Pancakes can be filled with a ton of different extracts, fruits, spices, and chocolate to make them full of flavor.
Here’s a list of our favorite pancake flavor ideas to try out for your next Sunday brunch!
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Chocolate chip pancakes are made by adding mini chocolate chips to the dry ingredients right before adding the liquid ingredients.
Mini chocolate chips start to melt when they are being cooked in the frying pan.
The chocolatey flavor works well in fluffy pancakes for an extra sweet pancake flavor.
Cinnamon pancakes are made by adding cinnamon to the dry ingredients.
Molasses is added to the liquid ingredients which makes these cinnamon pancakes quite sweet, especially with brown sugar.
It’s more of a cinnamon bun flavor to the pancakes with the brown sugar and molasses combination.
Cinnamon pancakes are best served with cream cheese frosting which compliments the cinnamon flavored pancakes well.
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Pumpkin spice pancakes are made by added pumpkin puree to the liquid ingredients.
Nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar act as the complimentary pumpkin spices that go well with pumpkin pancakes.
Pumpkin spice pancakes are the perfect fall flavored breakfast to serve to your family.
Red Velvet Pancakes
Red velvet pancakes are beautifully red and eye catching from adding a hint of red food coloring.
Red velvet pancakes are made by adding cocoa powder, vanilla extract and buttermilk to make them extra fluffy and have a chocolate flavor.
Red velvet pancakes are best served with cream cheese frosting for a more balanced flavor to go with the chocolatey pancakes.
Banana pancakes are made by adding mashed banana to the pancake batter.
Bananas are considered one of the liquid ingredients, therefore the pancake batter is quite thick.
Banana pancakes are made with buttermilk, therefore they are light, fluffy, and airy.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Pancakes
Peppermint hot cocoa pancakes are specialty pancakes that are best served over the winter holidays.
Hot cocoa mix and peppermint extract are added to the pancake batter to create these decadent pancakes.
To garnish, you can add crushed candy canes for a beautiful look to your holiday breakfast.
Chocolate pancakes are my by steeping hot whole milk with cocoa powder.
Whole milk will make your chocolate pancakes extra creamy.
Once the hot whole milk has cooled down, the pancake batter is made by adding Greek yogurt and vanilla extract to thicken and flavor the batter.
To make the chocolate pancakes extra chocolatey, add some mini chocolate chips just before mixing the batter together.
Chocolate pancakes are one of the most filling, satisfying pancakes you can eat!
Serve chocolate pancakes with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and slices of fresh bananas to balance out the chocolate flavor.
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Lemon poppy seed pancakes are flavored by adding poppy seeds, lemon juice and lemon zest to the pancake batter.
These pancakes have a burst of lemon flavor when you bite into them.
Lemon poppy seed pancakes have a lemon poppy seed glaze to sweeten the pancakes and balance out the sharp, tart lemon flavor.
Gingerbread pancakes are a deliciously sweet and spiced pancake.
Gingerbread pancakes are made by adding molasses to the batter – similar to how you would make gingerbread cookies.
Gingerbread pancakes are spiced with ginger, nutmeg, brown sugar and vanilla extract making them flavorful and filling.
Coffee pancakes are flavored by adding instant espresso to the pancake batter.
Instant espresso is concentrated coffee flavor that will enhance the flavor of your pancakes, and not make it too overpowering.
Coffee pancakes go well with caramel sauce, the flavor combination is sweet and bitter coming together.
You could also serve coffee pancakes with chocolate sauce, or with syrup to give the pancakes a bit of a sweeter finish to them.
Blueberry pancakes are made by folding fresh blueberries into your pancake batter.
When you bite into your blueberry pancakes the blueberries burst to give you a flavor packed bite.
Blueberry pancakes are sweet, savory, and satisfying.