Ultra fluffy and bursting with flavor, these tasty Key Lime Pie Pancakes are a tasty dessert-breakfast fusion guaranteed to jumpstart your day!
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Can I kick things off with a super-bold statement? Coffee is no longer the best part of waking up, people!!! It’s these pancakes!
I’m kicking myself for not coming up with these sooner. Fluffy pancakes laced with graham crackers and bursting with lime flavor… it channels everything that’s delicious about a key lime pie into a lightly sweet breakfast cake with a kiss of tartness. They’re delicate and dreamy yet somehow completely easy to make!
My pancake game shall never be the same.
Dare I say that these are more delicious than a pie?
I’m head over heels in love with these key lime pie pancakes!
For easy access, I decided to make this recipe with good ole limes instead of key limes. I know most of us aren’t lucky enough to reside in Florida (come visit me!!!) where the citrus is aplenty and easily grown in the comfort of your own back yard. If you have key limes handy, by all means juice ’em up! If not? Regular limes are beyond fabulous in these dessert-inspired pancakes!
Key Lime Pie Pancakes
Be sure to keep reading past the recipe for some of my favorite pancake tips and tricks.
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Key Lime Pie Pancakes
Yield 3 servings
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk
- 7 oz plain Greek yogurt
- 2 TBSP fresh lime juice
- 1 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 graham crackers (see below)
- 2 TBSP sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 TBSP coconut oil, melted + cooled slightly
- 2 eggs
- zest of 1 lime (1/2-3/4 TBSP, to taste)
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
- lime zest, to taste
I've made these pancakes with both one and two eggs in the recipe. The pancakes are tasty both ways but the two egg version is totally my favorite, and the fluffier option.
Gluten-Free? I’d love to help develop a GF version of this recipe for you! Just drop me a note to let me know if you prefer to use pre-made mixes or if you prefer from-scratch flour and starch blends. I’d be happy to tinker around!
No coconut oil? No problem! You can also use light olive oil or avocado oil for these pancakes. I typically have all three on hand (love them so!) but for pancakes I really adore how wonderful the coconut oil performs. The edges of the pancakes get perfectly golden and lightly crispy which is a fabulous contrast to the soft and fluffy center.
I could seriously eat them straight off the griddle without a drop of syrup.
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Fluffy Panckes: Tips and Tricks
- Whatever you do, don’t flatten the pancakes with your spatula. It may appear to be a hack for cooking them faster, but what you’ll end up doing is sabotaging the fluff factor.
- Acidity FTW! Using fresh lemon or lime juice to create a faux buttermilk (or even using buttermilk itself) helps lift your cakes and adds flavor.
- Fresh is best. Always make sure your baking powder is still fresh and fizzy. The shelf life is typically between 6-12 months from open date and there are a number of DIY tests online that’ll help you determine if yours is still able to provide lift.
- Mix + Make: once dry ingredients come in contact with the wet, science takes over. Always make your pancakes after mixing. Want a quick fix? Dry ingredients can be mixed in advance and kept in an airtight container in your pantry. Add your wet ingredients and you’re good to go!
- Leave it lumpy! Over-mixing can make pancakes dense and chewy.
so. . . how were they?!
Phenomenal! Each bite is flecked with zesty lime and sweet graham cracker flavor, it’s such a wonderful marriage of flavor. These pancakes are perfectly golden with lightly-crisp edges from the coconut oil and a super fluffy center that easily makes any breakfast into a special occasion. I basically can’t stop gushing about these pancakes. They even won over my skeptical husband and our pancake-picky toddler. Key Lime Pie Pancakes FTW!
Serve with mimosas and a mountain of fresh fruit or all on their own for the snazziest of breakfasts.
They’re portable (as plain cakes) and make ahead (score!) – my family loves these pancakes warmed up from the fridge or freezer on busy mornings.
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