It may seem totally necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this problem is to fire up the griddle and get your pancake fix at home (DIY mimosa bar not included). These recipes are SUPER easy — some are vegan, some gluten-free or protein-packed pancakes, while others are savory or just totally indulgent. The best part? They’re all going to be ready before the waitress calls your name off the wait list at your favorite spot.

5 ingredient classic pancakes

1. 5-Ingredient Classic Pancakes: DIY blue plate special, anyone? Make them yourself with just five ingredients that you probably already have lying around. (via Baker Bettie)

apple pancakes

2. Apple Walnut Buckwheat Pancakes: There’s no shame in taking a little help from boxed pancake mix, especially when you’re adding amazing toppings like cinnamon apples and walnuts (we won’t tell anyone your little secret). (via RDelicious Kitchen)

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

3. Chocolate Chip Pomegranate Pancakes: Opt out of that last cocktail and save your seltzer water for these pancakes. You won’t be disappointed. The carbonation mixed with baking powder gives these a thick and fluffy texture that is absolute perfection. (via The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen)

Chocolate Hazelnut Pancakes

4. Cocoa Hazelnut Pancakes: You would never guess by looking at these pancakes that they are incredibly easy, healthy AF and oh-so delicous. Next time that Nutella craving calls, whip these babies up ASAP. (via Nourish Gal)

Coconut Oat Pancakes

5. Coconut Oat Pancakes: When you have shredded coconut, coconut oil AND coconut milk… you can’t go wrong. These GF pancakes are like a Sunday morning trip to paradise. Passport not required. (via A Kitchen Cafe)

Mini Apple Walnut Pancakes

6. Mini Apple-Walnut Pancakes: How are the apples hiding in these tiny little pancakes? They’re finely shredded and mixed in with the batter to give an unexpected yet welcome texture. Now, to figure out how many mini pancakes equals one regular pancake… (via Cooktoria)

Oat and Almond Flour Pancakes

7. Oat and Almond Flour Pancakes: Long gone are the days that gluten-intolerant people couldn’t have pancakes. There are SO many options for flour alternatives now, some of which taste even better in a pancake than all-purpose (looking at you, almond flour!). (via Bacon My Broccoli)

Potato Pancakes

8. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes: Some leftovers you can eat for days after and they are just as good, if not better, than the first day you made them. Mashed potatoes, however, are not those leftovers. Unless you make these quick and easy pancakes that MAY just be better than mashed potatoes on their best day. (via Just a Taste)

Pumpkin Pancakes

9. Pumpkin Pancakes With Buttered Pecan Maple Syrup: Imagine the flavors of your favorite butter pecan ice cream… but you get to have it for breakfast! Plus, the pancakes have sweet potato in them, so that totally means they’re healthy, right? (via Life Made Simple)

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Pancakes

10. Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Pancakes: PB pancakes are a childhood staple. You can at least feel a little bit better about inhaling a short stack of these because they’re made with whole wheat flour. Elvis-style chocolate and banana garnish is definitely required. (via Cooking LSL)

Ricotta Parmesan Jalepeno Pancakes

11. Ricotta, Parmesan & Chive Pancakes with Jalapeño-Quince Jam: We’ve established that pancakes can totally be savory, and these guys are definitely savory. Try serving these alongside a robust steak and sunny-side-up eggs for a unique brunch. (via Cravings in Amsterdam)

Smore Pancakes

12. Healthy S’more Pancakes: Healthy and s’more are two words that are rarely used together. But, with a scoop of vanilla protein powder and lean egg whites, these pancakes are the ultimate post-workout treat. (via Jar of Lemons)

Spinach Hawcakes

13. Hawcakes With Blueberry Syrup: Sometimes you have to hide spinach… and sometimes you’re the one that you’re hiding it from. For those instances, blending it in with your pancake batter and drowning them in blueberry syrup is the best way to go. (via Pine and Crave)

Spirulina Pancakes

14. Savory Spirulina Pancakes With Vegan Herbed Cream Cheese: If you want the most nutritional bang for your buck, add spirulina to just about anything and it will do the trick. These savory pancakes have only five ingredients, and would make a lovely addition to any breakfast spread. (via Black White Vivid)

Vegan Oat and Spelt Pancakes

15. Vegan Oat & Spelt Pancakes: Even if you aren’t vegan, you can appreciate the simplicity of these pancakes. A little bit of fresh fruit and a touch of maple syrup is all you need complete their wholesome feel. (via Wild Zest)

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