Never heard of a pancake taco? You're going to want to sit down for this one. The breakfast game has been changed—forever.

Sara Tane
July 25, 2017

The internet has seen a lot of food hybrids throughout the years, ranging from mind-blowingly impressive to straight up disastrous. Our most recent epiphany comes in flapjack form and it goes by the name of the Pancake Taco. By cleverly swapping out the tortilla for a warm, fluffy buttermilk pancake, we’ve now opened the breakfast gates to a world of seemingly endless possibilities (but more specifically, the following three). We’ve known all along that a tall stack of these bad boys is a stellar breakfast option to get down on with a knife and fork. But now, we’ve traded in our utensils and will instead rely on the sturdiness of a homemade pancake to encase a variety of breakfast items. Savory or sweet, the world is your...errr...taco?

In the first iteration of this genius breakfast food marriage, we spun the classic sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sammie into the warm embrace of a pancake taco. Bet you’ve never started your day with spicy Italian sausage, sharp white cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs, and a generous drizzle of sriracha all tucked delicately inside a pancake. This all changes now—that routine breakfast sandwich or bagel that you’ve become so comfortable with is a thing of the past. Pancakes are the food vessel that we need to be talking more about.

If an SEC isn’t your ideal wake-up call or sausage is not your breakfast meat of choice, perhaps our second option is how you will best attain Pancake Taco Nirvana. In our Tex-Mex take, we’ve wrapped up crispy bacon, fresh avocado, and pico de gallo, all topped with a frizzled fried egg. You’re just going to have to take our word that some drippy, runny yolk action down a buttermilk flapjack is just as delectable (if not more?) than a customary guzzle of maple syrup. Regardless, you won’t know for sure until you try.

Lastly, because any legitimate pancake situation should involve an option that allows you to consume a day’s worth of sugar in approximately 3 bites, we couldn’t leave you hanging without a sweet option. Because peanut butter is a Very Good Thing, we went ahead and smeared that across the pancake, topped it with fresh fruit (because HEALTHY), and drizzled it with some honey for an added touch of sweetness. If you’re feeling extra bold, go ahead and give your taco a dollop of fresh whipped cream, because you might as well be wired on sugar before noon. Fold that beauty like the intricate, dessert-ish breakfast taco that it is and be on your merry way.

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