1. Injera in Ethiopia
2. Dutch Babies in Germany
Dutch babies (sometimes referred to as German pancakes) are a light and fluffy treat. They're traditionally baked in a cast-iron skillet and served with powdered sugar and lemons. That said, nobody's going to stop you from adding apples, berries, or syrup.
🍴 Best enjoyed...for brunch! Wear stretchy pants and maybe block out room in your schedule for a nap after your sugar-rush crash.
3. Kartoffelpuffer in Austria
4. Aebleskiver in Denmark
These Danish treats, also known as "appleskives," are famous for their signature spherical shape. They are most commonly served with sugar or jam and taste like a cross between a pancake and a doughnut. Are you drooling yet?
🍴 Best enjoyed...first thing in the morning (or basically any time they're around...).
5. Farinata in Italy
6. Martabak in Indonesia
7. Sweet Roti in Thailand
Sweet roti is paper-thin, pan-fried bread topped with condensed milk, cheese, fruit, or chocolate. This popular Thai snack is actually surprisingly difficult to master though, so don't expect to make it at home any time soon.
🍴 Best enjoyed...as a midday treat! Who says you can't have dessert before dinner?
8. Jianbing in China
9. Arepas in Colombia
This maize-based flatbread is eaten on the daily in countries like Venezuela and Colombia. They can be served alone, dipped in condiments, stuffed with veggies and cheeses, or split in half and used as sandwich bread. The options are limitless with these little corn pockets!
🍴 Best enjoyed...early in the morning with eggs and sausage!
10. Dosas in India
11. Poffertjes in Holland
It's said that poffertjes were created by the Dutch in the 1700s and were considered a "poor man's meal." Nowadays, these fluffy pancakes are eaten by many and are a staple during winter months.
🍴 Best enjoyed...for breakfast, especially around the holiday season.
12. Jeon in Korea
13. Okonomiyaki in Japan
Okonomiyaki stems from the word okonomi, which translates to "to one's liking." This dish is predominantly made of flour, egg, and shredded cabbage, but some restaurants will provide other raw ingredients and let you grill it up at the table.
🍴 Best enjoyed...for dinner. The best dinner of your life.
14. Pikelets in Scotland
This may look like a regular ol' flapjack, but the texture is sure to throw you for a loop. Pikelets are thicker and heavier than American pancakes because they're made with yeast rather than baking powder.
🍴 Best enjoyed...throughout the day! We can thank the Australians, New Zealanders, and Scots for eating them as snacks, not just at breakfast!