Pancake Puppies


Pancake Puppies are the delightful and bite-sized version of traditional pancakes that will have both kids and adults coming back for more! These fluffy, golden-brown morsels are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a sweet snack. Served with a dusting of powdered sugar and your favorite dipping sauce, these Pancake Puppies are a fun and delicious treat that will surely put a smile on your face. Get ready to whip up a batch of these mini pancake bites and indulge in a delightful breakfast experience like no other!


For the Pancake Puppies:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray or vegetable oil for frying

For Serving:

  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Your favorite pancake syrup or dipping sauce


Step 1: Preparing the Pancake Batter In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. These dry ingredients will form the base of the fluffy Pancake Puppies.

Step 2: Mixing the Wet Ingredients In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted unsalted butter, and pure vanilla extract. The buttermilk adds richness and tanginess to the batter, while the egg provides structure and moisture.

Step 3: Combining the Batter Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter; a few lumps are okay. Overmixing can result in tough and dense pancakes.

Step 4: Preparing for Frying Preheat a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot filled with about 2 inches of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. If using a pot, use a candy or deep-fry thermometer to monitor the oil temperature. The ideal frying temperature is around 375°F (190°C).

Step 5: Forming the Pancake Puppies Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon, carefully drop small dollops of the pancake batter into the hot oil. Fry the Pancake Puppies in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. This allows them to cook evenly and prevents sticking.

Step 6: Frying to Perfection Fry the Pancake Puppies for about 2-3 minutes or until they turn golden brown on all sides. Use a slotted spoon or a spider strainer to transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels. The paper towels will absorb any excess oil.

Step 7: Dusting with Powdered Sugar Once all the Pancake Puppies are fried and drained, place them on a serving platter. Generously dust them with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness and a beautiful presentation.

Step 8: Serving and Enjoying Serve the Pancake Puppies warm and with your favorite pancake syrup or dipping sauce. Whether you prefer classic maple syrup, fruit preserves, or even chocolate sauce, these mini pancake bites will be a delightful treat for all.


Pancake Puppies are the ultimate breakfast indulgence that combines the joy of fluffy pancakes with the convenience of bite-sized treats. Easy to make and even more enjoyable to eat, these mini pancake bites are perfect for sharing with family and friends. Whether it’s a lazy weekend brunch or a special morning surprise, these Pancake Puppies will make your breakfast a memorable and delicious affair. So, fire up that fryer or pot, and get ready to savor the goodness of these adorable and irresistible pancake bites!

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