How to make Beer pancakes

Beer is the best. Not only is it one of the most delicious beverages on the planet and an awesome accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes but it’s also great for cooking with.

Take these beer pancakes for instance; an excellent way to sneak beer into breakfast, substitute milk for your selected brew and you can inject all kinds of flavours into your morning stack. Where a stout can bring a delicious mocha taste to the party, a hoppy IPA can add a fruity zest. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

We recommend you try this with First Chop’s POD or To Øl’s Totem Passion.

And get creative with toppings: syrup, bacon, blueberries, banana, nuts. Let loose!



  • 250ml beer of your choice
  • 125g plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml beer of your choice
  • 30g butter


    • Sieve flour into a large mixing bowl.
    • Add caster sugar, baking powder and salt, and stir.
    • Beat egg and add to mixture.
    • Melt butter and add to mixture.
    • Slowly add beer to mixture, whisking together as you do so. Whisk until relatively smooth – some lumps are fine though!
    • Heat a pan over medium-low heat, lightly coat with oil.
    • Spoon approx. 4/5 table spoons per pancake to the hot surface.
    • When bubbles begin to appear on top of the pancakes, flip and cook until brown.
    • Continue for rest of mixture.
    • Stack high, add toppings and enjoy!

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