Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mmm mmm macadamia nut birthday pancakes

Due to inspiration from our jolly jaunt here, I whipped up a stack of macadamia nut pancakes generously drizzled with irresistible coconut syrup for a dear friend's birthday. IMG_1583
IMG_1567 A vintage novel heart topper adds to the sweet commemoration. IMG_1589 I ended up slathering layers of Nutella and sugared strawberries between the pancakes to complement the birthday pancake festivity and failed to snap a snapshot of the final concoction because it was too busy journeying into our stomachs. Birthday pancakes earn a thumbs up, indeed. They'd earn yours too, I bet. Especially the coconut syrup. I promise.

Mmm Mmm Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Coconut Syrup
Ingredients for pancakes:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

Ingredients for coconut syrup:
1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups light corn syrup
2 tbsp cornstarch

1. In a saucepan, whisk together coconut milk and cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved. Pour in corn syrup and sugar. Stir continually until mixture boils. Once coconut syrup mixture comes to a consistent boil, remove from heat. Cool completely before serving.
2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking power, and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract.
4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix well until you get a lumpy batter. Fold in macadamia nuts.
5. Heat a griddle to 375 degrees. Pour a 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the griddle. When bubbles appear on the top of your pancakes,  flip them over and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately with coconut syrup (and sugared strawberries and Nutella - see notes below).

Add sugared strawberries and Nutella between and atop pancakes for a berry chocolatey twist. To make sugared strawberries, slice strawberries into a Tupperware container. Add enough sugar to cover the strawberries. Close the container and shake well so that the sugar distributes evenly. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours so that the strawberries sugar in their own syrup. Then add onto pancakes and enjoy the splendid strawberry sweetness!


  1. ummm those pancakes look amazing!! great pictures!

  2. Oh yum! That looks too good to be considered breakfast!


  3. This is why Alex Hong has gained "love lbs." =)


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