Beer Pancakes With Macerated Strawberries and Blueberries


Beer pancake recipe with macerated strawberries and blueberries

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.

Beer pancakes recipe

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 three other cheap pancake recipes that I have previously posted:

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 With Macerated Strawberries And Blueberries
Yield: 6 servings

Beer Pancakes With Macerated Strawberries And Blueberries

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For pancakes

  • 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 frying
  • 1 cup mixed strawberries and blueberries (slice strawberries)
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

5 Responses to “Beer Pancakes With Macerated Strawberries and Blueberries”

  1. 1

    violet — June 26, 2013 @ 2:51 am

    I love this idea. Cooking with beer can be really tasty.

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    Thomas Bonjour Morton — June 27, 2013 @ 3:33 am

    These look delicious!! I love stackable foods, which reminds me of a great Mexican Dish with an American twist….Enchilada Flat Stacks!! 😀

    • Haley replied: — June 27th, 2013 @ 3:57 am

      I need to try those stackers!! And I’m working on that queso blanco.

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    4th of July Beer Breakfast | Head Over Beers — July 9, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    […] The Fourth of July came and went in a blink of an eye. If you had as much fun as I did, you just don’t want to let the festivities be over. Remind yourself of the fun you had with this 4th of July Beer Breakfast with Beer Pancakes with Macerated Strawberries and Blueberries. […]

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    College Recipes — September 28, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    At first i was skeptical, beer pancakes? But i kept reading and I am glad I did! cannot wait to whip these up next brunch!

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