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Snickerdoodle Pancakes With A Warm Vanilla Bean Sauce

Snickerdoodle Pancakes With A Warm Vanilla Bean Sauce

Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword easy-pancake-recipes, snickerdoodle-pancakes, vanilla-bean-sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 pancakes and 1 ½ cups Vanilla Bean Sauce
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs divided
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted & cooled
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • cinnamon and sugar for serving
  • Warm Vanilla Bean Sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 2 tsp pure vanilla


  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg yolks, melted butter and vanilla.
  • Whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined. The batter will look slightly lumpy.
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  • Heat a couple of drizzles of vegetable oil in a griddle or non-skillet. Use a 4 oz ice cream scoop to divide the batter into the pan.
  • Spread the batter slightly with the back of the ice cream scoop. Cook on medium-high heat until bubbles form and the edge becomes puffy, then gently turn to brown on both sides. Remove to a platter and keep warm.
  • Serve with a drizzle of warm vanilla bean sauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.
  • To make the sauce: Over medium-high heat, melt the butter in a saucepan.
  • Add the sugar and cornstarch, stir until combined. Add the half & half. Bring to a simmering boil.
  • Lower the temperature and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the stove and stir in the vanilla bean paste or vanilla.
  • Keep warm until serving. Yield: Approximately 1 ½ cups


Pancakes do best when cooked in batches. You'll need to add additional oil to the pan in-between batches for the best results.