22 Delicious Pancake Mix-ins
Make your favorite pancakes extra delicious with these fun, unexpected mix-ins.
The king of breakfast meats doesn’t have to just go alongside pancakes—add cooked, chopped pieces to the batter, or pour batter over whole slices of cooked bacon in the skillet.
Or try these bacon pancakes from Taste of Home.
Add shredded carrots, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to batter for a healthy take on carrot cake (and of course, cream cheese would be a great topping).
Or try these carrot cake pancakes from Taste of Home.
Add a splash of OJ to your pancake batter for a citrusy kick, or mix in a spoonful of zest.
Or try these orange sunrise pancakes from Taste of Home.
Almost any pancake can benefit from the addition of chocolate chips…and there’s no reason to stop there. Chocolate sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and cocoa powder all make great mix-ins or toppers.
Or try these Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Taste of Home.
If you’re already a connoisseur of chocolate chip pancakes, add a handful of butterscotch chips to mix up your sweet pancake routine.
Or try these Slumber Party Pancakes from Taste of Home.
Substitute yogurt (regular or Greek, plain or flavored) for the milk or buttermilk in your favorite pancake recipe (or boxed mix). If the batter seems too thick, thin with a splash of water.
Or try these yogurt pancakes from Taste of Home.
A handful of corn kernels (frozen or fresh) makes for a surprisingly sweet pop in pancakes—both savory and sweet versions. You can also try subbing in cornmeal for part of the flour.
Or try these Fresh Corn Cakes from Taste of Home.
Don’t stop at fresh or frozen fruit—dried fruit, like raisins, make great pancake mix-ins too.
Or try these Quick Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes from Taste of Home.
Blueberries are expected, but not their fruity counterparts like peaches. Use fresh, frozen, or canned varieties.
Or try these Peach Pancakes with Butter Sauce from Taste of Home.
And if all you want is a little twist, add a few banana slices to a half cooked pancake on the griddle…easy, classic, and delicious.
Or try these Banana Pancakes from Taste of Home.