Monday, 16 February 2015

Vanilla Latte Pancakes

vanilla latte pancakes

Call it what you will, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day even Mardi Gras in some quarters of the world – I love the day before Ash Wednesday. I’m not religious at all, and I know there all sorts of connotations about filling up before Lent starts – but I seriously just love pancakes!

And I try to add a little flavour to them when I can. This Pancake Day will be no exception, as I have practised mine this very weekend. They are perfect for anyone who has a Starbucks addiction like myself.

vanilla latte pancakes

These Vanilla Latte Pancakes are an easy variation on my Scotch Pancakes I made a couple of years back. I simply added the seeds from half a vanilla pod to the mix and a stick of instant coffee. The flavours of the vanilla and coffee add a good caffeine hit to your brekkie.

I served mine with some Very Vanilla Whipped Cream which you can read about in my next post which happens to be based around another drink which your local barista can serve up. This is a perfect accompaniment for pancakes and is something you might even have on a latte.

vanilla latte pancakes

Anyway, back to the Pancakes! Give them a try for breakfast and you will love the flavour. The double hit of caffeine if you have them with a cuppa joe, or as I would recommend – have them with a cup of tea – that way you can taste the coffee in them even more!

Vanilla Latte Pancakes

Thumbnail Url Pancakes that taste like a cuppa joe!
Cuisine: breakfast Category: pancakes Yields: 8-10
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  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • 150 ml milk
  • 110 grams plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 stick of strong instant coffee (or 2 grams)
  • Seeds of half a vanilla pod (or use 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract)
  1. Place the vinegar and milk together in a glass and leave to stand for a few minutes
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour and bicarb
  3. In a jug whisk together the egg, oil, syrup then add the milk mix. Add the coffee granules and stir until combined
  4. Add the wet mix to the dry and stir together just until the flour has been absorbed. A few lumps are fine
  5. Add the vanilla and stir through
  6. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and coat with a little vegetable oil
  7. Add about a large dessert spoonful of batter to the pan
  8. When bubbles appear on top of the pancake, flip it over and cook for another minute or so on the other side.
  9. Serve the pancakes fresh with some whipped cream, or some syrup 


  1. Pancakes are good aren't they?? These look super tasty! I haven't made any real plans for Pancake Day this year guess I better get thinking! Two little people won't let me forget one of the most important day's of the year!! ;0)

  2. I just can't decide which type of pancake to make tomorrow at all, there are so many lovely ideas like this one... Like you, no religious undertones (or overtones) for me, so maybe I'll just make pancakes everyday for a while until I try them all ;-) Now, if only I had a Friends mug...

    1. Ah yes, my Central Perk mug - perhaps we can come to some arrangement ;)

  3. Not a Starbucks fan but I do like the sound of vanilla and coffee flavoured pancakes, just perfect for breakfast :)

  4. another amazing looking pancake recipe, with more great flavours! I am so hungry for pancakes again now!

    1. Thanks Helen, hope you have made some yourself!

  5. O, and if I'm not much mistaken, MG.

  6. such a good idea... never thought of coffee for a flavour for pancakes before... LOVE these!

  7. I love the gorgeous golden colour of these! My boyfriend would adore them as he's a vanilla latte addict!!

  8. There's some fab pancakes being eaten this year! These sound great! Love the idea of coffee-flavoured ones.

  9. Throwing instant coffee into pancakes...Genius!


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