Thin Mint Pancakes - National Pancake Day

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thin Mint Pancakes
Thin Mint Pancakes

It's dessert and breakfast. Together in one.
How efficient.
March 1st is National Pancake Day (celebrated at IHOP with a free pancake/fundraiser). Next week is Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday and you can make pancakes again. This was done to empty the kitchen of eggs, sugar and cream before Lent.

My friend's daughters were selling Girl Scout cookies. I helped them out by selling 22 boxes to my co-workers...and I bought 31% of said 22 box order! So, I'll be making some Thin Mint inspired goodies. In the past I've made Thin Mint Cupcakes, Thin Mint Brownies and Thin Mint Tart Crust...we'll see what else I can make!

I recently purchased the Cultured Buttermilk Blend product by Saco. Have you tried it? Can't figure out if I like it or not...I guess I need to make recipes with and without the real buttermilk and compare.

Thin Mint Pancakes
I made 1/2 the recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes that appears on the Buttermilk can! You can make any buttermilk pancake recipe and crush up some Thin Mints and add them to the batter. What can be better?! Um, nothing. :) Happy Pancake Day!

Buttermilk Pancakes
4 T (1/4 cup) Saco dried buttermilk blend
1 c flour
1 T sugar
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 egg
1 cup water
2 T vegetable oil
10 Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookies, crushed or cut into small pieces

Mix together the dry ingredients, including Thin Mints, in a bowl. Mix together the egg, water and oil in a measuring cup. Mix together just until mixture is smooth; don't overmix. Drop onto a hot, greased pan and cook until the top is full of tiny bubbles. Turn and brown other side.
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Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh yum these look delicious! I can't beleieve somwehre is giving away free pancakes! We don't even have pancake houses like that in the UK. So jealous!

Aveen said... [Reply to comment]

I'd be interested to try that stuff. It's actually really hard to get any buttermilk here, I have to drive about 6 miles to find somewhere that sells it which is very annoying. Back home in Ireland every shop sells it, probably because everyone loves soda bread!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Let me know what you think about the buttermilk...I don't love the dried stuff but maybe I haven't given it enough of a chance?!

Mrsblocko said... [Reply to comment]

I love the buttermilk powder! I was always having to throw the buttermilk out before I used it all up. Now I always have it on hand!

I'm gonna have to make these pancakes on Tues!!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

oooh these look delicious! and i am so on top of it. i didn't even know that it was national pancake day and here i am all planning on having apple pancakes for dinner tonight. wahoo :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

You have no idea how much I wish I had some thin mints right now! YUM!

I love the Saco buttermilk. It's so much more practical - it lasts forever so I don't have to worry about using it up quickly.

susan said... [Reply to comment]

you are my idol! i have one coveted sleeve left...need to make these!

Elise @ The Foodie Forkful said... [Reply to comment]

This is crazy talk. Delicious, delicious crazy talk. :) I would have thought that combining Thin Mints and pancakes would defy the laws of physics or something.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

These looks superb lady! I made truffles out of samoas...check them out...maybe it will inspire some more treats.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I love you. These look wonderful!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Oh no you didn't! And I just finished the last box of Thin fun that would be on Shrove Tuesday. We made a Dutch Baby pancake this morning, but it was consumed within about 30 seconds of it coming out of the oven, so no NPD post.

I use the Saco stuff almost exclusively because I just can't stand buying a big carton of buttermilk and wasting most of it. I have found that if I try to use milk + Saco, the recipe sometimes doesn't work. If I use water, like the carton tells me, it does. I am now trying a bag of King Arthur dried buttermilk powder, so we'll see if that works better. For all I know it is repackaged Saco...

RecipeGirl said... [Reply to comment]

So funny... when I was thinking of what sort of pancake to feature today, Girl Scout cookies came to mind. I was afraid to buy them though...those things are dangerous to have around my house. These look like a fun pancake :)

vanillasugarblog said... [Reply to comment]

hello. i must have these (you're gonna get that a lot today) these are insane, I love it!

Lauren said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh. These are crazy. Thanks for the share. I will defiantly be making this once I get my cookies in.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Now that's something you don't see everyday! But I def approve. Thin mints are my absolute fav Girl Scout cookie. These look absolutely awesome!

Trevor Sis Boom said... [Reply to comment]

I bought 4 boxes of them this year from the moms in the office knowing I would jump into your cannon of recipes for them so I could bring all the calories back to the lunchroom for them to consume.

They are sitting here in my office now plotting which way to come back. said... [Reply to comment]

Oh wow, these look awesome and I bet they taste as good as they look. I only wish I had a couple of them right now :-(

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Can you spare some of your 31% so that I can make these pancakes as the girl scouts haven't come knockin on my door? These rock girl!

Nicole@The Dirty Oven via twitter @ovenloving said... [Reply to comment]

Will have to celebrate on Saturday as they are "Pancake Saturdays" in our house. What a great combo! Thanks.

briarrose said... [Reply to comment]

Oooooo....what a great pancake.

CaSaundraLeigh said... [Reply to comment]

Wow--IHOP should seriously consider adding this to their menu :-)

KK said... [Reply to comment]

mary you are amazing! not really sure where you find the time.

I love, love, love girl scout cookies - the original shortbread are my favorite.

definitely add this to your menu (when you open the cafe) LOL

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said... [Reply to comment]

These pancakes are genius! I would love to come to your place for breakfast:-)

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