What better time for warm, steamy pancakes than the Fall? And as an added bonus, pancakes are extremely versatile, allowing you the chance to change things up depending on the flavors you enjoy. Hearty pancake recipes filled with bananas are like banana bread, but for breakfast. And for a sweet-er pancake, fill your batter with pomegranate. It could almost be dessert they are so good!
Banana Nut Pancakes
Basic, yes, but also amazing. Fill your batter with bananas and the pancakes will be so rich and banana-y that you will think each bite is full on banana bread. Nuts really add another level of flavor and an unexpected but appreciated crunch to this breakfast. The best are pecans, walnuts, or almonds, you pick! And for topping, some sliced bananas and broken nuts. Use traditional maple syrup or a drizzle of honey and enjoy.
This flavor is not typical but let me tell you, it is delicious. Pears are ripe and delicious in the Fall and in my opinion, a drastically underrated Fall fruit. Do the same thing with these pancakes and fill the batter with smashed pear. We topped our pear pancakes with honey, cinnamon, and sliced pears. It was the best breakfast ever and the pear-fect pairing.
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Apple is a Fall flavor if anything is, and pancakes are even yummier with them as a topping. I would put these in the batter too, some cinnamon, and even vanilla. Topped with maple syrup and diced apples, these will delight any apple lover.
Pumpkin Pie Pancakes
Because pumpkin is for Fall. I would not top my pancakes with pumpkin (in fact, I’m not even a pumpkin lover.) But for all you who countdown the days until pumpkin everything, this is what I would do (to make it for others, of course.) Use pumpkin puree in the batter, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, additional cinnamon and make pancakes. Top them with maple syrup and maybe some whipped cream. It’s like pumpkin pie for breakfast.
Cranberry Nut Pancakes
Cranberries are one of the best Fall flavors and are specific to Fall. If you want fresh cranberries, this is the season. You could also use sweetened dried cranberries if you wanted. Add nuts, too, because cranberries and nuts are amazing together. Also, orange and cranberry go together like cranberries and Fall. These pancakes will be sweet, tart, and nutty. What more could you want?
This odd pancake addition is abnormal but will step up your pancake game. Like the others, I would add these delicious, sweet seeds to the batter and then also to the top! Make a maple syrup, Greek Yogurt, honey, and cinnamon drizzle for the top and enjoy.
If you want to make your pancakes gluten-free, you can enjoy them with almond flour. You can add some baking powder to help them taste more light and fluffy. You will love almond flour pancakes!
And when all is said and done, if you don’t want to make pancakes at home, go out! Restaurants everywhere are boasting their Fall pancake flavors and they won’t last forever, so get them while you can!
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