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Our Definitive Pancake Guide

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I don't know where the whole "breakfast in bed on Mother's Day" thing came from—the idea that All Moms Everywhere want nothing more on their designated day than to be served a trayful of pancakes and coffee when they wake up. Not, to be clear, that this is a bad idea: Breakfast is bed is always a good idea. And coffee in bed is a must.

Whether or not breakfast in bed is the order of the (Mother's) day, pancakes—tender and golden and adaptable to your (or your mom's) preferences—should be. Stock up on maple syrup and dive into our definitive pancake guide:

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For moms who always encourage you to keep reaching:

Puffy and Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes with Orange and Fig
Puffy and Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes with Orange and Fig

For those more savory than sweet:

Savory Masa Corn Cakes with Green Chile, Cheese, and Lime Crema
Savory Masa Corn Cakes with Green Chile, Cheese, and Lime Crema

If she's going to want to celebrate her day with a hike:

Fruit-Laden, Whole-Grain Pancakes
Fruit-Laden, Whole-Grain Pancakes

For mamas with a flair for the dramatic:

David Eyre's Pancake
David Eyre's Pancake

If her pantry is full of things like horn salt and kefir:

Sveler (Norwegian Pancakes)
Sveler (Norwegian Pancakes)

If "breakfast in bed" is actually "breakfast for dinner":

Green Pancakes (Pascadous)
Green Pancakes (Pascadous)

Or "breakfast for dessert":

Olive Oil Pancakes with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
Olive Oil Pancakes with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

For moms who like chunks in their ice cream:

Lemony Cream Cheese Pancakes with Blueberries
Lemony Cream Cheese Pancakes with Blueberries

If peanut butter is more a way of life than a preference:

Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" Peanut Butter Pancakes
Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" Peanut Butter Pancakes

For mothers who always order extra breakfast sausage at the diner:

Cornmeal and Chorizo Pancakes
Cornmeal and Chorizo Pancakes

For those convinced that oldies are always goodies:

1840 Farm Pancakes
1840 Farm Pancakes

For moms who LOVE coconut (and tropical vacations):

Coconut Blueberry Pancakes
Coconut Blueberry Pancakes

For moms who always tell you to stop fussing:

Perfect Pancakes
Perfect Pancakes

For moms who prefer waffles to pancakes:

Hannah Kirshner's Best Ever (Vegan) Waffles
Hannah Kirshner's Best Ever (Vegan) Waffles

For moms who are always chasing the best thing:

The Kitchn's Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes
The Kitchn's Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes

The ideal breakfast in bed: Go! (In the comments.)

Tags: pancakes, mother's day