Baklava Pancakes & A Giveaway

Baklava pancakes - soft, fluffy Greek yoghurt pancakes flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon and chopped pistachios, walnuts and almonds topped with a delicious honey, orange blossom, lemon and rose syrup.

Baklava pancakes - soft, fluffy Greek yoghurt pancakes flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon and chopped pistachios, walnuts and almonds topped with a delicious honey, orange blossom, lemon and rose syrup.

More bloomin’ pancakes! I promise that once pancake day is over I will share something that isn’t pancakes, but for now I can’t get enough of them! These ones are baklava inspired – the sweet, syrupy, nutty filo pastry treat in pancake form. These are thick, soft, fluffy American-style pancakes made with Greek yogurt to keep them extra moist and pack in some protein and they are flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon and chopped nuts with a delicious sweet syrup with hints of lemon, orange blossom water and rose.

Baklava pancakes - soft, fluffy Greek yoghurt pancakes flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon and chopped pistachios, walnuts and almonds topped with a delicious honey, orange blossom, lemon and rose syrup.

I used a combination of chopped pistachios, walnuts and almonds, both in the pancakes and to top them with. The ingredients in baklava vary (though it always uses nuts of some form and filo pastry), but it is these three types of nuts that are used most often, either individually or in combination so I went with that. Baklava is drenched in syrup, sometimes it is made with honey, sometimes not, but I like the flavour of honey so I added some to mine. I also added a touch of lemon juice to cut through the sweetness a little and a dash of orange blossom water and rosewater for a gently floral flavour. I used a little of the syrup in the pancake batter to sweeten them slightly, and a lot more of it to pour over them when serving!

Baklava pancakes - soft, fluffy Greek yoghurt pancakes flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon and chopped pistachios, walnuts and almonds topped with a delicious honey, orange blossom, lemon and rose syrup.

I liked them best topped with a dollop of vanilla yoghurt, a generous scattering of chopped nuts, some pomegranate arils for texture and bursts of tangy sweetness and plenty of the delicious syrup. They make a fantastic breakfast or brunch when you fancy something a little different to basic pancakes and are really easy to make too. To make your pancake making even easier, I am giving away a Joseph Joseph self-tapping sieve and two-in-one whisk and bowl scraper, they wont arrive in time for pancake day, but why reserve pancake making for just one day?! I have pancakes nearly every week! They are also really handy tools for all types of baking and cooking and are really sturdy and good quality (I actually threw away my old sieve now that I have this brilliant new one!). Just enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post to win.

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Baklava pancakes - soft, fluffy Greek yoghurt pancakes flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon and chopped pistachios, walnuts and almonds topped with a delicious honey, orange blossom, lemon and rose syrup.

Baklava pancakes - soft, fluffy Greek yoghurt pancakes flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon and chopped pistachios, walnuts and almonds topped with a delicious honey, orange blossom, lemon and rose syrup.
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Baklava Pancakes

Makes about 8 pancakes.

Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Syrup:

  • 150 g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 50 g (1.75oz) honey
  • 150 ml (scant 2/3 cup) water
  • juice of 1/2 small lemon
  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom water
  • 1/4 tsp rosewater (optional)

Pancakes:

  • 200 g (1 + 2/3 cup) plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 cardamom pods, seeds only ground
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) low fat Greek yoghurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp of the syrup
  • 30 g (1oz) finely chopped pistachios
  • 30 g (1oz) finely chopped walnuts
  • 30 g (1oz) finely chopped almonds
  • extra chopped nuts, pomegranate and yoghurt to serve

Instructions

  1. Start by making the syrup. Place the sugar, honey, water and lemon juice in a small pan over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then bring up to a simmer and cook for about five minutes until reduced and thickened slightly.

  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the orange blossom water and rosewater (if using). Set aside to cool.

  3. To make the pancakes, sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and cardamom in a large bowl.

  4. In a jug, whisk together the yogurt, egg, milk, olive oil and syrup. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry then mix in the chopped nuts.

