Saturday, June 16, 2012

Orange Pancakes

You might remember my post about pancakes on Saturdays and my awesome "instant" pancake mix.  Well, here is a fun and delicious way to jazz up your pancakes!  Make them ORANGE pancakes!

Go ahead and get everything ready that you need to make those "instant" pancakes.  Into the bowl where you whisk your buttermilk and egg white, add 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate.  Whisk it all together and continue making the pancake batter as the recipe states.

The batter will look something like this.

Pour/scoop the batter onto your hot griddle and cook them just like any other pancakes.  You may notice that the batter is a little bit thinner than it is in the original recipe, thanks to the addition of the orange juice.  They are still big puffy pancakes though!

While your pancakes cook, make some yummy orange syrup to serve with your pancakes!  Maple syrup is also delicious with these, but why not make special syrup to go with these special pancakes?  It is super easy and gives those pancakes an extra orange burst!  Just mix 1/2 cup of orange juice concentrate with 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup sugar.  Let it all melt together and get to a low simmer and then just take it off the heat.   Let the syrup cool a bit before you dig into your pancakes so you don't burn your mouth!  That would ruin your orange pancake experience!

My mom used to make orange pancakes when I was growing up.  She made them with a pancake mix I will not mention (though she made regular pancakes from scratch...) so I decided to try the recipe with my "instant" pancake mix and it is even better than I remembered!  The original recipe had the syrup ratios different, with 1/2 cup each of the concentrate, butter, and sugar, and I have reduced the butter and sugar over time.  Feel free to play with the ratios to your liking!  I'd love to hear about the changes you make!

Dig in!

Orange Pancakes
"instant" pancake mix recipe
1/4 cup orange juice concentrate (frozen)
Add the orange juice concentrate into your pancake mix with the buttermilk and egg yolks, whisking well to blend.  Continue cooking as per "instant" pancake recipe instructions.

1/2 cup orange juice concentrate (frozen)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
Mix together in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil and stir occasionally.

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1 comment:

  1. I have no idea if I can find that package in Spain but these look different and delicious!


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