20+ Savoury Pancake Recipes

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Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? But there are some savoury pancakes recipes, that you can enjoy for lunch and dinner as well!

Delicious and mouth-watering recipes, savory pancakes are the perfect quick dish to make the next time you need to figure out what to cook for your family meal. Easy to put together and cook, these recipes range from Vegan to Vegetarian to Non-Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free to Dairy Free. There’s something for everyone!

1. Chinese Scallion Pancakes

These scallion pancakes are savory, chewy, crispy from the outside, and flaky on the inside. Serve as an appetizer, or for a delicious quick lunch!
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Chinese Scallion Pancakes on tissue over a grill.

2. Adai recipe, South Indian lentils dosa ( pancakes )

South Indian dosa made with lentils and rice. It is a thick pancake with a soft centre and crispy edges. It is generously topped with shallots and moringa leaves.
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South Indian lentil dosa in a steel plate with chutney.

3. Besan Chilla-A Vegan And Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe

Besan Chilla or Cheela also known as vegan omelette is a very tasty, vegan and gluten-free breakfast recipe from India, made with chickpea flour and vegetables.
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4. Chitaps – East Indian Rice Crepes – Handkerchief Bread

East Indian chitaps are light fluffy rice crepes. Looking like lace handkerchiefs this rice bread is delicious.
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East Indian gluten free rice crepes called chitaps folded in triangles on a black tray.

5. Lentil Spinach Pancakes

These Lentil Pancakes are a great finger food for babies or kids. They are gluten, dairy, egg and nut-free so perfect for those with allergies.
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Lentil pancakes on a plate.

6. Fluffy Vegan Protein Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Pancakes made of red lentils are as delicious as any other. They are fluffy and soft with extra nutrition.
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7. Vegan Spinach Pancakes

Vegan spinach pancakes are simple, tasty and gloriously green and made with just 3 ingredients. Fill with your favourite spread, veggies or salad for a nutritious meal.
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Spinach Pancakes in a white plate on a brown table.

8. Buckwheat pancakes with sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan

These pancakes are made with buckwheat flour, aromatic herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. They are so delicious and packed with flavor!
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Buckwheat pancakes with tomatoes and basil.

9. Arepa di Pampuna – Curacao Pumpkin Pancakes

These lightly spiced pumpkin pancakes are popular on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. Enjoy a taste of the tropics with a sprinkling of icing sugar.
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Spiced pumpkin pancakes on a plate with a fork.

10. Apple-Bacon Pancake With Buckwheat Flour

A delicious gluten-free no-flip oven pancake packed with golden apples, raisins, bacon and made with Buckwheat flour—perfect for sharing.
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Apple Bacon Buckwheat Pancake.

11. Cheesy Savory Pancakes with Green Onions

These Cheesy Savory Pancakes are a must-try if you’re stuck in a breakfast rut and looking to try something new. Made with sauteed green onions and cheddar cheese mixed right into the batter, these have an incredible savory flavor!
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Scallion cheese pancakes topped with cheddar cheese and green onions.

12. Crispy Gluten Free Cauliflower Pancakes

If you love savory, these tasty Gluten Free Cauliflower Cheddar Pancakes make a delicious breakfast or appetizer. They are made with riced cauliflower, you can serve with a fried egg on top!
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Cauliflower cheddar pancakes on a tray sprinkled with green onion.

13. Cheesy Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

This Cheesy Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe is the perfect cozy fall breakfast recipe. These pancakes are easy to make, light and fluffy, and filled with all the cheesy, pumpkin goodness! Top with a fried egg for an extra decadent meal!
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Cheesy Pumpkin Pancakes topped with eggs.

14. Savoury Pumpkin Pancakes

These delicious savoury pumpkin pancakes made with pumpkin purée, are the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner for the whole family!
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Savory Pumpkin Pancakes in a plate.

15. Xian Bing | Chinese Stuffed Pancake – Vegetarian

Xian Bing or Chinese Stuffed Pancake is a dough based popular street food recipe. My vegetarian version of this recipe is made with vegetables and tofu.
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Vegetable stuffed chinese pancakes with soy sauce in a white bowl.

16. Cabbage Pancakes

These cabbage pancakes, or okonomiyaki, are savoury and crunchy. Topped with kewpie mayonnaise, okonomiyaki sauce, and crispy onions these make a delicious snack!
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Cabbage Pancakes topped with bean sprouts and chopped ginger.

17. Russian Style Mini Buckwheat Pancakes

Healthy, gluten-free and delicious Russian style buckwheat pancakes made from only 5 ingredients in 20 minutes! Garnish them with smoked salmon, crème fraiche, beluga lentils and dill for a truly Russian flavor.
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18. Vegan Savory Pancakes With Cheddar & Green Onion

Cheesy Vegan Savory Pancakes – The perfect way to start your morning! Loaded with cheddar cheese and green onions, these pancakes are flavor-packed and satisfying! Who can resist?
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Vegan cheesy pancakes with green onions.

19. Vegan Spinach Pancakes (Gluten Free)

These spinach pancakes are highly nutritious, wholesome completely gluten free and vegan friendly. They are made effortlessly by using a blender and ready in under 20 minutes.
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20. Savory Pancakes with Green Pea Flour | Gluten free * Vegan

These green pancakes made with pea flour are a great last-minute meal idea or the perfect way to start the day for all the savory breakfast lovers!
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Savoury Pancakes with green pea flour topped with chopped tomatoes and chives.

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21. Air Fryer Latkes With Simple Homemade Applesauce

Air fryer latkes are a flavor-packed potato pancake! They use shredded potatoes and onions, cook until they’re golden brown, and taste just like hash browns with more flavor!
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Air Fryer Latkes on a baking tray served with apple sauce.

How many of these savory pancake recipes did you try? Leave a comment and let us know.

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