Chai Pancakes

As long as I can remember, I’ve always a loved pancakes. Well, maybe except for one summer growing up after a fateful camping trip with my family. The campground we frequented always had a big pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, which was pretty exciting…all you can eat pancakes with butter, syrup, bacon, sausage, and jam. One Saturday morning after my family and I had loaded up our plates with pancakes, we all sat down together to eat breakfast. Unfortunately, we all sat down together to eat breakfast on the same side of a rickety picnic table that had seen better days, and the picnic table toppled over, practically in slow motion…our pancakes flew through the air and landed on top of us, along with everything else that was on the table. My parents were laughing about it, but as a teenager I remember feeling embarrassed that I was wearing my breakfast and there was orange juice in my hair. We all laugh about it now though, and pancakes and I are back on good terms. Today I made you chai pancakes, using concentrate from Tazo, although you can certainly make your own as well!

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup chai concentrate
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 eggs

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

In a small bowl, beat together the milk, chai, honey, and eggs.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well-combined.

Drop the mixture by tablespoonfuls on to a hot, buttered griddle. Cook for a couple minutes before flipping to cook the other side. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.

Serve with butter and maple syrup.

26 Responses to “Chai Pancakes”

  1. 1 Country Girl in the City Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Oh wow, now I have to make these!!!!! I love Chai! Thanks for posting and have a lovely day. :)


  2. 2 Katrina Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    These along with my chai tea? Heaven.

  3. 3 Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Tracy, you are a certifiable genius. I bet I’d *adore* these. Where do you get the Tazo Chai concentrate? I don’t think I’ve seen it before.

    Man, I would have been embarrassed about that table collapse too, but what a memory!

  4. 4 Katie | GoodLife Eats Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Today must be a chai day! First I see this: Caffeine-Free Chai Recipe: A Family Favorite and now these pancakes. I bet they would make the perfect breakfast together!

  5. 5 Jenna Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Yep, that’s just the kind of mishap that would make my teenage heart cringe as well. I’m glad that your love of pancakes survived the event! These Chai pancakes sound delightful.

  6. 6 Tracy Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Amber – Haha, thank you! I find the Tazo chai concentrate in the tea aisle in the natural food section at my grocery store, but I think Starbucks also sells it as well.

  7. 7 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    That Tazo Decaf Chai is one of my favorites… Sometimes I throw one of those tea bags in hot cider! I definitely need to try these pancakes… YUM!

  8. 8 Jessica @ How Sweet Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    These sound absolutely incredible!

  9. 9 Raina Says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    These sound so yummy; I bet that chai tea added wonderful flavor. We are on the same wave length this week; I made a chai recipe too:) What an awful experience with the picnic table. My daughter is a teen and she would have been

  10. 10 Cassie Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I love chai and pancakes and now that I know how to combine them oh goodness! Thank you!

  11. 11 Alexis @ There She Goes Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 11:03 am

    LOVE THIS! i want to make chai scones one day…

  12. 12 bridget {bake at 350} Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Oh my goodness. Adding Chai concentrate to my grocery list NOW!!! These sound amazing!

  13. 13 Drink Me Chai Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Tracy, thanks for producing such a lovely blog and spreading the chai love!

    Chai is a delicious flavour that can be added to breads, muffins, cakes, cupcakes, icing, smoothies, cocktails … and now pancakes.


  14. 14 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Pancakes are my all-time favorite breakfast food, and this version looks amazing!

  15. 15 Monica Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Oh I am so craving pancakes now!

  16. 16 Casey@Good. Food. Stories. Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Oooh! I second the comment for chai scones.

  17. 17 Aimee @ ShugarySweets Says:
    January 21st, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Been thinking about these all night….YUM

  18. 18 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) Says:
    January 21st, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Mmm, I’ve been stuck on pumpkin pancakes for weeks now, but I think switching it up with chai pancakes would be a welcome change! As long as the table doesn’t collapse in my lap ;)

  19. 19 Jamie | My Baking Addiction Says:
    January 21st, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, Tracy! I love Chai – so this recipe is going on must make list.

  20. 20 Angela @ The Dancer Bakes Says:
    January 22nd, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Oh holy yum! Chai tea is pretty much my favorite stuff on earth – I can’t wait to give these a try!!

  21. 21 Victoria Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Hi! Yum! I was wondering – could this recipe make waffles???? Thanks!

  22. 22 Tracy Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Victoria – I don’t see why not! Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

  23. 23 Eliana Says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Oh these look heavenly. Can’t think of a better way to start my day (although I would be just fine having these for lunch or dinner too).

  24. 24 Tina @ Babycakes Blog Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Wow, I would never think to try Chai in my pancakes, but that sounds so good! I buy that Tazo Chai from time to time at Costco, so now I think I might have to add that to my list next time. Thanks!

  25. 25 Elissa Says:
    November 13th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I found this on Pinterest a while ago and was really excited to try them. I finally made them this morning. I really like the idea behind it, but I had a hard time tasting any chai flavor in mine. :( I even added some extra concentrate before I cooked the next batch, but it was to no avail. Perhaps my taste buds are weaker than I realize. Thank you for the inspiration, though! I will try something like this again; maybe I’ll try making a dry chai spice mix and add that to the dry mixture or something. Love your site!

  26. 26 Bronte Says:
    July 2nd, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Just tried these out (adding shredded coconut and extra cinnamon) and they were delicious!

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