A delicious and easy to make breakfast, Orange Pancakes which will be loved by your family members. Here is how to make it.
Here are some more Pancake Recipes, that are perfect for your weekday breakfasts – Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Old Fashioned Pancakes, Ragi Banana Pancakes, and Whole Wheat Honey Pancakes with Flax Seeds.
About This Recipe
These refreshing Orange Pancakes are great as a wholesome breakfast and tastes great as an evening snack too.
To make this recipe, we are using a combination of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour with the zesty goodness of orange juice and orange zest.
So the next time you’re craving for some healthy and nutrition-rich pancake, make these citrusy pancakes.
The use of orange juice and orange zest will give these pancakes a slight orange tinge that is going to taste beautiful once the pancakes are made.
Sometimes the use of butter and excess sugar can make pancakes extremely heavy as a breakfast dish, but this recipe goes light on the use of butter by replacing it with olive oil and there is very little sugar used, making these pancakes a healthier and light alternative to your regular pancakes.
Get your kids to help you in the kitchen with this Healthy Whole Wheat Orange Pancakes Recipe and they are going to have a blast of a time in the kitchen.
These Orange Flavoured Pancakes are,
- Easy to make
- Filled with Citrus Flavour
- Loved by everyone
- Perfect for your Lazy Sunday breakfast
Flour – Here, I have used the combination of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour, to make it healthy. You can also make these pancakes with only all-purpose flour or with only whole wheat flour.
Orange Juice and Zest – The use of orange juice and orange zest will give these pancakes a slight orange tinge that is going to taste beautiful once the pancakes are made.
For a strong orange flavor, we are making use of grated orange zest as well.
Olive Oil – We often use melted butter to make pancakes, but here we are using olive oil for a healthy alternative. Olive Oil also makes these pancakes light.
Buttermilk – The use of the buttermilk in these pancakes makes them extra fluffy and soft.
Other ingredients – Other than the above-mentioned ingredients, we will also need egg, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and granulated sugar.
Step by Step Recipe
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to make the lump-free batter.
Heat a nonstick pan. Grease it with butter. Pour 1/4 cup of batter in the pan.
Cook until bubbles appear on top.
Flip the pancake and cook until golden brown from both the sides. Drizzle with honey and nuts and serve warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use Mashed Bananas, Apple Sauce, Regular or Greek Yogurt, Flax Seed Eggs, Chia Seeds, etc in place of eggs in this recipe.
If you are using Apple Sauce, reduce the amount of sugar, as Apple Sauce is already very sweet.
To make Ricotta Orange Pancakes, just add in 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese in the Pancakes mixture and mix. All the ingredients and process of making Orange Pancakes will remain the same.
Yes, if you can’t find oranges or if they are not in season, you can substitute Orange Juice and Zest with Lemon Juice and Zest.
Serve Orange Flavoured Pancakes with just Maple Syrup or Honey drizzled on top.
You can also add in some of your favorite chopped fruits such as banana, mango, kiwi, etc. Chopped dry fruits, seeds or granola can also be added on top.
To make it look even more appealing, top it with some whipped cream.
Or just spread some Nutella, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Syrup, Berry Sauce, Strawberry Compote, or even Caramel Syrup on top.
Do not forget to serve a hot cup of Beaten Coffee on the side.
Pancakes taste great when made fresh. You can instead prepare the Pancake batter night before and store it in an airtight container so that you just have to make Pancakes in the morning.
Having said that, you can easily freeze these pancakes. Make the pancakes and let them cool completely. Not freeze them in a freezer-safe container. When ready to serve, just thaw and reheat on a pan or microwave and serve with the choice of your toppings.
Orange Pancakes Recipe
- 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice
- 1/2 tsp Orange Zest
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup Buttermilk
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to make lump free batter.
- Heat a non stick pan.
- Grease it with butter.
- Pour 1/4 cup of batter in the pan.
- Cook until bubbles appear on top.
- Flip the pancake and cook until golden brown from both the sides.
- Drizzle with honey and nuts and serve warm.