Lebanese Spiced Pancakes

This uniquely delicious pancake recipe features turmeric and anise, spices used in a popular Lebanese sweet bread.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings: 4


  • Skillet, two bowls, measuring utensils, whisk, and spoon


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina
  • 1/4 cup sweetener (Date sugar or coconut sugar are less refined and therefore healthier options than cane sugar.)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground anise
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 cup milk or nut milk
  • 4 Tbsp butter or vegan butter (melted, unsalted) or oil  (Have extra oil on hand to grease the skillet. You won’t need much -or any at all- if you are using Saladmaster.)
  • 1 egg or egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or almonds, toasted for more flavor
  • syrup or honey for topping


  • Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another.
  • Combine and whisk.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the batter to preheated and oiled skillet to cook the pancakes.
  • When bubbles appear on the surface, sprinkle a few nuts on the pancake (tap them down gently so they adhere) and flip to the other side.
  • Cook a minute longer until golden or light brown.
  • Keep the pancakes warm, and when all are done serve with honey or syrup or just some powdered sugar.


Recipe sourced from www.tasteofbeirut.com

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