The most popular meal for Mother’s Day is brunch, and even restaurants that don’t usually offer a brunch menu tend to roll one out just for that day. Brunch is a fun meal, one where you can eat cake (coffee cake) alongside savory dishes in a way that you don’t usually do at lunch or dinner. The lines are long when you go out for brunch on Mother’s Day, however, so I recommend staying home, buying flowers and whipping up a batch of one of these amazing pancake recipes for everyone to enjoy.
Buttermilk Chocolate Chunk Pancakes – More indulgent than your average pancake recipe, these fluffy pancakes are packed with chunks of dark chocolate. The chunks of chocolate melt while the pancake bakes, giving you a gooey and delicious finished product. Top these with powdered sugar.
Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes – Made without any wheat flour, these tender pancakes will give you a great base recipe if you are cooking for friends and family that don’t eat gluten. Adapt the recipe for different flavors by adding chocolate chunks (as above) or fresh fruit!
Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes – A twist on a classic cake recipe, each one of these pancakes has a ring of caramelized pineapple at the bottom! The pancakes have loads of flavor, even without syrup, and are perfect for anyone who wants a change of pace from traditional blueberry pancakes.
Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes – (pictured above) Ricotta cheese is a great pancake ingredient because it makes pancakes a bit heartier without making them seem heavier. The Italian cheese almost melts into the pancake batter, giving it a rich flavor and texture. These are excellent when served with fresh berries or sliced bananas.
Cappuccino Pancakes – The coffee lover in your life is sure to enjoy these flavorful pancakes, which are generously spiked with coffee. Since I like to dress up my coffee drinks, I serve these with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. If you want them to be really indulgent, they can also be served with small scoops of chocolate or coffee ice cream.
Browned Butter Dutch Baby Pancakes – Large, souffle-like dutch baby pancakes are always impressive – and they taste even better than they look. These pancakes are perfect for sharing, which makes them an excellent choice for a special occasion. This can be served with confectioners’ sugar or maple syrup, and should be accompanied by an extra drizzle of browned butter.
Passion Fruit Coconut Pancakes – Give mom the flavors of a tropical vacation with these Hawaii-inspired pancakes. The pancakes are made with bright, zesty passion fruit juice and have just a touch of shredded coconut in them. The recipe is for a small batch, but it can easily be doubled. Look for coconut syrup, as that is the perfect accompaniment for pancakes like these.