Denny's is a full-service pancake house/coffee shop/fast casual family restaurant chain. It operates over 1,600 restaurants in the United States

Denny's is known for always being open, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert around the clock. Unlike many other restaurant chains, Denny's does not close on holidays or nights, except where required by law. This site will provide news and copycat recipes for items on the menu at Denny's restaurants.




Pancake Puppies

If you haven't been to Denny's lately, they have a new item on the menu called pancake puppies which are little bit sized pancake balls rolled in powdered sugar.  If you like fresh donut hole then you will definitely like the restaurant copycat recipe for Denny's Pancake Puppies.

These bite sized hush puppy style breakfast snacks are made with extra extra thick pancake batter and are available in two different flavors:
Ingredients for Denny's Original Pancake Puppies
  • 1 cup Aunt Jemima Original Pancake Mix
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Ingredients for Denny's Blueberry & White Chocolate Chip Pancake Puppies
  • 1 cup Aunt Jemima Original Pancake Mix
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp white chocolate chips, finely chopped
  • powdered sugar

  1. You will need 4 to 6 cups of vegetable shortening or oil.
  2. Preheat in a deep fryer or large pan to 325 degrees.
  3. Combine pancake mix, milk and egg in a medium bowl.
  4. If you are making the blueberry & white chocolate add them in a the end of stirring.
  5. Let batter set for 10 minutes to thicken.
  6. When the oil is hot, use an ice cream scoop coated with oil to make a batter ball and drop it into the hot oil.
  7. Cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until the batter is dark brown.
  8. Coat the original version with cinnamon and sugar.
  9. Coat the blueberry version with powdered sugar.
  10. Serve with a small bowl of syrup for dipping

1 box Red Velvet Duncan Hines cake mix (18 ounce size)
3 eggs
1 cup of water
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
4 cups of oil to fry
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese – at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk

Preheat oil to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl combine cake batter mix and 3 eggs. Use a blender to mix until the batter has no lumps. Add 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips and mix in with a spoon. Use a 1 ounce cookie scoop to drop batter into hot oil. Fry on one side for approximately 1 minute and then flip over and fry on other side for about a minute. Remove pancake puppy onto a plate lined with paper towels. This grease will not be usable for anything but making these red velvet puppies, the oil will turn red. So be sure to make something else first and finish up with these.

Make cream cheese dipping sauce by combining cream cheese and butter in a medium sized bowl. Beat together cream cheese and butter until they are light and fluffy. Add approximately 1/2 cup powdered sugar, into butter and cream cheese. Once the first portion of cream cheese has been incorporated add the next portion, and then the remaining powdered sugar. Add vanilla, lemon extract, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Blend in flavorings and milk. Place dipping sauce into a small bowl and serve with red velvet puppies.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking for the recipe for the chocolate pancake puppies, they served with the peanut butter sauce.