30+ Unusual Pancake Recipes

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Pancakes are one of my all-time favourite foods!

Different cultures and cuisines have their own versions of this quick-to-whip-up meal. Just throw together a few ingredients and in a short while, you have a whole ready dish. But apart from the traditional sweet pancakes or savory pancakes that we eat every other day, there are some truly unique recipes for pancakes. So, if you are wondering what to do with pancakes that you haven’t tried before, try some of these 30+ unusual pancake recipes.

They’re perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! And a few are perfect for dessert too!

1. Oatmeal & Cottage Cheese Blender Pancakes

Make that breakfast staple, pancakes, healthier and super easy with these blender pancakes. There is no processed sugar,a hit of protein and lots of flavor to enjoy!
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Oatmeal Cootage cheese pancakes topped with bananas and berries.

2. Vanilla Purple Sweet Potato Pancakes

Naturally purple and the definition of a healthy superfood breakfast! Vanilla Purple Sweet Potato Pancakes that are gluten-free and vegan will have you rethinking your boring old weekend pancakes!
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Vanilla Purple Sweet Potato pancakes with a fork.

3. Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes (Grain Free, Dairy-free, Nut-free)

These grain free pumpkin spice pancakes are so tasty! I think the addition of the pumpkin puree really makes for a heartier, fluffier pancake when compared to just coconut flour pancakes. These are a great breakfast to serve for a lazy autumn saturday morning!
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Pumpkin pancakes topped with a banana slice.

4. Traditional East Indian Pancakes

East Indians make sweet pancakes with a coconut filling for Shrove Tuesday. This recipe is the traditional one used by my grandmother and tweaked a little bit.
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Pan Cakes are ready to be served - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

5. Gluten Free Keto Sourdough Pancakes From Starter

The best keto sourdough pancakes made that are also gluten free and made from sourdough starter, almond flour and coconut flour. These fluffy sourdough pancakes are perfect for breakfast with only 1.6 grams of net carbs per serving!
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Keto sourdough pancakes over each other topped with a dollop of cream.

6. Rava Uttapam

Rava Uttapam or Instant Suji Uttapam is a delicious, easy to make, savory pancake from India. It’s topped with different ingredients like vegetables, herbs, or grated coconut and served with dips like coconut chutney, peanut chutney, or sambhar.
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Rava uttapam on a white plate.

7. Keto-Friendly Cottage Cheese Pancakes

These keto-friendly cottage cheese pancakes are the perfect healthy and delicious breakfast. They are packed with healthy fats – from almond flour and eggs – and proteins – from cottage cheese. These pancakes are low in carbs and gluten-free.
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Keto cottage cheese pancakes topped with berries and syrup.

8. Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pancakes Cereal

Mini Pancakes Cereal otherwise known as Tik Tok Pancakes are all the rage! This version is made with a healthy spin. Check out this easy to make Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pancakes Cereal recipe.
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Mini pancakes in a blue bowl with maple syrup and chocolate chips in glass bowls.

9. Perfect Keto Pancakes {Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free}

Sick of eating eggs for breakfast on the keto diet? Perfect Keto Pancakes are a simple, easy-to-make pancakes recipe for keto dieters, low carb dieters, or anyone who wants a low-carb breakfast option.
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10. Atayef (Middle Eastern Stuffed Pancakes)

Atayef are an Arabic dessert usually made for special occasions such as a Ramadan dessert. These loaded stuffed pancakes are filled with walnuts, oven-baked, and then coated in a fragrant simple syrup.
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Stuffed pancakes filled with walnuts and coated with

11. Green Spinach Pancakes- Mint Chocolate Chip!

Easy green spinach pancakes without using any food dyes! Make this fluffy green spinach pancakes recipe for a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, Christmas or just to add a little fun into your family breakfast. Most kids won’t even think twice about the spinach when they hear mint chocolate chip pancakes are on the menu.
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Green spinach pancakes with chocolate mint.

12. Lemon Poppy Seed Sourdough Pancakes

These lemon poppyseed pancakes are made with sourdough discard and topped with lemon icing. They’re light, tangy and delicious!
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Lemon poppy seed soughdough pancakes on top of each other with lemon drizzle.

13. Whole Wheat Blueberry Flax Pancakes

Wholesome Whole Wheat Blueberry Flax Pancakes are fluffy and delicious even with all the whole grains. Fresh blueberries, whole wheat flour, and ground flax are the star of this simple breakfast recipe ever!
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Blurberry flax pancakes in a plate with blueberries and syrup and butter.

14. Sourdough Rye Pancakes Recipe – Delicious & Fluffy!

These pancakes are so fluffy, soft, and perfect! They’re not only delicious, but nutritious as well with fermented ingredients.
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Sourdough Rye pancakes stacked on top of each other.

