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Four Silver Dollar Pancakes on a white plate with fresh berries.

Silver Dollar Pancakes

A recipe for Silver Dollar Pancakes inspired by our visit to Hermosa Beach, California! These small, light and fluffy pancakes are perfect with butter and maple syrup.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, brunch, pancake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 35 -40 Pancakes


  • 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons (40 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (12 grams) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 milliliters) milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons (60 grams) unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled, plus more for greasing
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For serving:

  • Butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh berries


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour in the milk and egg, then whisk just until combined. Mix in the melted butter and vanilla extract just until blended with no lumps.
  • Place a large pan over medium-low heat. Grease lightly with butter. Drop 1 tablespoon round dollops in the pan, taking care not to overcrowd.
  • Cook until the bottom is just golden and the top is starting to set. Flip carefully and cook the other side just until golden and cooked through. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining batter, greasing the pan as needed between pancakes.
  • Serve immediately if desired with butter, maple syrup, and fresh berries.