Fig and Pistachio Pancakes

I debated whether to post this under Bible Foods or not, and decided for accuracy’s sake to call it breakfast or dessert instead.  Most all of the ingredients (minus processed sugar or stavia) would have been available in one form or another in biblical times, but I will remain cautious in how I bill it.  That said these are tasty, and a little different.


  • Figs  1/2 cup diced
  • Pistachios 1/4 cup shelled and crushed
  • Plain Flour 1 cup
  • Baking Powder 1 tsp
  • Eggs 2
  • Buttermilk 1 1/2 cups
  • Stavia 1 tsp (or 1 Tbs Sugar)
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Sunflower Oil 1 Tbs


Crush the nuts and finely dice the figs.  Then in a mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and sweetener.   In a separate bowl whip the eggs until evenly orange, and then stir in the oil, and milk.  Pour this into the dry mixture and mix well.  Then stir in fruit and nuts.  Place a lightly greased pan over medium high heat and when hot drop a tiny amount of the batter into the pan.  If it bubbles and begins to take a “cake” consistency, then add a few Tbs of the batter to the pan.  When this browns on the edges, and bubbles appear in the centre which leave cavities when they pop, then flip the pancake with a spatula.  Allow all liquid in the batter to cook firm then remove the pancake from the heat, and repeat the process until the batter is used up.



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