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 (3 months ago)

    black cherry and ice cream

    Reply
  2. Tracey Peach
    February 24, 2017 at 10:06 am (3 months 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 (3 months 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. Lorraine Stone
    February 24, 2017 at 10:36 am (3 months ago)

    Chocolate and peanut butter.

    Reply
  5. Suzanne
    February 24, 2017 at 10:36 am (3 months ago)

    Honey and kiwi fruit

    Reply
  6. Rachel Heap
    February 24, 2017 at 10:41 am (3 months ago)

    grated chocolate and ice cream

    Reply
  7. Peter Watson
    February 24, 2017 at 10:46 am (3 months ago)

    I love apple with freshly whipped cream

    Reply
  8. W.Critchlow
    February 24, 2017 at 10:46 am (3 months ago)

    I prefer the old lemon and sugar topping

    Reply
  9. pete c
    February 24, 2017 at 11:11 am (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  10. Tracy Nixon
    February 24, 2017 at 11:21 am (3 months ago)

    Lemon and sugar!

    Reply
  11. Elizabeth Smith
    February 24, 2017 at 11:46 am (3 months 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
  12. kim jackson
    February 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm (3 months ago)

    meon and sugar 😀

    Reply
  13. karen hill
    February 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  14. Jayne Townson
    February 24, 2017 at 12:53 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  15. Avs
    February 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm (3 months ago)

    black cherry and ice cream

    Reply
  16. Lindsey C
    February 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  17. Lisa Rowsell
    February 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  18. Sue McCarthy
    February 24, 2017 at 4:10 pm (3 months ago)

    The traditional sugar and lemonjuice

    Reply
  19. Kim M
    February 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm (3 months ago)

    Love lemon and golden syrup x

    Reply
  20. iain maciver
    February 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm (3 months ago)

    butter and golden syrup

    Reply
  21. Graham Roa
    February 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm (3 months ago)

    Maple syrup and lemon curd

    Reply
  22. Katie
    February 24, 2017 at 6:15 pm (3 months ago)

    Lemon and sugar for me

    Reply
  23. Chris S
    February 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  24. Laura Pritchard
    February 24, 2017 at 8:25 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  25. T. Brailey
    February 24, 2017 at 9:01 pm (3 months ago)

    Lemon, sugar and lemon curd

    Reply
  26. lucy higgins
    February 24, 2017 at 9:04 pm (3 months ago)

    classic lemon and sugar or choc shot and ice cream

    Reply
  27. Kat Lucas
    February 25, 2017 at 5:20 am (3 months ago)

    Maple syrup and butter

    Reply
  28. Jules Eley
    February 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm (3 months ago)

    lemon and sugar

    Reply
  29. ADEINNE TONNER
    February 25, 2017 at 5:57 pm (3 months ago)

    I love strawberries and nutella on my pancakes

    Reply
  30. Jade Pawley
    February 25, 2017 at 6:17 pm (3 months ago)

    I absolutely love nutella on mine!

    Reply
  31. Alica
    February 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  32. Sheena Batey
    February 25, 2017 at 10:16 pm (3 months ago)

    Lemon and sugar very traditional but still the best for me

    Reply
  33. rebecca nisbet
    February 25, 2017 at 11:26 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  34. kelly wheelhouse
    February 26, 2017 at 9:03 am (3 months ago)

    nutella is the best topping ever!!!!

    Reply
  35. MANDY DOHERTY
    February 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm (3 months ago)

    Raspberries and dark chocolate sauce

    Reply
  36. Angie McDonald
    February 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  37. Sarah Ann
    February 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm (3 months ago)

    Crispy bacon and lots of maple syrup!

    Reply
  38. stephanie coals
    February 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm (3 months ago)

    has to be the traditional lemon and sugar for me!

