A whole day dedicated to pancakes? Yeah, we like the sound of that. Held every year on the same day as Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday is all about the flapjacks. Whether you start the day off with a short stack and then move on to more, umm, “festive” celebrations come evening, or decide to make a meal of the ‘cakes all day long, we highly recommend that you whip up at least one of these 25 delicious recipes real soon.

Skinny Funfetti Buttermilk Pancakes

1. Skinny Funfetti Buttermilk Pancakes: Now if these aren’t the perfect birthday breakfast — for funfetti fans, at least — we’re not sure what is. (via Something Swanky)

The Ultimate Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

2. The Ultimate Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes: These just may be the lightest and brightest pancakes ever. (via Amy’s Healthy Baking)


3. Greek Yogurt Pancakes: See ya later, buttermilk. Greek yogurt takes the place of the usual short stack star to create just-as-fluffy flapjacks with a healthy boost of protein. (via Creme de la Crumb)

Tropical Almond Pancakes

4. Tropical Almond Pancakes (Gluten-Free): Here, bananas are cooked right into our almond meal pancakes and topped with a bright mixture of tropical fruit and shredded coconut. (via Brit + Co)

Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Donut Pancakes

5. Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Donut Pancakes: Leave the syrup in the fridge, ’cause these Nutella-stuffed stunners are perfect just the way they are. (via Cafe Delites)

Maple Bacon Pancake Poppers

6. Maple Bacon Pancake Poppers: Even though the batter is flecked with bacon, we’d still serve a few slices (or sausage links) alongside these pancakes. Baking them in a muffin tin means you won’t have to stand over the stove flipping ‘cake after ‘cake after ‘cake. (via Food Fanatic)

American Pancakes With Pomegranate and Blueberries

7. American Pancakes With Pomegranate and Blueberries (Dairy-Free): Enjoy drizzling the fresh pomegranate and blueberry syrup over these classic flapjacks. (via The Hedge Combers)

Four-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

8. Four-Ingredient Protein Pancakes: These four-ingredient powerhouses will fill you up and keep you satisfied for hours. (via Willow Bird Baking)


9. Cheesecakelets (Gluten-Free): Fluffy, slightly sweet and dotted with pockets of melty curds, these whole grain pancakes may be even better than buttermilk. (via A Sage Amalgam)

Pancakes With Fresh Blueberry Sauce

10. Pancakes With Fresh Blueberry Sauce (Vegan): Made without a whole list of specialty ingredients, this is a vegan breakfast option that everyone can whip up without breaking their budget. (via A Little Sweet Life)

Marshmallow Crispy Oreo Pancakes

11. Marshmallow Crispy Oreo Pancakes: Channel summertime and fireside s’more making by topping these gooey cookie cakes off with chocolate sauce. (via Brit + Co)

Banoffee Pie Pancakes

12. Banoffee Pie Pancakes: We’d almost feel guilty about digging into these toffee-doused hotcakes for breakfast. (via Cleobuttera)

PB+J Oat Pancakes

13. PB+J Oat Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free): What time is it? That’s right (sing it with us): It’s peanut butter jelly time!!! (via Blissful Basil)

Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes

14. Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes (Grain-Free): We’re loving the almost marsala-meets-orchid hue of these grain- and food-coloring-free beauties. (via Teffy’s Perks)

Cookie Butter Pancakes

15. Cookie Butter Pancakes: With three delicious cookie butter flavors to choose from — cookies and cream, graham cracker and snickerdoodle — it’s hard to pick a favorite. (via Brit + Co)

Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes

16. Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes: Folding in plumes of beaten egg whites makes these ‘cakes extra light and airy. (via Renée Kemps)

Mexican Hot Chocolate Pancakes With Salted Dulce de Leche (Paleo)

17. Mexican Hot Chocolate Pancakes With Salted Dulce de Leche (Paleo): Cinnamon and cayenne make these spiced hot cocoa pancakes extra nice. (via The Healthy Maven)

Banana Oat Pancakes

18. Banana Oat Pancakes: Toss just three ingredients into your blender, give it a whirl and the batter is ready to scoop onto a hot griddle. (via Blessings + Good Food)

Nut-Free Paleo Pancakes With Triple Berry Compote

19. Nut-Free Paleo Pancakes With Triple Berry Compote: Even folks who aren’t allergic to nuts will love these grain-free pancakes. (via Downshiftology)

Banana Split Pancakes

20. Banana Split Pancakes: If you really want to go all out with the dessert-for-breakfast theme, top it off with a scoop of ice cream. Come to think of it, our two-ingredient banana-chocolate would be the perfect, healthy accompaniment. (via The Breakfast Drama Queen)

Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes

21. Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes: Pumpkin and cornmeal skew the flavor profile toward fall, but trust that these bad boys are just as enjoyable year-round. (via The Tasty Bite)

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

22. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes: You’ll love how ricotta makes each lemon-scented pancake tender and moist, but not soggy. And leftovers, well, they’ll toast up beautifully. (via Garlic, My Soul)

Raspberry Pancakes With Chocolate Glaze

23. Raspberry Pancakes With Chocolate Glaze: Pretty in pink, these would make a swell Valentine’s Day breakfast in bed for your sweetie. (via Baker Bettie)

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

24. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Made with whole grains and dark chocolate, you can feel good about tucking into a short (or full) stack of these in the morning. (via Eat Good 4 Life)

Anzac Biscuit Pancakes

25. Anzac Biscuit Pancakes (Grain-Free, Sugar-Free): Anzac biscuits may last for ages, but one taste of these johnnycakes and they’ll soon disappear. The recipe is scaled to make a single serving, but feel free to double it up for breakfast with your honey. (via The Big Man’s World)

What’s your favorite way to serve up pancakes? Share your best recipes and topping ideas with us below!