10 Next-Level Pancake and Waffle Recipes to Make at Home

From spiced stout waffles to lemony cream cheese pancakes, these genius recipes will elevate your weekend-morning breakfast game.

  • Lemony Cream Cheese Pancakes with Blueberries. The trio of lemon, cream cheese, and tangy sweet blueberries is subtle yet seductive—a combination that can only be improved upon with a generous slathering of excellent quality maple syrup.
  • Sweet Potato Waffles, Sweet or Savory. Sweet potatoes are delicious with so many things, we wanted to make a waffle that echoed that adaptability and would be delicious with savory toppings as well as sweet.
  • Olive Oil Pancakes with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt. These super easy, fluffy pancakes are the perfect backdrop for the delicious olive oil, salt, and chocolate combo.
  • Aretha Frankenstein’s Waffles of Insane Greatness. This recipe is the ideal I-just-woke-up-from-a-waffle-dream waffle, a morning-of alternative to the overnight yeasted kind.
  • Fruit-Laden, Whole-Grain Pancakes. Don’t miss out on flavor just because you want to be healthy. These pancakes balance protein-packed grains with heavy layers of fruit. Don’t forget to top with your best maple syrup!
  • Brown Butter Waffle Cake + Sorghum Meringue Buttercream. Waffles are extremely flexible—so much so that they can become your new favorite cake. This is the cake to make for the breakfast lovers in your life, and the best part is it looks like it takes a lot more work than it does.
  • 1840 Farm Pancakes. This is your next go-to pancake base. We typically dress them with banana slices or blueberries, but they would be delicious topped with your favorite pancake companion.
  • Spiced Stout Waffles. The beer does all of the work in these waffles—so forget working with yeast. They make it okay to have beer for breakfast and we plan to eat them on many Saturday mornings ahead.
  • Perfect Pancakes. A pancake shouldn’t always depend on syrup, and here’s a terrific example of one that does not.
  • Weekday Waffles with Maple-Blueberry Butter. These hearty, seed-packed waffles are perfect for weekday breakfasts that will keep you energized. Smear them generously with the maple-blueberry butter—a.k.a., the spread that combines all the things you want on your waffle (or pancake) anyway.

If you’re anything like us, weekend mornings are reserved for making waffles…and pancakes…with copious amounts of butter and syrup. They’re the ultimate breakfast indulgence. To make sure you’re on the right track, we’ve collected our 10 favorite recipes to elevate your breakfast game.

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