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Pancakes and Beer: A Match Made in Heaven

This easy-to-follow recipe is the best of both worlds: fruited pancakes and high-quality beer!

Pancakes and Beer: A Match Made in Heaven

Do you like pancakes? Of course you do! In that case, enjoy this recipe for terrific beer-y pancakes.

  • Take 3 cups of complete pancake mix (the one where you just add water).
  • Mix this with one 12-ounce beer of your choice; in this recipe, we used a dark beer, but you can use any beer style you like.
  • Mix the batter and set it aside. Let it rise; it should increase in size by 50% over a 10-minute resting time.
  • In a separate pan, dice mangoes into small pieces. (Other fruit can be used as a substitute: strawberries, blueberries, diced apples, peaches, etc.)
  • Sautee the fruit in half a stick of butter until lightly browned.
  • Add a 1/4-cup of maple syrup and stir in with the diced fruit.
  • Place in a food-safe hot dish and set aside.
  • Put butter in the bottom of another pan (or griddle) and carefully scoop out one 1/3-cup size pancake batter – do not stir the batter anymore.
  • Grill on both sides (note that the pancakes will be double the thickness of standard pancakes).
  • Cook in the pan on medium-high heat (slightly lower temperatures than standard pancakes).
  • Plate pancakes and top with fruit syrup and enjoy! For our dark beer mango pancakes, we used vanilla-flavored maple syrup and Amish butter.

Recipe by Chef Bubba ATL (Michael Simpson)

Michael Simpson is co-publisher of The ATL Magazine, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary and sales of 5.9 million copies as the largest publisher south of Interstate 20 in the Atlanta area.

He has been a chef for over 50 years and at one time, he was co-owner of a Las Vegas BBQ restaurant.

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