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Lebanese Spiced Pancakes

This uniquely delicious pancake recipe features tumeric and anise, spices used in a popular Lebanese sweet bread. Find the recipe's source at www.tasteofbeirut.com
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: anise, pancakes, semolina, tumeric
Servings: 4


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


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina
  • 1/4 cup sugar or other sweetener
  • 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 (melted, unsalted) or oil have extra oil on hand to grease skillet
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or almonds toasted for more flavor
  • syrup or honey for topping


  • Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet ingredients in another.
  • Combine and whisk.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the batter to preheated and oiled skillet 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.