Pancakes are great, but stuffed pancakes can be even better. With a little prep work, you can throw together a batch of stuffed pancakes almost instantly.
Stuffed pancakes can be tricky because you have lay out the bottom layer of pancake batter, quickly place the filling, and then add more pancake batter on top of it. The trick, according to Lauren Kodiak at The Kitchn, is to have your filling ready to go ahead of time:
All you have to do is line a sheet pan with parchment paper, dollop on little "disks" of Nutella, then freeze the disks! When you're ready to make pancakes, pour batter into your frying pan, then quickly place one of the disks on top of the wet batter. Cover the disk with more batter, then proceed as you normally would when making pancakes.
Kodiak is talking about Nutella specifically here, but you could pre-freeze disks of any kind of filling really. Peanut butter, jam, jelly, chocolate, fruit compote; the possibilities are endless. Time to take your pancakes to the next level.