Whip up a batch of these vibrant Cranberry Orange Pancakes and add a burst of color and flavor to your morning routine! Each pancake is infused with the zesty goodness of fresh oranges and the tangy delight of cranberries, making for a truly irresistible breakfast. Perfect for cozy mornings or a special weekend brunch, these pancakes are not just a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for the eyes.
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Orange Cranberry Pancakes
As winter wraps its chilly arms around us, the quest for cozy, comforting meals becomes more pressing. This is where Cranberry Orange Pancakes come into play, offering a delicious and easy-to-make solution for a warming winter breakfast.
This recipe wonderfully combines the familiar ease of pancake mix with the zesty flavors of orange and the tangy bite of cranberries. The result is a breakfast dish that feels comforting and exciting, perfect for a chilly morning.
What makes these pancakes stand out is the harmonious blend of flavors. The freshness of the orange juice, the tartness of the cranberries, and the sweet, homemade Cranberry Orange Compote create a symphony of delightful and surprising tastes. With its syrupy richness, this compote adds a gourmet twist to the recipe, elevating it from a simple pancake meal to a special brunch experience.
They can be stored for a few days, making them a practical choice for busy mornings. Plus, their flexibility in serving, either warm or at room temperature, makes them a convenient option for any time of the day.
While the Orange Compote is optional, it’s highly recommended for those looking to add an extra layer of flavor. In a pinch, these pancakes are equally delicious with just a drizzle of maple syrup.
Cranberry Orange Pancakes are not just a recipe for good pancakes; they celebrate winter flavors. They bring a unique twist to your breakfast table, proving that comfort food is easy and extraordinarily delicious. So why wait? Make this delightful winter breakfast into your home today!
Cranberry Orange Pancakes: Ingredients & Equipment
To make Cranberry Orange Pancakes, you will need …
For the pancakes
- pancake mix, milk, and eggs – standard pancake ingredients.
- orange juice and cranberries – you can use either fresh or frozen cranberries for this recipe.
For the Cranberry Orange Compote
- cranberries, water, and granulated sugar – the base of the compote.
- orange zest and navel orange – adds sweet, citrusy flavor.
- medium saucepan and utensil for stirring – to prepare the compote.
- large mixing bowl – to combine the pancake ingredients.
- large skillet or griddle and pancake turner/spatula – for cooking the pancakes.
How to make Cranberry Orange Pancakes
Begin by preparing the compote. Combine the water, sugar, orange zest, orange, and cranberries in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat before reducing the heat and simmering for about 15 minutes (or until the oranges and cranberries collapse and the liquid is syrupy).
Heat a skillet or griddle. While the compote is simmering, begin heating a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
Prepare the pancake batter. Combine the pancake mix, milk, egg, and orange juice in a large mixing bowl. Fold in the cranberries.
Cook the pancakes. Oil the skillet with cooking spray or butter to prevent the pancakes from sticking. Pour about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake, cooking until bubbles pop before flipping and cooking the opposite side. Repeat until all batter is used.
Serve and enjoy. Serve the pancakes with the Cranberry Orange Compote, and enjoy!
Cranberry Orange Pancake Recipe: FAQs
Store the pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat them in the microwave when ready to eat. Keep the orange compote in a separate airtight container in the fridge.
Absolutely! These pancakes are delicious when fresh and warm but also fabulous at room temperature.
While the compote adds a special flavor, you can skip it and serve the pancakes with maple syrup. The compote is recommended for an extra burst of flavor.
Yes, you can prepare them ahead of time and reheat them for a quick and tasty breakfast (or breakfast for dinner!).
Certainly! Both fresh and store-bought orange juice work well.
Yes, freeze them in an airtight container or zip-lock bag. They can be reheated in a toaster or microwave.
It’s best to make the batter and cook the pancakes immediately to ensure they’re fluffy and fresh. However, the batter can be refrigerated for a short time if necessary.
When bubbles form on the surface, and the edges look set, it’s time to flip.
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For the pancakes
- 2 cups pancake mix (such as Bisquick)
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1/2 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen), chopped
- cooking spray or butter, for cooking
For the Cranberry Orange Compote
- 1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 navel orange (peeled and pith removed) quartered and sliced thinly
- Begin by preparing the compote. In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, water, sugar, orange zest, and sliced orange.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat before reducing the heat and simmering for about 15 minutes (or until the oranges and cranberries collapse and the liquid is syrupy).
- While the compote is simmering, begin heating a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
- In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix, milk, eggs, and orange juice. Fold in the cranberries.
- Oil the skillet with cooking spray or butter to prevent the pancakes from sticking.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, cooking until bubbles pop before flipping and cooking the opposite side, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat until all batter is used, greasing the skillet between each batch.
- Serve the pancakes with the Cranberry Orange Compote, and enjoy!
- Store the leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat them in the microwave when ready to eat. Keep the orange compote in a separate airtight container in the refrigerator.
- You can prep these pancakes ahead of time and freeze them in an airtight container or zip-lock bag. They can be reheated in a toaster or microwave.
- When bubbles form on the surface, and the edges look set, it's time to flip.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 pancakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 578mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 8g
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