Tiramisu crêpes, freezer pancakes to make in your ice cube tray and a decadent stack straight out of The Rock's diet, TikTok has the most creative and delicious pancake recipes of 2023
TikTok quickly became our go-to oracle for beauty queries (finding TikTok's best perfumes, for example) but also it's also a life-saver when we're looking for new recipes. Case in point: the addictive green goddess salad and the healthy yet delicious breakfast favourite, baked oats.
Now it's all about TikTok pancake recipes, with the pancakes hashtag racking up 6.9 billion views. We found the seven best and most creative pancake recipes on TikTok to whip up, from wobbly Japanese soufflé pancakes to savoury cheese potato pancakes and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's indulgent 'cheat day' coconut banana pancakes.
We have found the seven best pancake recipes on TikTok loved by nearly 5 million people to make on pancake day or any day for that matter.
The one you can make in advance: Freezer pancakes
@dliciouslyinspired Full recipe can be found on my Instagram dliciouslyinspired 🤍 #mealprep #mealprepidea #healthymom #busymoms #healthybreakfast #kidrecipes ♬ original sound - Shelby Willis
Looking for a time-saving hack? We love this meal-prep hack from @diliciouslyinspired who shows us how easy it is to make American-style pancakes (these are made with gluten-free flour) in advance and cook from frozen. Her recipe uses:
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1.5 cups of GF flour
Pour the batter into an ice cube tray (use one of those jumbo ones with a lid, like this from Amazon, £9.99), garnish with your favourite toppings (blueberries, chocolate chips etc) and pop it in the freezer. When you’re ready to cook your pancakes, pop them out of the ice cube tray and fry (on low heat) from frozen – it really is that easy.
The dessert one: Tiramisu Crêpes
@seemagetsbaked Happy pancake day my friends. Treat yourself so some SOFT af crepes. You deserve it x #pancake #pancakeday #crepe #tiramisu #recipe ♬ Choking on Flowers - Fox Academy
Food content creator @seemagetsbaked is our go-to for delicious recipe inspo and once again she hasn’t let us down with this dessert pancake recipe. Create this French and Italian hybrid dessert at home to wow your friends and family.
What you will need:
For the coffee syrup:
- double espresso
- 2 tbsp marsala wine
- 2 tbsp sugar
For the batter:
- 100g plain flour
- 300ml milk
- 2 eggs
For the filling:
- 350g mascarpone
- 2 egg yolks
- 300ml double cream
- 75g of sugar
Once you have made Seema’s simple crêpe batter, start making the filling. Whip the ingredients together to create the sweet tiramisu cream. Pour your batter into a frying pan and distribute evenly to create a very thin crêpe. Once evenly cooked on both sides quickly dip into the coffee syrup and dollop on as much of the cream filling as your heart desires.
The celeb recipe: The Rock's coconut and banana pancakes
@people All we have to say about @twaydabae’s take on @therock’s #bananapancakes is #GAINS 💪 #TheRock #CelebEats #cookingtips ♬ original sound - People Magazine
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's eating habits are the subject of endless interest, with 'The Rock diet' racking up 785 million Google searches. The actor and former professional wrestler's 'cheat day' meal consists of pancakes stacked high, covered in bananas, and doused in maple syrup and peanut butter all complimenting the star ingredient: coconut in multiple forms. Chef and food content creator @twaydabae recreates 'The Rock’s cheat day meal, which is actually an original recipe that Johnson learned from Janette Puttie Clarke - so props to her for this indulgent feast. This flavourful concoction is not one to sleep on.
You will need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp cane sugar
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 10 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 bananas, medium-sized, diced
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (and more butter for frying)
- Extra virgin olive oil spray, for frying
The intolerance-friendly one: gluten and dairy-free pancakes
@fitfoodieselma FLUFFY Gluten-free & Dairy-free Pancakes 1 egg, 3/4 cup plant-based yoghurt (180 ml) (I used soy yoghurt), 1 tablespoon maple syrup/coconut sugar/brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 - 3/4 cup gluten-free flour mix (120 - 180 ml), 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder #fluffypancakes #pancakerecipe #glutenfreepancakes #glutenfreerecipe #glutenfreedairyfree ♬ Daylight - Harry Styles
Content creator and gluten-free IBS sufferer @fitfoodieselma has created the fluffiest gluten and dairy-free pancake recipe we have ever seen. This recipe uses:
- 1 egg
- 180ml plant-based yoghurt (Selma used soy)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or coconut sugar/brown sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract,
- 120 -180ml gluten-free flour mix (depending on how thick you want it)
- 1.5 tsp baking powder.
Add whichever toppings you see fit to enjoy this gluten and dairy-free treat without any potential tummy aches - unless you eat the whole batch!
The fluffiest one: Japanese soufflé pancakes
@annfakhira Fluffy Japanese Pancakes! 🥞 #MYFoodie #HomeCafe #soufflepancake #pancakes #fyp #ZerolutionForEveryone ♬ ONLY - LeeHi
The hashtag #soufflepancake has 354.4 million views on TikTok and it seems the whole world has gone crazy for this Japanese delight. Soufflé pancakes are much lighter than the well-known American pancake, as they contain less flour and incorporate beaten egg whites with sugar (i.e. meringue). This creates the height and fluffiness of these pancakes.
You will need:
- 3 eggs (separated into yolks and whites)
- 3.5 tbsp milk
- 3 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
Separate your eggs into two bowls (yollks and whites). Mix the egg yolks with the milk. Once combined, sift the flour into this mixture, stir and set aside. In the other bowl, add the sugar to the egg whites and beat with a whisk until stiff peaks form into a meringue. Fold the meringue into the rest of the batter. Cook on low heat, splash the pan with some water cover it with a lid.
Cook each side for 3-4 minutes and wait to see the jiggle appear. Add your favourite toppings and enjoy.
The savoury one: cheese potato heaven pancake
@tasty Cheese Potato Pancakes: a really easy recipe using ingredients you likely have at home already! @Jasmine and Tea #cheesepotatopancake #cheesepotato #cheesypotatoes #potatopancake ♬ original sound - Tasty
Don’t have a sweet tooth? We’ve found the cheesiest most delicious recipe for any mealtime and you’ll likely have all these ingredients in the house. Not strictly a pancake, but a potato cake filled with cheese created by food influencer @jasmineandtea.
- 1 russet potato (400g)
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar, add more depending on taste
- 1/4 cup (34g) cornstarch
- mozzarella cheese (small cubes or shredded)
- oil for frying
Dice your potato into cubes and boil in salted water. Mash the potatoes with sugar (optional) and cornflour. Separate this mixture into five balls (or 10 smaller ones), flatten each ball and add some mozzarella cheese in the middle and close it back up into a ball again (this allows the cheese to stay inside). Add your potato-cheese balls into a hot, well-oiled pan and fry – cook on each side for 5 minutes until golden brown. Wait for them to cool down and enjoy this savoury treat – alone or with friends.
The one for gym fiends: protein-packed pancakes
@ellena_fit Ok these were next level #proteinpancakes #lowcalorie #highproteinbreakfast #healthyrecipe #highproteinmeal ♬ love nwantinti (ah ah ah) - CKay
If you're a fan of Joe Wicks' Lean in 15 Protein Pancakes, then you'll love this protein-packed recipe perfected by online fitness coach @ellena_fit. It has more than 30 grams of protein plus the treat of crushed biscuits on top. You'll need:
- 1 egg
- half a banana (mashed)
- 30 grams of oats
- Pinch each of baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein
- 50ml of milk
Add to a blender and blitz. Once fried top with fat-free yoghurt, sugar-free syrup and crushed biscuits.