Hello from the wintry UK!
Welcome to the new week and the new, totally delicious and festive recipe for rum & raisin pancakes!
I'm SO excited to share this recipe with you today, because it is simply THE BEST pancake recipe ever! And because we are in the full swing of the festive season, these soft as clouds pancakes have a festive spin added to them. And that is the raisins soaked in dark rum. Juicy, boozy, and utterly delicious raisins that will cause a tiny explosion of festive flavour every time you eat one!
Christmas is all about good, fool-proof food and these raisin pancakes are exactly that. The recipe works every time, and can be modified to your own taste. Not a fan of raisins? No problem, just replace them with some nuts or dried cherries or cranberries. Or you can just skip it completely, and keep them plain, they will still taste AMAZING!
Having pancakes for breakfast on Christmas morning is another little tradition of mine, and it's definitely here to stay. It's a super quick and easy way to create delicious morning meal or brunch. They are one of these recipes that are fit enough for a whole year around really, but for me, boozy raisins addition is reserved for this time of the year exclusively. However, nobody says you can't keep them like that for a whole year around, so go wild if you feel like it!
If you like this recipe, you may also want to check out this Caramelised Banana and Hazelnut Pancakes recipe!
Have a wonderful and yummy week ahead, and I promise my next post will be longer than this one!
Rum & Raisins Pancakes
- 30 g raisins
- 80 ml dark rum
- 150 g self-raising flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 small ripe banana (mashed)
- 150 ml almond milk
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil (for frying)
- Place the raisins in a small bowl or a cup and pour enough dark rum over them, to ensure they are covered. Leave to soak overnight or for at least an hour.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the middle and add mashed banana, milk and maple syrup and combine all the ingredients together until you have a smooth batter. If the batter feels too thick, add 1-2 tablespoon of almond milk. Fold the raisins into the batter.
- Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan, then pour about 2 tablespoon of pancake batter and fry for about a minute on each side, until golden brown. Top your pancakes with more maple syrup and favourite fruits. Enjoy!
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
- Preparation time does not include time for soaking the raisins.
I never thought pancakes could look so festive! I'll definitely try your recipe next weekend (we usually make pancakes in the weekend) and also: your photos & styling are *amazing*
I'm over the moon to hear that you will be trying them out!
And that is the nicest thing to say, thank you so much, I'm so flattered to hear that!
These look heavenly, I have to try these!
Thanks so much Jasmine!
I really hope you will, because they are soooo yummy! 🙂
These look so easy, delicious, and beautiful!!
That's exactly what they are Kristen, easy, quick and delicious!
Thanks so much!
What's Christmas morning without a little booze, eh? These sound delicious!
My thoughts exactly Cassidy! 🙂
Glad you think so too, and thank you so much!
Oh my! Now this is a holiday breakfast! As pretty as a present and oh-so-delicious!!
Thank you so much lovely Annie!!!
They are one of my favourite Christmas treats, and will be for years to come! 😉
You had me at rum! This is one gorgeous stack of pancakes! Your photos are gorgeous.
Ha! Brandi, glad to hear from a fellow rum lover! 🙂
Thanks so much lovely, that's a very nice thing to say!
Wow rum and raisins pancakes..
My dad will love such pancakes
I shall try this out for him soon
These pancakes looks so scrumptious and lovely
Thanks for such a lovely recipe.
Oh really? I hope he will get to try some!
And thanks so much Helene, very glad to hear that!
Such gorgeous photos! I just love your styling. Christmas morning would be perfect with these on the table.
That is such a lovely thing to say Tara! Thank you so much!
And yes, they will be a great addition to any Christmas table!
Rum raisin is one of my favorite ice cream flavors -- but in pancakes??? YESSSSS!!!!
YES Lisa! I still love rum & raisin ice cream, and the same combo works sooooo well in pancakes!
I can't wait to try these!! Perfect breakfast treat!
That's so good to hear Mindy, thank you!
Hope you will like them!
Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter
You have truly put me in the festive spirit with these boozy pancakes Anna! Now I'll be asking Santa if I can stay at yours for brunch on Boxing Day!!!! LOL. Beautiful styling and great shots there Anna xxx
Tania, you are always welcome at mine for some boozy pancakes!
And thanks so much girl, glad I've put you in the xmas spirit!