Delicious Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes Recipe

Are you looking for a way to spice up your breakfast routine? Something sweet, indulgent, and with a touch of boozy goodness? Look no further than these Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes. Perfect for a special occasion or just because, this recipe will have you feeling like you’re indulging in dessert for breakfast.

But what makes this pancake recipe so special? First off, the addition of Baileys Irish Cream brings a rich, creamy flavor that can’t be beat. And let’s face it – who doesn’t love something a little boozy in their morning meal?

But it’s not just the Irish cream that sets these pancakes apart. With just the right amount of sweetness and fluffiness, they’re easy to make and guaranteed to become a household favorite.

So why not treat yourself to something truly special this pancake day? Follow along with the recipe below and start your day off with some sweet indulgence.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes
Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes

Are you looking for a pancake recipe that’s easy to make but with a unique and delicious twist? Look no further than these Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes that are sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth and a love for boozy desserts.

What I love about this recipe is that it takes the classic pancake recipe that we all know and love, and elevates it to a whole new level of indulgence. With the addition of Baileys Irish Cream, each bite is filled with a sweet, creamy flavor that feels like a decadent treat.

But it’s not just the flavor that’s irresistible – these pancakes also have a fluffy texture that makes them simply melt in your mouth. And let’s not forget the heavenly combination of the sweet and buttery pancake batter and the rich and flavorful maple syrup.

Whether you’re making these pancakes for brunch or as an after-dinner treat, they’re sure to impress your guests (or just yourself) with their unique taste and presentation. Trust me, once you try these Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes, you’ll be hooked on this sweet and boozy twist on the traditional pancake recipe.

Ingredient List

 Fluffy, golden pancakes infused with Baileys Irish Cream!
Fluffy, golden pancakes infused with Baileys Irish Cream!

Here’s what you’ll need to make these deliciously sweet and boozy Baileys Irish Cream pancakes:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ⅔ cups milk
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ ounces Baileys Irish Cream

For Cooking:

  • Unsalted butter, melted (for cooking)

Don’t worry if you’re missing one of these ingredients- keep reading for recommended substitutions and variations.

The Recipe How-To

 Start your day off with something sweet and boozy.
Start your day off with something sweet and boozy.

Are you ready to make the perfect pancakes that are fluffy, sweet, and indulgent? You’re in for a treat with these Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes. The preparation is quite simple, just follow the recipe instructions below.


  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1¾ cups milk
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ ounces Baileys Irish Cream


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk cake flour, baking powder, salt and sugar until everything is combined.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, add Baileys Irish Cream to your milk measurement then pour over melted butter and add in the eggs. Whisk until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture whisking them together until well combined.
  4. Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes before using it.
  5. Preheat a griddle or a skillet up to medium-high heat.
  6. Grease the preheated surface with butter or cooking spray.
  7. Spoon about a ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle or skillet for each pancake.
  8. Cook it until the bottom is golden brown and small bubbles form on top of the pancake (Around 2-3 minutes).
  9. Flip it over and cook on the other side for another minute or two until golden brown as well.
  10. Serve hot with your favorite pancake syrup.

The Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes recipe makes about twelve medium-sized pancakes that are enough for three to four servings.

Substitutions and Variations

 These pancakes are the perfect brunch treat.
These pancakes are the perfect brunch treat.

If you want to shake things up a bit or don’t have all the ingredients on hand, fret not! I’ve got some substitution and variation ideas that will cater to your needs.

One way to give your pancakes a boozy kick is to switch out Baileys Irish Cream with another liqueur of your choice. Consider using Irish whiskey, chocolate liqueur or vanilla extract as a substitute.

Additionally, you can customize the level of sweetness in these pancakes by adjusting the sugar in the recipe. For a less sweet spin, decrease the amount of granulated sugar by one tablespoon or more. If you have a sweet tooth like me, try using brown sugar instead of granulated.

Alternatively, mix up your pancake batter by adding some baking powder for fluffier pancakes. Alternatively, replace cake flour with all-purpose flour for denser cakes.

For those looking for another pancake variation, why not try Red Velvet Pancakes or add chocolate chips to make them even more indulgent? Serve them up with warm pancake syrup or whipped cream and maple syrup for a decadent treat.

The great thing about these pancakes is how easy they are to customize – throw in some fruit or nuts for an extra crunch or top them off with some whipped cream to make Irish Cream Pancake sundae. The possibilities are endless – experiment and find your perfect combination!

Serving and Pairing

 A touch of Baileys takes traditional pancakes to the next level.
A touch of Baileys takes traditional pancakes to the next level.

Baileys Irish Cream pancakes are perfect for breakfast or brunch, making a wonderful treat for pancake day, or as a dessert item to top off your meal.

To serve, stack the pancakes high with a dollop of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. The sweet, boozy flavor of the pancakes pairs perfectly with the buttery richness of warmed maple syrup. For those looking for an extra indulgent touch, top your stack of Baileys Irish Cream pancakes with whipped cream and sprinkle some cocoa powder over it.

For pairing, Baileys Irish Cream pancakes go well with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. You can also try serving them alongside fresh berries for a refreshing contrast to the sweet and boozy flavor. On special occasions, serve your pancakes with an Irish coffee made from whiskey and hot coffee topped with whipped cream.

Experimenting with this recipe is easy, you may even put on your own spin to it such as adding chocolate chips or creating red velvet flavored pancakes. Baileys Irish Cream pancakes are flexible enough to be paired with many other foods like a grilled sausage patty or crispy bacon strips to balance their rich sweetness.

These fluffy pancakes are perfect for sharing on just about any occasion!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Your breakfast routine just got a lot more interesting.
Your breakfast routine just got a lot more interesting.

