Your Family Will Love This Breakfast Spread

Maple syrup pouring onto pancakes.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s no reason it can’t be the most fun, too. Treat your family to this festive pancake bar to start their day right!

Perfecting the Pancake

As the star of the show, the pancakes should pack plenty of flavor and texture to hold up to all the tasty toppings on the table. This recipe for fluffy buttermilk pancakes is sure to please even your most discerning gourmands, and it can easily be prepared in advance and reheated when it’s time for breakfast. These puffed-up cakes are perfect for soaking up sauces, and they’re loaded with subtle sweetness and buttery delight.

Spreads and Toppings

Even the richest pancakes are always better with some accompanying sauces or extras, and while the classic maple syrup is a tried and true mainstay, there’s so much more that can go on top, and it might already be in your kitchen. Let some butter come up to room temperature for easy spreading, or break out the Nutella for that silky hazelnut flavor. Peanut butter deserves some space on your table, as does cookie butter if you’re craving a little ginger spice. Mini chocolate chips and sprinkles can be served on the side, and toasted nuts will add a pleasant aroma as well as a satisfying crunch. Fresh fruit can add some sweet and tart nutrition, especially colorful strawberries and blueberries. You can even make your own whipped topping on the spot by whisking together some heavy cream, confectioner’s sugar, and a dash of vanilla extract.

Prep Tips

If you plan on making the pancakes ahead of time, slide sheets of parchment paper between each one before placing them in a plastic bag and stashing them in the fridge. When it’s time to set the table, just spread them out on a sheet pan and reheat them in the oven. For another spread option, you can make a reduction out of those berries. With all the syrup, sprinkles, and other sweets in abundance, there’s bound to be a little mess generated by the festivities. That’s to be expected, and nothing that some quick cleanup can’t fix. Keep a roll of paper towels handy to catch the occasional syrup overflow or wayward strawberry.

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