Even if you missed National Waffle Day back in August, there's another chance to profess your love for breakfast food as we honor one of the simplest yet most sensational breakfast food, the pancake. Pancakes, unlike waffles or donuts, don't require special equipment other than a frying pan and a spatula, making them the perfect impromptu breakfast or brunch food on rainy days, anniversaries or any day that calls for breakfast in bed. Picking out just four pancake recipes to share with everyone has proved to be a daunting task, with so many delicious and inventive ideas out there in the pancake lovin' blogosphere. Here are the four that made the cut and will hopefully make the skillet today, tomorrow or the next time it rains.
Cereal companies have for years targeted children by offering them the rare opportunity to enjoy candy (or cookies, or donuts, or cake) for breakfast. This first recipe from Krissy's Creations delivers what no crunchy, cardboard cereal has ever been able to with this over-the-top recipe for S'mores Pancakes. I've heard of s'mores cupcakes, milkshakes and even cocktails, but this is the first time I've ever seen the campfire classic make it to the breakfast table. Not an everyday meal in the slightest, this decadent dish offers the occasional indulgence early enough in the day that work-out plans can still take place.
From the outside, these may look like ordinary blueberry pancakes, but with one bite you'll soon find the rich and creamy surprise that awaits you. Okay, I can't wait for your to take a bite, so I'll go ahead and ruin the surprise by telling you that this dreamy dish from Closet Cooking are actually Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes. Despite the spoiler, I just know you'll still be amazed as you enjoy a spoonful of smooth, berry-topped cake, and that the stack will vanish from your plate before anyone can say "pass the syrup".
I don't know about you, but petty breakfast theft has been a continuous crime my house. You think you're sitting down to a plateful of fresh, crispy bacon and, as you take a sip of orange juice, you notice a greedy little hand snatching the meat right from under your nose. This next recipe from A Baked Creation takes a bite out of crime in the best possible way. These Bacon Bit Pancakes are like the maximum security facility of the breakfast world. Say goodbye to greasy fingers stealing your bacon with this all-in-one morning must-have.
Speaking of getting two treats for the price of one, this next and last pancake recipe from Vanilla and Spice combines the fun and exotic tastes of a fruit smoothie in a classic stack to bring this heavenly plate of Strawberry-Banana-Coconut Pancakes for One. Sweet and tangy these fruit-topped pancakes are sure bust your morning blue one bite at a time.