Irish Golden Syrup Buttermilk Pancakes

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Recipe: #40341

March 15, 2023

"Uses a tablespoon of golden syrup for flavor Serve with butter and jam or maple syrup They serve these on Shrove Tuesday"

Original is 4 servings
  • Dry
  • Wet


  • Serving Size: 1 (354.1 g)
  • Calories 680.8
  • Total Fat - 19.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9 g
  • Cholesterol - 258.1 mg
  • Sodium - 862.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 106.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.5 g
  • Sugars - 29.4 g
  • Protein - 26.7 g
  • Calcium - 249.2 mg
  • Iron - 5.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix wet ingredients until combined

Step 2

In a large bowl whisk dry ingredients together

Step 3

Make a well in center and add wet ingredients

Step 4

Whisk together and make small pancakes 3 inch pancakes on buttered griddle


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Be sure to use a high-quality golden syrup for the best flavor.
  • If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can substitute with a mixture of 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

  • Agave nectar instead of golden syrup - Agave nectar has a milder flavor than golden syrup, and is also vegan-friendly, making this recipe a good option for those with dietary restrictions.
  • Oat milk instead of buttermilk - Oat milk has a similar texture to buttermilk, and is also vegan-friendly, making this recipe a good option for those with dietary restrictions.

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of diced apples to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Cook 3 inch pancakes on a buttered griddle.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Burrito - This is a great breakfast dish to serve with Irish Golden Syrup Buttermilk Pancakes. It is a delicious combination of bacon, eggs, and cheese wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. The flavors of the bacon, eggs, and cheese will complement the sweet golden syrup flavor of the pancakes, making for a delicious and filling breakfast.

Fruit Salad: This is a great dish to serve alongside the Bacon and Egg Breakfast Burrito. The sweetness of the fruit salad will help to balance the savory flavors of the burrito, while the freshness of the fruit will provide a refreshing contrast. The fruit salad also adds a healthy element to the meal, making it a great way to start the day.


Q: What is the best way to serve the pancakes?

A: Serve the pancakes with butter and jam or maple syrup, as desired.

Q: How do I store leftover pancakes?

A: Store leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Irish Golden Syrup Buttermilk Pancakes are traditionally served on Shrove Tuesday. This marks the start of Lent, and is a Christian tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. It is also known as Pancake Day in the UK.

Fun Fact 2: Irish Golden Syrup Buttermilk Pancakes are a favorite of the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth II is said to enjoy them for breakfast, and the recipe is even featured in the cookbook 'The Royal Cookbook.'