Last week Quaker announced that they were doing away with the name and image of their Aunt Jemima brand.  Founded in 1889, from the beginning Aunt Jemima played on imagery from minstrel shows and the mammy figure, a stereotypical portrayal of a Black woman (think Gone with the Wind). Over the last hundred years or so, societal norms have changed and Aunt Jemima, now part of the Quaker Companies, continued to reckon with it’s own history and imagery.  Rather than removing the name or character of Aunt Jemima, Quaker instead remixed her a couple of times, slimming her down and then later removing the trademark bandana.

Now given the current climate, Quaker has finally decided to change the name and logo of their beloved brand while keeping the same recipe.  Aunt Jemima has been part of the American fabric literally our entire lives.  For some it is hard to reconcile that a family favorite may also be a symbol of America’s racist history.  While others feel it is too little and too late.   

No matter what side of the argument you fall on, there are plenty of other options out there besides Aunt Jemima!  And dare I say BETTER options?  I recently created my own pancake recipe, plus I have tons of blogger friends who have recipes as well!   The brunch lover in me could not resist rounding up some good ones to share with you all.  So here you have it folks 24 Pancake Recipes to Make Instead of Aunt Jemima. 

Traditional Options

Pancakes with Strawberries

Sonia’s Buttermilk Pancakes from Dom n’ the City

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes | Recipes from a Pantry 

The Best Buttermilk + Cornmeal Pancakes | This Worthey Life

Homemade Multi Grain Pancake Mix | The Schizo Chef

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes | Shana Was Here

Homemade Pancakes | Jem of the South 

Best Ever Blueberry Pancakes | Dash of Jazz 

Sonia’s Buttermilk Pancakes | Dom n’ the City 

Easy Peasy Basic Plain Homemade Pancake Recipe | Chef and Steward

Plus, Fluffy Pancakes Recipe from Black Girls Who Brunch

Vegan/Healthy Options

Almond Floud Pancakes

Almond Flour Pancakes by the Hangry Woman

Almond Flour Pancakes | The Hangry Woman 

Blueberry Flax Pancakes | Cooking to a T 

Fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes | Delightful Adventures 

Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes | Marisa Moore

Tasty and Simple Vegan Pancakes | A Bohemian Vegan

Keto Low-Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes | Stay Snatched

Feeling Fancy Options

Beet Pancakes

Pretty in Pink Beet Pancakes by Beautiful Eats and Things

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Vanilla Compote | Domestic Dee

Bananas Foster Pancakes | Mettle Fork 

Vanilla Rum Almond Flour Pancakes | A Girl Called Adri

Cinnamon Banana Pancakes | Gristle & Gossip 

Pancakes and Sausage On-A-Stick | Sense & Edibility 

American Breakfast Tacos AKA Pacos | A Cookie Named Desire

Easy Crepes | Maple Points

Pretty in Pink Beet Pancakes | Beautiful Eats & Things

Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancakes | Houseful of Nicholes 

Bonus Options

For those of you who do not want to make pancakes, there are also black owned companies producing great pancake mixes.

The Breakfast Klub (Houston black owned restaurant) sells their Waffle and Pancake Mix on their website 

Vicky Cakes (available online)

Blanket Pancakes & Syrup (available online, but currently on backorder)

Rosella Baked Goods (They are SWEET POTATO!)

The Takeaway

I have provided you all THE game.  Absolutely no reason to continue using Aunt Jemima mix when you have 24 recipes plus four black owned pancake mixes.  Enjoy!