Chocolate pancakes

Our most indulgent pancake recipes

Pancakes are perfect for a decadent breakfast or brunch. Make a stack of fluffy American pancakes or a cheesy Dutch baby with our most indulgent pancake recipes ever. 

Piping hot pancakes straight from the pan – if there’s a more satisfying breakfast, we haven’t found it yet. Whether it’s fat American pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, delicate crêpes filled with fruit or a Dutch baby pancake swimming in melty cheese, we’re bonkers for batter. Try one of our incredibly indulgent pancake recipes and eat your way through super stacks to find your favourite.

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Get your fill of all our top pancake recipes, from fluffy American stacks to savoury cheesy crêpes.

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Peanut butter pancakes


Mix sweet and salty flavours with these bold peanut butter pancakes. Make a rich sauce by heating crunchy peanut butter, maple syrup and butter in the microwave. Add some of the mixture to pancake batter and use the rest for the sauce. Add extra maple syrup and some fruit if you fancy.

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Cinnamon roll pancakes


Combine two breakfast favourites with these cinnamon roll pancakes. Whisk together a basic pancake batter, then mix cinnamon with maple syrup, light brown sugar and melted butter. Using a piping bag, swirl the cinnamon mixture into each pancake while cooking. Serve with toffee or caramel yogurt and extra maple syrup.

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Blueberry cheesecake pancakes


Brunch can’t get more indulgent than blueberry cheesecake pancakes. Simmer fresh blueberries with a tablespoon of maple syrup for a tangy fruit compote. Whip up these easy crêpes and top with sweetened cream cheese, the blueberry mixture, crushed caramelised biscuits or ginger nuts and chopped pecans or almonds.

See more fruity toppings with these blueberry pancake recipes.

Chocolate chip pancakes


Classic chocolate chip pancakes are the perfect sweet treat for a lazy weekend morning. Sieve the dry ingredents into a large bowl, make a well in the centre and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk until smooth, then fold through milk chocolate chips. Fry in a hot pan, then top with any leftover chocolate and a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

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Chocolate pancakes


Our super rich chocolate pancakes are perfect for chocaholics – with chocolate batter and dark chocolate chips. Fry in batches, keeping the pancakes warm in a low oven while you cook. Whip double cream with icing sugar and vanilla paste until thick. Finish with a scattering of berries and maple syrup.

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Red velvet pancakes


Make an ingenius brunch mash-up in the form of our red velvet pancakes. These thick, New York diner-style pancakes crossed with red velvet cake are the ultimate treat. Stack them high with sweet maple cream cheese frosting, chocolate chips and fresh blueberries.

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Blood orange crêpe cake


In need of a brunch showstopper that’ll seriously impress your guests? Look no further than our blood orange crêpe cake. This delicate layered tower of pancakes uses fresh citrussy flavours with a moreish orange custard and a sweet caramelised fruit topping. If you have time to assemble a masterpiece, you won’t regret it. As a bonus, any leftover syrup can be used in creative cocktails.

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Chocolate filled pancakes with caramelised banana


Wondering if there’s a way to get even more deliciousness into your pancakes? There is – it’s our chocolate-filled pancakes with caramelised banana. Upgrade your breakfast in a flash with our seriously impressive stack. Learn how to make stuffed pancakes with our handy guide, then get flipping. The hidden chocolatey centre is a nice surprise when you slice into your tower of treats.

Espresso martini pancakes

Coffee and cream pancakes on plate

Take your breakfast up a notch with a plate of coffee-flavoured espresso martini pancakes. Turn everyone’s favourite caffeinated cocktail into a boozy breakfast. A drizzle of our intense coffee syrup and vodka-laced cream will take a batch of coffee pancakes from basic to brilliant in a flash. These soft rounds of coffee goodness will be gone before you can say ‘breakfast is served’.

Create the ultimate boozy brunch spread by pairing your pancakes with our classic espresso martini recipe.

Lemon drizzle pancakes


Take a classic bake and turn it into an instant brunch favourite with our lemon drizzle pancakes. This zesty citrus-spiked stack is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with lashings of lemon curd. Add some lemon juice to your curd to make it the perfect consistencey for drizzling and give it just the right amount of sharpness.

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Eggs benedict pancakes

Eggs Benedict pancakes on plate

Sink your fork into a runny yolk with our eggs benedict pancakes. Try this tasty twist on the classic eggy breakfast with layer upon layer of spinach, ham and fluffy American pancakes. The pancakes will soak up plenty of the rich hollandaise sauce. If you’re craving something savoury, this is the ultimate weekend breakfast treat.

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Fluffy American pancakes with cherry-berry syrup


We think you’ll flip over these magnificent American pancakes with cherry-berry syrup. The perfect balance of sweet and savoury, serve with our tangy cherry syrup and utterly irresistible maple syrup and crispy bacon. This restaurant-worthy recipe is deceptively easy to make. Serve with a dollop of mascarpone, bacon and fruit in between each layer, and a jug of maple syrup for drizzling over.

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Gin & tonic pancakes


Put a grown-up twist on classic lemon and sugar pancakes with a boozy gin and tonic syrup. This fluffy American stack soaks up all the citrus flavours and is the perfect decadent brunch treat. If you want a recipe to impress, our gin & tonic pancakes are a surefire winner.

Watch our video tutorial and learn how to make our G&T pancakes.

Ham & cheese Dutch baby


Go savoury with this chunky Yorkshire pudding-style supper filled with ham, melty cheese and long-stem broccoli. Our ham & cheese Dutch baby, served with a dollop of mustardy sauce, is the perfect decadent dinner for two.

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