Graham Cracker Pancakes + Exciting News

by Laura on March 25, 2011

My Honey Girl and I went maple sugaring this week, at a small family farm in Delano, Minnesota. The article I wrote about it will soon be published in Honest Cooking magazine. It’s my first piece as a contributing writer for them, and I’m quite excited about it. In the meantime, we are lapping up the finished maple syrup made by the Hoen family on these silky-tender pancakes, and planning some other maple syrupy recipes in which it will play the starring role. It’s the best maple syrup I’ve ever had, bar none, a little thicker than most and with a pure maple flavor. We all stood around the griddle this afternoon, haggling and dickering for the last pancake while we licked our plates and wished we had bought more syrup. According to our Honey Girl’s Mr. Right, these are the best pancakes he’s ever had. I’ll take that as a mighty compliment coming from a Southern boy who loves to eat. In fact, I think they’re so good they might need a recipe category of their own: Aces? Champs? Nonpareils? Just make some.

(*There has been some chatter on boards about going out to Delano to get syrup.  The Hoens make syrup at their private home; please do not disturb them.  Their syrup is available at the Excelsior Farmers’ Market.)

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1 Michelle March 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

omgosh! you are truly amazing – this sounds so freaking good, i love graham crackers :)

2 Laura March 26, 2011 at 10:25 am

Thank you, Michelle. You’re awfully sweet. Especially in light of the fact that you have one of the most amazing blogs on the Internet!

3 Charissa March 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I’m actually having pancakes tonight…that’s how much I love them! Haha, I’m such a carb girl…thanks for sharing this recipe. You can NEVER have enough pancake recipes…

4 Laura March 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I couldn’t agree more. We love pancakes, too.

5 Joyce March 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

Oh my goodness, congratulations Laura, that is such exciting news!
I’ll be on the lookout for Honest Cooking in the grocery check-out aisles for sure!

6 Victoria March 27, 2011 at 9:15 am

These sound amazing! I will definitely try them.

7 Laura March 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

Thank you! And it’s an online mag. (

8 Lanell March 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

I love your beautiful blog. I am brand new at blogging and twittering so please forgive me if I’m not up to speed. I did however, post this recipe on my blog and added your link back to you. I hope I did it right. I’m very excited to try many more of your recipes.

9 Laura March 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Thank you! (And, yes, you linked correctly.) I appreciate it!

10 Maris (In Good Taste) March 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Something different! Definitely going to try this

11 Kathy - Cooking On the Side March 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I love the sound of these pancakes! We have people over for pancakes at least once a month, I want to give these a try next time. It’ll take all kinds of willpower for me not to turn this into a s’mores direction. :-)

12 Laura March 28, 2011 at 9:59 am


13 Chloë March 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm

These were just delicious; the nutmeg and the graham cracker crumbs combined to create the perfect cozy warm flavour.

One thing though: I found that they were more like crêpes than pancakes. I think next time I’ll use less milk… or perhaps go the way of crêpes and use one more egg….

14 Laura March 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I wonder if we measure flour using different methods? I bet I’m heavier handed with the scooping than you are. They should definitely be pancake-y. I’m so glad you liked them!

15 Kris Jacobson March 29, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Laura, where do I find “Honest Cooking,” please?

16 Laura March 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm
17 Melissa April 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I’ll be making these on Sunday :)

18 Laura April 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Yay! They are heavy on the liquid. That’s intentional. The batter will thicken a bit as it stands while you heat a griddle. And I think I’m a little heavy handed in scooping the flour. Hope you like them. Happy weekend!

19 Linda May 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Those photos are beautiful.
And cruel.
We don’t get fresh syrup down here in Florida.
Will try just adding crushed graham crackers to my Aunt Jemima mix.

20 Laura May 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Hope it turns out!

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