana Pecan Pancakes

Recipe here.

34. 32. Raspberry Granola Pancakes Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Recipe here.

35. 33. Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Pancakes

Recipe here.

36. 34. Cranberry Coconut Pancakes (Paleo Approved)

Recipe here.

37. 35. Pecan Flaxseed Pancakes

Recipe here.

38. 36. Sourdough Pancakes with Rose Petal Jam

Recipe here.

39. 37. Apple Pancakes with Pecans and Caramel Syrup

Recipe here.

41. 39. Almond Pear Cardamom Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Recipe here.

42. 40. Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (Dairy-Free)

Recipe here.

43. 41. Curried Squash and Bacon Pancakes (Paleo Approved)

Recipe here.

44. 42. Black Forest Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Recipe here.

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