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Beer Pancakes Recipe
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Beer Pancakes

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"Great for when you run out of milk but still want pancakes! Also can be made kid-friendly with root beer. Very fluffy and moist!"

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Original recipe makes 4 pancakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in the egg, beer and melted butter; stir with a whisk just until blended - a few lumps are okay.
  2. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot surface for each pancake. When bubbles appear on top of the pancakes, flip, and cook until browned on the other side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 17, 2006

Okay - don't like it with the beer. Even tried it topped with cheese. But add Cream Soda to it - WOW! Now I use soda for the liquid with all my pancakes; even a mix recipe. Makes it very light and fluffy. Great idea! Diet soda works too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 19, 2010

Although these pancakes are indeed very light and fluffy, mine had a definite bitter aftertaste that I did not care for at all. Adding syrup did not help. IF I try this again, I may try the cream soda suggested by someone else... the bitterness was just too unpleasant for me.

Feb 05, 2007

I tried these out of curiousity...and was surprised at the result. I make pancakes from scratch all of the time and these were some of the best ones ever. The beer (I used Coors Light) provided a sweetness that I never would have guessed. Fluffy and delicious, the perfect side for my Scrambled Eggs Done Right (also from AR). Thanks!

Jun 21, 2008

These were great! I had some "Blueberry Malt" beer. It was terrible as a beverage but I didn't want to throw it out. I thought I'd give it a try. I used it and threw in some fresh blueberries... RAVE REVIEWS from the family. I made some regular pancakes for the children, and after the adults had the beer pancakes, they said they'd never eat regular pancakes again. I can't wait to try it with my favorite Apricot Beer. This is a keeper!

Dec 01, 2005

good simple recipe for when you must have pancakes and have no milk in the house--you can tast a very faint taste of the beer but didn't stop anyone from gobbling them down!! I will make these again.

Jan 22, 2007

I made the kids version for this, and they love it. I have also used other flavor sodas for variety with equal success.

Jul 07, 2008

There were delicious! I used light beer and added a bit of brown sugar to the batter, too. Everyone loved that they were a little crispy on the edges but super fluffy inside. Thanks for the great idea!

Jul 30, 2006

These pancakes are great for a new spin on an old favorite. My fiancee does not like pancakes, but he loves these!!


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  • Calories
  • 517 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 77.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 839 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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