Cinnamon-Hazelnut Pancakes

Cinnamon-Hazelnut Pancakes Recipe
James Carrier
Notes: Chefs at the Coastal Kitchen in Seattle, Washington, serve these chunky pancakes simply, with butter and maple syrup.


Makes 20 pancakes; 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from


Nutritional Information

Calories 395
Caloriesfromfat 50 %
Protein 12 g
Fat 22 g
Satfat 4.8 g
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Sodium 473 mg
Cholesterol 68 mg


1 1/4 cups hazelnuts (about 6 oz.)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
Salad oil


1. Toast hazelnuts in a 10- by 15-inch baking pan in a 350° regular or convection oven until golden beneath skins, 7 to 10 minutes. Pour onto a clean linen towel. When nuts are cool enough to handle, rub in towel to remove loose skins. Whirl hazelnuts in a food processor until finely chopped, or finely chop with a knife; you should have 1 1/4 cups. Reserve 1/4 cup to sprinkle over cooked pancakes.

2. In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, and butter until blended. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture until evenly moistened, then gently stir in remaining 1 cup hazelnuts.

3. Place a nonstick griddle or a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat (350°). When hot, coat lightly with oil and adjust heat to maintain temperature. Spoon batter in 1/3-cup portions onto griddle and cook until pancakes are browned on the bottom and edges begin to look dry, about 2 minutes; turn with a wide spatula and brown other sides, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes longer. Coat pan with more oil as necessary to cook remaining pancakes.

4. Serve pancakes as cooked or keep warm in a single layer on baking sheets in a 200° oven for up to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved hazelnuts.

Coastal Kitchen, Seattle, Washington,


May 2002
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note