Whenever I want to treat my family to a special breakfast, I always turn to my favorite flapjack recipe. Kids and adults alike can never get enough of them, and you can customize this dish with fresh fruits, delicious toppings, and a variety of side dishes. Today I’m going to share with you twenty different pancake recipes, so you’ll never have to return to the same plain flapjacks again!
Old fashioned Flapjack Pancake Recipes
1. Old Fashioned Flapjacks
For a classic old-fashioned flapjack recipe, check out this dish from All Recipes. They can be served alone but would be even better with some fresh blueberries and maple syrup on top. These flapjacks remind people of the recipes their Mom or grandparents used to use, and they are far better than any store-bought pancakes. If you are catering to a huge group of friends or family members during the holiday season, the great thing about this recipe is that it creates up to twenty pancakes with just one batch of batter.
2. Blueberry Buttermilk Flapjacks
In my opinion, blueberries are one of the best toppings or fillings for pancakes, and these flapjacks from Martha Stewart certainly live up to that statement. The pancakes themselves are a great classic style flapjack, with blueberries dotted evenly throughout once cooked. You’ll want to serve them with a generous drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet and moist finishing touch. Each side of the pancake should only take about three minutes to cook, so you’ll have a whole batch of these ready to serve your family in no time at all.
3. Apple Flapjack Pancakes
Northern Nester offers us a unique recipe that will create the perfect start to any day with their apple flapjack pancakes. You may expect apples to just be added to a classic pancake batter, but that’s not the case with this recipe. You’ll use traditional oats instead of oat flour, and then you’ll add applesauce into the mix, which acts as a binding agent. Grated apples are then added for more flavor, and you’ll finish off with cashew or almond milk and cinnamon to keep everything together and reach the correct consistency. With just ten minutes of prep time and ten minutes to cook, this dish will be a filling breakfast that’s ideal for fall weekend mornings.
4. Lemon-Buttermilk Flapjacks
The lemon in these flapjacks from Epicurious makes a great contrast to the sweet flavors and toppings that are usually associated with pancakes. Cooking these pancakes is so simple since you don’t have to use additional butter if you have a non-stick pan because there will be plenty of butter in the batter. The lemony flavor in this dish comes from grated lemon zest and lemon juice, and in just thirty minutes you’ll have heaps of flapjacks ready to serve.
5. Coconut Milk Flapjacks
For a tropical twist on your regular flapjacks, try out these coconut milk flapjacks from Serious Eats. You’ll use mashed banana and coconut milk for the tropical flavor, and they are a healthier alternative to other recipes, thanks to the use of rolled oats and buckwheat flours. To serve, add a little syrup and butter and some fresh fruit, and you’ll have created the perfect start to the day for your family and friends.
6. Easy Vegan Pancakes
Vegans don’t have to miss out on their favorite breakfast food anymore, thanks to this recipe from The Carrot Underground. This flapjack recipe replaces all of the usual ingredients with vegan alternatives, such as vegan egg replacer and non-dairy milk. Organic rice milk is best for this recipe, but any nut milk will work just as well if that’s all you have in your kitchen. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how light and fluffy these pancakes will turn out to be, and they would go perfectly with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh berries on top.
7. Four-Grain Flapjacks
My Recipes has a great pancake recipe if you are trying to find a way to increase your daily intake of fiber. This recipe calls for whole wheat flour, barley flour, stone-ground cornmeal, and oats. Between those four grains, you’ll have a good amount of your recommended daily intake of fiber at the very start of the day. For best results, use a non-stick skillet or griddle, and coat it with some cooking spray. Turn the flapjacks over when the tops of them are covered in bubbles and the edges are well cooked so that you don’t end up with a mess!
8. Pancakes without Eggs
If you need an egg-free recipe to meet you or your family’s dietary requirements, consider these pancakes from A Couple Cooks. It’s a vegan-friendly recipe that will be a hit with your whole family, whether they require an egg-free diet or not. Although vegan recipes often use flax egg as a binding substance, this recipe has a secret ingredient – peanut butter. Any type of nut butter can be used to replicate eggs, and it will work well to keep the ingredients together while adding a nutty flavor to the pancakes.
9. Fiesta Flapjacks
Kath Eats Real Food turns flapjacks into a savory dish that’s would be great for brunch or dinner with this recipe for fiesta flapjacks. To save time and hassle, the base of this recipe is a boxed pancake mix. Then you’ll simply add beans, tomatoes, corn, peppers, Greek yogurt, and shredded cheese for a savory combination that will blow your mind! It’s ideal for when you are trying to reduce your sugar consumption but still want to enjoy the luxury of pancakes in your diet. You’ll find that this way of serving vegetables makes it easy to ensure your kids are getting plenty of nutrients to set them up for the day.
10. Peanut Butter-Banana Flapjacks
Peanut butter and banana flapjacks offer a crowd-pleasing combination that is sure to be loved by kids and adults alike. These pancakes from Savory take just minutes to make, and for an equally yummy filling, you’ll sprinkle peanut butter chips onto the batter once it’s poured into the pan. These would be great served with your favorite syrup or a spoonful of vanilla yogurt.
