15 Different Kinds of Pancakes to Make and Try at Home

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but because of time constraints and many other reasons, this essential meal often ends up just being something as simple as a granola bar, a bowl of cold cereal, or it’s sometimes just skipped all together.

Nowadays when you think of a breakfast with items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, and pancakes, you’re more prone to think of these as occasional weekend breakfasts or something that you get at a restaurant rather than making it yourself at home. However, in light of the pandemic more people have started cooking and eating at home a lot more often if not all the time, and making and eating the same things over and over can burn you out quickly.

If you love pancakes but have become burned out on them, you’re not alone, because in all honesty there are only so many syrups and other combinations you can try with standard pancakes before it can become boring. In light of this potential problem, we’ve compiled a list of fifteen different kinds of pancakes that you can make and try at home to keep those pancake breakfasts fresh and exciting.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

If you love pancakes and blueberries, then this recipe is for you! Whether you decide to top these fruity delights with regular maple or blueberry syrup, whipped cream, or powdered sugar, you’ll be starting your morning off right with a thick, fluffy pancake bursting with blueberries.

Coconut Cream Pancakes

An unconventional breakfast option, Coconut Cream Pancakes are a more tropical way to start your day. Reminiscent of a Coconut Cream Pie, these pancakes consist of shredded coconut, vanilla, and are topped with a coconut cream glaze and toasted coconut shreds.

French Crepe

Essentially, a French crepe is a an almost paper-thin pancake that can be filled and topped with sweet or savory toppings and fillings, making it one of the more versatile pancakes of our selections. Roll up some eggs, crumbled bacon, and cheese inside of them and top with shredded cheese, cheese sauce, or even maple syrup for an all-in-one sweet and savory breakfast option.

Oreogasm Pancakes

Do you love Oreos as much, or more, than you love pancakes? If so, then you will be thrilled to find out that there is a recipe for Oreo pancakes! What could be better for the serious Oreo lover than an entire breakfast (or dessert!) entree dedicated to milk’s favorite cookie?

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Pancakes

This rich pancake recipe brings peppermint hot chocolate into a tasty treat that could just as easily be a dessert as it could be breakfast. Top these with some chocolate sauce, mini marshmallows, crushed peppermint candy, and/or chocolate chips to take it to a whole new level!

Indonesian Serabi

These Indonesian pancakes are distinct from most of their counterparts on this list because they are made with rice flour and coconut milk and are only cooked on one side. Otherwise, the Serabi can be eaten with sweet toppings or served with savory foods like meats and cheeses.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

For those who love pumpkin spice everything, this is the ultimate pancake for you to try! Top with butter, pecans, and your favorite maple syrup for a heavenly breakfast or a rich and decadent dessert.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Trying to decide whether you want pancakes or cinnamon rolls for breakfast? Why not both? This recipe offers the best of both worlds and could just as easily be eaten as a dessert as they can breakfast. Top with a cinnamon roll drizzle or mix it up and use your favorite maple syrup for an even deeper flavor profile!

Russian Blins

Russian Blins are buckwheat yeasted pancakes that are normally made on the small or thin side. Traditionally, blins are served with savory options such as sour cream or caviar, but of course they can also be eaten with sweet toppings, it’s all about what you prefer.

Cannoli Pancakes

Take the traditional Italian favorite and combine it with one of the most popular breakfast foods of all time and you’re sure to have a winner! With a cannoli filling and dusted with powdered sugar, who could ask for more? This would make a great dessert as well.

Japanese Souffle Pancakes

Although the recipe for these pancakes isn’t far off of traditional pancakes, what this recipe has that normal pancakes don’t is an egg white meringue with a hint of lemon to help make these pancakes super fluffy. To assist them in holding their shape, these pancakes are usually made within a pastry ring. These pancakes require some patience and practice, but once you’ve perfected your method, they are amazing.

Apple Spiced Pancakes

Think of this as a mashup of an apple pie and a pancake in a way, and you’ll just about be able to imagine what these stellar pancakes taste like. Topped with cooked spiced apples, you won’t need any kind of syrup for these delicious delights.

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Icing

This is yet another pancake that works as both a breakfast and a decadent dessert. These moist, colorful pancakes are topped with a cream cheese icing drizzle and are great for holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas, or any time, really.

Moroccan Msemens

Moroccan Msemens are not your traditional pancake; for one, they’re square in shape, and they’re made with wheat flour and semolina. Because of this, they are normally served with savory meals and meats.


Brownie Batter Pancakes

Another rich and decadent pancake recipe, these Brownie Batter Pancakes are perfect for breakfast or dessert with a chocolate sauce or hot fudge topping, whipped cream, and some colorful candy sprinkles.


Pancakes are a wonderfully versatile food that can be prepared in a number of ways and don’t get boring very easily, but if you find yourself in need of something a little different, we hope this list of fifteen different kinds of pancakes to make and try will help break the monotony.