Pistachio Pancakes

Hi Everyone,

Today is the holiday blog hop sponsored by Erin from Big Fat Baker.  Today’s holiday hop we had to make something with either with potatoes, beer or pistachios.   I had fun with these ingredients.  I originally was going to post beer bread that I did make, but honestly I didn’t care for it.  I don’t know if I made it wrong or if I just didn’t like the taste.  My Husband didn’t care for it either, so I scraped it.  Than I made the skinny pistachio cookies, that I posted earlier this week and I was going to use those for today’s hop, but then those cookies inspired me for today’s recipe which is pistachio pancakes.  As you can see from the picture they look like my cookies!

These pancakes were amazing!  They really did taste like my Pistachio Cookies!!  I was pleased with them and so was hubby!  I thought they were pretty festive with green color, don’t you?  Weird eating green pancakes, but fun!!  Kind of reminds me of Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham.

Making these cookies pancakes, I got 10 of them!  When I first put the batter in the skillet, they were kind of liquidy, so I had to add more flour to firm them up a bit.  If you make these you will probably get 8 pancakes, maybe 9 out of the batch.

These pancake are light and fluffy with a wonderful pistachio flavor.  Not over sweet, but overly good.  I LOVE these pancakes!!  It’s funny when I was getting dressed I was thinking what could I have for breakfast?  I told myself, I can’t keep eating pistachio cookies, than the idea came to mind, make them into pancakes.  So than the pistachio pancake was born.  I love when you get brilliant ideas, especially ones that take after a cookie!!

Pistachio Pancakes


1/3 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt

2 egg whites

1/4 cup non-fat milk

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup. + 1 Tbsp. white whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. sugar

1 dash salt

4 drops green food coloring

1/4 cup pistachios, chopped finely

1/2 tbsp. butter, melted


In a small bowl, add pistachios and butter, set aside

In a medium bowl, mix greek yogurt, milk, vanilla extract and egg whites into a small bowl

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, sugar, & salt

Combine and whisk till evenly mixed

Fold in food coloring and pistachio mixture

Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and place a scant 1/4-cup batter onto skillet and cook till bubbles start appearing through the top of the pancake and then flip. NOTE: Cook on medium heat , about 1-2 minutes on each side


Serves 3
Makes 10 pancakes, 3 each, plus 1 bonus

Calorie per serving:  172,  Fat:  5.1,  Cholesterol:  .04,  Sodium:  214, Potassium:  153,  Carbs:  23,  Fiber:  4,  Sugar:  3.4,  Protein:  10.5

I totally love that picture above!  The sweet syrup, melted whip cream, oh baby!!   I am debating about dinner and I think I’m looking right at it.  There’s no reason why I can’t have pancakes for breakfast!!

Here’s an inside shot!!

If your interested in joining the Holiday Recipe Blog Club.  You can go here to get all of the information.

Be sure to check out everyone’s recipes on the linky frog below!!!  I can’t wait to see what everyone made!!!

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Have a wonderful day!

My inspiration for the pancakes.


  1. Wow! Pistachio pancakes?? Who would have thought!? Sounds yummy! Love!

  2. These are some gorgeous freaking pancakes – and very fitting with St. Patrick’s Day. Well done! I’m loving this so much that it’s absolute torture just seeing this on my computer screen at midnight. I’ll have to hurry up and go to sleep so I can make this in the morning.

  3. These pancakes are gorgeous green fluff central! I love all things pistachio-flavored so these NEED to make it into the breakfast rotation!

  4. what a fun recipe! those look and sound amazing

  5. What a fun pancake! I’m coming over for breakfast.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      Your welcome anytime, just be suure to bring over your Peanut Butter Cookies!

