Whether you love breakfast in the morning or having breakfast for dinner, pancakes are a favorite! On September 26th, it’s National Pancake Day, so it’s the perfect excuse to have pancakes for both breakfast and dinner … and maybe even for lunch, too.
There are more ways to make pancakes than we could possibly count. They can be fancy or simple, sweet or savory, and topped with everything from fruit and nuts to chocolate and syrup. We know you can buy boxed pancake mixes, but nothing tastes like homemade. Plus, when you make your own, you get to choose the ingredients. Your pancakes can be whole grain, gluten-free, or grain-free. You can choose the type of non-dairy milk you want in the batter. And no, you don’t need eggs to make fantastic pancakes.
Need pancake recipes? Here are 15 Vegan Pancakes to Flip Out Over and You’ll Flip for These 25 Vegan Recipes for National Pancake Day! Then we have 15 more amazing pancake recipes for you so you can have them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and maybe even do it all over again tomorrow.
1. 8-Layer Pancake Tart With Cashew Buckwheat Ricotta
You’ve probably had pancakes before, but have you ever had an Eight-Layer Pancake Tart?! This towering masterpiece layers creamy cashew ricotta, decadent date-chocolate cream, and fruit in between fluffy pancakes. Mouthwatering and beautifully presented, your guests will never be able to forget this one!
2. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pancakes
If you’re looking to create a decadent stack of pancakes for a special occasion or just have an organic affinity for all things peanut butter, then these Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pancakes are perfect for you. These stacks come in two flavors: chocolate and peanut butter, which is a flavor pair that was made to be. Serve with the creamy chocolate and peanut butter sauces and maybe even a dollop of coconut whipped cream, if you’re feeling indulgent.
3. Quinoa Flour Zucchini and Peas Pancakes
Take advantage of zucchini’s bright color by making these vibrant Quinoa Flour Zucchini and Peas Pancakes! These fluffy pancakes are made with green peas, zukes, bananas, and vanilla extract, for a sweet, green mix. Serve them with maple syrup and plenty of fruit. These are perfect for breakfast or dinner.
4. Pistachio Pancakes With Cherry Syrup
If you love pistachios and cherries and innovative recipes that will wow everyone, you have to make these Pistachio Pancakes With Cherry Syrup. These nutty, fluffy pistachio pancakes are made green through spinach, but the taste is undetectable, and they’re sweetened naturally with bananas. They’re topped with a drizzle of cherry syrup and crushed pistachios, but they would also be great served with plenty of whipped coconut cream.
5. Scallion Pancakes
These savory Scallion Pancakes with cheesy undertones and a sprinkling of scallions are the perfect snack or light dinner for when you want to eat healthy but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. And since they’re made with chickpea flour they’re lighter and less greasy than your typical scallion pancake. Easy and delicious!
6. Pancake Calzone
This Pancake Calzone is all sorts of tasty fusion. It’s savory and fluffy with a delicious filling made of smoked tofu, sweet potato, and super fresh spinach. Add some coconut curry paste and a saucy cashew cheese drizzle on top and there’s no doubt that this dish is a winner. Enjoy this in the morning or when you’re craving breakfast for dinner!
7. Banana Dandelion Pancakes
This dreamy breakfast dish of Banana Dandelion Pancakes takes wild dandelions from nature and brings them to the kitchen table. Dandelions are folded delicately into pancakes, along with bananas, coconut oil, and creamy non-dairy milk. Serve this sweet dish with assorted fruits, compotes, flowers, or syrups!
8. Chia Oat Banana Pancakes
If you have bananas that are too ripe to eat, don’t throw them away! Make these gluten-free Chia Oat Banana Pancakes instead. Puréed bananas and maple syrup help sweeten these pancakes that are so light and fluffy, you’ll never want to make anything else.
9. Citrus Corncakes With Kumquat Syrup
These sunny and sweet Citrus Corncakes With Kumquat Syrup will brighten your morning. In this recipe, a cup of orange juice adds a pop of citrus to these cornmeal pancakes. A generous drizzle of the kumquat syrup brings sweetness without being overpowering. Enjoy these pancakes for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert.
10. Cosmic Blueberry Pancakes
These Cosmic Blueberry Pancakes are light, fluffy, and just the right amount of sweet. They’re perfect for ripping up by hand to dunk in syrup or to slather with vegan butter. Serve these pancakes with a sweet fruit compote, a drizzle of maple syrup, or a square of vegan butter.
11. Fruity Microwave Mason Jar Pancakes
Whether you’re a kitchen-less college student or not in the mood to heat up a skillet, these Fruity Mason Jar Pancakes are here for you. After you have all your ingredients ready, it takes just a minute of your time to make yourself a delicious breakfast, brunch, or anytime meal! You can get creative with the batter, adding cinnamon and other spices to your liking and when it comes to topping, the possibilities are unlimited.
12. Black Forest Pancakes
These Black Forest Pancakes are a tower of deliciousness. Chocolate, cherries, and luscious coconut cream —these decadent pancakes could easily pass for their namesake dessert! Serve these fresh off the skillet, with lots of maple syrup and a cherry on top!
13. Sweet Potato Cranberry Pancakes
The perfect brunch for Sunday morning has to include these Sweet Potato Cranberry Pancakes. They’re light and fluffy with cranberries and topped with a generous drizzle of maple pecan syrup. Healthy and delicious, these pancakes will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your tummy.
14. Omega Spinach Pancakes
This healthy recipe for Omega Spinach Pancakes is a perfect way to hide green leafy vegetables for kiddies, and it’s so easy to make! Not only that but these pancakes are full of amazing nutrients that will benefit your body. Plus, who wouldn’t want to eat a green pancake?!
15. 2-Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Blender Pancakes
These Two-Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Blender Pancakes couldn’t be more simple or more delicious! All you need are oats and bananas plus some water. They also happen to be highly adaptable! For the base, you’re free to experiment with a variety of non-dairy milks. And when it comes to toppings, the possibilities are endless!
Hearty and satisfying, pancakes are the perfect food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These recipes will have you jumping out of bed long before the alarm goes off.
Lead image source: Pistachio Pancakes With Cherry Syrup