Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes

 Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes that are perfectly round everytime
We LIKE pancakes at our house. And when I say like, I actually mean love. My kids always say I make the best pancakes and I've shared my secret with you all on how to make the fluffiest pancakes possible. It's so easy!

However, sometimes you might want to make lots of pancakes all at once, especially if you are serving a crowd. And since we eat with our eyes first, presentation is everything. I love making these Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes as brunch appetizers. Popping a skewer into the top, dousing in syrup and filling a large platter with these, make you look like you are top of your brunch game. And the bonus is, they cook in the oven, which means you can finish making the bacon.

My Secret to the Fluffiest Pancakes Noble Pig 7
These two items are the secret to making the fluffiest pancakes possible, which I shared in my fluffiest pancakes recipe.

"I prefer using a buttermilk mix that just needs water. The one you see above is hands down my favorite. I always keep a 10 lb bag at home, we use it up in no time. And my secret little trick to making the Fluffiest Pancakes with this mix is a container of Yoplait Strawberry Banana Yogurt.

Not only does the yogurt make the pancakes super fluffy, it also adds a slight bit of sweetness. The sweetness of the yogurt makes it so i don't even have to use syrup, it's just right. Now, the kids still want syrup, but, hey, they're kids.

My Secret to the Fluffiest Pancakes Noble Pig 1
I add one container of yogurt for every 2 cups of pancake mix I'm using. Basically, I use the yogurt as part of the water the mix requires.

For example, the mix I use asks for 1-1/3 cups of water for 2 cups of mix. I add the yogurt to my measuring cup and fill with water until I've reached 1-1/3 cups and stir. I then add 2 cups of mix and combine them together. At this point the mixture is pretty lumpy and thick. To thin the mixture slightly I add 3-4 more Tablespoons of water. You just don't want it too thick (or too thin), it should be somewhat stir able and it will still be lumpy, which is okay."

Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes made in a whoopie pie pan
NOW, here is how you get perfectly, round silver dollar pancakes, that will cook in the oven and be ready all at once. Use a whoopie pie pan! This ensures you will make these small pancakes every time.

This is how they look after placing the batter in each cavity.

Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes made in a whoopie pie pan done
After baking, the pancakes puff right up and look like a cookie. They do not brown on the top, only the bottom.

Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes you might eat them all
You can serve them on a platter, if you are having a party, or serve them individually for breakfast. Using my fluffiest pancake recipe and a whoopie pie pan, you are on your way to pancake greatness.

Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes that are perfectly round and fluffy everytime
No one can resist these cute little stacks.

Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes stacks
They are so cute!

Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes for breakfast or brunch
They will be gobbled up.

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How many stacks can you eat?

Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes Collage
I highly suggest having a few whoopie pie pans on hand so you can cook several trays at once. It makes it so much easier.

Other recipes you can make using a WHOOPIE PIE PAN:

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Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 20-24 pancakes


  • 1 (6 oz) container Yoplait Strawberry Banana Yogurt
  • water-only add enough to make 1-1/3 cups of wet ingredients, plus more
  • 2 cups Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • cooking spray
  • butter
  • syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add yogurt to a large measuring cup. Add water until wet ingredients reach 1-1/3 cups. Stir. Add pancake mix and combine. Mixture will be very thick. Add 3-4 tablespoons of more water until mixture has thinned slightly, but it will still be lumpy.
  • Spray each cavity of the whoopie pie pan with cooking spray. Fill each cavity with 1-1/2 Tablespoons of pancake mixture. Use the back of a spoon to spread out the mixture flat.
  • Place in the oven for 12 minutes*. Serve immediately with butter and syrup or cool and wrap individually and place in the refrigerator or freeze for later use.
  • *Cooking Notes: The pancakes are done in about 8 minutes. The part you can see will look white and uncooked. However, if you touch with your finger you will see they are fully cooked. I keep them in the oven for 12 minutes so the bottoms brown and look like a pancake that has been made on a griddle. Please know all ovens are different and there might be a difference of 1-2 minutes in each case. Also, some whoopie pie pans are light colored and some are dark. This might make a difference in cooking times.
  • Serve these as an appetizer for brunch or breakfast. Because you can make so many at once, it makes it easy to serve a crowd. When I serve as an appetizer, I break skewers into pieces and serve them as the stacks you see in the photos.

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5 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. I would love to get my hands on some of these little pancakes!! I never would have thought to use the yogurt in them!

  2. Sues 2

    This is one of my favorite pancake tricks! It’s especially great for when you want to do fun things with pancakes, like make breakfast sandwiches :) Yours came out so gorgeous!

  3. Karol 3

    I saw the statement, “Fluffiest Pancake Ever” and was very disappointed to see a pancake mix as part of the recipe. Pancakes are SO easy to make! Why would you ever consider using a box??

    • Cathy 4

      Hi Karol-

      So sorry you’re disappointed. I make from scratch pancakes all the time, but I’m often in a pinch and this is the easiest way to turn something not fully homemade into something fabulous. What makes them the fluffiest is the yogurt. Feel free to add it into your regular recipe and see if it works for you.

  4. Audrey 5

    These look delicious and so much fun for kids! I had no idea you could cook pancakes in the oven, though I guess you don’t usually do that since they don’t get brown on both sides. But it’s surely a lot less work than cooking them in a pan – and I don’t have to worry about failing horribly at flipping them :)

  5. Anne from Olympia 6

    Yay! Another use for my whoopee pan I got to make your lime corn cookies (which are amazing). I have used this pan for some of your other soft cookies as recommended. I think this recipe will be great. I love the Fluffy Pancakes from Cooks Illustrated but do not, do not, like to have to beat egg whites and fold them in. A short cut fluffy alternative is very welcome.


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