Break the rules with this recipe and you will get super fluffy pancakes. Why use beer in the pancake batter? The answer is-carbonation. The bubbles inside the beer or any carbonated beverage (soda) give the pancakes that light and fluffy texture. If you are worried about the alcohol inside, don’t be. The beer will be completely cooked so your kids will be able to eat them. And, FYI, they will absolutely adore them.


1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

2 tbs sugar

2 eggs

½ cup beer

¼ cup buttermilk

½ tsp sour cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbs butter


Place the eggs and the sour cream in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer for about 4-5 minutes until creamy. Add the beer, buttermilk, and vanilla and keep beating until completely combined.

If you don’t own a mixer, use a zip-lock bag to mix the ingredients for this awesome pancake recipe. Either way, the mess in your kitchen will be minimal.

In another bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined.

Heat a skillet greased with butter over a medium heat. Pour ¼ cup of the batter per pancake. Cook until the surface bubbles up. Turn and cook the other side until light brown.

Serve warm with maple syrup.