Jen’s Grain-Free Apricot and Pistachio Pancakes

When we lived in New York, one of our favorite anniversary spots was Dawat, Madhur Jaffrey’s place on 58th. So good! I don’t know if it’s still on the menu, but she used to make a naan bread filled with apricots and pistachios that was to die for. That was the inspiration for my pancakes. Hope you love them!

Jen’s Grain-Free Apricot and Pistachio Pancakes

3 cups Birchbender’s pancake mix
2 3/4 cups water

2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom (Very floral tasting. It shows up a lot in Indian and Scandinavian food. Just use 1 teaspoon if you’re new to cardamom.)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Whisk together.

1 1/2 cups Turkish apricots – chopped
3/4 cup pistachios – chopped

Stir in.

Dot an oiled or buttered skillet or griddle with ¼ cup mounds of batter. Flip when golden perfection. Repeat.

Top with extra apricots if you’re so inclined.

I like alternatives to syrup, but you do you! Here’s a vanilla sauce with just a little maple.

Coconut Maple Vanilla Sauce

For the sauce, combine, and heat til thick and bubbly, whisking occasionally:
1 can coconut milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Hand to someone wonderful. Let them sauce it themself to their desired sauciness level.

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Need a griddle? Mine’s my favorite combo – cheap and awesome!

Cuisinart 655-35 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 13-Inch by 20-Inch Double Burner Griddle – Charcoal

My favorite knife. It’s a 7″ full tang Santoku. I chose the Ikon handle design, which is wonderfully ergonomic. I have spent hours on a produce sculpture before and my hand was just as comfy at the end. It’s worth the pennies.

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Wusthof WU4176 Classic Ikon 7-Inch Santoku, Hollow Edge, Black


10 thoughts on “Jen’s Grain-Free Apricot and Pistachio Pancakes

  1. Why did I not know Madhur Jaffrey has a restaurant in Manhattan? I would have gone there first, every time. Anything i know about Indian cuisines, I know from her. This looks great, too.

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    1. Oh, you have to go! The restaurant is just as delicious as you’d hope, and it’s beautiful and incredibly fragrant! Do you know about Marcus Samuelsson’s place just north of Central Park? If you haven’t gone, that one’s a must-do, too! Red Rooster is like an 8 block walk straight north right up the center from the park. The meal he made for the Obamas is on the menu. So good!

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