A former boss used to joke that a weekend for me wasn't complete without a plate of pancakes. It's true. I love my pancakes! For every holiday or special occasion, my mom made pancakes for my family. Even today, we get them every Christmas, birthday weekend, and whenever we're all home together (which is very rare). 

As I've grown older, I've become responsible for the side. True, bacon and sausage are great, but I like to keep things interesting, so I'm sharing a few of my favorite side dishes for pancakes. Make these to go with one of our best pancake recipes or our amazing 3-ingredient pancakes. Watch the how-to for those simple pancakes below.