New Years buttermilk-bourbon pancakes.

sherry monfils


One new years eve some years ago, I hosted a party and was thinking of what would be good to serve some (probably) hungover people breakfast. I looked through the cabinets and found a bottle of really good bourbon. Bingo! I had an idea. So the next morning while sipping some coffee, ( w/a splash of said bourbon,) I made these small pancakes and they were such a smash! It's very important to use toasted pecans and real good bourbon, they really make a difference!


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1 tsp
pure vanilla extract, very important
2 Tbsp
really good bourbon
1-1/2 c
+ 3 tbsp buttermilk
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
1-1/2 c
1/2 c
toasted, finely chopped pecans
3 Tbsp
coarsely chopped pecans for topping
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
light brown sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
real good bourbon, for bourbon butter
1 Tbsp
1-1/2 stick
softened unsalted butter
3 Tbsp
good molasses
1 pinch
fine salt
good grade maple syrup, warmed, for serving
2 large
eggs, ( almost forgot these, lol)

How to Make New Years buttermilk-bourbon pancakes.


  • 1In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, bourbon, buttermilk and 3 tbsp butter, melted. In lg bowl, whisk flour, finely chopped pecans, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  • 2Whisk the egg mix into the flour mix until just combined. Don't over mix. Cover bowl w/ a towel and let sit for 30 mins. Heat oven to 225, and line a baking sheet w/ parchment paper. Heat a lg skillet over medium heat. Add about a tbsp butter and let melt. Swish the butter around the pan to coat. Drop heaping 2 tbsp batter into skillet and then drop another 2 tbsp batter 2" apart into skillet. Bake until bubbles start to form on top. Flip pancakes over and cook another 1-2 minutes. Layer pancakes on baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm while you finish making remaining pancakes.
  • 3In small pan, pour in remaining bourbon and 1 tbsp sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Continue cooking until it is reduced by 1/2. Put aside to cool. In a food processor, add remaining butter and molasses. Add bourbon mix from cooled pan. Process until smooth. Pour into a bowl and cover. Put into refrigerator to set for a bit. When all pancakes are done, stack them up on a lg platter, spooning a little of the bourbon butter in between each pancake. Drizzle w/ warm syrup and sprinkle w/ remaining pecans.

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About New Years buttermilk-bourbon pancakes.

Course/Dish: Nuts, Pancakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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