Beer adds amazing and unrecognizable flavor to pancakes. I like these so much, it’s the only way I will make pancakes!

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 50 Cheap Recipes for the 4th of July4th 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 to try:

What Kind Of Beer Should I Use? 

This question is so out of my comfort zone! I used Spotted Cow, a “naturally cloudy farmhouse ale” that is light and fruity. My pancakes turned out deliciously.

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 pancake recipe with macerated strawberries and blueberries

Beer Pancakes With Macerated Strawberries And Blueberries

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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.


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.

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