Here at Spoon, we understand the chai craze — we really do. Everyone knows that it makes for the perfect drink add-in, but its powers extend beyond the beverage. Next time you find yourself craving a little spice in your morning, try making these quick and simple pancakes.


Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Servings: 6-9 pancakes

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1 cup pancake mix
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup chai
Honey (optional)


1. Lightly oil pan and place over medium heat.

2. While the pan heats, mix all of the ingredients except honey in a large bowl, stirring until the batter is smooth.

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3. Pour out a 5-inch circle of batter into the pan.

4. Wait until batter starts bubbling slightly (2-3 minutes), then flip pancake.

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5. Wait another minute for the flipped side to brown, then plate.

6. Repeat until the batter is gone, then drizzle the stack with honey if desired.

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