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Pancake Tacos Are the Breakfast Trend That’ll Wow Your Morning Crowd — Easy Recipe

Add more flavor to your batch of fluffy flapjacks using this simple trick

Making breakfast more delectable is as simple as serving up pancake tacos. The trendy treats use a fluffy flapjack instead of a tortilla and are filled with sweet or savory ingredients. From bacon and eggs to fruit and melted chocolate, this taco twist is sure to satisfy your breakfast cravings. Using a boxed mix also cuts down on prep and produces sturdy pancakes that will hold all of your favorite add-ins. Keep reading to learn how to make pancake tacos as a fun morning treat!

What are pancake tacos?

A pancake taco consists of a thick pancake that’s topped with ingredients and folded in half. While it’s unknown where these tacos were created, they gained widespread attention after iHOP added them to their menu in 2023. Using a pancake as the taco shell provides a rich and buttery flavor to this treat. Whether you make a fresh batch of flapjacks or warm up any leftovers, loading them up with ingredients is the key to the most delicious pancake tacos.

Best fillings for pancake tacos

The great part of this dish is you can fill the tacos with any combination of ingredients. You can make them sweet by placing sliced fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, nut butter or chocolate chips inside. Or go the savory route with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese or salsa. If you can’t decide between the two, make a sweet and savory taco. (Think bacon, egg and cheese with a drizzle of maple syrup, or fruit, Nutella and a pinch of red pepper flakes.) The dish’s mouthwatering flavors and eye-catch appearance will delight any breakfast fan.

Savory egg scramble pancake tacos with potatoes and fruit

Easy trick for extra flavorful pancake tacos

You don’t have to limit yourself to only placing the ingredients inside of the tacos. Adding chocolate chips, crumbled bacon or berries to the pancakes after scooping the batter onto a pan or griddle. Then, cook the pancakes on one side until bubbles start to form, flip and continue cooking to golden brown and fluffy perfection. This easy trick creates a tastier taco shell for your breakfast dish.

How to make pancake tacos

Now’s the fun part: learning how to whip up these tacos. This method comes from food blogger Jennifer Valentyne who showcases three yummy flavors to try once your pancakes are cooked. Who knew transforming classic fluffy pancakes into a unique treat was so simple! (For more recipes that will upgrade your flapjack game, make your own McGriddle, Bacon Pancakes or Sheet Pancakes.)

Pancake Tacos


  • 2 cups pancake mix like Bisquick + other ingredients for pancakes
  • Desired fillings and condiments


  • Yield: approximately 14 pancake tacos
  1. Using pancake mix, preparing batch of flapjacks according to package’s directions. Once cooked, allow to cool slightly so pancakes are easy to grab. (Note: Two cups of Bisquick makes about 14 pancakes.)
  2. When ready to serve, arrange pancakes on plate or in taco stand. Fill each pancake with desired combination of ingredients. Enjoy!

Bonus trick to create party-perfect pancake tacos

Thinking about making these tacos for your next brunch party? Serve them hassle-free by creating a DIY spread where guests can build their own pancake tacos. Simply place the flapjacks on a platter and cover if you want to keep them warm. Then, arrange bowls of various ingredients around the pancakes. Before you know it, your loved ones will devour their personalized pancake tacos!

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