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Exquisite Saffron Rice Flour Pancakes: A Step-by-Step Recipe Guide

Saffron Rice Flour Pancakes


Indulge in a culinary delight with our saffron-infused rice flour pancakes, a fusion of flavors and textures that will elevate your breakfast or brunch to new heights. Made with premium saffron strands, these pancakes offer a unique twist on a classic favorite. Paired with a luscious saffron panna cotta and vibrant berry compote, this recipe is sure to impress even the most discerning palates. Follow our comprehensive guide below to create these delectable treats in your own kitchen.


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 cup milk (or plant-based milk for a vegan option)
  • 1 large egg (or substitute with a flax egg for a vegan option)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (or coconut oil for a vegan option)
  • Cooking spray or additional butter for greasing the pan


  1. Prepare the Saffron Infusion:
    • In a small bowl, combine the saffron threads with 2 tablespoons of warm milk. Let it steep for 10-15 minutes to allow the saffron to release its flavor and color.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the rice flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar until well combined.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In another bowl, whisk together the infused saffron milk, remaining milk, egg, and melted butter until smooth.
  4. Create Batter:
    • Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring gently until a smooth batter forms. Ensure there are no lumps in the batter.
  5. Cook Pancakes:
    • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease the surface with cooking spray or butter.
    • Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake, spreading it slightly with the back of a spoon to form a round shape.
    • Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent burning.
  6. Keep Warm:
    • As you cook the pancakes, transfer them to a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm while you finish cooking the remaining batter.
  7. Serve:
    • Stack the saffron rice flour pancakes on serving plates.
    • Optionally, serve with a dollop of saffron panna cotta and a generous spoonful of berry compote on top or on the side for a delightful burst of flavor.
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Saffron Panna Cotta with Berry Compote:

For the saffron panna cotta and berry compote, follow separate recipes and serve alongside or on top of the saffron rice flour pancakes for a complete gourmet experience.


Elevate your breakfast or brunch with our saffron rice flour pancakes, a luxurious treat that combines the delicate aroma of saffron with the light and fluffy texture of pancakes. Paired with saffron panna cotta and berry compote, this dish is a feast for the senses. Impress your family and friends with this gourmet creation that’s as visually stunning as it is delicious.

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