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12 Pancakes and Waffles to Make You Happy!

Maybe it’s because of back-to-school, but lately, I’ve been getting a lot of SOS messages from moms asking for fast but filling breakfast ideas. I’m not suggesting that pancakes and waffles are really going to make it onto your table in 60 seconds, but where there’s a will there’s a way. If the thought of making something from scratch at 7am is unappealing to you, how about mixing the wet and dry ingredients separately the night before? Then, all you have to do in the morning is mix them together in a bowl and scoop some batter into the waffle iron or the griddle. Simple. But if that’s still too much for you when you’re feeling bleary eyed, exhausted and just want to get everyone out the door well-fed, follow in my foot steps. I like to make a huge batch of pancakes or waffles on the weekend and store them in labeled freezer bags so all cooking breakfast entails for me is warming some in the toaster oven and serving with fresh fruit or syrup. It’s easier than putting out cereal and by the time everyone’s at the table you’ll look like you made them the perfect breakfast from scratch and give your little ones a life-long feeling that Mom always cared about giving them the best — even at the crack of dawn! Here are TWELVE, yes 12 Pancakes and Waffles to keep those bellies full and those hearts warm with breakfast love!

  • Whole Wheat Pancake and Waffle Mix 1 of 12
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    It took me a bit of trail and error, but I'm finally over the moon -- I mean really over the moon -- with this recipe. It actually may be one of my favorite weelicious recipes because of how versatile it is: I used the mix to make waffles this morning and the kids actually said they were the best I'd ever made! This Whole Wheat Pancakes and Waffles Mix recipe makes a bit more mix than what you would normally find in a box of the pre-made stuff, but that's a plus, especially if you have a house full of pancake lovers. Just keep the mix in a sealed container and anytime you want to make these, just add an egg, milk, a touch of oil and a scoop of mix for whole wheat pancakes or waffles that are sure to please!

  • Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Pancakes 2 of 12
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    Photo and Recipe by What's Gaby Cooking!

    Talk about indulgent! These Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Pancakes are light and fluffy with little bits of chocolate to satisfy both your sweet tooth and your mornings hunger to get your day started off right!

  • Sweet Corn Waffles with Strawberry Jalapeno Butter 3 of 12
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    Photo and Recipe by Hola! Jalapeño!

    These waffles have just a hint of sweetness from the honey and corn, but become a bit savory when topped with the roller coaster of flavors that is the Strawberry Jalapeño Butter. These Sweet Corn Waffles fit just as easily on your Sunday brunch table as they do on your weeknight dinner table!

  • Red Beet Pancakes 4 of 12
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    One recent Saturday morning, Daddy decided to make a beet pancake recipe he had seen in a cookbook. As soon as Kenya heard the words "beet" and "pancakes" he said, "no way, that's gross". It didn't take long for Chloe to jump on the "yucky" bandwagon. It seemed like this experiment was going to leave two out of four of us with empty tummies, but as soon as the kids got into helping Daddy stir, mash and measure, they apparently forgot all about their initial aversion. By the time the beautiful ruby Red Beet Pancakes finally came off of the griddle and onto everyone's plates, the kids downed about 5 a piece. My favorite part of this story though, came later on when my husband asked Kenya why he was so resistant at first to the beet pancakes. Kenya just looked at him and said, completely matter of fact, "who knew they were going to be that good!"

  • Honey Dipped Doughnut Waffles 5 of 12
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    Photo and Recipe by Edible Perspective! 

    Seriously? Some genius poured doughnut batter into a waffle iron then slathered the resulting DOUGHNUT WAFFLES in honey and called it breakfast! I may never leave my waffle iron again.

  • Chocolate Coconut Pancakes 6 of 12
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    Coconut oil has been used by cooks around the world for ages, but it seems like it has only begun gaining popularity in the U.S. over the past few years. At room temperature it has a quite thick, creamy texture, but it melts in seconds, even when warmed just slightly. I love to use in these light-as-air Chocolate Coconut Pancakes. Just a tablespoon of coconut oil adds lovely flavor to these tasty little choco-disks which will get everyone excited for the beginning of the day.

  • Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles 7 of 12
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    Recipe and Photo by Two Peas and Their Pod! 

    It is almost Fall so why not say hello to this fun season with it's favorite flavor: Pumpkin! These Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles are so tasty I recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe so that you have plenty to freeze and have on hand for later!

  • Peanut Butter Bacon Pancakes 8 of 12
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    Recipe and Photo by Joy The Baker! 

    Salty, Sweet, Savory, Peanut Buttery and most importantly Bacony! These pancakes have it all! Excuse me while I pig out on these fluffy Peanut Butter Bacon Pancakes!

  • Banana Waffles 9 of 12
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    I probably took it for granted when I was little, but I have to give my mother some credit for always having a delicious breakfast on the table for us in the morning. Yes, there were simple meals of cereal and fruit, but there were also plenty of days where Mom would be in the kitchen making homemade muffins, perfect pancakes, divine french toast and other first-meal-of-the-day favorites. Now that I'm a mom, those yummy childhood memories inspire me to do the same for my family. I love to serve these Banana Waffles to my family in an attempt to fill their senses with warm, comforting memories and their bellies with a healthful meal first thing in the morning! 

  • Lemon Pancakes with Lemon Syrup 10 of 12
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    Recipe and Photo by Jen's Favorite Cookies!

    I didn't think I would ever find a pancake that I love more than my simple, fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes, but Jen has won me over with this delightfully lemony meal! Lemon Pancakes with Lemon Syrup will be making a regular appearance at our breakfast table!

  • Gluten Free Oat Waffles 11 of 12
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    Recipe and Photo from Family Fresh Cooking! 

    You definitely need a gluten-free waffle option in your recipe arsenal and I don't think you could find a better version than these Gluten-Free Oat Waffles from dear Marla! Make them. You can thank me later.

  • Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes 12 of 12
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    Recipe and Photo by Picky Palate!

    A hint of strawberry flavor and that beautiful pink color is enough to make these your new favorite pancakes. Top them with some Nutella syrup and there is really no competition anymore. Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Nutella Syrup just became my new best friend!

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