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These Harry Potter Butterbeer Pancakes are loaded with caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, and butter flavor and the perfect nerdy start to your day or a great way to kick off The Chosen One’s birthday!
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5 from 4 votes

Harry Potter Butterbeer Pancakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 7 pancakes
Calories: 600kcal




  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. butter extract (use vanilla if you can't find butter)

Whipped Cream

Optional Toppings



  • Add butterscotch chips to a food processor or blender and pulse until fine bits form.
  • In a large bowl, not a stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and and butterscotch chip crumbs. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, ricotta, coffee creamer, and eggs. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. The batter should be a bit lumpy, do not overmix.
  • Spray griddle or large pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Use a ½ cup measuring cup to measure and pour batter onto cooking surface. Cook for 1 ½ - 2 minutes until edges start to bubble, flip and cook the other side for about a minute until that side is golden brown.


  • While pancakes are cooking, add butter, buttermilk, and sugar to a medium saucepan. Stir together on medium heat until sugar has dissolved and butter has melted. Let ingredients come to a boil and boil for one minute and remove from heat.
  • Stir in baking soda and butter extract, syrup will have a bubbly foam on the top, this is normal. Let rest for a few minutes and your syrup is ready to serve.

Whipped Cream

  • Whip all ingredients in a medium bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until light and fluffy.


  • Top your stack of pancakes with the butter syrup, butterscotch whipped cream, and optional toppings.



Several have asked and since much of the butterbeer inspired flavor comes from the whipped cream and the syrup, you can use a regular pancakes mix or your own pancake recipe and just add the butterscotch chips to them and add the additional toppings. 


Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2.2mg