  5. Place a frying pan over a low heat and grease with a little bit of butter. Dollop a couple of heaped spoonfuls (I use a trigger ice cream scoop) of the batter into the pan and gently level it slightly (the batter is quite thick). Cook until bubbles appear on the surface then carefully flip the pancake over and cook for a couple more minutes on the other side, until golden.

  6. Remove to a plate and repeat with the rest of the batter, greasing the pan as needed.

  7. Serve the pancakes topped with a dollop of yoghurt, plenty of chopped nuts, a scattering of pomegranate arils and a generous drizzle of the syrup.

Baklava pancakes - soft, fluffy Greek yoghurt pancakes flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon and chopped pistachios, walnuts and almonds topped with a delicious honey, orange blossom, lemon and rose syrup.

I am sharing these with Saucy Saturdays hosted by The Flavour Bender, Take Two Tapas, La Petit Chef and Mid-Life Croissant,

Joseph Joseph Sieve & Whisk Giveaway:

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  • Closes at midnight (BST) on Friday 17th March 2017.
  • Aged 18+
  • UK residents only.
  • The prize will be supplied directly by Joseph Joseph.
  • The winner will be notified by email within 48 hours of the closing date. They will have 5 days to claim their prize otherwise an alternative winner will be selected.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • No cash alternative and the prize is not transferable
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107 Comments on Baklava Pancakes & A Giveaway

  1. laura banks
    February 24, 2017 at 9:59 am (1 year ago)

    black cherry and ice cream

    Reply
  2. Tracey Peach
    February 24, 2017 at 10:06 am (1 year ago)

    The traditional lemon & sugar but also love cream & strawberry’s YUM! 🙂 x

    Reply
  3. The Purley Girly
    February 24, 2017 at 10:36 am (1 year ago)

    I’m a bit odd and I really love maple syrup with extra thick cream. I’m not even sure how this combo came about, but I love it. It’s pure filth.

    Reply
  4. Suzanne
    February 24, 2017 at 10:36 am (1 year ago)

    Honey and kiwi fruit

    Reply
  5. Rachel Heap
    February 24, 2017 at 10:41 am (1 year ago)

    grated chocolate and ice cream

    Reply
  6. Peter Watson
    February 24, 2017 at 10:46 am (1 year ago)

    I love apple with freshly whipped cream

    Reply
  7. W.Critchlow
    February 24, 2017 at 10:46 am (1 year ago)

    I prefer the old lemon and sugar topping

    Reply
  8. pete c
    February 24, 2017 at 11:11 am (1 year ago)

    for me it`s got to ice-cream and a little honey

    Reply
  9. Elizabeth Smith
    February 24, 2017 at 11:46 am (1 year ago)

    I was going to stick to the tried and trusted sugar and lemon but combining two of my favourite things, pancakes and baklava, is genius

    Reply
  10. kim jackson
    February 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm (1 year ago)

    meon and sugar 😀

    Reply
  11. karen hill
    February 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm (1 year ago)

    I used to be a lemon and sugar girl but then i discovered maple syrup and i am hooked xx

    Reply
  12. Jayne Townson
    February 24, 2017 at 12:53 pm (1 year ago)

    I love sugar and lemon on my pancakes. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply
  13. Avs
    February 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm (1 year ago)

    black cherry and ice cream

    Reply
  14. Lindsey C
    February 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm (1 year ago)

    Simplicity – a squeeze of orange juice and a sprinkling of sugar

    Reply
  15. Lisa Rowsell
    February 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm (1 year ago)

    Lemon & sugar, plus a new fav of mine which is banana & chocolate.

    Reply
  16. Sue McCarthy
    February 24, 2017 at 4:10 pm (1 year ago)

    The traditional sugar and lemonjuice

    Reply
  17. Kim M
    February 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm (1 year ago)

    Love lemon and golden syrup x

    Reply
  18. iain maciver
    February 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm (1 year ago)

    butter and golden syrup

    Reply
  19. Graham Roa
    February 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm (1 year ago)

    Maple syrup and lemon curd

    Reply
  20. Katie
    February 24, 2017 at 6:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Lemon and sugar for me

    Reply
  21. Chris S
    February 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm (1 year ago)

    Very traditional/boring pancake topping for me – lemon juice and sugar.

