Coffee Pancakes

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We are pretty much crazy for pancakes in our house.  I am rarely afforded more then a week before the little maniacs are requesting pancakes. Pancakes for breakfast or dinner it doesn’t matter.  Coffee Pancakes started from a recipe I found online years ago to which I can no longer find a link.  I have been tweaking it for about 5 years and the following recipe is what I have come up with.

By now you are probably wondering what kind of idiot would develop a recipe with coffee in it when his house is full of little maniacs.  That is a valid point and I hadn’t thought about it until I started writing this.  My stupidity aside, these are our special occasion pancakes and they are an awesome homemade treat!

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Despite the “homemade” label these pancakes are really easy to throw together.  To start mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons baking powder, 1 tablespoon salt.

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In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients.  1 cup milk, 1 cup coffee (cooled), 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons melted butter, 1 tablespoon vanilla. I whisk these together until nice and frothy.

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Then the wet ingredients get poured into the dry and mixed together to form batter.  I like a pretty wet batter because I like pancakes thin but if a fluffier pancake is desired you could reduce coffee or milk by 1/4 cup or so.

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Into a buttered skillet they go.  I use a wooden spoon to make smaller sized pancakes.  The maniacs love seeing pancakes stacked on top of each other.  My aim is small and thin pancakes but you can of course make them whatever size you like.  This batter will make about 30 of these smaller pancakes which will give us enough for breakfast the next day as well.  Once the batter is good and bubbling in the pan they get flipped over to finish cooking for another minute or two.

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The best part about making these in batches is snacking on the first batch while cooking the remaining ones.

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I usually have to fight off Norah and Spencer requests for “taste tests” while finishing the remaining batches.  I will handle the taste tests myself – thank you.

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Nothing left to do now but stack them high and cover with maple syrup.

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The flavor of these pancakes is wonderful.  They are buttery with just a hint of coffee kick in them.  It is rare for me to be able to sit down and eat them without thing one and thing two asking for seconds.  That is how fast they go!

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Coffee Pancakes
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Blogging with Apples
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup coffee cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk milk, coffee, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix.
  4. Preheat non stick skillet with butter.
  5. Pour pancake sized batter into skillet and fry on both sides until done.
  6. Cover with maple syrup and enjoy!
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Jeff McIntosh

About Jeff McIntosh

Jeff's family lives in his childhood home on a 1/4 acre in town lot. Despite the small space to work with, they have challenged ourselves to produce as much of our own food as possible — and cook it! They document their journey at Blogging with Apples.