Espresso Pancake Bliss: A Delightful Italian Breakfast Treat

Start your day with a burst of Italian flavor with these delightful Espresso Pancakes! This recipe combines the rich taste of espresso with the classic comfort of pancakes, creating an indulgent and energizing breakfast. These pancakes are perfect for coffee lovers and breakfast enthusiasts alike and will add Italian elegance to your morning routine.


For the Pancakes:

• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

• 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1 cup brewed espresso, cooled

• 1/2 cup buttermilk

• 1 large egg

• 2 tablespoons melted butter

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

For the Espresso Syrup:

• 1/2 cup brewed espresso

• 1/2 cup granulated sugar

• 1/4 cup heavy cream

• 1 tablespoon butter

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Prepare the Espresso Syrup:

• Combine the brewed espresso and granulated sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

• Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

• Stir in the heavy cream, butter, and vanilla extract. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes until the syrup thickens slightly.

• Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Mix the Dry Ingredients:

• In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. Combine the Wet Ingredients:

• In another bowl, whisk together the cooled espresso, buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.

4. Make the Batter:

• Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. If desired, fold in the chocolate chips.

5. Cook the Pancakes:

• Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it with butter or oil.

• Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake.

• Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until golden brown.

6. Serve and Enjoy:

• Stack the pancakes on a plate and drizzle generously with the espresso syrup.

• For an extra touch of coffee goodness, top with coffee beans.


There’s no better way to start your morning than with these decadent Espresso Pancakes. The rich flavors of espresso combined with the fluffy texture of pancakes create a comforting and invigorating breakfast. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet morning at home or hosting a special brunch, this recipe is sure to impress. Buon appetito!