Pancakes are a beloved breakfast food that’s stood the test of time. In an age when foodie trends change almost daily and dishes are often judged on their photogenic factor as much as their flavors, pancakes remain a traditional favorite amongst people of all ages. Though they can easily be enjoyed at any time of year, we especially love them during the cold winter months — a mouthful of fluffy ‘cakes tends to conjure warm and cozy feelings. Pancakes don’t just taste great, they’re easy (and fun!) to make at home, which makes them a great choice for when you’re hosting at your apartment. To help make pancakes more accessible to all, we’ve compiled a roundup of four recipes we love and recommend trying out ASAP.
If you’re looking for a tried-and-true basic pancakes recipe, we recommend this one from Taste of Home. It doesn’t involve any special ingredients or substitutes. Instead, it relies on the basic combination of flour, butter, baking soda and eggs to give you near-perfect pancakes.
When you go gluten-free, lots of foods are off the table. Luckily, pancakes don’t have to be one of them thanks to specialized recipes like this one from What The Fork. This recipe includes gluten-free flour and avocado oil. And they can even be frozen to eat later.
Traditional ‘cakes utilize eggs in their batter. If you’re cooking for a vegan eater, try this recipe from Tasty. It packs all the beloved flavors and fluffy textures of traditional pancakes, sans egg or any other animal products. Add a sliced banana on top for some extra vegan goodness.
Some simple recipes, like pancakes, don’t call for fancy flavors or extra ingredients (besides maybe some fresh fruit and syrup). We understand the purist argument when it comes to making ‘cakes. But there are some delicious variations on the classic dish that can mix it up in a good way. One of the best we’ve come across is this recipe for matcha pancakes from Food 52. It doesn’t steer too much from a traditional recipe. Matcha is a subtle flavor, so it offers a “little something” takes standard ‘cakes from good to great. Try it out when you want to mix things up a bit without getting too creative in the kitchen.
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