Root Beer Pancakes

by Erin

Root beer is now being served for breakfast in these fluffy pancakes. Topped with whipped cream in addition to maple syrup for a real treat.

Root Beer Pancakes 3

The Secret Recipe Club has downsized slightly which means this is my last month posting as a member of Group D. Starting in June I will be swapping over to Group A and while I’ll miss the blogs I’ve grown accustomed to in this group, it’ll be nice to get some fresh picks as we’ve been relapsing a bunch lately since I’ve been a member for so long. Case and point, Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes had me last month and made my garbage plate (which I was super stoked about btw) and another time back in 2012. This month I am assigned to her blog and also shared a recipe of hers once before but it was a long time ago so there was plenty of new material to choose from!

Root Beer Pancakes 1

I actually had a hard time choosing which recipe to make from her blog, searching through 4 years of recipes since I last had her blog. I originally thought I might make her salted chocolate cookie butter bark but then I found these root beer pancakes and there was no contest. This root beer fanatic cannot resist any excuse to cook with it! I even went so far as to top my stack with whipped cream to really bring out the creamy sweetness of the root beer. I may never make regular buttermilk pancakes every again, and I will forever thank you for it Sarah.

P.S. With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner you should also check out her dulche de leche cheesecake bars or cinnamon churro muddy buddies.

Root Beer Pancakes 2

One year ago: DIY Anthopologie Inspired Confetti Tumblers

Two years ago: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chess Pie

Three years ago: Chicken Mango Quesadillas

Four years ago: Chicken & Spinach Alfredo Pizza

Five years ago: Cake Batter Fruit Dip


Serves 6


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1-1/2 cups (12 oz.) root beer

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 tsp vanilla extract

Whipped cream and maple syrup, for serving


  1. Preheat your griddle.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Stir in root beer, eggs, butter, and vanilla until mostly combined. Some lumps in the batter are okay.
  4. Cook 1/4-1/3 cup of batter at a time on the preheated griddle. Flip when the top bubbles and cook until golden brown. Serve warm topped with whipped cream and syrup.

Source: Fantastical Sharing of Recipes


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Rebekah @ Making Miracles April 27, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Drool. These look phenomenal!!

Traci April 27, 2016 - 12:22 am

Never, ever, ever thought of root beer pancakes but my family loves breakfast and breakfast for dinner so these will have to go on our list. Great SRC pick this month!

Terri April 26, 2016 - 11:04 am

I cannot wait to give these a go!!

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm April 26, 2016 - 10:15 am

What a fun recipe. Great choice this month. Happy Reveal day.

Karen April 25, 2016 - 11:37 pm

These sound so fun and delicious! How lucky to get Sarah on our final posting day as group D. P.S. See you in group A!!

Tara April 25, 2016 - 10:34 pm

Yum! These sound amazing! Great pick for a final group d.

Stephanie April 25, 2016 - 3:04 pm

Root Beer pancakes sound so interesting! I would never think to try them, for breakfast, but I do love rootbeer. I imagine these make very fluffy pancakes. Wonderful SRC post!

Emily @ Life on Food April 25, 2016 - 2:44 pm

Now I want breakfast for dinner! These look like such fun given the soda. Root beer always makes me feel like a kid again. Happy Reveal Day!

Sarah E. April 25, 2016 - 12:58 pm

I saw this in my Bloglovin feed and was like OOOOHHH ROOT BEER PANCAKES. Then, of course, I went to go look at all our reveal day posts (and share them on social media) and realized this was your SRC post and you had my blog. LOL. I’m a root beer lover too – it’s the one soda I could never ever give up. And my kids are turning out to love it a lot too. We actually got my son (who just turned 9) a root beer brewing kit for his birthday :)

Anyways, this was definitely a perfect recipe for you! And they are definitely my favorite pancake too. I will have to top mine with whipped cream next time I make them. :)

Vivian | stayaliveandcooking April 25, 2016 - 6:16 am

Whaaat! That’s such a clever idea! Pancakes are already such a great breakfast, and you seem to have improved them even more :)


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