11. Country Ham Flapjacks with Maple Syrup
For another hearty breakfast option, try out these country ham flapjacks from Food & Wine. You’ll use store-bought corn muffin mix for a tasty pancake base and then add in chopped leftover ham. They’ll be a great alternative to your usual sweet breakfasts, and set your kids up for the day without the fear of them crashing later on from all of the sugar! Adding maple syrup on top creates a great contrast and adds a little sweetness to what is otherwise a very savory dish.
12. Protein Packed Flapjacks
Are you trying to increase your protein intake, but still want to enjoy your favorite breakfast flapjacks? Then you’re in luck with this recipe from Tried and Tasty. There are three different ways to make these flapjacks, depending on how much protein you want per serving, and by adding milk and an egg, you can increase the protein levels even further. Instead of adding butter onto the cooked pancakes, consider using coconut oil and maple syrup instead. For a complete breakfast, add two fried eggs or scrambled eggs on the side before serving.
13. Banana Bread Flapjacks
This recipe from Country Living combines two of my favorite sweet treats; flapjacks and banana bread. You’ll use mashed banana and chopped pecans in this recipe, and the pancakes will cook in just minutes. For even more banana flavor, serve with slices of banana on top, as well as a drizzle of maple syrup and toasted pecans. When you are cooking a whole batch of these pancakes, place the cooked pancakes in the oven on a single baking tray for up to thirty minutes while you use up the rest of the batter.
14. Blueberry-Ricotta Flapjacks
Adding ricotta to this flapjack recipe from Simply Delicious helps to create even lighter and fluffier pancakes. Blueberries are a superfood, and they make the perfect addition to your breakfast by adding a little bit of a tang to this sweet dish. You’ll add a tablespoon worth of blueberries to each flapjack before turning them over, and you’ll want to make sure this is a generous portion to get lots of fruity flavors. To serve, cover in syrup and add more fresh blueberries on top.
15. Fluffy Pancake Recipe for One
Although I love making pancakes, oftentimes recipes make such a huge batch of batter that it seems wasteful to have them when I’m alone for the day. This recipe from One Dish Kitchen creates the ideal serving of three pancakes for one person. You can serve these pancakes alone, or with additional ingredients such as mashed banana or chocolate chips for a luxurious breakfast. To serve, customize with your favorite toppings such as syrup, fruit, or chocolate sauce.
16. Hot Cross Bun Flapjacks
For a special Easter weekend treat, you could give these hot cross bun flapjacks from The Kate Tin a try. Hot cross buns can be so tricky to make from scratch, but your family can still enjoy their seasonal taste with this flapjack recipe. You’ll create a perfect blend of spices and fruit in this recipe, and you can even pipe the traditional cross onto the top of the flapjacks when they are cooking. To serve, stack them on top of each other before adding maple syrup or butter to serve. For really fluffy flapjacks, cover the pan while they’re cooking for the best results.
17. Strawberry Cheesecake Flapjacks
When you are next celebrating a special occasion, turn to this recipe from Good Housekeeping for a stack of strawberry cheesecake flapjacks. You’ll use strawberry preserves, strawberries, and cream cheese to make the classic cheesecake recipe. The strawberry preserves and strawberries are combined to create a delicious strawberry mixture that you’ll pour over the flapjacks once cooked. Finish off with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar before serving to your friends and family who will be very impressed with your culinary skills!
18. Yukon Flapjacks
If you’ve got into the sourdough craze this year, you’ll love trying out these Yukon flapjacks from Chez Maximka. You can either make large pancakes or create smaller ones, of about the size of drop scones. They work well with honey or maple syrup drizzled on top and would be a fantastic afternoon treat during the weekend. For breakfast, consider layering the pancakes with yogurt and fruit before serving for a filling and fun breakfast the whole family will enjoy.
19. Vegan Gluten-Free Pancakes
If you are following a gluten-free or vegan diet, you won’t miss out on the breakfast fun with this recipe from The Simple Veganista. You’ll appreciate how simple this recipe is, and it combines gluten-free flour, almond flour, banana, non-dairy milk, and flaxseed meal for a healthy recipe that still creates a fluffy stack of pancakes. In just fifteen to twenty minutes, you’ll have enough pancakes to serve your whole family, and for the best results, you’ll want to keep each one on the griddle until it’s golden brown on both sides.
20. Pineapple Upside Down Flapjacks
Pineapple upside-down isn’t just reserved for cakes, thanks to this recipe from Cornbread Millionaire. Kids will love the look of these pancakes, with the pineapple and cherry center. The flapjacks themselves taste like cornbread and are then topped with caramelized pineapple and Maraschino cherries. To finish, they are drizzled with a pineapple-brown-sugar glaze, and these flapjacks would go perfectly with a side of bacon for breakfast or along with some fried chicken for dinner. You’ll be surprised by how few ingredients you’ll need for this recipe, yet you’ll create a fantastic dish that is ideal for birthdays or celebrations.
Our selection of flapjack pancake recipes today should see you through a whole year or so of breakfasts, and you’ll always have something new to try and impress your family with! The next time you have family or friends over to stay, treat them to one of these unique recipes, and they’ll be raving about their breakfast for weeks to come. Pancakes are a great way to start a birthday or holiday celebration, and these recipes offer something for each season of the year to make the most of the fresh fruits that are available at the time. The best thing about flapjacks is that you can customize them to meet you and your family’s needs, so they are guaranteed to be a hit with everyone you serve them to!