You're going to love these loaded M&M Pancakes! The tender, fluffy pancakes have M&Ms in the batter, then they're topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce, and sprinkled with more M and M's.
These decadent M&M Pancakes are fluffy and chocolatey, and they're sure to please everyone at the breakfast table. Whether you're looking for a special treat or just a fun way to change up your breakfast routine, these pancakes are definitely worth trying!
M&M Pancakes have candy in the batter and piled on top of whipped cream. They make a fun and tasty change from chocolate chip pancakes that are even better, with the bright colors!
These m and m pancakes (or the rap version, Eminem pancakes - sorry bad pun) are going to make a lot of smiles at breakfast!
M&Ms are a type of candy that is made up of small, chocolate-covered spheres with a candy shell that is brightly colored on the outside. Fun fact for ya: The "M" in M&Ms stands for the founders' last names, Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie. This popular candy is a hit all over the world because it's so delicious and versatile.
These candy-coated chocolates can be eaten as is, or are added to other foods like cake, MM cupcakes, or on top of ice cream as a topping.
You can even visit M&M World in a few major cities, like Las Vegas and New York!
One of my favorite ways to use M&M's is by mixing them into my favorite pancake recipe!
The addition of M&M's adds a fun chocolate flavor and crunch to these light and fluffy American pancakes.
They're perfect for a special breakfast or brunch, or anytime you're feeling like something a little bit different with a sweet candy twist.
We love serving them up for dessert, too!
Why Make This Recipe
This filling and sweet breakfast are perfect for brunch or a special occasion.
A great excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast.
M&M Pancakes are made with simple ingredients you can find anywhere.
Customize the look by using different colored candies depending on the holiday or occasion.
- All-Purpose Flour - This dry ingredient is responsible for creating the structure in the pancake.
- Sugar - Helps sweeten up the batter just a bit.
- Baking Powder - Used to help the pancakes rise to become nice and fluffy.
- Salt - Activates the baking powder and balances the sweet flavor.
- Eggs - Binds all of the ingredients together and helps them set while cooking.
- Milk - Thins out the batter to a pourable consistency while keeping them creamy and moist.
- Butter - Used to create a rich texture in the pancake as well as a buttery flavor.
- Vanilla Extract - Adds a hint of vanilla flavor to the pancakes.
- M&M's - The star of this recipe, these chocolate candies add a pop of fun color and chocolate sweetness to every bite.
- For Serving: Garnish the final product with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, additional M&M's, or your favorite sweet topping.
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Wondering how to make this M&M Pancake recipe? It's easy!
Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Combine the dry ingredients: Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl until fully combined.
Combine the wet ingredients: In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla until fully combined.
Assemble the pancake batter: Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined using a folding motion with a rubber spatula.
Cook the pancakes: Heat a frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Add a little oil or butter if the pan is not non-stick. Add heaped tablespoons of the batter to the pan, then sprinkle in a few m&ms and cover with a little more batter to trap the candy inside. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface, flip the pancake over and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Garnish and serve: Serve, topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and M&Ms.
Don't overmix the pancake batter when mixing the wet and dry ingredients together as this could result in tough pancakes.
If you find that your pancakes are browning too quickly, reduce the heat on your pan or skillet slightly.
To keep pancakes warm while you cook the rest of them, place them on a wire rack in a 200°F oven.
To keep the M&M's from melting, make sure they are chilled before adding them to the batter. But if you forget, it's okay, just a little meltier!
Add ¼ cup of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients for a chocolate M&M pancake.
Use different colored M&Ms to create festive pancakes for any holiday or occasion.
Use food coloring in the ingredients to make brightly colored pancakes.
Add chopped nuts, berries, or chocolate chips to the batter for a different flavor and texture.
Add sprinkles for an even more colorful funfetti look!
If you're feeling really adventurous, try making a Nutella M&M pancake by adding a tablespoon of Nutella to the wet ingredients.
Storage & Freezing
Storing: Pancakes can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 days. To reheat pancakes, place them on a wire rack in a 200°F oven for about five minutes. Alternatively, you can microwave them on medium power for 30-60 seconds.
Freezing: If you make a large batch, freeze the rest for later by individually wrapping them in foil or wax paper and placing them in a Ziploc freezer bag. They will last for about two months. Let them thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating and serving.
Yes, any type of milk will work in this recipe though thinner milk may affect the consistency of the pancakes.
No, you can leave them out or substitute them with another type of candy or chocolate chips including white, dark, or semi-sweet.
If your pancakes are not as fluffy as you would like them to be, it could be because your baking powder may be expired. You also want to make sure that you're not overmixing the batter to keep it light and fluffy.
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- Frying Pan
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs large
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup m&ms (ideally chilled in the refrigerator so they don’t melt too quickly)
- Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined (do not beat).
- Heat a frying pan or skillet over a medium heat. Add a little oil or butter if the pan is not non-stick.
- Add heaped tablespoons of the batter to the pan, then sprinkle in a few m&ms and cover with a little more batter.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface, flip the pancake over and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve, topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and M&Ms.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.