Coffee Pancakes

Breakfast, Pancakes

Two days ago I got the sickness. All that ran through my head was that I had the sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, I’M SO SICK, OMG, (!!) I HATE THAT STUPID NYQUIL COMMERCIAL thing going on.

No biggie. I put on my happy sick face (it’s cute, seriously!) and embraced it.

I made a stack of pancakes, threw on some sweats, curled up on the couch and watched Wet Hot American Summer for the thousandth time. Best remedy for a cold ever.

For the record, I made these pancakes twice this week. Twice!!

The first time I was too sniffly to stand on chairs, take pictures and try to make stuff look pretty.

Once I was feeling a little better, I made them again. 

They’re everything pancakes should be: light, fluffy, slightly sweet, a little tangy with a total bonus flavor: coffee!

Yeah, I’m seriously patting myself on the back for this one. It’s no big secret I love coffee. I’m a big time addict.

It took me a few times to get these right. The first time I tried them with really good, strong espresso…and it no workie. The coffee flavor wasn’t strong enough and the batter was watery. Big time bummer.

Second time around I decided to use instant coffee granules and added them to the buttermilk and egg mixture. Worked! Done! Boom! A cup of coffee in pancake form.



Coffee Pancakes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Serving Size: 4
Calories: 234kcal
Coffee Pancakes are fluffy pancakes that taste just like your favorite cup of coffee. Perfect for any brunch or breakfast when you want double the coffee flavor.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk , shaken
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules


  • Pre-heat oven to 250˚F so you can keep the pancakes warm while the others are cooking.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  In a large measuring cup (or small bowl), beat together the egg and buttermilk.
  • Next, whisk in the instant coffee until completely blended. In two batches, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter should have some small to medium lumps.
  • Heat up your griddle or cast iron skillet over medium low-heat and brush with 1 tablespoon of butter. Using a 1/4 cup measure, add the batter to the warm skillet and cook until bubbles form along the sides and in the center. Flip. And cook on opposite side until golden brown.  Transfer to oven until you've gone through all the batter. Serve with warm maple syrup and a dollop of butter.
CourseBreakfast, Brunch
Keywordcoffee pancakes recipe, how to make coffee pancakes, mocha pancakes, one-bowl pancakes, pancakes
Calories: 234kcal
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  • Reply Alice October 2, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!
    I love everything related to coffee, especially this delicious coffee pancakes!

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    I just tried these for breakfast this morning! They tasted wonderful. It was a great start to a day. I’m so in love with these pancakes. They are sooo yummy!!! 😀 😀 😀

    Thank you <3

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  • Reply Rachel April 8, 2013 at 10:20 am

    These are SO good! The batter smelled just like iced coffee and they’re excellent when cooked! This recipe is a keeper! I am trying your Pretzel Milk Pancakes soon. 🙂

    • Reply Adrianna April 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Oh yay! So glad you loved them. The pretzel pancakes are sort of my favorite ever!

  • Reply Coral March 3, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Yes please!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Danijela October 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

    What a lovely idea. Coffee and pancakes – just perfect.

  • Reply Aragos March 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

    looks so yummy.
    I love coffee.. so I will have a try myself.
    Wish me luck.. 🙂
    thank you for sharing. It is really great

  • Reply Michelle @ Taste As You Go June 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    My love for coffee prompted me to read through your whole post since I’m not normally a fan of pancakes. This recipe may just change my mind about them!

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