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Vanilla Cinnamon Chocolate Ombre Pancakes

One of my favorite cakes in my book is the Ombre Cake. The main reason I love it is because it screams masculine to me, and that is not always easy with a buttercream flower petal covered cake!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vanilla cinnamon chocolate ombre pancakes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke


Base Batter

  • 6 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs slightly beaten
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Vanilla Pancakes

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Cinnamon Pancakes

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Chocolate Pancakes

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Prepare the 'base batter'.
  • In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl use a fork to combine eggs, milk and oil.
  • Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
  • Separate mixture into three bowls.

Vanilla Pancakes

  • Add in vanilla and stir until just combined.

Cinnamon Pancakes

  • Add cinnamon and vanilla to base batter and stir until just combined.

Chocolate Pancakes

  • Add cocoa, vanilla, 1 tbsp sugar and mini chocolate chips to base batter. Stir until just combined.
  • Turn oven on to warm and line a cookie sheet with parchment to set completed pancakes on.
  • Starting with the vanilla batter, prepare pancakes using about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. You should place batter onto a hot (about 300-325 degree) griddle. (baking spray works well if you need to grease the griddle)
  • When pancakes are done place them on parchment lined cookie sheet and into the oven to warm while completing other batters.
  • To serve place chocolate chip pancake on plate, then cinnamon, then vanilla. Top with butter and maple syrup and enjoy!