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24 Healthy Pancake Recipes That’ll Start Your Day Off Right

Kickstart your day with a stack of healthy pancakes! These nourishing recipes will make you feel refreshed and ready to tackle your day.

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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

My family absolutely loves these oat pancakes. I make them every Saturday and Sunday. Whole wheat flour adds to their heartiness—and healthfulness, too! —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

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Gluten-Free Pancakes

I’ve made these gluten-free pancakes dozens of time since being diagnosed with Celiac disease. My kids like them best with chocolate chips (of course!) and maple syrup. —Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana
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Yogurt Pancakes

Get your day off to a great start with these yummy pancakes. They pack in two cups of yogurt, adding moisture and a boost of protein. —Cheryll Baber, Homedale, Idaho
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Zucchini Pancakes

Made with nutrient-dense zucchini, these are a tasty change of pace from ordinary potato pancakes. Add a little shredded onion to give them a savory kick. —Charlotte Goldberg, Honey Grove, Pennsylvania
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Keto-Friendly Protein Pancakes

On the keto diet? These protein pancakes rely on banana, Greek yogurt, olive oil and almond flour for a tasty morning meal that’s low in carbs. Top off your stack with a keto-friendly option, like berries, nuts or monkfruit-sweetened syrup.
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Vegan Pancakes

No eggs or dairy? No problem. These tasty vegan pancakes feature plenty of standard ingredients, plus some plant-based add-ins like dairy-free milk, ground flaxseed and apple cider vinegar. The end result is a fluffy stack your whole family will enjoy.
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Apple-Cinnamon Quinoa Pancakes

For a unique take on healthy pancakes, give this recipe a try. The shredded apple remains slightly crunchy with the short cooking time, and it nicely complements the chewy texture of the quinoa. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Whole Wheat Pancakes

To fix a large batch of tender pancakes for my five children, I rely on this quick and wholesome recipe. It calls for whole wheat flour and buttermilk, which make the pancakes filling but also light. —Line Walter, Wayne, Pennsylvania
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High-Octane Pancakes

For extra energy, turn to these scrumptious hotcakes. They’re loaded with oats and wheat germ for a powerful start to your morning. —Kelly Hanlon, Strasburg, Colorado
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Almond Berry Pancakes

Whole wheat flour and two kinds of berries add an extra helping of nutrition to these hearty pancakes. It’s a breakfast I feel good about eating. —Sarah Haengel, Bowie, Maryland
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Fluffy Banana Pancakes

I love to make pancakes for my family on Saturday mornings. Since we often have ripe bananas, I decided to add them to a batch of pancake batter. The results were delicious!—Lori Stevens, Riverton, Utah

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Hearty Multigrain Pancakes

Oats and whole wheat flour make these tasty pancakes extra hearty. Try them with applesauce spooned on top! —Jeri Tirmenstein, Apache Junction, Arizona
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Banana Blueberry Pancakes

This blueberry pancakes recipe is a favorite in our home. My kids don’t even realize how healthy it is! —Kelly Reinicke, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Upside-Down Pear Pancake

There’s a pear tree in my yard that inspires me to bake with its fragrant fruit. This upside-down pancake works best with a firm pear, not one that is fully ripe. —Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California
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Country Crunch Pancakes

I adapted a basic pancake recipe and came up with this tasty favorite. We love the nutrient-packed blueberries in every bite! —Anita Harmala, Howell, Michigan

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Flaxseed Oatmeal Pancakes

I came up with this healthy and really tasty recipe because my husband loves pancakes. They have a great texture and cinnamon taste. —Sharon Hansen, Pontiac, Illinois
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Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

This buckwheat pancake recipe uses buckwheat flour instead of the wheat-based variety. The light and tender buckwheat pancakes offer a nutty flavor and hearty texture. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Apple Walnut Pancakes

The whole wheat flavor really comes through in these hearty pancakes. They taste amazing with a light touch of maple syrup. —Kerry Blondheim, Denmark, Wisconsin
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Raspberry Peach Puff Pancake

Here’s a simple, satisfying treat that’s perfect when you have company for brunch. It’s loaded with healthy fresh fruit! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

My kids love homemade banana bread, so why not make it in pancake form? These freeze well for a special breakfast any day. —Ally Billhorn, Wilton, Iowa
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Fruit-Filled Puff Pancake

This fruity puff pancake is a top breakfast request at my house. The combination of cinnamon, blueberries and bananas is wonderful. —LeAnne Senger, Oregon City, Oregon
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Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

These pumpkin pancakes are also delicious served with butter or whipped topping and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Freeze any extras in a single layer on a cookie sheet, then store in a freezer bag. They're great fresh out of the toaster! —Mindy Bauknecht, Two Rivers, Wisconsin

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Banana Oat Pancakes

I concocted these fluffy banana oatmeal pancakes using a muffin recipe. We love them topped with strawberry jam for breakfast, supper or even just snacking. They’re delicious drizzled with maple syrup, too. —Janie Obermier, St. Joseph, Missouri
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Dutch Baby Pancake with Strawberry-Almond Compote

Pannekoeken, or Dutch baked pancakes, is a light treat in my husband’s family. You can also try this recipe with vanilla extract, blueberries and lemon peel. —Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia

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Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.
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