Crazy Pancake Recipes!

We eat pancakes so often that we have to mix it up on weekends. On Saturday mornings I like to try new recipes that are fun, healthy and will cover Sunday morning too, because Mama doesn’t cook Sunday morning. In this post I’m going to cover some of our more recent, favorite, new pancake recipes. A couple may sound a little crazy (banana and bacon?), but you will be shocked at how good they actually taste. (By the way, I usually sub extra lean turkey bacon to keep it healthy.) The train pancakes are a hit with my boy, and the Meyer lemon pancakes are a huge hit with my daughter. But the watermelon pancakes are hands down the biggest hit in our house right now. Find out how to make watermelon pancakes and other fun pancake recipes after the jump.

  • Brown Sugar Banana Bacon Pancakes 1 of 12
    The sweet and salty combination will have your taste buds singing praises. For a healthier option I like to use uncurred turkey bacon with no nitrates and nitrites added.
    Make your own brown sugar banana bacon pancakes
  • Fun Pancakes 2 of 12
    Melissa makes some adorably-shaped pancakes and gives you shape ideas (like trains) that even non-artists (like me!) can make!
    Get the recipe for fun pancakes at Little Rain Drops
    Image Credit Little Rain Drops
  • Marvelous Meyer Lemon Pancakes 3 of 12
    These truly are marvelous! My six-year-old agrees and requests these every week. P.S. It's a cheater recipe; pick your favorite pre-made mix and add the lemon for a completely homemade taste.
    Make your own Marvelous meyer lemon pancakes
  • Watermelon Pancakes 4 of 12
    What kid can resist an adorable pancake shaped like a watermelon? Certainly not my two! They even like to help out. The two-year-old may not make perfect 'waterlemons,' as he calls them, but he's very proud and gobbles them up.
    Get the recipe for Watermelon pancakes at The Idea Room
    Image Credit The Idea Room
  • Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes 5 of 12
    It's the perfect time of year for strawberry shortcake! Kids will love the flavor and the stacked tiers of these pancakes.
    Make your own strawberry shortcake pancakes
  • Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes 6 of 12
    Fall will be here before you know it, but no need to be sad with this amazing fall inspired recipe.
    Make your own pumpkin cinnamon roll pancakes
  • Yogurt Pancakes With Blackberry Sauce 7 of 12
    Oregon Blackberries (which are the BEST) are just beginning to ripen. It's time to beg my mom for a box of berries in the mail so I can make this super delish recipe.
    Make your own yogurt pancakes with blackberry sauce
  • Beer Pancakes 8 of 12
    This one is a family's favorite. I just got back from my parents' house, where I was able to use my dad's latest beer creation -- a cider -- to gave the pancakes a sweet and tart flavor.
    Make your own beer pancakes
  • Zebra Striped Nutella Pancakes 9 of 12
    My kids adore animals and are still singing "Circus Afro" from the third Madagascar movie. When I surprised them with these zebra-striped pancakes, I got all kinds of "you are the coolest mom eve" comments. Take a bow.
    Make your own zebra striped nutella pancakes
  • Red Velvet Pancakes With Whipped Cream And BLueberries 10 of 12
    Red velvet is a huge trend with the elementary schoolers these days so I made these the morning after a sleepover. It was the perfect way to end a fun party for the girls.
    Make your own red velvet pancakes with whipped cream and blueberries
  • Nutella Banana Dorayaki (Pancake Sandwiches) 11 of 12
    Hello adorable! Nutella and banana are a great combo, but the filling ideas are endless. We used cream cheese and fresh strawberries for some and peanut butter and apple for others.
    Make your own nutella banana dorayaki (pancake sandwiches)
  • Pancake Berry Muffins 12 of 12
    These pancakes are a household staple and perfect for back-to-school. I can make them on the weekend and freeze them for easy weekday morning breakfasts that the kids can eat on the go. They also make great snacks for games.
    Make your own pancake berry muffins

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