Wow! You’ve Got to Try This—Inside-Out Pancakes

April 8, 2014 | By | Comments (5)

Here’s a great way to fun-up pancakes and make them perfectly portable: Turn them inside out! In this easy twist, we stuff pancake batter with brown sugar mixed with toasted nuts and cinnamon; as the pancakes cook, the sugar melts to a yummy molten syrup. You can work with any pancake batter you like: To keep things super quick, you can reach for a whole-wheat pancake mix (we like the Whole Foods 365 whole-wheat mix). Or if you’d like to make from-scratch batter, we recommend our Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes (though you may need to slightly thin the batter). These inside-out goodies are easy to make; watch our how-to video to see how it’s done.

Inside-Out Pancakes
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pine nuts or pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pancake batter for 8 pancakes

1. Combine sugar, nuts, and cinnamon; set aside.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter onto griddle, spreading thinly. Top with 1 packed tablespoon sugar mixture; pat down with fingers. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon batter to cover sugar mixture. Cook until pancake sides look cooked; flip and cook an addition minute or two. Repeat procedure with remaining batter and filling to form 8 pancakes.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 2 pancakes)
CALORIES 206; FAT 7.5g (sat 1.1g, mono 2.8g, poly 2.5g); PROTEIN 8g; CARB 28g; FIBER 2g; CHOL 37mg; IRON 2mg; SODIUM 389mg; CALC 149mg


  1. cooklt43

    These were a huge hit with my whole family. I’ve made hotteok before and these are much easier. No yeast dough required. I love the idea of getting creative with the filling too … spiced ricotta, apples, raisins, currants, or even Nutella. My family said, “Keep that recipe, Mom!”

    May 16, 2014 at 11:12 am
  2. Tiffany

    do you think you could freeze these?

    April 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm
  3. Nan Kettles

    Must try these!!!,

    April 15, 2014 at 8:07 pm
  4. Heather

    Tried it this past Saturday, and it was a hit! However, I did make some substitutions: homemade cinnamon apples sweetened with a smiggon of sugar-free syrup vs pine nuts. Overall, cute idea with so many possible variations!

    April 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm
  5. Lauren

    This is incredible!

    April 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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