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

April 8, 2014 | By | Comments (9)

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. pammap

    These are like Korean hottock – but hottock dough is divided and rolled in small circles, filling is added and then pinched shut into a ball. Once on the griddle they are pressed flat and browned on both sides. So yum!

    July 9, 2016 at 11:33 am
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  3. raianne

    loved it but instead of nuts which bother my teeth i used finely chopped apples turn out good. thanks

    February 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm
  4. Wander

    I am definitely gonna have to try this for my kids cause it’s tough getting them ready in the morning. Especially my oldest who has to go to kindergarten.

    February 11, 2015 at 6:54 pm
  5. 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
  6. Tiffany

    do you think you could freeze these?

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

    Must try these!!!,

    April 15, 2014 at 8:07 pm
  8. 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
  9. Lauren

    This is incredible!

    April 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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