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5 from 1 vote

Pretzel Stout Pancakes with Toffee Sauce

This sweet and salty breakfast treat has a strong stout flavor and is sure to make any beer lover have a happy morning.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 servings
Author: We are not Martha


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels plus more for topping
  • 1 1/4 cups stout
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Toffee Sauce

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp stout
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup toffee pieces optional


Pretzel Stout Pancakes

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix in crushed pretzels.
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together stout, melted butter, egg, and vanilla (if you want less of a stout flavor, use 1/2 buttermilk and 1/2 stout here).
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until they’re just combined, but taking care not to over mix.
  • Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat and pour about 1/4 cup batter onto it. Cook pancakes for about 1-2 minutes on each side, until they’re nicely browned and cooked through. Repeat with all batter.
  • Serve stacks of pancakes with toffee sauce poured over them. Sprinkle additional crushed pretzels and toffee pieces on top if desired.

Toffee Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and brown sugar and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, stir in heavy cream and stout and simmer mixture for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until it begins to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla.
  • Add in toffee pieces for additional flavor (toffee pieces can also be used to top pancakes