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Pancake Tacos Are the Best New Way to Eat Breakfast

Eat Pancakes with Your Hands

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Can't decide between savory and sweet on the breakfast menu? Luckily, thanks to the invention of the pancake taco, you don't have to. It's safe to assume most people love pancakes and tacos, so when they're combined, it's sure to be a match made in foodie heaven. (Did you know that there's even a "taco cleanse" for people who just can't get enough of ingredients between a foldable shell?)

And last but not least, the pancake taco instantly turns your favorite stack of slapjacks into a portable breakfast. This is perfect for days (hi, every day) when you don't have time for a sit-down meal, but need more sustenance than a granola bar. One thing to keep in mind, though: While your DIY version is sure to be better for you than the drive-through breakfast taco creation, the calorie count for pancake tacos can easily get out of control. So make these an occasional indulgence or pay close attention to the fixings.

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Pancake Tacos with Bacon, Eggs, and Cheese

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If you're looking for an all-American breakfast in one bite, this pancake breakfast taco recipe does the trick. Basically, it takes all your favorite breakfast foods (bacon, eggs, and cheese PLUS pancakes) but keeps each in moderation. So you have a protein-packed, nutrient-dense, and savory breakfast that'll fill you up after just one.

Get the recipe: Breakfast Tacos with Bacon, Eggs, Cheese & Pancake "Shells"

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Fruit Tacos with Maple Yogurt Drizzle

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These fruit tacos are easy to make (only 15 minutes total) and are actually really good for you. This recipe technically uses crêpes (thin pancakes), but you could easily swap in a fluffy pancake. The inside is filled with plain yogurt, a little maple syrup, and a medley of fresh fruit, which is basically a yogurt parfait in taco form.

(Next up: Healthy Fruit Butter Recipes You'll Want to Spread On Everything)

Get the recipe: Fruit Tacos with Maple Yogurt Drizzle

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Pancake Tacos with Caramelized Peaches and Pancetta

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This sweet and savory pancake taco combination is perfect for any morning craving. This recipe adds a touch of sweetness from the peaches, vanilla, and honey, while the pancetta adds texture and saltiness. Also, you won't believe it, but this indulgent pancake taco is only 314 calories per serving.

Get the recipe: Pancake Tacos with Caramelized Peaches and Pancetta

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Nutella and Banana Pancake Tacos

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The filling options for pancake tacos are endless. This recipe uses chocolate-hazelnut spread with banana, and another version spreads almond butter and strawberries between one flapjack. The results is a pancake taco breakfast that's surprisingly high in protein and healthy fats. Add some spice to the pancake batter with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.

(Okay, but have you heard of breakfast pizza?!)

Get the recipe: Nutella Banana Pancake Tacos

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Corn Pancake Breakfast Tacos

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Yes! Another excuse, er, reason, to eat dinner foods at breakfast. You'll find traditional taco fillings like avocado, shredded cheese, hot sauce, and fresh corn, in this pancake taco breakfast recipe, but it also has scrambled eggs and uses a corn pancake shell. The best part is that after you get everything chopped up, the meal comes together in just 15 minutes.

Get the recipe: Corn Pancake Breakfast Tacos

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Banana Pancake Tacos

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These crispy banana pancake tacos are sure to be the sweetest part of your morning but without a sugar overload. What's more, this recipe is also gluten-free and packed with protein thanks to the mashed banana and Greek yogurt used to make the taco "shells." Greek yogurt offers a creamy, thick texture and a good dose of probiotics. Tip: Use a very ripe banana for easier mashing. (You can use the leftover bananas to make banana bread—just saying.)

Get the recipe: Banana Pancake Tacos

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