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S’mores Pancakes

Whether you need a little Sunday brunch indulgence or are taking breakfast for dinner to new levels, these S’mores Pancakes packed with graham cracker flavor, homemade marshmallow fluff, and chocolate sauce are sure to make your whole family happy.

(This recipe for S’mores Pancakes was originally posted in June 2011, but was updated with new photos in 2018).

From above view of stack of s'mores pancakes on a white plate with marshmallow fluff, chocolate sauce, mini marshmallows, chocolate bar, and graham cracker crumbs with "S'mores Pancakes" text at top

Bad day? Week? Month? Life? I’ve got the cure. Really, all you need is to have had a bad minute to justify eating chocolate and marshmallow fluff for dinner. Because that’s essentially what this is. You’re probably better off eating it for a Sunday afternoon brunch after a rough Saturday night, when indulgences are always excused. But I had it for dinner. And I refuse to feel bad. So there.

If you know me, you know I have a special place in my heart for s’mores. I think it’s one of the best flavor combinations in the world and I would love to recreate those flavors a million different ways. When the idea of s’mores pancakes crossed my mind, I realized it could be pretty perfect. Graham cracker pancakes, marshmallow fluff, and chocolate sauce. Simple, yet beyond satisfying.

HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOW FLUFF

I made my own marshmallow fluff for this recipe because a) it’s the easiest thing ever and b) store-bought Fluff scares me. I’m totally going to be one of those moms who lets their kids eat junk food, but only if it’s junk food I make myself. They’ll be like “mommy, can I have an Oreo cookie?” And I’ll be all, “Sure, honey; just give me an hour in the kitchen and your Oreo cookie will be ready.” But at least we’ll always have marshmallow fluff in the refrigerator. Yes, refrigerator because it doesn’t have all those shelf-stable preservatives that the store-bought stuff has.

Because I’ve made marshmallows before, I knew I could make fluff. Because really, all marshmallows are are fluff with gelatin. Making the fluff is a lot easier and less messy than going all the way with the marshmallow (you know what I mean). Literally, all you do isΒ beat together egg whites, corn syrup, and salt on high speed for 4-5 minutes until it thickens up. It will turn white and be looking quite like fluff. Then just mix in the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and cream of tarter and your homemade fluff is done!

Grab a spoon.

Up-close view of homemade marshmallow fluff dripping from a beater

S’MORES PANCAKES RECIPE

The pancakes are also quite easy to make. What sets s’mores pancakes apart from regular pancakes is that they’re made with graham cracker crumbs. Gotta get that graham cracker flavor in when it comes to all things s’mores, right? They also involve chocolate chips because there is no such thing as too much chocolate when it comes to s’mores.

Collage showing process for making s'more pancakes, including graham cracker crumbs in bag, graham cracker crumbs mixed with dry ingredients in a bowl, and pancakes cooking on a griddle

The most important part of these s’mores pancakes is assembling them. Feel free to do this however you want, but here’s my recommendation.Start by placing one pancake on a plate and spooning about 2-3 Tbsp fluff on top. Remember the fluff will spread and ooze, so try your best not to over-do it here.

Graham cracker and chocolate chip pancakes on a plate topped with marshmallow fluff

Repeat this two more times with two more pancakes and a scoop of fluff between them. And then top with more fluff and melted chocolate. You

If you’re feeling really crazy (which clearly I was), garnish the whole shebang with mini marshmallows and more Hershey Bar pieces (pips, if you will). Oh, and some graham cracker crumbs, for good measure.

I think Chris thought I was crazy for serving graham cracker pancakes covered in marshmallow and chocolate for dinner, but he didn’t try to stop me. We’ve both had rough weeks, we haven’t been able to get to the grocery store, and a little chocolate and fluff has never hurt a soul. If anything, it helped us. In fact, I think we’re both a little happier this morning.

From above view of stack of s'mores pancakes on a white plate with marshmallow fluff, chocolate sauce, mini marshmallows, chocolate bar, and graham cracker crumbs

And when I saw Chris take a bite of the Hershey’s chocolate bar I left on the plate for decoration, I knew I was totally justified in my dinner choice. There is never enough chocolate.

Make s’mores pancakes for brunch or dinner or simply for the best afternoon snack ever.

