Banana Macadamia Pancakes with Orange Butter

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


From Gourmet December 2002.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 oz
    unsalted butter (1/4 cup) softened
  • 1/2 tsp
    finely grated fresh orange zest
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    fresh orange juice
  • 1/8 tsp

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    well-shaken buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 large
    ripe banana
  • 1/2 c
    salted roasted macadamia nuts (2 1/2 oz) chopped
  • ·
    maple syrup for serving

How to Make Banana Macadamia Pancakes with Orange Butter


  1. Make orange butter:
    Stir together all orange butter ingredients in a small bowl until combined well.
  2. Make pancakes:
    Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, 2 tablespoons melted butter, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Add flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Cut banana into bits and fold into batter along with nuts. (Batter will be very thick.)
  3. Brush a 12-inch nonstick skillet with some of remaining tablespoon melted butter and heat over moderate heat until hot but not smoking. Working in batches of 3, pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake into hot skillet and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip pancakes with a spatula and cook until golden brown and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  4. Transfer to a large plate and loosely cover with foil to keep warm, then make more pancakes, brushing skillet with butter for each batch. Serve with orange butter.
  5. 15 (4-inch) pancakes

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About Banana Macadamia Pancakes with Orange Butter

Course/Dish: Pancakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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