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Pancakes: Sweet, Savory, And Stellar Substitutions

Check out these yummy ways to change up your stack of flapjacks.



Pancake Possibilities

Sweet and Savory Add-ins

Add these extras to the batter to take pancakes to the next level of delight:


  • Berries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Flaked or grated coconut
  • Cocoa powder


  • Cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Sliced scallions or chives
  • Grated cheese
  • Toasted nuts

Super Stacks

These inspired combinations win breakfast every time.

  • Chunky Monkey = banana + chocolate chips + walnuts
  • Beach Bum = pineapple + coconut + banana + coconut flour + coconut milk
  • Whole Grain = almond milk + applesauce + almond flour
  • Savory Pubcakes = bacon + beer + scallions + Cheddar + fried egg on top


Try these easy substitutions in your pancake batter.


  • Buttermilk
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Eggnog
  • Beer

Eggs OR Oil (not both)

  • Applesauce
  • Banana
  • Pumpkin
  • Coconut

Flour (replace only ½ of the regular flour)

  • Cornmeal
  • Whole wheat
  • Quick-cook oats
  • Buckwheat
  • Coconut flour
  • Almond flour

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