Butterbeer Pancakes from Scratch

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Butterbeer Pancakes from Scratch – How to make fluffy butterbeer pancakes your Harry Potter fan will love. Easy recipe with no eggs, perfect for a breakfast or brunch surprise!

butterbeer pancakes from scratch on gray plate with whipped cream on top and butterscotch syrup

If you’ve read the Harry Potter books or watched the movies, you know that butterbeer is a special drink. I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with an actual butterbeer recipe, as well as a recipe for butterbeer buttercream frosting.

My boys love cooking pancakes on weekends and special occasions, so a nice batch of butterbeer pancakes from scratch seemed the next logical step.

This is a pancake recipe without eggs; instead I substitute applesauce. I also use buttermilk, which I’ll show you how to make as you read further.

These Harry Potter sweets are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and holiday mornings. The best part is that anyone can make them because they’re pretty easy to make.

bite of butterbeer pancakes sliced on fork with whipped cream and butterscotch syrup

If you love Harry Potter food, you may want to check out our Golden Snitch snickerdoodle cookie pops and Polyjuice Potion sherbet punch, as well!

WHERE CAN I FIND THE RECIPE FOR BUTTERBEER PANCAKES?

If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the scrumptious butterbeer pancake recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

WHAT IS BUTTERBEER AND WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?

Most Harry Potter fans have a pretty good idea what butterbeer tastes like. You’ve probably either had a glass at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, or you’ve made a recipe.

butterbeer pancakes with whipped cream and butterscotch syrup on gray plate with fork

For those that haven’t…

Butterbeer is a buttery, butterscotch sweet drink, with a hint of caramel, that’s served hot or cold. It’s described as a “less-sickly butterscotch” and even has a little bit of fizz to it.

Fandom explains exactly what butterbeer is, where it came from, and what it’s all about.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH

Making buttermilk pancakes with a butterbeer flavor is super easy. But first you have to learn how to make pancake batter.

sifted dry ingredients for butterbeer pancake recipe in white mixing bowl
  • Make a depression or well right in the center of those dry ingredients in the bowl.
  • Then add the applesauce, buttermilk, canola oil, cream soda, vanilla extract, butter extract, caramel extract, and butterscotch topping to the well.
  • Mix everything together just until it’s blended; try not to over mix.
how to make pancake batter, butterbeer pancake batter in white mixing bowl

WONDERING HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK?

We almost never buy buttermilk. We just never use it because I know I can make my own for cooking and baking.

My mom taught me this little trick when I was younger.

Just add about a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to a cup or two of milk; I usually use a tablespoon for every 1 to 2 cups of milk. Stir and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

And that’s it! You’ve got buttermilk, or sour milk, for your recipe.

TIPS FOR COOKING PANCAKES

You’ll need a griddle or skillet for cooking pancakes.

Spray the griddle with cooking spray. My mom used to use oil for cooking instead of cooking spray, or you could probably use butter.

Spoon pancake batter onto the griddle into a circular shape until you have the size you prefer for your pancake. Allow it to cook on low to medium heat until the edges start to turn a golden color.

cooking pancakes on griddle, using a butterbeer pancake recipe

Then just flip the pancakes and cook the other side until it turns the same golden color.

cooking pancakes from scratch on the griddle, using a butterbeer pancake recipe

When your pancakes are all cooked, serve them up with whipped cream, maple syrup, and butterscotch topping. Yum!

stack of butterbeer pancakes from scratch on gray plate with butter, milk, whipped cream, and butterscotch topping

HANDY TIPS FOR MAKING PANCAKES

TIP #1 – Some pancake batters will start to dimple, and that’s when you know to flip the pancakes. However, this pancake batter is pretty thick, so it doesn’t usually dimple for me.

TIP #2 – As your pancakes get done and you take them off the griddle, keep them warm by putting them on a cookie sheet or pizza pan in a slightly heated oven.

stack of butterbeer pancakes on gray plate with butter and milk

MORE PANCAKE RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY

My favorite pancakes are blueberry buttermilk pancakes, filled to the gills with all the blueberry goodness. Of course, I love a yummy batch of chocolate chip pancakes and apple cinnamon pancakes.

My boys love when I make dinosaur shaped strawberry buttermilk pancakes or heart shaped buttermilk pancakes.

stack of butterbeer pancakes with butter and syrup on gray plate with milk

Mommy Hates Cooking has a wonderful recipe for gluten free bananas foster pancakes. And Moscato Mom has a delicious recipe for healthy banana nut pancakes.

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE BUTTERBEER PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH

Sifter – I use my sifter a lot when I’m baking, especially when I need to mix dry ingredients together quickly.

Mixing Bowl – My handled mixing bowl is one of my favorites, and it works well for mixing up pancake batter.

Pancake Batter Dispenser – I’ve been eyeing this, especially for cupcakes and muffins; but it’d be handy for pancakes too.

Electric Griddle or Cast Iron Griddle – This makes cooking the pancakes a little easier, especially for flipping.

Pancake Turner – I recommend a spatula with a wide base for flipping pancakes.

stack of homemade butterbeer pancakes from scratch on gray plate with whipped cream and butterscotch syrup and milk

BUTTERBEER PANCAKES RECIPE

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Butterbeer Pancakes from Scratch

How to make fluffy butterbeer pancakes your Harry Potter fan will love. Easy recipe with no eggs, perfect for a breakfast or brunch surprise!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch
Keyword butterbeer pancakes, Harry Potter, Harry Potter food, pancake recipe, pancake recipe without eggs, pancakes, pancakes from scratch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 156 kcal
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a batter bowl or mixing bowl.

  2. Make a depression or well with your spoon in the center of those dry ingredients in the bowl.

  3. Add the applesauce, buttermilk, canola oil, cream soda, vanilla extract, butter extract, caramel extract, and butterscotch topping to the well.

  4. Stir everything together just until moistened. The batter will be quite thick.

  5. Lightly spray the griddle with cooking spray, and heat to a moderate temperature.
  6. Spoon pancake batter onto the griddle into a circular shape until you have the size you prefer for your pancake. Allow it to cook on low to medium heat until the edges begin to turn a golden color.

  7. Then just flip the pancakes and cook the other side until it turns the same golden color and it’s cooked through.

  8. When your pancakes are cooked through, serve them with whipped cream, maple syrup, and butterscotch topping.

Recipe Notes

Tip: As your pancakes get done and you take them off the griddle, keep them warm by putting them on a cookie sheet or pizza pan in a slightly heated oven.

Nutrition Facts
Butterbeer Pancakes from Scratch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Potassium 147mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 thoughts on “Butterbeer Pancakes from Scratch”


  1. Mel, these look amazing! Pinning and sharing! Not only are they delicious, but I know so many folks who would get a kick out of the idea of Butterbeer Pancakes! Happy New Year to you and yours.

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