    Reply
  39. Jane Willis
    February 27, 2017 at 7:47 am (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  40. Lorna Ledger
    February 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  41. charlotte
    February 27, 2017 at 7:26 pm (3 months ago)

    strawberries and ice cream mmm

    Reply
  42. Hazel Rea
    February 27, 2017 at 7:48 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  43. Ruth Harwood
    March 1, 2017 at 9:38 am (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  44. Susan Smith
    March 1, 2017 at 8:26 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  45. Simon Tinsley
    March 2, 2017 at 9:13 pm (3 months ago)

    Yogurt, blueberries and maple syrup!

    Reply
  46. Becky Duffy
    March 4, 2017 at 6:04 pm (3 months 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
  47. janine atkin
    March 5, 2017 at 11:49 am (3 months ago)

    i like sugar or nutella

    Reply
  48. Joanne Exley
    March 5, 2017 at 9:17 pm (3 months ago)

    Orange juice, sugar and golden syrup – yummy

    Reply
  49. Mike Gerrie
    March 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm (3 months ago)

    Bananas, golden syrup and icecream

    Reply
  50. Solange
    March 8, 2017 at 5:23 am (3 months ago)

    Maple Syrup

    Reply
  51. JULIE WARD
    March 11, 2017 at 1:31 am (2 months ago)

    Good old sugar and lemon,

    Reply
  52. Sam McKean
    March 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm (2 months ago)

    I love bacon and maple syrup on my pancakes!

    Reply
  53. carole nott
    March 12, 2017 at 2:55 pm (2 months ago)

    traditional lemon an sugar

    Reply
  54. Sadiyya Maryam
    March 13, 2017 at 11:03 am (2 months 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
  55. Mary H
    March 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm (2 months 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 (2 months ago)

    Poached apples and cinnamon

    Reply
  57. Bev Cannar
    March 13, 2017 at 8:45 pm (2 months ago)

    Simple…lemon and sugar

    Reply
  58. Ann Skamarauskas
    March 14, 2017 at 6:54 am (2 months ago)

    fresh raspberries, maple syrup and whiskey

    Reply
  59. Paula T
    March 14, 2017 at 9:10 am (2 months ago)

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

    Reply
  60. Rebecca Cotter
    March 14, 2017 at 11:55 am (2 months ago)

    My favourite topping is classic lemon and sugar!

    Reply
  61. lana
    March 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm (2 months ago)

    I just like plain with syrupy

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

    Lemon and sugar – the good old favourites!

    Reply
  63. Patricia Avery
    March 14, 2017 at 8:20 pm (2 months 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 (2 months ago)

    chocolate chips and walnuts drizzled with maple syrup

    Reply
  65. Sophie Roberts
    March 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm (2 months ago)

    Bananas and blueberries are my favourite pancake toppings!

    Reply
  66. Maria Messruther
    March 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)

    I love classic lemon and sugar on my pancakes 🙂

    Reply
  69. Lyla
    March 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm (2 months ago)

    Sugar and lemon juice x

    Reply
  70. Tee simpson
    March 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm (2 months ago)

    Strawberries and sugar

    Reply
  71. Susan B
    March 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm (2 months ago)

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

    Reply
  72. Kim Neville
    March 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm (2 months ago)

    Chocolate sauce, ice cream and strawberries on top

    Reply
  73. Lauren Old
    March 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm (2 months ago)

    Blueberries and nutella, not usually together!

    Reply
  74. Miss Tracy Hanson
    March 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm (2 months ago)

    Maple syrup and bacon. Or fresh strawberries and cream.

    Reply
  75. Nancy Bradford
    March 16, 2017 at 9:47 pm (2 months ago)

    Bacon, butter and pure maple syrup all the way 🙂

    Reply
  76. Jane Gorton
    March 16, 2017 at 10:13 pm (2 months ago)

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

    Reply
  77. Natalie Crossan
    March 16, 2017 at 11:16 pm (2 months ago)

    Sugar and lemon juice xx

    Reply

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