These strawberry pancakes are a delicious change of pace to the typical breakfast scene. Topped with whipped cream, syrup and fresh berries, they're impossible to resist!Jump to Recipe
Whether there's a special day coming up or you're just looking to mix up your breakfast routine, these delicious Strawberry Pancakes are exactly what you need! They're a nice change from traditional pancakes and the pink color from the sweet berries are fun for the whole family!
Ingredients You'll Need
- Freeze-dried strawberries
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Milk - Any milk will work great (whole milk, almond milk, etc.)
- Vegetable oil - You can use melted butter instead if you'd like
How do you make Strawberry Pancakes?
Although these homemade Strawberry Pancakes might look fancy, they're really quite simple to make.
First, you'll use a food processor to turn the freeze-dried strawberries into a powder. (Notes on finding freeze-dried strawberries a little further down...)
Next, you'll combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and create a well in the center. What do I mean by "create a well?" You'll simply make a hole in the middle of the dry ingredients by pushing the mixture to the outsides of the bowl. It doesn't need to be perfect!
Then, you'll pour the wet ingredients into the well and whisk it all together until smooth. This is where you'll add red coloring, if you want a little additional color. Add more milk if you prefer thin rather than thick, fluffy pancakes.
Now it's time for the pancakes to hit the griddle! You can either use cooking spray or butter to prepare the pan. I like to use a large cookie scoop (or measuring cup) to scoop ¼ cup batter onto a greased griddle or nonstick skillet with medium heat. Once the pancake has lots of small bubbles on top, it's time to flip! Then, you'll keep the pancake on the hot griddle until both sides are golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter until the pancakes are all cooked.
If the pancakes are browning before they're cooked through, you can turn the skillet down to low or medium-low heat.
How to serve these pancakes
Serve the fluffly strawberry pancakes by stacking a few on a plate, adding a dollop of sweetened whip cream and sprinkling some chopped strawberries on top. Serve the stack of pancakes with a homemade strawberry syrup or maple syrup. (And now for the really, really fun part....DIVE IN!)
How should I store leftover pancakes?
What leftovers? 😉 Just kidding! If you're lucky enough to have leftover pancakes, there are a couple different options.
Your first option would be to place the pancakes in an airtight container or baggie and refrigerate them for up to 3 days. When you're ready to enjoy, simply pop a couple in the microwave and warm until heated through.
And the second option would be to place a couple pancakes in a freezer bag to grab when you're in a hurry. Then, you'll microwave them and have a delicious start to your day with very little work.
Where can I find freeze-dried strawberries?
First off, be sure to look for freeze-dried strawberries and not just dried strawberries. They're very different in texture. The freeze-dried fruits are very lightweight and crunchy whereas dried fruits tend to be more pliable and leathery.
Freeze-dried fruits are becoming more and more readily available. I was able to find them at my local Hy-Vee, Walmart, Target and even at The Dollar Store.
There are a couple different areas of the store I'd recommend looking. At Hy-Vee, I found these in the health section. However, I've also seen them near the dried fruit and nuts section.
They're typically sold in small packages (1.0 oz or smaller), so you'll need to make sure you get a total of 1.0 oz if the packages are smaller.
What should I serve the Strawberry Pancakes with?
Oh yeah, now for the fun part!! Here are some fun options for how to serve these fluffy pink pancakes:
- Butter, maple syrup and chopped fresh strawberries
- Whipped topping, strawberry syrup and fresh strawberries
- Whipped topping, chocolate syrup and fresh strawberries (are you thinking Chocolate-Covered Strawberry, too?!)
- Blueberry syrup and fresh mixed berries - sounds like summer!
- Peanut butter and berry syrup - hello PB&J!
Some of my other breakfast favorites include:
Raspberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole - This overnight French toast casserole has tart raspberries and a smooth cream cheese filling in each bite. The crispy top and custard-like bottom will have you going back for seconds….and thirds!
Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders - Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders are the perfect way to get the day started! The sliders are layered with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, sausage and melty cheese and topped with a savory butter glaze.
Cottage Cheese Pancakes - These pancakes are soft and fluffy, yet full of protein (16 g per serving!!) to keep you satisfied all morning long!