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Fluffy Earl Grey Pancakes

These Fluffy Earl Grey Pancakes are light and infused with tea flavour. Try them out and see why adding tea to pancakes will change how you look at tea!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 221kcal
Author Michelle


  • 125 ml whole milk hot
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags or 2 tablespoon loose leaf tea
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil + extra for greasing the pan
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 65 ml plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 30 g granulated sugar
  • 130 g all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

For serving:

  • 1 C fresh blueberries


  • In a mug, add the scalding hot milk along with the 2 Earl Grey tea bags and leave it to steep for 5-10 minutes, and let cool a little. Remove the tea bags / or tea leaves.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and yogurt.
  • Add in the granulated sugar and give it a whisk.
  • Sift in the all-purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Pour in the cooled Earl Grey milk and fold with a spatula to incorporate the mixture. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Preheat a griddle (or large frying pan) over medium heat.
  • Add about 1 teaspoon of butter or vegetable oil to the griddle.
  • Scoop about ¼ C of pancake batter and dollop it onto the griddle. (Depending on how large your frying pan or griddle is, you may be able to fit on a few more pancakes).
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes, until bubbles start to appear on the surface.
  • Flip with a spatula and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Repeat with the remainder of the batter.
  • Serve warm with butter, maple syrup, and fresh blueberries.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg