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Pancake Bar

We love breakfast for dinner at our house!  I enjoy it because if I didn’t thaw something for dinner, or I need a super quick meal to put together, pancakes or eggs, or even cereal and fruit it is!  On Friday nights, I like to do something special for dinner, whether it’s something fancy, or I just make a nice dessert for afterwards.  So last Friday evening, I put together a pancake bar, and it was so fun and pretty too, and I decided it was even special enough to work for company sometime!

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful HomemakingI totally admit I bought ready-made frozen pancakes for this meal because I knew I would be taking pictures, and I wanted my pancakes to look pretty and all the same size!  😛   I will include my pancake recipe in the printable recipe though.  🙂

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For my pancake bar, of course, I started with the pancakes, then added some lovely toppings, so that everyone could choose what they liked best.


  • Butter
  • Syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Toasted Pecans
  • Chopped Bananas (do these last so they won’t turn brown)
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Confetti Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Hardboiled Eggs
  • Bacon

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful Homemaking

All the different colors make such a pretty presentation even with no other decorations!

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful Homemaking

My family loved choosing their favorite tasty treats to go on top of their pancakes!

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful HomemakingHere were my choices: blueberries, strawberries, whipped cream and syrup.  🙂

Pancake Bar

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful Homemaking
Breakfast for dinner is a great way to switch things up and keep meals exciting. If you want to make it extra special, consider creating a pancake bar. This is a fun and interactive way to enjoy your meal.
Joyful Homemaking
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serving Size 30


  • Here’s the pancake recipe:
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2/3 cup cinnamon chips
  • Bar options: Butter Syrup, Whipped cream, Toasted Pecans, Chopped Bananas (do these last so they won’t turn brown), Blueberries, Strawberries, Confetti Sprinkles, Chocolate Chips
  • Extras: Hardboiled Eggs Bacon, Yogurt, Pineapple, Peaches, Raspberries, Blackberries, Honey, Flavored Syrups, Cottage Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Powdered Sugar, Coconut, Sausages, Hashbrowns


  • They’re easy and quick to make, just mix your dry ingredients together, then your wet ingredients, and then combine them both.
  • This recipe makes 30 “4 inch” pancakes. If you have an 1/8 cup measuring cup, it’s the perfect amount for portioning the batter on the griddle or frying pan.
  • Drop by ⅛ cup measure onto griddle or frying pan on medium low heat.
  • Flip over when bubbles start to appear on top.

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful HomemakingThe additions to your pancake bar are only limited by your imagination, but some other options could be:

  • Yogurt
  • Pineapple
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Honey
  • Flavored Syrups
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Coconut
  • Sausages
  • Hashbrowns

For your convenience, here’s a printable list of additions and topping ideas.

Since we love pancakes so much at my house, here are a couple of other luscious pancake recipes I’ve posted:

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful HomemakingCopycat Cinnamon Pancakes
These are made with yummy cinnamon chips!

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful Homemaking

Pumpkin Pancakes
Perfect for this time of year or anytime!

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful HomemakingLemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
These are amazing!

If you’re up to the challenge, you could even host a pancake bar with different kinds of pancakes!

pancake bar, Pancake Bar, Joyful Homemaking



  1. 5 stars
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    Miz Helen

  2. This looks scrumptious and fun. Everyone would enjoy this breakfast.

    Your picture was pretty and I was happy to see you purchased them perfect little pancakes, first thing I thought was how did she get her pancakes so uniform.

  3. I’m hungry. ;_;

    I haven’t had pancakes for a couple of weeks now, and this makes me want them more. Everyone around here prefers waffles and that’s what we get. Waffle House. Ugh. I like when my BF makes pancakes on the weekends.

    *stomach growls*


    Pancakes… 😀

  4. I’m considering turning my girl’s bday party into a morning breakfast/brunch party and creating a pancake bar. My question/concern: The pancakes will obviously be cold/room-temp…is that frowned upon or less appetizing to the guests? I have to admit that I’ve never even tried a pancake that isn’t served hot. Maybe most people don’t care? Especially with a spread of toppings like the ones you have! 🙂

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