    Reply
  22. Laura Pritchard
    February 24, 2017 at 8:25 pm (1 year ago)

    I have a sweet tooth, so blueberries, strawberries & Nutella!

    Reply
  23. T. Brailey
    February 24, 2017 at 9:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Lemon, sugar and lemon curd

    Reply
  24. lucy higgins
    February 24, 2017 at 9:04 pm (1 year ago)

    classic lemon and sugar or choc shot and ice cream

    Reply
  25. Kat Lucas
    February 25, 2017 at 5:20 am (1 year ago)

    Maple syrup and butter

    Reply
  26. Jules Eley
    February 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm (1 year ago)

    lemon and sugar

    Reply
  27. ADEINNE TONNER
    February 25, 2017 at 5:57 pm (1 year ago)

    I love strawberries and nutella on my pancakes

    Reply
  28. Jade Pawley
    February 25, 2017 at 6:17 pm (1 year ago)

    I absolutely love nutella on mine!

    Reply
  29. Alica
    February 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm (1 year ago)

    I love golden syrup and fresh lemon juice on mine! 🙂

    Reply
  30. Sheena Batey
    February 25, 2017 at 10:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Lemon and sugar very traditional but still the best for me

    Reply
  31. rebecca nisbet
    February 25, 2017 at 11:26 pm (1 year ago)

    my favourite is nutella and banana together!! yum yum!!

    Reply
  32. Sarah Flint
    February 26, 2017 at 5:51 am (1 year ago)

    lemon and sugar

    Reply
  33. MANDY DOHERTY
    February 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Raspberries and dark chocolate sauce

    Reply
  34. Angie McDonald
    February 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm (1 year ago)

    I love chopped banana and blueberries – or just full on spoonfuls of Nutella!

    Reply
  35. Sarah Ann
    February 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm (1 year ago)

    Crispy bacon and lots of maple syrup!

    Reply
  36. stephanie coals
    February 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm (1 year ago)

    has to be the traditional lemon and sugar for me!

    Reply
  37. Jane Willis
    February 27, 2017 at 7:47 am (1 year ago)

    Classic sugar and lemon for sweet ones, bacon, mushroom and cheese for savoury ones – especially if they are buckwheat crepes.

    Reply
  38. Lorna Ledger
    February 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm (1 year ago)

    I know it’s boring but sugar and lemon juice my daughter likes banana and chocolate sauce x

    Reply
  39. charlotte
    February 27, 2017 at 7:26 pm (1 year ago)

    strawberries and ice cream mmm

    Reply
  40. Hazel Rea
    February 27, 2017 at 7:48 pm (1 year ago)

    My favourite pancake topping is banana, Swedish Glace and 85% dark chocolate grated on top.

    Reply
  41. Ruth Harwood
    March 1, 2017 at 9:38 am (1 year ago)

    I’m a simple girl at heart – lemon juice and sugar are delightful and moreish!!

    Reply
  42. Susan Smith
    March 1, 2017 at 8:26 pm (1 year ago)

    I am quite boring really, i like the traditional lemon and sugar

    Reply
  43. Simon Tinsley
    March 2, 2017 at 9:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Yogurt, blueberries and maple syrup!

    Reply
  44. Becky Duffy
    March 4, 2017 at 6:04 pm (1 year ago)

    Sugar and lemon juice is my all time favourite but I do love maple syrup and fruit such as banana or blueberries too

    Reply
  45. Joanne Exley
    March 5, 2017 at 9:17 pm (1 year ago)

    Orange juice, sugar and golden syrup – yummy

    Reply
  46. Mike Gerrie
    March 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm (1 year ago)

    Bananas, golden syrup and icecream

    Reply
  47. Solange
    March 8, 2017 at 5:23 am (1 year ago)

    Maple Syrup

    Reply
  48. Jade Hewlett
    March 8, 2017 at 9:13 am (1 year ago)

    Lemon and sugar

    Reply
  49. JULIE WARD
    March 11, 2017 at 1:31 am (1 year ago)

    Good old sugar and lemon,

    Reply
  50. Sam McKean
    March 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm (1 year ago)

    I love bacon and maple syrup on my pancakes!

