Birthday Overload Pancakes

by Erin

Did you really think I would leave off for my birthday weekend with my post yesterday, lacking cake batter, peanut butter, and cookie dough? Yes it was a most splendid ice cream, but I refuse to spend my birthday without at least one of those 3 things! So I went ahead and made breakfast using all three…

Peanut butter pancakes.

Eggless chocolate chip cookie dough.

Funfetti “syrup”.

Put the three together and you get an overload of some of my most favorite things about the dessert world… but for breakfast! And since it’s my birthday it’s completely acceptable to eat this first thing in the morning.

And since today is also star wars day (may the fourth be with you), I had originally made these pancakes with star wars vehicle pancake molds, but they didn’t come out right so I ended up just making the rest regular. So you’ll have to just imagine these as cool Millenium Falcons and X wings and Tie Fighters.

Birthday Overload Pancakes

One year ago: Funfettinutter Cupcakes for Two (or One Birthday Girl)

Two years ago: Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Ice Cream


Makes about 1.5 dozen



1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Tbsp sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp milk

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour (heat treated*)

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips


1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 cups milk

1 egg

1 Tbsp sugar

1/4 creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I used 0% vanilla Chobani)


1/2 cup dry white cake mix (heat treated*)

1/4 cup water

2 Tbsp sprinkles, plus more for garnish


  1. To make the cookie dough, in a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Mix in milk and vanilla.
  2. Stir in flour and salt and mix on low until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. To make pancakes, in a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, egg, sugar, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt. Beat  with an electric mixer on low until smooth. Add mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  5. Heat a large griddle over medium heat. Ladle the batter onto the griddle and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Keep pancakes warm by placing on a oven-proof tray in an oven preheated to 200 degrees.
  7. To make the “syrup”, whisk together the cake mix and water until smooth. Fold in sprinkles.
  8. To serve, layer pancakes alternating with crumbled bits of cookie dough, topped with a drizzle of cake batter “syrup”. Add extra sprinkles if desired.

*Raw eggs are not the only possible source of bacterial contamination, raw flour is also a culprit. Heat treat by heating in microwave to 160 degrees F – about 1 minute stirring every 15 seconds.

Source: Cookie Dough from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook. Pancakes adapted from The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook. Cake Batter “Syrup” adapted slightly from Little Bitty Bakes.


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Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 6, 2013 - 11:44 pm

Overload is right! This looks sooooo amazing! Happy Birthday!

Kate@Diethood May 6, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Happy Birthday!!!! Now, this is a way to celebrate! Awesome pancakes!

Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction May 6, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Oh my! What a perfect birthday meal! Happy belated birthday!!

Emily @ Life on Food May 6, 2013 - 11:25 am

Holy Moly! My kind of pancake and the best breakfast, lunch and dinner you could have on a birthday!

Mr. & Mrs. P May 6, 2013 - 10:48 am

Happy birthday!!!!! Thank for sharing these!!! Need to try them even know it not someones birthday!!!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets May 5, 2013 - 8:44 pm

Happy Birthday Erin. Totally worth indulging in these pancakes. YUM.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust May 5, 2013 - 8:33 pm

HOLY COW. OMG these are fabulous!!! Happy Birthday!

sally @ sallys bakingaddiction May 5, 2013 - 7:41 pm

These are the ULTIMATE treat, Erin!!! I would love to start (every)day with these. Talk about an amazing sugar rush. Happy Birthday to Erin!!

Vicki @ WITK May 5, 2013 - 6:26 pm

This is unite the insane way to celebrate your birthday! I love it :)

Tracey May 5, 2013 - 4:27 pm

Hope you had the best birthday!! I can think of no better way to start your day than with these pancakes, holy yum!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 4, 2013 - 7:19 pm

Happy Birthday Erin!! Your pancakes look out of this world! I want to eat the chocolate chip cookie dough!!!!!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 4, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Happy Happy Birthday, Erin!!! Now I’m going to steal this for my birthday breakfast:-)

Zainab| Blahnik Baker May 4, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Happy Birthday Erin!! These pancakes are out of this world. Best birthday breakfast EVER!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 4, 2013 - 11:31 am




spiffycookie May 5, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Hahahaha I most certainly am :-)


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