9 Easy Ways to Make Pancakes More Delicious

We've kept these decadent pancake recipe ideas to three steps max, because you shouldn't have to think too hard before breakfast.

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Start with Basic Pancakes:

Start with Basic Pancakes:istock/Cinnamon Streusel
Combine 1 cup flour, 2 tbs. sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder, and ½ tsp. salt. Stir together 1 cup milk, 2 tbs. melted butter, and 1 egg; add to dry ingredients. Oil a large skillet, and cook pancakes over medium heat until tops and sides have bubbled; flip and cook until golden brown on both sides. All set? Next, get recipe ideas for Rainbow Pancakes, Red Velvet Pancakes, and more. —Source: Everyday Food

Rainbow Pancakes

Rainbow Pancakes istock/brasovianu
Make basic recipe. Divide batter among several bowls, one for each desired color. Add food coloring to each; prepare as instructed. —Inspired by artist Henry Hargreaves

Lacy Pancakes

Lacy Pancakesistock/ginew
Pour basic batter into squeeze bottle (like an old, clean ketchup container); draw designs directly on hot griddle.    

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Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakesistock/Azurita
Mix basic batter. Add 1 tbs. cocoa powder and red paste food coloring. Top with cream cheese frosting (4 oz. cream cheese, 2 tbs. butter, 3 tbs. milk, 2 cups powdered sugar). —Source: bettycrocker.com

Cake Batter Pancakes

Cake Batter Pancakesistock/RuthBlack
Make basic batter, but substitute yellow cake mix for half the flour; fold in colorful sprinkles. Top with frosting. —Source: tablespoon.com  

S’mores Pancakes

S’mores Pancakesistock/High Impact
Make basic batter with chocolate chips; top with marshmallow crème and graham cracker crumbs.

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Double Chocolate Pancakes

Double Chocolate Pancakesistock/aslavova
Make basic batter. Add 2 tbs. cocoa powder; fold in chocolate chips.

Caramelized Bananas Pancakes

Caramelized Bananas Pancakesistock/KucherAV
Make basic batter and cook pancakes. Sauté sliced bananas in canola oil; add a few spoonfuls of brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Serve over pancakes.

Cinnamon Streusel

Cinnamon Streusel istock/cmspic
Make basic batter and cook pancakes. Combine ½ cup flour, ½ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 6 tbs. cubed butter until crumb mixture forms. Sprinkle over warm pancakes. Source: twopeasandtheirpod.com

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Corn Cakes

Corn Cakes istock/alely
Make basic batter. Add ½ cup cornmeal and 1 cup frozen (thawed) corn kernels. Serve with honey—or salsa and sour cream!

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