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Saffron Pancakes

Saffron Pancakes with Pistachio

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  • Author: Mirriam Seddiq


This is a saffron pancake recipe that’ll change your life.



2 eggs

1 1/4 cups milk

2 tsp vanilla (optional)

3 tablespoons butter (melted) or vegetable oil

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup ground pistachios

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon cardamom

pinch saffron

slivered pistachios

whipped cream (optional)


1. Heat 1/4 cup of the milk. Add the saffron and allow it to steep until the milk becomes golden. Set aside.

2. Beat the eggs, milk, saffron, and butter until well combined.

3. Sift all dry ingredients (including the cardamom) into the wet ingredients bowl.

4. Next, gently and quickly mix to combine. Do not overmix.

5. Add the slivered pistachios to combine.

6. Rest batter for 10 minutes.

7. Grease and preheat the griddle. Then, drop 1/4 cup fulls onto the griddle. Once bubbles appear and break, flip.

8. Cover your pancakes with Aahu Barah saffron syrup or maple syrup. You can add some whipped cream and more pistachios for fun.

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