When you think of macadamia nuts and white chocolate, pancakes might not be the first dish that comes to mind…but it’s certainly one of the most delicious! Once in a while, you need to treat yourself to a decadent breakfast, and this nut pancake recipe is the perfect thing to try.
Although the special ingredients are just macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips, the finished product is sure to impress your friends and family at your next brunch. So, grab some white chocolate and macadamia nuts and read on to find out how to make these delightful, sweet, and crunchy pancakes.
White Chocolate Chips Love Macadamia Nuts
We’re not sure who first thought to combine white chocolate with macadamia nuts, but we’re thankful they did. The rich, buttery flavor of macadamia nuts is beautifully complemented by the velvety taste of white chocolate.
White chocolate usually has hints of vanilla flavor, and this subtle floral quality is another reason it pairs so well with the creaminess of macadamia nuts. If you love this combination as much as we do, be sure to also try out our white chocolate macadamia cookie recipe.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Substitutions for This Pancake Recipe
Luckily, there are many vegan and gluten-free options for making this white chocolate macadamia nut pancake recipe. For example, for even creamier and more flavorful pancakes, you can use macadamia nut milk in place of dairy milk and coconut oil in place of vegetable oil.
For gluten-free pancakes, simply substitute in your favorite gluten-free flour. One great option that adds more fiber to the meal is to use buckwheat flour and mashed banana in the recipe. This combines with the protein offered by macadamia nuts to produce more filling pancakes.
Our Syrup Recommendations for This Pancake Recipe
A delicious macadamia nut pancake recipe calls for an equally tasty syrup. These pancakes are already sweet and rich due to the white chocolate and macadamia nuts, so we recommend pairing them with a syrup that is not too overwhelming.
Coconut syrup goes amazingly well with macadamia nut pancakes. Try this plant-based coconut date syrup recipe to give your tastebuds an elevated tropical experience. The slight tartness from the lemon helps cut through some of the richness of the pancakes. If you can’t be in Hawaii, this combination may be the next best thing!
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pancakes
5 - 6 big pancakes
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup flour
1/4 tbsp salt
1 tbsp white (granulated) sugar
1 cup milk
1 & 1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp white chocolate chips
4 tbsp unsalted macadamia nuts (chopped or whole)
Fold into pancake batter
Collect all your ingredients!
Combine all your wet ingredients (milk, oil, vanilla extract) in a large bowl. The larger the better, because this will be your batter bowl.
Then combine all your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and white sugar) in a bowl. Make sure to stir everything with a whisk to ensure its well combined.
Next, you'll want to sift the the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients. We recommend using a colander/strainer.
Stir the batter until just combined and no large lumps remain.
Sprinkle in the white chocolate chips as well as our unsalted macadamia nuts and fold these bits into your mixture. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
When you have your frying pan heated up and lightly oiled/greased, spoon in a 1/4-cup of your batter. Get ready to flip your pancake when you see bubbles appear or if the edges start hardening up.
Finally, plate your pancakes and serve them with your favourite toppings!
Lastly, take a photo or video and tag @islandharvesthawaii on Instagram and other socials. It means the world to us to see the macadamia nuts we grew being enjoyed out in the world!