A few weeks ago, I was flipping through a copy of Draft Magazine, which is weird because I’m not a beer drinker at all. But something else caught my eye. A pancake recipe. Made with beer.
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These pancakes were incredibly tasty. Something about the addition of beer made these almost taste like sourdough pancakes. With the strawberry-blueberry sauce (very 4th of July, if I do say so myself!), my mouth was super happy.
Pancakes are lovable because they are so incredibly cheap. We’re talking flour, milk, eggs, and not much else. And there are a million different ways to prepare them. Here are two other cheap pancake recipes that I have previously posted:
- Banana and egg pancakes ($1.15 for four servings)
- Banana oat pancakes ($1.51 for four servings)
- Yeast-risen pancakes/flappers ($1.70 for four servings)
What kind of beer to use? This question is so out of my comfort zone. I used Spotted Cow, a “naturally cloudy farmhouse ale” that is light and fruity. Draft Magazine recommends Berliner weisse. You should use whatever you think is best, because I really have no idea what I’m talking about when it comes to beer. I just like how these pancakes taste.
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Beer Pancakes Recipe With Macerated Strawberries and Blueberries
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 20 min
Macerating the strawberries and blueberries is a super simple way to make a tasty pancake topping. If you don't have berries on hand, feel free to top these pancakes with maple syrup, a sour cream/brown sugar sauce, or another topping.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup beer
1/4 cup melted butter
Oil, for cooking
For strawberry-blueberry sauce:
1 cup mixed strawberries and blueberries (slice strawberries)
3 tablespoons white sugar
To macerate the berries: Place berries in a small bowl. Add sugar and stir. Allow to sit for up to 30 minutes. The berries will soften and make a sauce.
To make pancakes: In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, beer, and melted butter. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredient mixture and stir just until combined.
Heat a tablespoon of cooking oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once oil is hot, place 1/4 cup of batter in pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side (or until golden brown), flip and cook the other side for an additional 1 to 3 minutes.
Serve with strawberry-blueberry sauce.