Mini Pancakes (Silver Dollar)

Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs!

Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs! dinnerthendessert.com

Mini Pancakes are becoming a more and more frequent part of our breakfasts in the  house. With toddlers and the ease of eating them instead of having to cut into a stack of larger pancakes we are all completely in love!

We make these Mini Pancakes in every flavor so if you’re looking for some other flavored pancakes make some Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, or Cornmeal Bacon Pancakes or Gingerbread Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup.

Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs! dinnerthendessert.com

Some quick notes about making these adorable little pancakes:

  • Use a griddle if at all possible, either on your stovetop on low heat or an electric griddle. I keep my electric griddle in my kitchen JUST for this recipe and I always get PERFECT browning.
  • Use a tablespoon measure to make the pancakes in an even size. Now, the important part… you know how you can pour the pancake batter out of a measuring cup and there is a thick layer behind? Don’t scoop that out, a quick way to get the right amount (¾ tablespoon) is to just leave that little bit behind.
  • Don’t use a fork to flip the pancakes. Use a small little spatula to flip. The fork may cause the flipping to take longer or may get batter on the fork. The curved nature of the fork isn’t great for these little pancakes.
  • Use ADORABLE serveware like these cute little bamboo forks that Nature’s Party sent me (no sponsorship here, I just got an adorable sample)! They make a perfect disposable party fork too and come on look at the adorable stack made with that fork.

Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs! dinnerthendessert.com

Serve dry to guests or even serve with some maple syrup drizzled over the stack for the easiest brunch bites ever!

Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs! dinnerthendessert.com

The best part of these Mini Pancakes (and their original form of my Classic Pantry Pancakes) is that they are also a breeze to make the best base pancakes for toppings and mix-ins:

  • Chocolate Chips – Any flavor of Chocolate chips you want or even a mix of them. Time to use up the remnants at the bottom of your bags!
  • Fruit or Fruit Jelly– Chopped up or spread on top, I wouldn’t add the fruit directly to the batter as these are dainty little Mini Pancakes
  • Lemon and Poppy Seeds: Yep, why not, add a bit of lemon juice, some lemon zest and a teaspoon of poppy seeds. Instant fancy. <– 100% the same as with the original sized pancakes, these are the EASIEST way to fancy up a pancake
  • Peanut Butter – Add a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter to the batter, then add fruit or fruit jelly to the top. Take it up an even further notch and add chopped peanuts on top.
  • Nutella – Because, well, Nutella makes everything better. I stack with strawberries and Nutella because it makes the best kabobs… EVER.

Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs! dinnerthendessert.com

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Mini Pancakes (Silver Dollar)

Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs!
Yield 48 pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter , melted

Instructions

  • You can add the dry ingredients and whisk together, then add the wet and combine fully.
  • I tend to just put everything in a bowl and whisk, these pancakes are really fuss free.
  • Heat a pan or griddle on medium-low heat and coat with a small layer of butter.
  • Using a tablespoon measure use about ¾ of a tablespoon of batter (just scoop with the tablespoon measure but don't scrape out the entire amount, a quick pour will leave enough behind).
  • Cook the pancakes on both sides until lightly browned, about 45 seconds on each side.
  • Enjoy with your favorite toppings or mix-ins.

Nutrition

Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 43mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Keyword: Mini Pancakes (Silver Dollar)

Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs! dinnerthendessert.com

Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs! dinnerthendessert.com
Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs! dinnerthendessert.com
Mini Pancakes, sometimes called Silver Dollar are the easiest quickest little pancake bites that are perfect for parties, brunches, kids and pancake kabobs! dinnerthendessert.com

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. These pancakes have way too much baking soda!! It’s all you can taste in them. Will not make them again, sorry. They looked nice though.

  2. From the other comments I am guessing they are ok eaten cold? I want to use them as a tasty bite at a whisky tasting we are hosting.

  3. Just a post note: My recipe was a little different from your but I called them Dee’s Dollar Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce..I Made fresh Blueberry Syrup to go with them. Dianne

      1. Yes though you’ll need to lessen the amount of baking powder as well. I’ve not tested so I’m not sure of an exact amount but thinking you may only need 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder. If you decide to play around with it, I’d love to know what works. Thanks!

  4. I served these in little stacks of 6 to the owners and their guests at Horseshoe Plantation in Tallahassee, Florida in 1978…They were so cute and guests and owners loved them!! Dianne Evans

  5. i just made it, it is so so tasty, looks so adorable
    im so grateful for u, my family loved it so much.
    Hope u a good time, all respect and love

  6. My husband and I had a brunch reception for our wedding and one of the hors d’oeuvres were mini pancakes with sugared blueberries and mint. Totally fun!

  7. maybe I should make my pancake as cute as yours so my kid will eat much! such an adorable idea Sabrina 🙂

  8. Super-adorable idea! Seems like everything is better in “mini” form, right?! Love these, especially as “kabobs!”

  9. Adorable! I don’t have any, but I can totally imagine how useful and convenient silver dollars for toddlers, great idea. I do love those bamboo forks too!

  10. These look adorable! I’m going to serve mini lemon ricotta pancakes for a baby shower soon and these cute pics have got me so excited to make them!