Pistachio Pancakes with Pistachio Butter.
Pistachio pancakes. Freaking pistachio pancakes! Why haven’t I done this yet and why am I not eating them at this exact moment, like every minute for the rest of my life?
This whole thing started because I just wanted to make some pistachio butter. Not pistachio nut butter (though I did that once back on the blog in 2009 if you want to search and be horrified and disown me forever), but pistachios ground and swirled into sweet cream butter.
YES. Real butter with ground pistachios. I mean, it’s practically pistachio ice cream in butter. Or something like that.
I did this once before. I used it on fish. It was fantastic!
Why do I make fantastic things and forget about them?
Thank you internet I love you forever.
So for these pancakes, I also ground up pistachios and swirled them into the dry ingredients. OH MY GOSH. If you’re a pistachio freak (nut? so punny… ), you might just lose your mind. These pancakes themselves are not only an excellent vehicle for the butter and syrup, but they are incredible when spread with almond butter and rolled up and eaten on the go.
I die. You must try it.
The only thing that might rival these pancakes is my breakfast this morning. I am insanely excited because I’m in Aurora, New York visiting the Mackenzie Childs headquarters this week (check out my Instagram stories and snapchat!!) and guess what?
Delicious, soft and WARM muffins delivered to my door along with hot coffee and cream.
Oh hi, I’m never leaving.
Other than that though, nothing beats these pancakes. Know why else?
Brown butter. Plus vanilla. In your MAPLE SYRUP.
I don’t even know how something delicious is allowed to exist. This is my love language.
Pistachio Pancakes with Pistachio Butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup finely ground pistachios
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons finely ground pistachios
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
vanilla brown butter syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, pistachios, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Whisk together until combined. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until smooth and combined.
- Heat a large skillet or electric griddle over medium heat. Add a bit of butter if desired, then pour 1/4 cup of batter on the hot skillet and repeat, leaving an inch between pancakes. Cook until the pancakes bubble on the top and edges, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another minute or two until golden and set. Top the pancakes with the pistachio butter and syrup.
- Whisk together the butter and pistachios until combined. You can use it just like this or place it in the fridge to harden a bit. If so, you can wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it until needed.
vanilla brown butter syrup
- Heat the butter over medium heat in a saucepan, whisking constantly. Cook until it bubbles and the brown bits appear on the bottom (about 4 to 5 minutes) then quickly stir in the vanilla bean paste and remove it from the heat. While warm, stir it into the maple syrup and serve immediately.
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Look at those little pistachio crumbles. I just can’t!
37 Comments on “Pistachio Pancakes with Pistachio Butter.”
OMG I want these now :-) yummyyyyyyy!!!! I love pistachio!
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Whaaat – brown butter in the maple syrup? That is my favorite part, I think! Except that the pistachio butter sounds ridic too. I love rolling up crepes or pancakes with peanut butter and taking them on-the-go. These with almond butter would be incredible!!
yes that is the best!!
Hellooooo, pistachio goodness! And no, I don’t disown you for the pistachio butter from years ago – I love pistachio butter!
it’s so delish!
These pancakes sound soo amazing. And that pistachio butter is a must try for me!
pistachio on pistachio?! sounds amazing to me! and i appreciate that you only put a tiny bit of butter on top of your pancakes, rather than a couple restaurant sized blobs, lol.
hehe ;) thanks heather!
I love your old recipes. Cannot Even with this pancakes. Pistachio butter needs to be in everything! My go-to for on- the-go usually is waffle sandwiches w/ justin’s vanilla almond butter, but need to get on the rolled-up pancake wagon.
thank you so much blanca!
Pistachios are hands down my favorite nut..these look incredible! The brown butter vanilla syrup sounds to dieee for.
me too! FAVE!
So dreamy! I love adding nuts to my pancakes for the added protein, but I’ve never thought of pistachios before.
thanks so much lindsay!! xoxo
Yum. My kind of recipe!<3<3
Oh my! That is one sexy stack! Totally making pistachio butter and putting it on everything possible.
Oh boy ! This is great ! Totally great !
I’m not sure which sounds better, these stacked pancakes dripping with a brown butter maple syrup or being at the MacKenzie-Childs headquarters. I adore everything made by MacKenzie-Childs and have some in my home and have even tried to recreate my own version of pieces at those PaintMePottery places. Of course they don’t come close to what MC creates but I had fun trying. I hope you’ll share more about your trip there and I’ll be waiting to read about it while eating these pancakes!
thanks vicki!! i am such an insane fan of MC so it was so much fun – i will definitely be sharing!
Yummm! These look delicious! This actually gave me a great idea for another pancake idea with a pistachio candy! Thanks for the recipe (and the inspiration!)
Can this batter be used in waffle maker instead or would you adapt it?
i think that it could go right in the waffle maker!
Oh my gosh these look amazing! Do you think they would work with a greek yogurt or ricotta pancake recipe (basically flour, yogurt and/or ricotta and whipped egg whites)? Trying to make them a bit healthier and with some added protein. I’ll also have to add some cinnamon – so good with pistachios! Or lemon zest… or both!
yes yes! for sure. i certainly think that would work. :)
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I can’t be the only person that actually made these? OMG so good! That syrup… that syrup is going on everything. Might be my new favourite breakfast.
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If I can find or make a recipe for vanilla bean paste, I will make this recipe. Please help. Thank you.
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Made these without the maple butter and by God, these pancakes were freaking exceptional!! So soft and delicate and the pistachio butter made all the difference. Will absolutely be making these for a long time to come. Thank you!!!
Made this this morning and it was all delicious, but our favorite part by far was the brown butter maple syrup.