Sorghum and Pecan Pancakes

Wait were we supposed to stash the Christmas mugs?

These hearty pancakes will get your morning off to a great start. (Yep, that was cheesy, but you’ll like these we swear.)

Sorghum and Pecan Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp sorghum
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Set griddle over medium heat and grease with butter or spray with cooking spray. Combine dry ingredients and make a well in the center. Add egg, milk, vanilla and sorghum. Stir until just incorporated. Ladle about a quarter cup of batter in batches onto a hot griddle. Cook until top bubbles, about three minutes. Flip and cook about a minute longer. Serve warm with extra sorghum.

What’s that? No sorghum in your pantry? Well fix that. But in the meantime, here are some great pancake recipes that don’t use the Southern miracle ingredient: blueberry pancakes from FoodIsTherapy; apple cinnamon pancakes and peaches and cream pancakes from yours truly and, oh darn this one calls for sorghum too, but it’s too good not to list: sorghum and sweet potato pancakes from Gourmandistan.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
This entry was posted in Breakfast, Food, Recipes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

49 Responses to Sorghum and Pecan Pancakes

  1. sallybr says:


    I just bought a bottle of sorghum molasses, after reading about it in Bon Appetit…

    great to have your recipe to add to my list!

    very nice post!

  2. Michelle says:

    Glad to see you replenished the sorghum supply!

  3. Sounds great, I love pecans in almost everything

  4. nancyc says:

    Yum–I need to try these! Sorghum is so good for you, too!

  5. I haven’t seen sorghum in years. My grandfather used to top biscuits with the stuff. I’m going to have to hunt for a jar next time I’m at the market.

  6. I still have no idea what sorghum is, but those pancakes look wonderful!

  7. Purely.. Kay says:

    I can use some breakfast food right about now :). LOVED these pancakes

  8. Jessica says:

    I need to jump on this sorghum wagon. Nice holly!

  9. Tandy says:

    thanks for including the sorghum in the photo. Another recipe filed away for me to try πŸ™‚

  10. Never used sorghum before. I always thought it was extremely thick and too sweet. I guess I’ll have to try it!

  11. That looks great – I guess Sorghum is like Maple syrup, although up to now I thought that the word sorghum referred to the stuff that is used to caulk the decks of sailing ships! I learn something more about America each day through these blogs:-)

  12. Carolyn Chan says:

    OOF pancakes. Yummy. Like the use of sorghum !

  13. I guess I can comment again!

  14. BrainRants says:

    I’ve actually never tried sorghum. I figure it must be like molasses, and I like that. A lot. Too much.

  15. ChgoJohn says:

    It’s been sometime since I made myself a batch of pancakes. These here look like a great way to get reacquainted!

  16. I remember coming home from ARK with a can of sorghum. What does ARK have that makes it so plentiful.

  17. niasunset says:

    I can eat all of them…. Delicious, so delicious, Thank tou dear Rufus, with my love, nia

  18. crustabakes says:

    This is my first time reading about sorghum. I dont think i can ever find it selling here. Its ok, i think i can manage the pancakes without!

  19. sanjapanja says:

    I have never heard of sorghum before, but if I can find it I will try it.

  20. billpeeler says:

    Mmm – there’s nothing like Sorghum – southern staple. Would love to try this – thanks!

  21. How southern of you guys! These pancakes look great!

  22. Sorghum is back! πŸ™‚ I’m always excited when you guys use it. This looks delicious.

  23. Sorghum is a fabulous natural sweetener. Your pancakes are making me want second breakfast–I can be hobbit-like that way. πŸ™‚

  24. Mad Dog says:

    Interesting, I’d never heard of sorghum before.

  25. Caroline says:

    In all seriousness, my morning would have been MUCH better if I had these for breakfast. I’ve never heard of Sorghum, but sounds great!

  26. k.m. says:

    Can’t wait to try these! I need an excuse to buy sorghum πŸ™‚

  27. nrhatch says:

    Bon Appetit! πŸ˜€

  28. ceciliag says:

    I have sorghum in my pantry, John will love these! c

  29. A_Boleyn says:

    Another person who has heard of sorghum but has no clue what it is. I see yours came from an apiary so do bees have something to do with its production? I gather it’s sweet. πŸ™‚

  30. I like the mixture of wheat and all purpose flour. Pecan can do the trick.

  31. Charles says:

    Dear God… you just can’t beat a great stack of pancakes can you?! I have no idea what sorghum is, but I’m going to pretend it’s like golden syrup, in which case I say “may syrup rain down upon my stacks!”

  32. Christina says:

    I have never baked/cooked with Sorghum, but these pancakes sounds great! Looks like I need to pick up some! πŸ™‚

  33. I am obsessed with Sorghum this year…and last year…and many other good things to eat..these pancakes look yummy.

  34. Asmita says:

    Never tried sorghum but will have to now. This looks wonderful. Love it!!!

  35. Ya reckon there’s some of that sorghum stuff Down Under?!

  36. niasunset says:
    I have nominated your blog in here and also I have voted for you in other recipe section too.
    Thanks and Love, nia

  37. rsmacaalay says:

    I never had tried sourghum, I wonder if they were sold here

  38. Some day I’ll have to find myself a jar of sorghum so I can do a taste test. Then I can make these pancakes too, bonus!

  39. spicegirlfla says:

    Sorghum has never been in mypantry but I’m so very curious now. It’s for feeding livestock? interesting…but what I really like is that its gluten free! Not that I require that, but I’ve been trying to eat just a bit more gluten free. I think making pancakes like this will be my easy intro into sorghum. Thanks for the introduction!!

  40. Kristy says:

    I do need to find some sorghum. I remember your peaches and cream pancakes too. One of these days I’ll remember to keep my eyes open for it. πŸ™‚

  41. Don’t you just love making your own pancake mix – now Greg just get a waffle iron and you ‘lll be in business! These are drool worthy!

  42. Oh my goodness! I am sitting here starving and this comes up. I am going to make these and I always have sorghum on hand. Old timers took a spoonful of sorghum a day for health purposes. It has a lot of iron in it. I used to love watching it being made. Guess I had better get started. Making these right now!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.