    Reply
  51. Nicola Andrijauskas
    March 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Just lemon and sugar for me!

    Reply
  52. carole nott
    March 12, 2017 at 2:55 pm (1 year ago)

    traditional lemon an sugar

    Reply
  53. Sadiyya Maryam
    March 13, 2017 at 11:03 am (1 year ago)

    These look amazing. We love baklava but never thought of baklava pancakes before! My favourite pancake topping is the simple lemon and brown sugar.

    Reply
  54. Jeremy Andrews
    March 13, 2017 at 3:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Maple Syrup and chopped pecans

    Reply
  55. Mary H
    March 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm (1 year ago)

    Probably cheese and onion. I love the look of these. In fact I’m going to make them tonight.

    Reply
  56. Sheri Darby
    March 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Poached apples and cinnamon

    Reply
  57. Bev Cannar
    March 13, 2017 at 8:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Simple…lemon and sugar

    Reply
  58. Ann Skamarauskas
    March 14, 2017 at 6:54 am (1 year ago)

    fresh raspberries, maple syrup and whiskey

    Reply
  59. Paula T
    March 14, 2017 at 9:10 am (1 year ago)

    Love Nutella, banana and peanut butter on my pancakes nom nom x

    Reply
  60. Rebecca Cotter
    March 14, 2017 at 11:55 am (1 year ago)

    My favourite topping is classic lemon and sugar!

    Reply
  61. lana
    March 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm (1 year ago)

    I just like plain with syrupy

    Reply
  62. Anthea Holloway
    March 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm (1 year ago)

    Lemon and sugar – the good old favourites!

    Reply
  63. Patricia Avery
    March 14, 2017 at 8:20 pm (1 year ago)

    I love to spread golden syrup on my pancake, roll it, squeeze lemon juice on the roll and then sprinkle with sugar. Unhealthy but as a once a year treat who cares?! 🙂

    Reply
  64. Craig Havery
    March 15, 2017 at 11:24 am (1 year ago)

    chocolate chips and walnuts drizzled with maple syrup

    Reply
  65. Sophie Roberts
    March 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Bananas and blueberries are my favourite pancake toppings!

    Reply
  66. Maria Messruther
    March 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm (1 year ago)

    I love mine with irish stew or corned beef hash im not one for having sweet things with them lol. My husband loves treacle on his and my son loves chocolate spread on his.

    Reply
  67. maria messruther
    March 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Im different i love mine with corned beef hash or irish stew. My hubby loves them with treacle and my son loves them with chocolate spread

    Reply
  68. Victoria Prince
    March 15, 2017 at 3:56 pm (1 year ago)

    I love classic lemon and sugar on my pancakes 🙂

    Reply
  69. Lyla
    March 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Sugar and lemon juice x

    Reply
  70. Tee simpson
    March 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm (1 year ago)

    Strawberries and sugar

    Reply
  71. Madeline Johns
    March 16, 2017 at 7:54 am (1 year ago)

    pb and banana! 🙂

    Reply
  72. Susan B
    March 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm (1 year ago)

    I like lemon and sugar and I also like banana and whipped cream.

    Reply
  73. Kim Neville
    March 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Chocolate sauce, ice cream and strawberries on top

    Reply
  74. Lauren Old
    March 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Blueberries and nutella, not usually together!

    Reply
  75. Miss Tracy Hanson
    March 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm (1 year ago)

    Maple syrup and bacon. Or fresh strawberries and cream.

    Reply
  76. Mrs Josie Uden
    March 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm (1 year ago)

    Chocolate sauce and ice cream

    Reply
  77. Nancy Bradford
    March 16, 2017 at 9:47 pm (1 year ago)

    Bacon, butter and pure maple syrup all the way 🙂

    Reply
  78. Jane Gorton
    March 16, 2017 at 10:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Strawberries & Cream. Fantastic prize, thank you so much x

    Reply
  79. Natalie Crossan
    March 16, 2017 at 11:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Sugar and lemon juice xx

    Reply

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