With it being late’ish January, this could go one of two ways. Either you’re going to LOVE me for sharing a delicious recipe that maybe allows holiday cheer to linger a little bit longer or you’re going to hate me for ruining all of your fitness resolutions with the sharing of this recipe. It’s your call, of course, but c’mon, don’t be a hater. I mean, seriously. Who–in their right mind–turns down the occasional mimosa? This Mimosa Pancakes recipe takes that breakfast champagne cocktail to a whole new level. It pairs fluffy buttermilk pancakes with everybody’s favorite brunch beverage in a way that surprises and delights (emphasis on the delight).

Plate of fluffy buttermilk pancakes with mimosa glaze drizzling down the sides.In my house, we have a definite soft spot for all things champagne. It’s a light, bubbly and celebratory excuse to raise a toast. You can imagine, then, that when it came time to dream up recipes appropriate for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or just about any brunch occasion we could think of, mimosas were most assuredly on our minds. And that, my sweet friends, is how these mimosa pancakes came to be.

Stack of fluffy pancakes with thick mimosa glaze drizzling down the sides.

You know how some recipes will have a word in the title and then when you actually taste the dish, the word that drew you in is nowhere to be found in the flavor profile? I hate that. Don’t worry; this is not one of those recipes. If you love and appreciate the taste of champagne as much as Rupert Holmes and I do, you will love these mimosa pancakes. The champagne flavor is definitely discernible. We used it in both the pancake batter and the glaze. Of course, mimosas wouldn’t be mimosas without orange juice, and that, too, is something you’ll find in this recipe.

Stack of fluffy pancakes with thick mimosa glaze drizzling down the sides.

If you haven’t got breakfast plans for your lazy Saturday morning, you might want to pop the cork and give these Mimosa Pancakes a try. Cheers to breakfast!


Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 10 Total Time 20 mins
Serves 4     adjust servings



For the pancakes

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or you can sub in all purpose flour at a 1:1 ratio)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup champagne

For the glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons champagne
  • 2-5 tablespoons orange juice


To make the pancakes:

  1. Grate the butter and place it, along with the orange zest in the freezer while you mix up the batter.
  2. Preheat a griddle to 375º.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium-size bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, orange juice, buttermilk and eggs. Stir until the liquid is smooth any any lumps have been mixed well. Add champagne and gently stir just to combine.
  5. Add the butter and zest from the freezer to the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until the butter and zest are coated with flour.
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just to combine. There will be some lumps and that's okay.
  7. Immediately pour batter onto prepared griddle, using approximately 1/3 cup for each pancake. Allow the pancake to brown nicely before flipping and cooking on the other side. 

To make the glaze:

  1. While the pancakes are cooking, combine powdered sugar, orange zest, champagne and 2 tablespoons of the the orange juice in a small bowl. Whisk well to combine. Additional orange juice may be added to reach desired glaze consistency.

Recipe Notes


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Plate of fluffy buttermilk pancakes with mimosa glaze drizzling down the sides.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 721kcal Calories from fat 187
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 648mg 27%
Carbohydrate 123g 41%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 75g
Protein 11g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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3 Replies to “MIMOSA PANCAKES”

  1. These pancakes are too die for! Plus…once you open a bottle of champagne for the pancakes…you’ve totally gotta finish it!

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