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BY: LBL Team

The 6 Best Mother’s Day Pancake Recipes

DIY pancake recipes to make for Mom

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for the woman who has always been there for you. What better way to express your love and gratitude than by preparing a delicious pancake breakfast? We’ve compiled a list of the six best pancake recipes for you to surprise your mom this Mother’s Day. These delightful treats are easy to make and guaranteed to impress.

1. Brown sugar pancakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Butter for frying


  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar together in a large bowl
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla, and milk together
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until combined
  • Mix in the melted butter and stir until combined
  • Heat a griddle to medium-low heat, and melt a small amount of butter on the griddle
  • Scoop out 1/2 cup of pancake batter into the hot griddle
  • Cook until edges are set and bubbles form on top of the pancake
  • Flip and cook until browned
  • Serve warm

2. Chocolate chip banana pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, divided


  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl
  • Stir in milk, banana, egg, and vanilla
  • Fold in 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Heat a griddle to medium heat, and then spray with oil
  • Pour the batter onto the griddle, making 3-inch rounds
  • Cook about two minutes or until tops are bubbly
  • Flip the pancake and cook for another minute or until golden
  • Place the pancakes on individual plates and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips

3. Blueberry pancakes


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup blueberries


  • Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar together in a large bowl
  • In a small bowl, beat together the egg and milk
  • Stir the milk and egg into the flour mixture
  • Fold in the butter and blueberries
  • Set aside one hour to rest
  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat
  • Scoop the batter onto the griddle, using 1/4 cup for each pancake
  • Brown on both sides and serve hot

4. Whole wheat buttermilk pancakes


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • Combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, oil, egg, and egg white
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until just moist
  • Heat a non-stick griddle over medium heat and coat with cooking spray
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto the griddle
  • Turn over the pancakes when the tops are covered with bubbles and the edges look cooked
  • Serve with butter and maple syrup

5. Lemon ricotta pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup ricotta
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • Preheat a griddle to moderately-high heat
  • Mix together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and set aside
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, ricotta, eggs, and vanilla until well blended
  • Add the butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the milk mixture and blend until combined
  • Immediately pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, and whisk just to combine
  • Pour 1/3 cup batter onto buttered griddle and cook until bubbles begin to appear on surface and bottom is golden brown, then flip and cook on the other side
  • Serve warm with powdered sugar

6. Fluffy banana oat pancakes


  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (or milk substitute)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray or butter, for greasing


  • In a blender, combine the rolled oats, milk, honey, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth
  • Stir in the mashed bananas
  • Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease with cooking spray or butter
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes
  • Serve warm with your favorite toppings

What to serve with delicious pancakes

Creating a delightful pancake breakfast for Mother’s Day is about more than just the pancakes—it’s about crafting a complete dining experience. Here are some suggestions for side dishes, drinks, and garnishes that will complement your pancakes and make the meal even more special.

Side dishes

  • Fresh fruit salad: A colorful mix of seasonal fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, mango, and kiwi offers a fresh, light side that balances the richness of pancakes.
  • Bacon or sausage: For a savory contrast, serve crispy bacon strips or breakfast sausages. Their salty flavor pairs wonderfully with sweet pancakes.
  • Scrambled or poached eggs: Adding eggs cooked to preference provides a protein-rich side that rounds out the meal.


  • Coffee and tea: A selection of coffee and tea can cater to different preferences, ensuring a warm, comforting beverage for everyone.
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice: This refreshing choice adds a zesty brightness to your breakfast.
  • Mimosas: For a celebratory touch, mimosas made from champagne and orange juice can add a bit of sparkle to Mother’s Day.


  • Maple syrup and honey: Offer a choice of natural sweeteners to drizzle over the pancakes.
  • Whipped cream: A dollop of whipped cream on top of the pancakes can make them feel even more indulgent.
  • Nuts and seeds: Sprinkle chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or a mix of seeds for a crunchy texture.
  • Yogurt and compote: For those who prefer less sweetness, a small bowl of Greek yogurt and a fruit compote can be great.

Express your love and appreciation

This Mother’s Day, express your love and appreciation for your mom by treating her to a delicious pancake breakfast that she won’t forget. From the sweet and satisfying chocolate chip pancakes to the fresh and zesty lemon ricotta pancakes, these recipes offer something for every mom’s taste. By putting in the effort to make her morning special, you’ll not only be creating a memorable and heartfelt experience, but you’ll also be showing her just how much she means to you. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to surprise your mom with the ultimate pancake breakfast on her special day.

  1. “7 Amazing Pancake Recipes for Mother’s Day,” Baking Bites, May 11, 2018.
  2. “A Very Useful Guide to Mother’s Day Pancake Decisions,” Bon Appetit, May 11, 2017.
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