Pancakes: Not Just for Breakfast

Covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner with these 8 pancake recipes

Buttermilk Pancakes

The French have crêpes, the Dutch have puffy pannekoeken, the Russians have blini, and the Japanese have okonomiyaki, and here in America, we have the good old flapjack, short stack, hot cake, and griddle cake. Whatever you want to call them, nothing beats waking up to the scent of a fresh batch of pancakes cooking on a skillet.

Top pancakes with real maple syrup (or some good old Aunt Jemima or Log Cabin — doubtless some scream "blasphemy" at this point, while others cry out in nostalgia), fresh fruit, whipped cream, or jam, and they're the ultimate breakfast or brunch treat for kids and adults alike — that is, unless one is inclined toward that other breakfast-food camp (ahem, waffles).

The funny thing is, though, pancakes really aren't just for breakfast. Oh sure, IHOP always has ads on TV declaring that pancakes are for any meal — but they're still serving breakfast-y pancakes with syrup at dinner. And breakfast for dinner gets pretty old. No, there's a whole different game going on here — how about sweet potato and feta pancakes for dinner? Tasty, satisfying, and dare we say it, on the healthy side. Or, if in the mood for something with a little international flair, try chef Jennifer Maeng's Korean Mung Bean Pancakes, flavored with kimchee, bean sprouts, and fiddlehead ferns. And don't miss the Paleo-friendly Carrot Scallion Pancakes from Elana Amsterdam, author of the gluten-free blog Elana's Pantry.

And of course, we have the more typical, breakfast-y stuff, too. Are you drooling yet?

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Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberries and Maple Syrup

Piled high and drenched with maple syrup, they’re very hard to say no to...

Jane Hornby





Gluten-Free Silver Dollar Pancakes

Hope you enjoy these high-protein, gluten-free pancakes made with almond flour...

Elana Amsterdam





Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

These are the pancakes that I serve to large groups of people that I love...

Joy the Baker





Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes

This happy marriage of vices is a great option when you're craving a sweet-and-savory breakfast-for-dinner dish...

Maryse Chevriere





Sweet Potato Feta Pancakes

Feta and sweet potato pair beautifully in this dinnertime pancake recipe, which is the ultimate marriage of sweet and savory...

Ashley Fahr





Honey Oat and Blueberry Pancakes

One of my favorite things about these pancakes is that all of the ingredients are ones you probably already have...

Megan Watson





Mung Bean Pancakes

Mung beans may not be a familiar ingredient to many cooks here, but these legumes are popular throughout much of Asia, and are becoming easier to find here...

Jennifer Maeng




Carrot Scallion Pancakes

Carrots make a healthier latke than potatoes...

Elana Amsterdam