Pancake Day, to me, is one of the greatest days of the year. To make it oh so much better, Ross & I decided to make Pistachio Pancakes. I adore anything pistachio based, I even have pistachio shower gel! We didn’t originally set out to make these pancakes, but when I had some leftover pistachios and some green food colouring… it was fate.
They turned out delicious, so delicious I ate more for breakfast the morning after! Next time though, I think I’d add more food colouring as they were a little “too” light in colour. But don’t they sure look pretty?
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1.5 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup ground pistachios
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs, separating egg yolk from the egg white
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Green food colouring (I use Sugarflair Food Colouring Paste in Holly Green)
- Sift all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
- Separate the eggs into separate bowls and whisk the egg whites until stiff (usually when you can turn bowl upside down without them moving)
- In another bowl, add the wet ingredients including the egg yolks and egg whites and gently fold them together.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Be careful not to over beat the mixture otherwise the consistency will dramatically change. The mixture should be lumpy so don't worry about trying to make it smooth. Add some food colouring with a cocktail stick and stir mixture until incorporated.
- In a pre-heated hot griddle pan, pour batter into the size you'd like your pancakes to be. Cook for a few minutes until bubbles start to form and the bottom is golden brown. Flip pancake and finish cooking the other side. Repeat until all the batter is used.
- To keep pancakes warm, have a dish towel nearby to place the pancakes in and cover over until all pancakes have been cooked.
- Serve pancakes with your desired toppings. Mine were (more!) ground pistachios, strawberries, bananas and lots of maple syrup!