Landscape photo of stack of s'mores pancakes on a white plate with a bite taken out and topped with marshmallow fluff, chocolate sauce, mini marshmallows, chocolate pieces, and graham crackers

They’ll cure a bad day or simply a bad second and make you feel like a kid again. Bonus points for the fact that you don’t even need a campfire or marshmallow roasting stick to make them.

Up-close image of stack of s'mores pancakes with bite taken out and topped with mini marshmallows and a chocolate piece

But don’t blame me if your family gives you weird looks. Something tells me they’ll end up loving you even more than before after taking just one bite.

Speaking of roasting marshmallows, have you ever seen this video of Martha Stewart making marshmallow roasting sticks? Watch it. It’s fantastically wonderful.

What’s your favorite not-really-dinner meal to have for dinner?

If you’re looking for more s’mores recipes, check out my S’mores Pavlova, Bourbon S’mores Milkshake, or one of my many other s’mores recipes!

5 from 2 votes
S'mores Pancakes -- Whether you need a little Sunday morning indulgence or are taking breakfast for dinner to new levels, these S'mores Pancakes packed with graham cracker flavor, homemade marshmallow fluff, and chocolate sauce are sure to make your whole family happy | wearenotmartha.com
S'mores Pancakes
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Whether you need a little Sunday brunch indulgence or are taking breakfast for dinner to new levels, these S'mores Pancakes packed with graham cracker flavor, homemade marshmallow fluff, and chocolate sauce are sure to make your whole family happy.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancakes, S'mores
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 6 graham crackers)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup milk of your choice (I used soy milk)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 batch Marshmallow Fluff (recipe below, but feel free to use store-bought)
  • 1 bar Hershey's Milk Chocolate
Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and graham cracker crumbs until well combined.

  2. Add whisked egg, melted butter, and milk into the flour mixture and mix until blended. Fold in chocolate chips.

  3. Heat a griddle or pan at medium heat and spray lightly with cooking spray. Ladle about 3 tablespoons of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Let pancakes cook until bubbles form before flipping and cooking until golden brown 

  4. Break chocolate bar up and put in a double broiler (or in a saucepan over another saucepan of boiling water) and stir it until melted.

  5. To assemble: Spread about 2-3 Tbsp of marshmallow fluff on a pancake. Place a pancake on top and spread with another 2-3 Tbsp fluff. Repeat with a third pancake and then top with additional marshmallow fluff and melted chocolate.

  6. Feel free to add garnishes like mini marshmallows, additional pips of chocolate, and graham cracker crumbs. Enjoy!

Marshmallow Fluff
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat egg whites, corn syrup, and salt on high speed for 4-5 minutes until mixture thickens quite a bit. The mixture will have started clear, but after beating, it will turn bright white.

  2. Beat in confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and cream of tartar on low speed, until combined.

Recipe Notes
  • You won't need the whole batch of fluff for these pancakes (unless you get really crazy!), but it will keep in your fridge for about 10 days and makes for amazing peanut butter and fluff sandwiches!
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37 Responses to "S’mores Pancakes"

  1. Melanie says:

    This. Is. Amazing.

  2. Erica says:

    LOVE! And this is why breakfast for dinner rocks! And I’m totally going to be that Mom too…;)

  3. Daisy says:

    I am very impressed you made your own fluff. what a fun dinner. sounds like you will be the coolest mom ever. the kids will have to understand the wait will be well worth it!

  4. Janel says:

    You are insane. These are insane. In a good way! I just felt my blood sugar spike without even eating these…also in a good way πŸ™‚

  5. Nisrine M says:

    This is really cool/clever/lovely! Yum!!

  6. Jonny says:

    making your own fluff? I’d happily have a bad day more often if I had homemade fluff to make it all better.

  7. I’ve never been so turned on by a pancake in my life.

  8. Ummm. Yes. I will take a stack of these, please ;). Every now and then I’ll have a sweet dessert-y breakfast for dinner, and every time I do I ask myself why I don’t do so more often!

  9. Simply Life says:

    oh. my. gosh. this looks like heaven on a plate! you need to market this! πŸ™‚

  10. Lauren at Keep It Sweet says:

    omg you are so right, this would make any bad day or week better! I need to go make homemade fluffernutter asap and then these pancakes, yum!