  6. Okay – these are absolutely STUNNING! You did so many things to make them healthy AND delicious! Seriously…BRAVO!

  7. My husband loves pistachios, he would think these pancakes are a great treat!

  8. It never occured to me to add pistachios to pancakes. I love them. I am so glad you shared this recipe with us.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      Thanks! For some reason I don’t think of nuts in pancakes, but why not add them? That’s what I love about pancakes, you can make them into almost anything you like. It’s kind of like pizza, who says you can only have it a traditional way? it’s a bread, topped with any good things you like!!

  9. I love the green pancakes themselves–I’m a total pancake addict! However, I don’t like nuts by any means. Would they just taste like regular pancakes if I were to make the recipe without the pistatios? I’m really hoping that they do, because they green color looks pretty cool. And I love how they’re only 23 carbs for that many pancakes.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says


      You don’t need to add the pistachios. They’ll taste like regular pancakes. However the consitancy of the batter may change (not sure). In the end if the batter is to runny, I add flour in 1 tablespoon at a time, if it’s to thick than add milk 1 tablespoon at a time. You should check out my other pancake recipes on my recipe page, there’s quite a few there. If you like green, just add your food coloring into your batter. If you try them, let me know what you think!

  10. Omgosh! I LOVE these. How totally creative. Can I have a St. Pattie’s Day extender or something so I can make them any time I want??

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      Of course you can extend it! Funny how we only eat foods we like around that holiday! Who said you can’t eat Pistachio Pancakes another time of the year? I know I’ll be making these again soon!!

  11. What a fun flavor for pancakes! These are so fun and festive, Jennifer!

  12. pistachio pancakes? that is a genius idea! these look fantastic!

  13. These look awesome! I loved your cookie recipe so I am sure these would be great too. Great job on the hop this round!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      I had so much fun with the blog hop! It’s fun to be creative and try to come up with new recipes. thank you for letting me be apart of your group!!

  14. WOW!!!

    These look delicious! And…they’re green!

    Great job!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      Thanks! You gotta love the green! I used so much green this week, that I had dye on my hands for a few days, that stuff doesn’t like to come off!!

  15. What a great recipe! I am so bummed-I was supposed to be part of the blog hop and instead spent yesterday taking care of my sick hubby and daughter 🙁 Can’t wait to make a similar recipe of these yummy pancakes!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      I hope your Hubby and daughter get better soon. Don’t worry there will be another blog hop soon! Glad your part of the group!!

  16. Fun pancakes!

  17. These look great – any breakfast based on a cookie is perfect in my books!

  18. Those pancakes look divine! I would love to try some.

  19. Oh, I’d MUCH rather have these than green eggs and ham! And I bet your cookies are darn tasty, too 🙂 Great idea for the St.Patty’s Day blog hop!!! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend~

  20. Yum! Pistachios have to be one of my most favorite foods! These sound amazing. Found you on Crumbs and Chaos! I’d love for you to share these on Sweet & Simple Sunday party!

  21. These look fluffy and delicious! I love pistachios and pancakes, so together they must be incredible.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      I was surprised on how tasty they are!! I love them. making them tomorrow to take to work next week!!

  22. Brent Coats says

    Pistachios are so addicting. It will probably be impossible to stop eating the cookies and pancakes as well. Great idea.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      Thanks! I forgot how much I love pistachio’s but this week I reconnected with them!

  23. Love this idea! One of the best pistachio recipes I have seen! The color is wonderful :)!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      Thanks! I thought people would be afraid of green pancakes, but there not! 🙂 Have a great day!!!

  24. Holy cow these look so amazing and green! 🙂 I love pistachios, so I’d be very happy to try these beauties!

  25. I make pancakes using almond flour. Sure going to try your version with pistachios.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

      I never made pancakes with almond flour, I’m going to have to give that a try!

  26. Is the nutritional info per serving or per pancakes? Thanks a bunch!

  27. Mmm. I love pistachio sweets! I definitely have to give these a try AND take a look at your pistachio cookies!

  28. I LOVE pistachios and made pistachio muffins last week! These pancakes sound SO good!! Something to try 🙂


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