One of the best things about this Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes recipe is that you can make them ahead of time! Simply whip up a batch of batter and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. This means that you can prepare breakfast the night before, and wake up to piping hot pancakes right off the griddle in the morning.

If you have some leftover pancakes, they can easily be stored in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for up to three days. Alternatively, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to five days, or in the freezer for up to two months.

When reheating your pancakes, you have a few options. The easiest way is to simply pop them into the toaster until they’re warmed through and slightly crispy on the outside. You can also heat them up in the microwave, but be careful not to overdo it or they may become tough and rubbery.

To kick things up a notch, try drizzling some maple syrup mixed with a splash of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur over your reheated pancakes for an extra boozy twist. And don’t forget to pair them with a steaming cup of coffee or a creamy latte made with Baileys Irish Cream for the ultimate indulgence.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These pancakes are like having a cocktail for breakfast.
These pancakes are like having a cocktail for breakfast.

When it comes to making Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes, there are some tips that can help ensure perfect results every time. First and foremost, be sure to whisk the wet ingredients together thoroughly before adding to the dry ingredients. This will prevent lumps from forming in the batter, resulting in fluffy pancakes that are light and airy.

Another important tip is to let the batter rest for a few minutes before cooking. This allows the baking powder in the mixture to activate and ensures that the pancakes rise properly. If you try to cook the pancakes immediately after mixing the batter, they may turn out flat and dense.

To get perfectly round pancakes that are all the same size, use a measuring cup or a cookie scoop to portion out the batter onto your griddle or frying pan. This will also make it easier to control how much batter is added per pancake so they cook evenly.

When cooking the pancakes, use a non-stick pan or griddle and grease it lightly with butter or cooking spray. This will prevent sticking and ensure that your pancakes slide off easily when they’re done.

To keep your pancakes warm while you finish cooking the rest of the batch, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and place cooked pancakes on an oven-safe plate until ready to serve.

Lastly, be creative with your toppings! While maple syrup is always a classic choice, try drizzling melted chocolate or caramel sauce over your Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes for an extra indulgent treat. And don’t forget a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for the perfect finish!


Now that we know how to make the perfect Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes, let’s dive into some frequently asked questions to help you troubleshoot any issues and maximize your experience with this recipe.

What is the best thing to mix with Baileys?

Baileys is a versatile addition to many beverages, both hot and cold. Coffee tastes even better with it, while hot chocolate becomes a comforting treat for your soul. A splash of this creamy liqueur in your cold brew can brighten up your day. It’s also a delightful topping for ice cream. A pint of Guinness complements the taste of Baileys in its own unique way. Earl Grey tea is another beverage that pairs nicely with this liqueur. And for those who enjoy tequila, try adding a dash of Baileys to anejo for a new twist on the classic cocktail.

What kind of alcohol is in Baileys Irish Cream?

In this exquisite drink, velvety Irish dairy cream and fine spirits are expertly blended with Irish whiskey, resulting in a harmonious and indulgent flavor. With a hint of luscious chocolate and vanilla undertones, this creamy elixir can be savored over a scoop of ice cream, stirred into your morning cup of joe or served over ice for a delightful Baileys experience.

Does Baileys need to be refrigerated after opening?

Cream liqueur manufacturers claim that alcohol serves as a reliable preservative, negating the need for refrigeration. For instance, Baileys™ offers a two-year guarantee for its product regardless of whether it has been opened or not. It is advisable to store the liqueur at temperatures between 0-25˚Celsius.

Is Irish cream the same as Baileys?

Irish cream typically comprises of cream and Irish whiskey, although some brands may choose to incorporate additional flavors such as vanilla and chocolate, like Baileys does.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes are the perfect sweet, boozy treat to indulge in for a decadent breakfast or brunch. The fluffy pancakes are infused with the rich, creamy flavor of Baileys Irish Cream and are simple to make with everyday pantry staples. They can easily be customized by playing around with substitutions and variations, making them unique to your liking.

To enjoy the full experience of these delicious pancakes, I recommend serving them hot off the griddle with a drizzle of maple syrup and a pat of butter on top. For an extra indulgence, pair them with a Baileys Irish Cream latte or a shot of Irish whiskey.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these pancakes would make a perfect breakfast in bed surprise for that special someone. Or, whip up a batch for Pancake Day or any celebratory occasion throughout the year.

Give this recipe a try and feel like a master chef in your own kitchen. Trust me – once you take your first soft and fluffy bite of these irresistible pancakes, you’ll be hooked!

Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes

Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes Recipe

Entered for safe-keeping, from Yvonne Ruperti's "One Bowl Baking: Simple From Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts," as shared on seriouseats blog. Cake flour ensures a fluffy pancake. More at:
Course Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, European, From Scratch, Grains
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 4-inch pancakes
Calories 931kcal


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (1 1/2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup irish cream (such as Baileys)
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour (7 ounces)
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter, for cooking pancakes and to garnish
  • maple syrup, for serving


  • Whisk butter, sugar, salt and egg in medium bowl. Whisk in milk and Irish cream liqueur until combined.
  • Add flour and baking powder to the bowl, then stir until just about smooth. (Batter will still have some lumps, do not over mix.).
  • In a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat, heat 1 tablespoon butter. Drop as many 1/4-cup portions into the skillet as will fit without crowding, then gently spread out into a disc shape. When bubbles appear on the surface, flip the pancakes over and continue to cook until done, about 1-2 minutes more.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Serve warm with butter and syrup.


Serving: 199g | Calories: 931kcal | Carbohydrates: 112.1g | Protein: 16.1g | Fat: 46.7g | Saturated Fat: 28.3g | Cholesterol: 211.2mg | Sodium: 1790.5mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13.1g

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