Hazelnut Pancakes with Roasted Rhubarb Cardamom Compote

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2-4 1x


I leave the rhubarb compote on the tarter side because I like to still be able to taste the rhubarb (and if I want it a bit sweeter, I just drizzle a little maple syrup over the pancakes/compote!)



  • Pancakes:
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, whole
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon nut oil
  • 1/23/4 cup milk
  • Rhubarb Compote:
  • 34 large stalks of rhubarb
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • zest from one orange


  1. Preheat oven to 325˚. Whisk together melted butter, maple syrup, cardamom, and orange zest. Roughly cube rhubarb and toss with cardamom mixture. Place in a pan and roast until rhubarb is tender, 25-35 minutes.
  2. Once rhubarb is done, place in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust flavor to your liking.
  3. To make pancakes, lightly toast hazelnuts in a skillet for 3-4 minutes over medium low heat. Remove and place in food processor, pulsing until hazelnuts are ground, but not flour.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine ground hazelnuts, flour, baking powder, and salt and give a good stir. In a separate bowl,whisk together with the maple syrup eggs, oil, and 1/2 cup milk. Pour over dry ingredients, stir just until combined-don’t over mix. If batter thickens too much (and isn’t easily pourable) and a bit more milk.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot (if you flick water onto the skillet, it should sizzle), take about 1/4 cup of batter and pour onto skillet. Let cook for 1-2 minutes (until the pancakes begins to bubble slightly. Flip and let cook for another 1-2 minutes until pancake is cooked through.
  6. Serve with rhubarb compote.