7 Pancake Day Recipes You’ll Flip Over

7 Pancake Day Recipes You’ll Flip Over

Because you can have your pancake, and eat it too! See our delicious and easy pancake recipes for World Pancake Day.

What’s round, fluffy, and drenched in maple syrup? No, not a Pomeranian in a molasses factory– our recipes for World Pancake Day!

Belgian Boys pancake spread

Originally a British tradition, Shrove Tuesday is traditionally celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday with an indulgent breakfast-for-dinner feast. Today, World Pancake Day is celebrated throughout the world as a fun and delicious tribute to everyone’s favorite breakfast treat (shh, don’t tell the waffles we said that!). Our pancake day recipes make it easy to host a dinner party for family and friends. With sweet and savory, syrup and chilli butter, berry and even smoked salmon pancakes, there’s something everyone will flip for!


Eggs Benedict Pancakes

Eggs Benedict Bite-Sized Pancakes

What do you do when you can’t decide between a savory and sweet breakfast? You combine them! These Egg Benedict Pancakes are a real crowd-pleaser, perfect for serving at a Pancake Day brunch.

Start by warming up a batch of Bite-Sized Pancakes, or poffertjes, by heating them in the microwave. Our Dutch mini pancakes are made of yeast instead of batter, so they're light and airy (like tiny pancake clouds!) and heat up in just a couple of minutes. For easy poached eggs, bring a saucepan filled with several inches of water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Crack your egg into a small bowl or cup and slip gently under the water. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon after 2-3 minutes. Stack your pancakes with your poached egg, and top with a slice of thick cut ham, spinach, and warm hollandaise sauce.


Cute Animal Pancakes

Adorable, sweet, and as fun to make as they are to eat, these Cute Animal Pancakes will delight the young pancake-lover in your life. Invite kids into the kitchen to decorate their own pancake animals!

Belgian Boys animal pancakes
Warm up a quick batch of our bite-sized pancakes on the stovetop, or let your kids heat them up in the microwave by themselves. To make decorating easy, set out an array of sliced fruits, nuts, and spreads (we like Hazelnut spread, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt). There are no rules for how to design your animals, but we had a lot of fun creating little animal faces with berries and grapes. Sliced strawberries make great ears!


Smoked Salmon Pancakes

Smoked salmon pairs perfectly with lemony crème fraiche dressing on these green onion pancakes, which make a satisfying and delicious meal any time of day– breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Whip up your pancakes in minutes by heating up a batch of Belgian Boys’ poffertjes and sprinkling with a handful of fresh chopped chives.

Belgian Boys smoked salmon mini pancakes

For the dressing, mix 6 tbsp crème fraiche with the juice of one lemon, 2 tbsp capers, and 1 tbsp chopped dill. Arrange several pancakes on a plate and top with thinly sliced smoked salmon or lox, a drizzle of dressing, and a sprinkle of dill. This recipe may be quick and easy, but trust us, you’ll want to make enough for seconds!


Nutella & Raspberry Pancakes

If you prefer Nutella to maple syrup, these Nutella and Raspberry Pancakes might just be your new favorite pancake recipe! Great for breakfast in bed, you can make the toppings ahead of time and heat up the pancakes in minutes in the morning. Just spread a layer of Nutella on your Dutch mini pancakes, and top with fresh raspberries and raspberry sauce.

Belgian Boys nutella and raspberry mini pancakes

To make the raspberry sauce, combine ¼ cup of water, 12 oz frozen raspberries, ⅓ cup sugar, and 1 tbsp lemon juice in a saucepan. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the raspberries start to come apart. Separately, mix together 2 tbsp cornstarch and 2 tbsp cold water in a small bowl. Stir the cornstarch slurry into the sauce and cook for another 30 seconds, then finish with ½ tsp vanilla extract and a dash of salt.


Very Berry Strawberry Pancakes

These Very Berry Strawberry Pancakes are a taste of Spring in the middle of Winter! For the whipped cream, whisk one cup of heavy cream with an electric until soft peaks form. Sprinkle on 2 tbsp powdered sugar and ½ tsp vanilla extract, then whisk again until stiff peaks form (aka, until the tips don’t fall over). Stir up a three-ingredient strawberry sauce by combining 2 cups of smashed, hulled strawberries and ½ cup granulated sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about ten minutes, finishing with 1 tbsp vanilla extract.

Belgian Boys Bite Sized Pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream

Finally, compose your dish by heating up Belgian Boys’ poffertjes and topping with whipped cream, strawberry sauce, and fresh chopped strawberries. For best results, we recommend an extra dollop of whipped cream on top!


Chorizo & Maple Syrup Pancakes

These savory pancakes are perfect for a pancake day (or any day, if you ask us!). Fry up chorizo by cooking on high heat for 1-2 minutes, then set aside. Make the chilli butter by mixing salted butter with one finely chopped jalapeno. Brush a non-stick griddle with the butter, then heat up your Belgian Boys pancakes until warmed through, about two minutes. Remove from heat, then sprinkle on the cooked chorizo and grated cheddar cheese. Top with bacon, spring onions, chilli butter, and maple syrup. These pancakes may be miniature, but we guarantee they’ll fill you up!

Belgian Boys Bite Sized Pancakes with chorizo

Silver Dollar Pancake Board

To round out our list of recipes for pancake day, this silver dollar pancake board will look like a million bucks. Prepare your bite-sized pancakes, then arrange on a large board with crispy bacon, syrup, and spreads like salted butter, Nutella, and jam. Set out some toppings in small bowls— be sure to include your favorite fruits, like fresh berries or sliced bananas, as well as more indulgent options like mini chocolate chips and whipped cream. Everyone can dress up their own pancakes, so this recipe is fantastic for Sunday brunch with a big group of friends or a family with different tastes.

Belgian Boys Bite Sized Pancakes breakfast platter

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