15. Sorghum Pancakes Recipe

These light, fluffy pancakes are gluten-free, but everyone loves them! Sorghum Pancakes are a wonderful light, fluffy breakfast basic. This recipe is also free from dairy and nuts!
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Sorghum Pancakes on top of each other with berries.

16. Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes {Paleo & Gluten-Free}

Soft, tender, and piled high, these Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes are the perfect way to wake up. Plus, they’re gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, and can be made in bulk and frozen to make busy mornings even easier and tastier.
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17. Pumpkin Oat Pancakes

These pancakes use oat flour and pumpkin puree so they’re delicious and fill you up! If you love pumpkin, breakfast, and being full after eating, these pumpkin oat pancakes are the perfect food for you!
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Pumpkin Oats Pancakes on top of each other.

18. Gluten Free Chitaps or Rice Crepes

East Indian chitaps are a light and fluffy rice crepe that goes well with anything. Abby modified the recipe to make it gluten free for her friends.
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Gluten Free version of Chitaps - TheWingedFork

19. Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes

These vegan pancakes are warm, fluffy, and full of real ingredients. With fresh ginger and seasonal spices, you will be making these pancakes all year long.
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Vegan Gingerbread cookies drizzled with honey.

20. Healthy & Fluffy Cornmeal Pancakes

Whole grain cornmeal pancakes are fluffy, easy, & super healthy! No buttermilk or yeast needed, these simple pancakes can be made in minutes!
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21. Healthy Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet potato pancakes are everything you want – they’re a healthy gluten-free alternative to traditional pancakes that are still fluffy. They’re lightly spiced enough to be delicious by themselves, but still easy to customise anyway you want to.
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Sweet potato pancakes with coconut whipped cream.

22. Paleo Banana Pancakes

These paleo banana pancakes are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. They’re easy to make and perfect with a drizzle of maple syrup or a slathering of nut butter.
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Paleo Banana Pancakes with a slice cut out topped with banana slices.

23. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Casserole

This delicious Pancake Casserole is perfect for feeding a crowd! Thick and fluffy pancake casserole filled with fresh blueberries and topped with a brown sugar crumble. The easiest and tastiest “pancake” you’ll ever eat.
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24. Paleo Banana Flour Pancakes

Looking for a paleo pancake recipe that can hold up against fluffy, carb-y staple that you remember so fondly? Look no further. These light and fluffy banana flour pancakes are everything that is right in this world.
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25. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes… Because breakfast is always better with pancakes, but who could ever turn down Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal?
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes.

26. Japanese Hot Cakes

These impressively tall soufflé pancakes are similar to American pancakes, but lighter and fluffier. They’re delicate, pillowy pancakes that are not only super fun to make and eat, but also incredibly tasty.
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Japanese souffle Pancake with syrup on a blue plate.

27. Moroccan Semolina Pancakes (Vegan Baghrir)

Moroccan Semolina Pancakes are one of a kind breakfast recipe that is sure to impress anyone. Uniquely spongy, lacy and easy to make, these beautiful vegan pancakes are perfect for a cozy weekend breakfast or brunch.
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Moroccan Baghrir pancakes on top of each other on a white plate.

28. Pumpkin Surnali

Pumpkin Surnali is a gluten-free, fermented rice pancake sweetened with jaggery and flavored with pumpkin puree. Soft, Spongy and delicious pancakes for breakfast. Enjoy with lightly salted butter.
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Pumpkin Surnali in a plate toped with salted butter.

29. Peranakan Pancakes with Banana Sauce – Thai Rice Flour Coconut Pancakes

These Delicious yeast raised Coconut Pancakes with Banana Sauce from Thailand are gluten free, vegan and full of flavor. Light and fluffy with kid friendly flavors.
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Peranakan Pancakes on a plate topped with banana sauce.

30. Serabi Kuah – Indonesian pancakes with palm sugar and coconut milk syrup

Serabi Kuah is Indonesian pancake with palm sugar and coconut milk. It’s the pancake that you can enjoy any time of the day beyond breakfast.
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Serabi Kuah with coconut milk syrup in a white bowl.

31. Norwegian Pancakes (Pannekaker)

Norwegian pancakes are thin by pancake standards, but thick by crepe standards. But by any measure, they’re darn delicious.
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2 Norwegian rolled Pancakes on a grey platter.

32. Dutch Baby

Ever tried a Dutch Baby? It’s neither Dutch nor a Baby, but so delicious! Like a huge baked pancake. Add raspberry sauce and fresh fruit – YUM!
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33. Carrot Cake Keto Pancakes

You’ll never miss the carbs when you make these deliciously decadent Carrot Cake Keto Pancakes! Packed with veggies, protein, and good fats, these keto carrot pancakes are the perfect way to start your day!
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Keto Carrot cake pancakes drizzled with butter.

How many of these unusual pancake recipes do you plan on trying? Leave a comment and let us know which ones are your favorite!

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