Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Recipe: Beer Pancakes (with Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Stout)

The perfect brunch after a night of heavy beers.  These pancakes combine the best of both worlds, beer and cake for breakfast... What's not to love?  

By combining chocolate maltiness and a light fluffy texture, a batch of these is sure to impress!

Beer Pancakes; one word "YUM!"


-2 eggs
-1 cup beer at room temperature (your choice, feel free to play around with the selection; just remember that the cakes will take on the flavor profile of your selection)
-2 Tbs. vegetable oil
-2 Tbs. honey
-1 cup all purpose flour
-1 Tbs. granulated sugar
-2 tsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp. kosher salt
-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


Mix the wet ingredients (including the honey but minus the vanilla), beating lightly until fully incorporated.

In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

Gently add the dry ingredients to the wet base.  When mixed, add the vanilla.  Make sure not to over-mix the batter. 

I used the Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate stout for my cakes
Grease a stove top pan or an electric griddle. Pre-heat to approximately 400 degrees or medium-high.

When the pan has thoroughly heated, pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the surface of the pan.  When bubbles start to appear around the edges, gently slide a thin spatula under the cake and quickly flip.  Cook for approximately 1 additional minute.

Forget the syrup, just top with some light confectioners sugar, and enjoy!

Eat good food.  Drink good beer.  And above all, stay classy!


  1. Brings new meaning to hair of the dog!
    great recipe. thanks!

  2. Next time try separating the yolk and the whites. And do the same as you did with the yolk accept fold in the whites at the end. I happened to have a bunch of egg whites left over from making an ice creamed custard. So, it really fluffed up my pancakes.


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