Orange Cranberry Pancakes with Orange Cranberry Syrup

cranberries with a hint of orange and topped with and orange cranberry syrup are perfect for cool November weather

orange-cranberry-pancakes-5November is the month for all things cranberries.  I woke up last Saturday with the thought to try making some cranberry pancakes with a hint of orange and also drenched with a wonderful and warm cranberry syrup.  So I played around in the kitchen a bit and came up with this recipe for orange cranberry pancakes with orange cranberry syrup.  It was just what I was craving.  

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I made the pancakes with whole wheat flour to make them more hearty.  They cranberry syrup has just a touch of sweetness so it is not too sweet.  I also used buttermilk which made them fluffy and light and helps the whole wheat to not be too heavy.  

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For the cranberry flavor I used whole berry cranberry sauce in the can.  You could use just the regular cranberry sauce.  The whole berry will give you little chunks of cranberries throughout the pancake batter which is delightful.  You can also add more cinnamon and nutmeg if you would like more of those flavors.  The syrup is pretty thick so if you want it a little thinner in consisitency just add some more orange juice until you get the syrup consisitency you prefer.  This would also be a great recipe to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.  If you have any cranberry sauce left over, make these pancakes the next day and everyone will love you.  It is the perfect flavor to wake up to this November

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Orange Cranberry Pancakes with Orange Cranberry Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermillk
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 2 Tbs Canola Oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup Whole Cranberry Sauce

Syrup

  • 3/4 Whole Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Orange juice
  • 2 Tbl sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 nutmeg

Instructions

Pancakes

  1. In a mixing bowl add the first 9 ingredients together
  2. Add the orange zest and Cranberry sauce
  3. Mix well
  4. Drop by 1/4 cup full onto a greased, hot griddle
  5. When bubbles appear on the top of the pancake flip over until light brown on the other side
  6. Remove from griddle

Syrup

  1. In a sauce pan add all the ingredients together
  2. Mix well
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat
  4. Stirring
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes
  6. Serve over hot pancakes

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