  11. sweeter salt says:

    ohmahgah, i want. the problem with fluff (or homemade marshmallow goo) is that i eat way too much of it in one sitting. like, all of it. so, i don’t really trust myself around it. however, i may need to make these because they look so.darn.good.

    laura

  12. Jenn's Food Journey says:

    Oh… my…. goodness… those look absolutely decadent!! If you are in need of children, you can adopt me, it’s not a problem, my parents would totally understand πŸ™‚

  13. Elina (Healthy and Sane) says:

    Quite the dinner, that’s for sure πŸ™‚
    I will totally try to be one of those moms too… better learn how to make the “basics” πŸ˜‰

  14. Shannon says:

    Oh wow. These might have to be a “must make soon”.

  15. This is a great idea – something I want to do with my nephews for sure. Love the homemade fluff most of all – I can myself licking it out of the batter!

  16. Jessica Tholmer says:

    Birthday breakfast.

  17. Michelle Collins says:

    Wow. These look heavenly!

  18. emily says:

    oh my goooodness! i need a stack of these after this week.
    plus whatever drink recipe you have up your sleeve for tomorrow x 2. πŸ™‚

  19. Barbara says:

    Actually, the video was really funny!
    And your pancakes look perfect! I’d save some of that marshmallow for some chocolate ice cream after dinner! πŸ™‚

  20. Shannon says:

    these would be the cure to my day today!! who knew that fluff was that easy to make πŸ™‚

  21. Bee says:

    This is inspiring me to make a cupcake version! Ohhh the possibilities…

  22. RebeccaC says:

    Everything about this is wrong…and yet so, so right. I too have a love of all things smore….been toying with the idea of a s’more rice krispie treat (what’s with the wierd breakfast tie ins, huh?)

  23. Sian says:

    Thanks for posting this. I am in the UK and corn syrup isn’t easy to find – and graham crackers impossible -… but it’s the idea! We have a whole host of kids coming for a party next Saturday – the main event will be make your own pizza – but I’m thinking some kind of fluff, peanut butter, cholocate pizza will be a dream dessert. … actually thinking about it – marshmallow, chocolate, nut and dried cherry calzone… or … peanut butter, jam….. etc etc

  24. Beth@Give a girl the right shoes says:

    These look amazing!!!

  25. Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) says:

    My sweet tooth is fully activated after reading this post! I love that you had these for DINNER!!! Love this recipe!

  26. bakingepiphanies says:

    smartest permutation of a s’more i’ve seen yet. must try. as soon as i can talk myself into the decadence.

  27. Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies says:

    You are amazing! Give me a stack of those right now.

  28. brandi says:

    okay, seriously. if I’m in boston in july – I want these! πŸ™‚

  29. Kelly says:

    Yum! How indulgent and fun do these sound. Love it!

  30. Aimee says:

    My kids would LOVE these. I’m thinking I would make a chocolate sauce in a runny sort of way and then add chocolate chips to top the whole thing off. I might also go on a limb and add bananas to the pancake batter.

    The homeade fluff I have to try. That is one huge honking bottle of vanilla!

  31. Jessa says:

    This is the best thing I have seen in my entire life, I can’t wait to make these.

  32. Jessa says:

    So I finally made these and told everyone I knew about these. Literally everyone I saw I told them about these pancakes. I love the homemade fluff – I had no idea how simple it was. One little change I made to this was bacon! I crumbled bacon on top and wowza. Technically no longer a s’more at that point but techincally everything with bacon is awesome.

  33. Jessie says:

    Oh my dear lord!!!! I am seriously about to go to the store right now to get the few more things i need to make this!!! Ha, I can’t believe how excited I just got over this. Can’t wait to make these for the boys for breakfast in the morning lol Thank you!

  34. nepeta leijon says:

    today is 6/26/2013 and tomorrow is my sister’s birthday and my parent’s anniversary and i asked my sister if she wanted me to make them she said that it’s to sweet but i’m making them any way

  35. Nellie Tracy says:

    These look so delicious! I love all the ways s’mores are being utilized and reformed. So fun and so yummy!!

  36. Madi says:

    These pancakes look so perfect! I wish I had a stack of those right now!

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