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Baklava Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Baklava Pancakes with Maple Syrup

North America meets the Middle East in these fluffy orange-scented Baklava Pancakes topped with chopped nuts and drizzled with Canadian Maple Syrup! Serve them as a special breakfast treat and you'll be declared mom of the year! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern
Keyword orange pancakes, pancakes with nuts and maple syrup, pancakes with pistachios
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 388 kcal
Author Mahy


Dry mixture:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Wet mixture:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (or yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (or melted butter)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup combined of crushed toasted pistachios , walnuts and almonds
  • Canadian Maple Syrup for serving
  • 1/2 cup combined crushed toasted nuts for sprinkling


  1. Preheat an electric griddle to medium-low and spray (or swab) it with a thin layer of baking oil. Alternatively, preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat low heat and spray or swab a thin layer of oil on it.
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour mix ingredients and whisk them until all well combined.
  3. In another bigger bowl, add all the wet mixture ingredients and whisk them well.
  4. Add the flour mix into the wet mixture and using a spatula or even a wooden spoon, mix the pancake batter well until no more flour mixture is visible but the batter is still lumpy.
  5. Take your 1/4 cup measuring cup and fill it a little over half way with batter and pour it on top of the hot griddle or skillet.
  6. With the back of the 1/4 cup measuring cup, spread the pancake batter gently into a circular shape.
  7. Let the pancakes cook for 1 minute before flipping them on the other side and let them cook for an extra minute or minute and a half (cooking times will depend on the size and thickness of your pancakes).
  8. Stack your pancakes (if using smaller sizes), drizzle them with fresh Maple syrup and top them with plenty of nuts.

Recipe Notes

  • For my nuts, I used a combo of walnuts, pistachios, and almonds, but feel free to use any nuts or just one type.
  • Make sure not to overmix the pancake batter or your pancakes will turn out dense and flat.
  • These Baklava Pancakes taste best when served with real Canadian Maple Syrup. Don't skimp on the quality there!
Nutrition Facts
Baklava Pancakes with Maple Syrup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 203mg9%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 197IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.