"I concocted these fluffy pancakes using a muffin recipe," relates Janie Obermier of St. Joseph, Missouri. "We love them topped with strawberry jam for breakfast, supper or even just snacking. They're delicious drizzled with maple syrup, too."
Lemon yogurt gives these hearty pancakes a fluffy texture and delectable flavor. My son couldn't get enough of them the first time we had them the first time we had them for breakfast. Top each stack with extra yogurt and berries.—Ann Flores, Seneca, Kansas
Flecks of zucchini give these savory, moist pancakes a pretty appearance. For a suppertime side dish, field editor Leann Meeds of Klamath Falls, Oregon suggests topping them with spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese.
"MY AUNT made a mighty breakfast that revolved around 'The Big Pancake'. I always enjoyed watching as she poured the batter into her huge iron skillet, then baked the confection to perfection in the oven.
"The delicious result defied description! It was a sort of combination pancake, waffle and cruller.
"Sprinkled with powdered sugar and garnished with wedges of lemon, this crispy, golden-brown treat—which covered a dinner plate!—was as delightful to the eye as it was to the palate."
In place of potato pancakes, try these cute rounds that are very simple to prepare with on-hand ingredients. Not only are they tasty, they're pretty, too. To eliminate some of the fat, I use a nonstick griddle coated with butter-flavored cooking spray.
El Dorado, Kansas
Chocolate lovers in Laura Rader's household rush to breakfast when these fluffy pancakes are on the menu. "I use chocolate milk and miniature chocolate chips in the batter," writes Laura from Fergus Falls, Minnesota. "Topped with butter and fruit, they're our daughter's all-time favorite."
Field editor Katie Sloan from Charlotte, North Carolina writes, "With strawberries, banana and a good buttermilk batter, this is my all-time favorite pancake recipe. I even serve these for dinner occasionally with some crispy bacon or a slice of country ham."
Our home economists created this flapjack recipe that uses buckwheat flour instead of the wheat-based variety. The light and tender pancakes offer a nutty flavor and hearty texture that are guaranteed to get your day of to a bright start. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Is your family tired of the same old breakfast pancakes? If so, try this recipe! Brown sugar wakes up your taste buds while oats add stick-to-your-ribs texture to carry you through lunchtime. These pancakes are so nicely sweet they don't need syrup...and they're a fun way to get kids to eat oats.
—Karen Ann Bland
"Pancakes are one of my husband's specialties," says Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas. "So it's not unusual for him to wake me with those hot-from-the griddle cakes that get their delicious difference from peanut butter.
When we decided to change our restaurant's menu to focus on breakfast all day, we came up with this delicious recipe to feature specialty pancakes. This is one of the customer's favorites!—Debbie and Don Smith, Gatlinburg, Tennessee