5 from 11 votes
Macadamia Nut Pancakes {with Raspberry Maple Syrup & White Chocolate Shavings}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Fluffy pancakes packed with macadamia nuts, drizzled with a homemade raspberry maple syrup and garnished with shaved white chocolate. These Macadamia Nut Pancakes are what Sunday brunch is all about!

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: macadamia nut, maple, pancakes, raspberry, syrup, white chocolate
Servings: 8
Calories: 513 kcal
  • Pancakes:
  • 10 Oz All Purpose Flour (about 2 heaping cups)
  • 1 TBS Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Flakes
  • ¾ Cup Macadamia Nuts , finely chopped*
  • 2 Large Eggs , separated
  • ¼ tsp Cream of Tartar (optional)
  • 1 ½ Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream *
  • 4 TBS Unsalted Butter , melted – plus more for cooking and topping
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Raspberry Syrup: (yield: 1 ½ heaping cups)
  • 1 ½ heaping Cups Fresh Raspberries (about 7 ½ Oz.)*
  • 1 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 TBS Honey
  • Topping:
  • Block (or bar) White Chocolate – shaved
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Butter , to taste
  • Confectioner’s Sugar , for dusting
  1. For the Raspberry Syrup: In a small saucepan, over medium heat, bring the maple syrup, honey and a pinch of salt to a boil. Cook until reduced by half, about 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to simmer and add the raspberries. Simmer until the raspberries are softened, 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside and let the raspberries steep for 20-25 minutes.
  2. For the Pancake Batter: In a large sized bowl combine all the dry ingredients: the flour through the macadamia nuts. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl add egg whites and cream of tartar. Whisk/beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. In a separate large bowl whisk the egg yolks, buttermilk, and sour cream together until well combined. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the melted butter.
  5. Using a rubber spatula carefully fold the whipped egg whites into the buttermilk mixture. Continue to fold until JUST combined.
  6. Add the wet buttermilk mixture to the dry mixture and fold again until JUST combined, being sure not to over incorporate. The mixture should be lumpy!
  7. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a sheet pan with a wire rack insert.
  8. Cook the Pancakes: Heat a large heavy bottomed nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Allow skillet to preheat for 5 minutes. Add a small pad of butter or a small drizzle of oil to the pan. Use a paper towel to whip and spread butter until there is none visible to the eye.
  9. Using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop or dry measure, scoop pancake batter and add it to the pan, up to 4 pancakes at a time, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Cook until bubbles start to form on the top and the bottom of the pancakes are golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip pancakes over and continue to cook on the second side until pancakes are golden brown and fully cooked through, an additional 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and keep warm in the oven as you repeat with the remaining pancakes.
  10. Serve warm topped with raspberry syrup and garnish with shaved white chocolate.
Recipe Notes

*Yield: 16-18 pancakes

*To easily chop macadamia nuts, place them in a Ziploc bag, use the flat side of a mallet and gently pound until finely chopped.

*You can Substitute sour cream for additional, equal amount, of buttermilk

*You can substitute fresh raspberries for frozen, defrosted raspberries

Nutrition Facts
Macadamia Nut Pancakes {with Raspberry Maple Syrup & White Chocolate Shavings}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 464mg20%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.