Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chai Spiced Pancakes

Un-freaking-belivable is what these pancakes are. Really. Please, go home, scrounge up these ingredients and make these. Right now. I'm not lying folks; would I kid about such an important thing as Chai Spiced Pancakes? I think not.
First of all, anything Chai really does me in for it. I simply just love Chai that much. It's spicy, sweet and heart warming. Then to combine it with the fluffy lightness that is a pancake? Well, I think we've got a winner folks.
Joy the Baker, in all her amazingness, created a great recipe here. These pancakes are fluffy and light and have just the right amount of spice in them. I substituted some whole wheat flour just because I like the texture that it gives but feel free to use the original recipe. And please, feel free to make these every morning for the rest of the week!
A pat of butter, a splash of syrup and I'm good!

Chai Spiced Pancakes

Yields: 20 - 30 medium sized pancakes

Original recipe from Joy the Baker, which can be found here.

2 eggs

2 cups flour

3 tbsn. sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

pinch of ground cloves

scant 1/8 tsp. ground ginger

1/8 tsp. crushed black peppercorns (or dash of freshly ground black pepper)

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup brewed black chai tea

4 tbsn. butter, melted and cooled

1/2 tsp. vanilla

oil or cooking spray, for cooking

In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the buttermilk, chai tea, butter and vanilla, mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Mix until smooth, let sit for a few minutes. Heat pan over medium heat. Add tsp. of oil or spray with cooking spray. Once pan is hot, pour two tbsn. of batter onto the pan and cook until bubbles start to form on the top, about 1 - 2 minutes. Flip over and cook another 1 - 2 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. Looks good...and important. Never thought of this but perhaps something to try.

  2. That stack of pancakes is really just calling me in...

  3. I thought I had seen every kind of pancake...guess not! Going to have to make these RIGHT NOW...after I get some buttermilk...shoot! thanks for posting...saving the recipe...pancakes will be in my tummy in 24 hours or less!

  4. Those look incredible! I love anything chai too.

  5. These look great! Will have to try them soon.

  6. Sounds amazing! Inspiration to have people over for brunch.

  7. OH! Pancakes AND chai!! Thank you so much for sharing; these look AMAZING!! and will be following orders and making them directly!!!

  8. i'm going to try these today with some changes for my diary free tummy. thanks for the recipe

  9. These might be some of my favorite photos of yours yet (and you've had a lotta great ones)! The black plate is an interesting choice that adds a more dramatic feel. Chai+pancakes = genius & <3.

  10. Beautiful photos, actually that is what brought me to the Blog. These are the best pancakes that I have ever had!

  11. I made these for breakfast this am. Recipe worked out perfectly! I especially love the hint of cinnamon and cardamom.

  12. Made these just now (with gluten free flour), and they are heavenly! Amazing flavor. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, this goes down as one of my favourites for sure!