A Year of Pancakes

Highlight every month's freshest, most-seasonal ingredients, using fluffy pancakes as your canvas.

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Pancakes for All Seasons

Few breakfast foods can compel us to climb out of bed as readily as a stack of warm and fluffy pancakes. And while we all appreciate the simple wonders of a standard 'cake slathered with butter and maple syrup, we're not afraid to switch things up. Part of the pancake's beauty is its versatility — start off with a reliable dry mix and you can easily adapt the batter to include various mix-ins (both sweet and savory) that capture the essence of the season. Classic syrup can be traded for fruit sauces, glazes, spiced whipped cream and more. Here are Food Network Kitchen's month-to-month takes on the beloved breakfast food.

Homemade Pancake Mix

A stack of fluffy, homemade pancakes is only minutes away when you have this dry mix stocked in your pantry. The recipe yields 9 cups of pancake mix, enough to make four batches of the pancake recipe that follows.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Pancake Mix

January: Oat and Chia Seed Pancakes with Mango, Pineapple and Kiwi

Chia seeds and oats add a nutritious boost to these fluffy, filling pancakes that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions. The juices from the mango, pineapple and kiwi fruit salad produce a beautifully light syrup that's perfect for drizzling over the pancakes.

Get the Recipe: Oat and Chia Seed Pancakes with Mango, Pineapple and Kiwi

February: Chocolate Pancakes with Caramel Strawberry Sauce

These rich chocolate pancakes are stacked high with chunks of white chocolate between the layers and served with a warm caramel-strawberry sauce. They make an indulgent weekend breakfast or after-dinner dessert for chocolate fans.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Pancakes with Caramel Strawberry Sauce

March: Green Herb Pancakes with Ricotta and Red Chile Oil

In these savory spring pancakes, a mix of fresh herbs provides a beautiful green color and fresh flavor. Lemony ricotta and a spicy chile-infused oil complete the dish, a perfect light lunch.

Get the Recipe: Green Herb Pancakes with Ricotta and Red Chile Oil

April: Fried Egg Pancakes with Sausage and Bacon

We've packed all the fixings for an entire bacon, sausage, egg and cheese sandwich into one stick-to-your-ribs pancake! Top these hearty flapjacks with hot sauce, ketchup and a drizzle of maple syrup for the perfect spicy, salty and sweet bite.

Get the Recipe: Bacon-Egg-And-Cheese-Stuffed Pancakes

May: Churro Pancakes with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Crispy at the edges and coated with cinnamon sugar, these pancakes highlight the best qualities of Mexican churros, complete with a warm chocolate sauce spiced with cloves and coffee. These pancakes are best eaten while hot, so serve them as you go.

Get the Recipe: Churro Pancakes with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

June: Pulled Pork Pancake Sliders

The iconic pulled pork sandwich gets a makeover here as a picnic appetizer, served atop fluffy silver dollar pancakes. Make the coleslaw up to a day in advance so assembly for these hors d'oeuvres is as quick as mixing up the pancake batter.

Get the Recipe: Pulled Pork Pancake Sliders

July: Peach Cobbler Pancakes

In these pancakes the classic summer fruit dessert is reimagined as a luxurious breakfast treat, topped with whipped cream and crunchy toasted almonds. If you have apricots, plums or other ripe stone fruits, you can swap them in for the peaches.

Get the Recipe: Peach Cobbler Pancakes

August: Corn and Tomato Pancakes with Green Goddess Dressing

These savory pancakes highlight the best of summer produce, with ripe tomatoes and freshly cut corn mixed into the batter. A tangy green goddess dressing speckled with fresh herbs finishes the dish, which is perfect for a light summer lunch with a glass of iced tea.

Get the Recipe: Corn and Tomato Pancakes with Green Goddess Dressing

September: Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancake Stack

Wow your kids by serving up a sweet slice of this breakfast stack. Ample jam is sandwiched between the pancakes, and the entire thing is then drenched in a crunchy peanut butter-and-maple syrup glaze. Feel free to use whichever jam or jelly your family likes, as well as almond or cashew butter instead of peanut butter.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancake Stack

October: Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Nutmeg Whipped Cream

The fragrance of warm spices fills the room when you make these creamy fall-inspired pancakes. A dollop of nutmeg whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup complete the dish.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Nutmeg Whipped Cream

November: Giant Pecan-Buckwheat Pancake with Brown Butter Sauce

The browned-butter flavors of pecan pie are worked into a creamy sauce that gets drizzled over thick slices of a giant pecan-studded buckwheat pancake. This sweet, toasty pancake is the perfect late autumn breakfast.

Get the Recipe: Giant Pecan-Buckwheat Pancake with Brown Butter Sauce

December: Gingerbread Pancakes with Cream Cheese and Rum Sauce

Warming spices add a measure of holiday cheer to these silver dollar pancakes. The warm cream cheese sauce can be made without rum if you're serving the pancakes to children.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Pancakes with Cream Cheese and Rum Sauce