Free Range Eggs

13 Pancake and French Toast Recipes

By Nellie's Kindness Crew


Most of us have come to think of a tall stack of pancakes drizzled in golden maple syrup as a special occasion dish. As for French toast, who has the time to crack a bunch of eggs and hunt down the bottle of vanilla in the back of the pantry before the kids wake up? Well, we're flipping the script here at Nellie's by making everyone's favorite sweet breakfast fare an anytime, everyday, unfussy option. With a bag of our versatile French Toast Mix in one hand and a loaf of bread in the other, even the busiest among us can make weekday French toast a reality. And if pancakes are more your style, there's a plethora of exciting options to choose from below. Let's do away with the special occasion mindset and make French toast and pancakes as easy, accessible, and mess-free as scrambled eggs!


1. Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

No need to spend your whole life searching for the perfect pancake recipe—it's right in front of you. And there's more good news: you're just 20 minutes away from diving into stack of these diner-style buttermilk pancakes with butter and a glug of maple syrup.


2. Classic French Toast 3 Ways

Want French toast without the mess? Grab a bag of Nellie's French Toast Mix, milk or water, and your favorite kind of bread. No need to crack any eggs or rummage around for the cinnamon and vanilla in the back of your pantry. The hardest part is deciding whether you're in the mood for a classic stovetop preparation, oven-baked, or air fryer French toast!


3. Mini Pancake Cereal

Say hello to the latest (and most adorable) breakfast sensation: mini pancake cereal! This take on the viral TikTok trend is totally worth the work of flipping each tiny pancake. Whether you eat this fun-size breakfast with milk or a drizzle of maple syrup, the recipe is a must-try.


4. French Toast Roll-Ups

Nellie's French Toast Mix makes these classic French toast roll-ups a snap! The trick is to flatten your bread with a rolling pin in order to achieve that perfect swirl in the center. Fill with cream cheese and berry jam with a side of maple syrup for the ultimate sweet breakfast.


5. Sheet Pan Pancakes

If you can dream it, you can add it to your pancake batter. There's room for all sorts of flavors in these sheet pan pancakes, from chocolate chip to raspberry swirl. Appealing to every family member's preferences is no longer a tall order with this recipe in your back pocket.


6. Baked Banana French Toast Sticks

Just like the ones from your childhood, only better! It wouldn't be a stretch to call these French toast sticks the dippable version of banana bread. And speaking of banana, this recipe calls for an extra ripe one for the ideal amount of sweetness without the need for any added sugar.


7. French Toast Mix Pancakes

What if we told you these impossibly fluffy pancakes can be made with Nellie's French Toast Mix? Well, it's true! If your mind is blown now, just wait until you dig into a stack piled high with maple syrup, fresh berries, and a pat of our grass-fed butter.


8. French Toast Muffin Cups

Who knew you could make French toast in a muffin tin? These muffin cups are ideal for situations where you're making breakfast for a crowd, whether it's a family affair or a school event. Plate them up with fresh fruit for a well-rounded breakfast that requires minimal effort and no hands-on cooking time.


9. French Toast Mix Loaded Breakfast Crêpes

Okay, so crêpes aren't exactly pancakes, but they're similar in principle. Since it contains a whole dozen free range eggs in every bag, our French Toast Mix is the perfect starter kit for the delicate French dish. Stuff the finished crêpes with savory breakfast fixings for a morning that's guaranteed to feel extra special.


10. Instant Pot French Toast Casserole

Let's break down this French toast casserole layer by layer: cinnamon sugar French toast bites? Check. Praline streusel? Check. Cream cheese icing? Check. And it's all made right in your Instant Pot!


11. Popover Pancakes on the Grill

Need an excuse to fire up the grill this morning? Part popover, part pancake, and part Dutch baby, this light and crispy breakfast can be made and enjoyed in your very own backyard.


12. Nutella French Toast Roll-Ups

Silky smooth Nutella tucked into cozy, convenient French toast roll-ups makes for a sweet breakfast dish that feels worthy of any special occasion but requires little cleanup thanks to Nellie's French Toast Mix.


13. Gingerbread Pancakes

Chock full of banana, Greek yogurt, rolled oats, and other nutritious ingredients, a stack of these gingerbread pancakes will excite even the pickiest eaters. And who could say no to a dollop of whipped cream on top?


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