10 Pancake Recipes From Around the World

Sweet or savory, breakfast or dessert—there's no wrong way to love pancakes

When you think of pancakes, the first thing that comes to mind may be the maple syrup and butter-topped rounds that instantly transport you to warm Sunday mornings. But around the world, pancakes aren’t so much a single dish as a category: they can be sweet or savory, served at breakfast or dinner.

Some of our best breakfasts of course fall under the pancake category: jazz things up with our Argentinian banana-and-pear version or one with apples and dulce de leche. But the savory side is equally exciting: who doesn’t love scallion pancakes, one of our best Chinese recipes or Acadian ployes? We’ve rounded up our favorite pancake recipes from around the world.

Giant Apple Pancake With Dulce de Leche

Soft apples with a hint of tartness balance a bittersweet caramelized crust, spurred on by rich dulce de leche. Get the recipe for Giant Apple Pancake With Dulce de Leche »

Supper Pancakes With Smoked Sausage

Supper Pancakes With Smoked Sausage.

Brown Butter Skillet Cake with Berry Compote (Kaiserschmarrn)

Essentially torn pieces of pancake topped with oozing lingonberry or cranberry sauce, this dessert is a cinch, even for the baking-challenged. Get the recipe for Brown Butter Skillet Cake with Berry Compote (Kaiserschmarrn) »

Polish Cottage Cheese Pancakes (lindivikis)

These old school Polish pancakes are lighter, fluffier, and cheesier than the batter-based standard. Get the recipe for Polish Cottage Cheese Pancakes (lindivikis) »

Grilled Banana-Pear Pancake

Grilled Banana-Pear Pancake
Don’t call them pancakes

Dosas (South Indian Fermented Lentil and Rice Crêpes)

Dosas (South Indian Fermented Lentil and Rice Crêpes)

Chinese Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing)

Crisp, savory and easy to make, scallion pancakes are great for crowd-pleasing appetizers or snacks. Get the recipe for Chinese Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing) »

Whole Mung Bean Pancakes (Pesarattu)

Among the most beloved dishes in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is the pesarattu, a savory pancake made with a batter of whole mung beans. Get the recipe for Indian Whole Mung Bean Pancakes (Pesarattu) »

Korean Mung Bean Pancakes with Dipping Sauce (Bindaeduk Cho Kanjang)

These savory Korean pancakes are made from a batter of ground mung beans flecked with pork, scallions, and pungent kimchi. Get the recipe for Korean Mung Bean Pancakes with Dipping Sauce (Bindaeduk Cho Kanjang) »