S’mores Pancakes (Vegan and Whole Grain)

September 11, 2013

There must be something about getting older that makes each year seem shorter than the last.  I remember in elementary school that I felt like each year lasted longer than I could wrap my mind around, but now I hardly know what month it is.  This might be, in part, because I just realized my wall calendar at work was still showing July, ooops.

S'mores Pancakes

I can’t stop time and I can’t stay young forever, but at least I can occasionally indulge in something my inner 7 year old would absolutely love: S’mores pancakes.  I made a couple healthier substitutions that the average child wouldn’t necessary be fond of, but I can assure you they’d never, ever know.  This pancakes taste positively amazing and might just be indulgent enough for a dessert.

S'mores Pancakes

I based these pancakes off a combination of my standard chia seed pancakes and something I saw my sister make when I was visiting last year.  She made them for her husband and used traditional marshmallows, so I didn’t get to try them, but they looked like such a messy and delicious breakfast.  So make these for your kids, your husband, or your visiting sister – really, anyone would love these!

S’mores Pancakes (Vegan and Whole Grain)
Serves: 4

  • 6 sheets graham crackers ground into crumbs, about ⅔ c (I used whole grain crackers)
  • 1 sheet graham cracker, lightly crushed
  • ¾ c white whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 large marshmallows or 12 small/mini marshmallows, chopped (Vegans, see note)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ c unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
  • ¼ c chocolate chips

  1. Heat griddle to 300°F or a nonstick pan to medium heat, just lightly cooler than you’d normally cook pancakes at.
  2. Whisk together the 6 graham cracker sheets, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and chia seeds.
  3. Remove a few tablespoons of the dry mixture and toss the marshmallows until the cut sides are not sticky. It may help toss a few pieces at a time – this will avoid disastrous messes while cooking!
  4. Add the vanilla extract and almond milk and stir until almond combined. Add chocolate chips and marshmallows and gently stir into the batter. Let set for approximately 5 minutes to let chia seeds gel slightly.
  5. Spritz your pan with nonstick spray and pour batter by ~1/3 c onto the pan. Sprinkle the pancakes with the extra graham cracker to add a little crunch (or save for topping)
  6. These pancakes wont form bubbles on top, so flip after a few minutes when the bottoms are golden brown and cook an extra approximately 2 minutes. Makes 10 pancakes
  7. Serve and enjoy – I liked mind topped with extra graham cracker and chocolate chips, but syrup was surprisingly amazing, too.

Vegans can use either of these vegan options: Sweet and Sara or Dandies – let me know if you have any other brands you’d recommend!
Calorie content will vary based on your marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker choices, but should fall around 250 – 300 calories for two pancakes.


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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking Sep 19, 2013

    At least we can act young forever (in some fun ways, I mean ;)) And these sound amazing. Love that you made them healthier!

    Joanne Sep 13, 2013

    I love indulging in fun pancakes every once in a while and these would definitely qualify! Chocolate and marshmallows are where it’s at.

    The Domestic Rebel Sep 12, 2013

    VEGAAAAAN s’more pancakes? SHUT UP. Why have I never had a s’mores pancake before? And whyyyy do I not live with you?!

      Kelly Sep 13, 2013

      With all the crazy delicious stuff you make, I would’ve thought smores pancakes were child’s plan :-p you’re welcome to come to Midland for pancakes anytime!

    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry Sep 12, 2013

    Time is moving at warp speed lately but a delicious breakfast makes it move a little bit slower. These pancakes sound like they could make any day better.

    Warm Vanilla Sugar Sep 12, 2013

    I love this idea! Such a fabulous weekend breakfast recipe!

    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl Sep 12, 2013

    I am horrible at updating wall calendars – glad i’m not the only one. These pancakes look AMAZING!

      Kelly Sep 12, 2013

      I’m so glad to have outlook at work, otherwise I might miss every appointment ever and waste a lot of concert tickets!

    Ashley Bee Sep 11, 2013

    I love smores of all kinds, and for breakfast? Amazing. Great job on these!

    makingthymeforhealth Sep 11, 2013

    Oh my gosh, these look so good. My inner 7 year old would love these too! Putting graham crackers in pancakes is really a genius idea Kelly!

      Kelly Sep 11, 2013

      Thanks, Sarah 🙂

    cleaneatingveggiegirl Sep 11, 2013

    LOVE this idea!! Seriously, it’s like eating dessert for breakfast! 🙂

      Kelly Sep 11, 2013

      I’m a strong supporter of dessert for breakfast. It makes me slightly less angry about getting out of bed in the morning!

    Marcie Sep 11, 2013

    I’m with you on the years getting shorter. These pancakes would make me feel young again, too! They look delicious!

      Kelly Sep 11, 2013

      thanks, Marcie!

    cookingactress Sep 11, 2013

    1-time def. seems to go faster the older I get

    Christine @ Gotta Eat Green Sep 11, 2013

    Seriously.. smores pancakes? YUM! Thanks for the vegan notes.. I haven’t tried vegan marshmallows but I am intrigued!

      Kelly Sep 11, 2013

      As far as I can tell, they’ve only recently become more widely distributed. Granted I haven’t had a real marshmallow in north of a decade, but I really do think they taste better!

    Reba- Not So Perfect Life Sep 11, 2013

    I have not made pancakes in forEVER!! You have not steared me wrong for any morning carb so I’ll have to try this out too 🙂 Time does fly when you get older, it is no joke!

      Kelly Sep 11, 2013

      What! I could never let myself go very long without a pancake… they’re an important part of a happy Kelly.

    Em @ Love A Latte Sep 11, 2013

    How am I supposed to function at work today when all I want is to make these pancakes! I’m already in love with your chia seed pancakes (they kept me really full last weekend and were so tasty!) and these only look extra awesome!!! I need to get more vegan marshmallows, but I can make that happen. You’re a genius 🙂

      Kelly Sep 11, 2013

      thanks, em! Glad you liked the original, too

    Becky @ Olives n Wine Sep 11, 2013

    S’mores PANCAKES??! You have taken the s’more obsession to an all-new level and I love you for it! Come make me breakfast Monday morning, please 🙂

      Kelly Sep 11, 2013

      I didn’t get to eat a lot of smores when I was younger, so I’m making up for it now!

      Kelly Sep 11, 2013

      Thanks, Christine!