48 Top Pancake & Waffle Recipes

Looking to spice up your morning? From pumpkin pancakes to sausage waffles, check out these inspired recipes that'll take the boring out of breakfast in no time flat.

Light & Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

"I've tried several pumpkin pancake recipes, but they've all fallen short of my expectations. We love these!"


Belgian Waffles

"These are as pretty and as tasty as the ones we had in Brussels, Belgium! The texture is light and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside."

-Cucina Casalingo

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Warm Blueberry Compote

"Wow! This is probably the most decadent breakfast I've ever made! I almost missed the part about putting the leftover lemon curd between the pancakes. Thank goodness I didn't! The pancakes are so light and fluffy and the blueberry compote is amazing with the lemon."


Oatmeal Waffles

"These were wonderful waffles! I halved the recipe, but wish I hadn't. The molasses added the perfect touch of sweetness and gave the waffles that healthy, brown 'glow.'"


Harvest Grain & Nut Pancakes

"I loved the hearty texture of these along with that signature flavor buttermilk gives. These are really filling and a great recipe to share!"


Chicken Parmesan Waffle Sandwich

“A combination of two crowd favorites: fried chicken and waffles with chicken parmesan — in one delicious sandwich.”

-Chanel L.

German Pancake

"This is the second time I have made this recipe and we just love it. I added cinnamon and slicedan apple over the batter before putting it in the oven."


German Apple Puff Pancake

“Holy smokes this is tasty. I made breakfast for dinner. This would be great for brunch, breakfast, lunch or dinner, and all snacks in between! It should have it's own place on the food pyramid!"

-Chicagoland Chef du

Vegan Waffles

"I made these this morning and they turned out very nice. I really liked the addition of oatmeal!"

-Barb S.

Whole Wheat Pancakes

"Very light and tasty compared to other whole wheat pancakes I've tried. Plus, they're easy to make."


Fresh Sausage Waffles

"I love the flavor of sausage with maple syrup! I used some link sausage I had leftover from another breakfast. This made a very tasty breakfast."


Healthy Chocolate Chip & Banana Pancakes

"This has become a staple in our house. All of my kids absolutely love them. They are healthy and delicious!"


Arkansas German-Baked Pancake

"What a great tasting and big, tall, light, fluffy pancake! And with the delicious apple filling, what more could a girl ask for?"

-Baby Kato

Tex-Mex Waffles

"These are really different from regular waffles, and a nice change. Plus, you can put the leftovers in the freezer to use another time."


Blueberry-Sour Cream Pancakes

"I ditched my old pancake recipe after trying these! They were light, fluffy and delicious!"

-Happy Mom

Banana Berry Pancakes

"These were tasty and fruity pancakes! The banana flavor was subtle, and the pancakes were nice and fluffy. Next time I think I'll add pecans!”


Hedgehog Crepe Cake

Thin layers of vanilla crepes get stacked up high with light and fluffy cookies and cream filling, for a cake that's practically a party of it's own!

Basic Batter Waffles

“These came out great! I poured the batter into our Oster waffle maker and cooked for 11 minutes. The result was golden crisp delicious waffles!”

-Stephen A

Rainbow Pancakes

Add some color to your breakfast.

Neapolitan Waffles

Your favorite ice cream flavor in breakfast form.

Basic Pancake Mix

"My husband said that these were the best pancakes that I've ever made! That says enough right there. They were very fluffy, and had a melt-in-your-mouth texture."


Gingerbread Waffles

"So amazing! These were like a spice cookie, only soft and fluffy! We ate ours with a little butter, a tiny bit of syrup and some fresh-whipped heavy cream."

-Rachie P

Pancake Breakfast Tacos

Swap tortillas with pancakes for an unforgettable breakfast taco.

Cranberry-Orange Pancakes

"These are perfect pancakes! The orange was nice and subtle while the cranberries were sweet, tart and tangy. I used dried cranberries, and they worked well."

-Baby Kato

Gluten-Free Banana-Nut Waffles

"These healthy waffles had great texture and taste! My family loved them! I know we'll be making these again."


Bavarian Pancakes

"This is a keeper! My boyfriend had never had 'crepes' before, and he gobbled them up! I can't wait to try these again with different fillings."


Waffles With Fresh Strawberry Syrup

"I'm in waffle heaven! These are absolutely the best waffles I've ever made. They are crisp and lovely on the outside, and fluffy and light on the inside."


Family Favorite Oatmeal Pancakes

"I have never been very successful at making regular pancakes, but this recipe worked for me! I made these with whole wheat flour and the kids still gobbled them down."


The Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes

"Great Pancakes. Just the way I remember growing up from Mom's kitchen."


Buttermilk Pancakes

"These were phenomenal. They were fluffy and tasty. I made them plain this time but may jazz them up with blueberries, bananas or chocolate chips in the future. A new favorite recipe for sure!"

-Fiona J.

Cake Batter Pancakes

Celebrate everyday like it's your birthday with these Cake Batter Pancakes.

Banana Pancakes

"This is the third time I’ve eaten these banana pancakes and I like them more and more each time!"


Milk-Free, Egg-Free Pancakes

“Delicious! I made the version that omits both milk and eggs and I could not believe how tasty!”

-Emily P

Flourless Banana Bread Pancakes

A morning mashup.

Real Swedish Pancakes (Pannkakor)

“Love this recipe! These remind me of my Mom's pancakes. She never really measured her ingredients so I could never get them right!”


Zucchini Pancakes

"This recipe is really good. You can have them plain, with sour cream or ranch dressing on top. I tried a couple with a bit of grated carrott in the batter too with wonderful results. These make a great side dish, meal or breakfast."


Rice Flour Pancakes

"Best gluten-free pancakes I have ever made! So simple, so light and fluffy.”


Fluffy Eggless Pancakes

"This is one of the best, fluffiest, eggless pancakes I have ever made and tasted. I also made these into waffles for my little fussy six year old, and he gobbled them."

-Jotimala S.

German-Style Crisp Potato Pancakes

“I loved this recipe. It is nice and crispy, but without a thick, hard crust. I did add a bit more onion to suit my own taste, but overall, this recipe is a keeper!”


Low-Fat Whole-Wheat Banana Pancakes

"Delicious! Everyone loved them. They baked up light, fluffy, and delicious! We always have bananas on hand, and I like that they don't have oil in them."


Thin Pancakes

“Absolutely delicious, they're just like the pancakes my grandmother used to make!”


Quick Sourdough Pancakes

"This is great! Especially if you forget to proof overnight - here's a recipe that doesn't require it. We made it without substitutions and it came out perfectly!"


Granny's Pancakes

"These were excellent! I made them for my son and he loves them! These are great!"


Traditional Swedish Pancakes

"Absolutely perfect. They are a very thin pancake. I have had the authentic swedish pancakes and these are excellent."


Cornmeal Pancakes

"I made these pancakes this morning. It was an excellent, reliable recipe, with great flavor, texture and rise. I will definitely use this again."


Copy-Cat Hoito Finnish Pancakes

"I'm not a pancake expert, but this recipe was amazing and just like Hoitos. This will be my go-to. So easy to make!"


Chicken and Waffles

This twist on a classic has a cranberry-apple slaw.

Fluffy Matcha Hotcakes

These sky-high pancakes get a boost from green tea powder.