Strawberry Pancake Dippers

July 3, 2022

If fresh strawberries covered in fluffy pancake batter and dusted with powdered sugar doesn’t get you excited for breakfast, then I don’t know what will! My Strawberry Pancake Dippers are a fun, bite-sized way to get more fruit into your favorite breakfast treat. Plus, this recipe can easily be made gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and vegan-friendly, making it the perfect breakfast treat for the whole family!

A plate of the strawberry pancake dippers, on a plate with a bowl of maple syrup and fresh strawberries

Friends, what was your favorite breakfast growing up?! Mine was very specific. It was fresh, buttermilk pancakes with powdered sugar, maple syrup, and strawberries. Anytime that we would go out to breakfast, growing up, that was my go-to meal. And to this day, it’s still one of my favorite breakfast “treats”.

So, when I was dreaming up new ways to make my favorite pancake dippers, I knew I needed to incorporate my favorite summer fruit into them: strawberries! These little bites are perfect for the summertime, or anytime that you’re craving the delicious combination of strawberries and sweet pancakes. Truly, it can’t be beat!

And if you love these little dippers, then you’re going to love my Healthy Apple Pancake Dippers and my Pineapple Upside Down Cake Pancake Dippers. I’m on a mission to make pancake dippers your new favorite finger food of 2022, and these recipes are the perfect start.

A plate of the strawberry pancake dippers, served with a small bowl of maple syrup. A small skillet and a cutting board with strawberries on it can be seen in the background

The Best Type of Pancake Batter to Use For These Dippers

If you’re wondering what batter you should use for your pancake dippers, then I have good news for you: it doesn’t matter!

The best part about this recipe is that it works with virtually any pancake batter of your choosing. All you need to do is prepare your batter according to the package directions, and then follow the recipe as directed. I’ve tried this recipe with multiple different pancake batters (ranging from vegan to gluten-free to conventional), and all of them work just as well!

Personally, I use the Birch Benders pancake mix in my home, because it’s full of simple, healthy ingredients and yields the perfect pancakes, every time. Plus, my boys love it!

What You Need to Make These Mini Strawberry Pancakes

These Pancake Dippers couldn’t be any easier to make! All you need are four easy ingredients to make this recipe come to life. It’s that simple!

  • Pancake Batter: As mentioned above, your favorite pancake batter or mix works perfectly for this recipe! I like using Birch Benders’ pancake mix, but any mix will do. And if you really want to go the extra mile, you can make my Easy Vegan Buttermilk Pancake batter and use that!
  • Strawberries: Of course, you’ll need fresh strawberries to make these strawberry pancake dippers.
  • Powdered Sugar: A little dusting of powdered sugar goes a long way! If you want to stay away from refined sugars, you can always opt to dust these pancake dippers with a little bit of monk fruit sweetener instead.
  • Maple Syrup: Dunking your pancake dippers in maple syrup is optional, but highly recommended! After all, what’s better than pancakes with maple syrup?!
A nonstick pan with the strawberry pancake dippers placed inside. Strawberries can be seen in the background

How to Make These Perfect Pancake Dippers

This recipe comes together in just a few simple and easy steps! First, start by preparing your pancake batter according to the recipe and/or package directions, and set aside.

Next, prepare your strawberries by removing the tops from them and slicing them in 1/2 inch pieces. Then, head a pan, on the stove, over medium heat and lightly grease it with a little oil or butter.

While the pan is heating up, dip each of your strawberry slices into the pancake batter until they’re fully coated. Then, place your coated strawberries into the hot pan and cook for approximately two minutes on each side, or until they’re golden brown.

Once they’re done, dust them with powdered sugar, dip them in maple syrup, and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an aright container in the fridge for up to one week.

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and rating below! And of course, since I practically live on Instagram, tag me in your creations so I can see them and repost on my IG stories! Enjoy! xx

** Photography by Gayle McLeod
A plate of the strawberry pancake dippers, on a plate with a bowl of maple syrup and fresh strawberries
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/snacks/Vegan

Strawberry Pancake Dippers

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
SERVES 4 Servings
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If fresh strawberries covered in fluffy pancake batter and dusted with powdered sugar doesn't get you excited for breakfast, then I don't know what will! My Strawberry Pancake Dippers are a fun, bite-sized way to get more fruit into your favorite breakfast treat. Plus, this recipe can easily be made gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and vegan-friendly, making it the perfect breakfast treat for the whole family!

Equipment

  • 1 Mini Cookie Cutter This set of cookie cutters includes a mini size that is perfect for this recipe!
  • 1 Nonstick Skillet I love my Always Pan from Our Place

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Strawberries cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 Cup Pancake Batter prepared according to the package instructions
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup optional – for dipping

Instructions

  • Start by preparing your pancake batter of choice, and set it aside. 
  • Next, prepare your strawberries by slicing the tops off and cutting them into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Then, heat a pan on the stove over medium heat and grease it with butter or oil – I personally use avocado oil. 
  • Dip your strawberry slices into the pancake batter – one at a time – and ensure that they are fully coated.
  • Place your coated strawberries into the pan and cook for two minutes on each side, until they turn a golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Once your pancakes are done, dust them with powdered sugar.
  • Serve them with maple syrup, and enjoy!

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