Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


12 pancakes (1-1/4 cups syrup)

Updated: Sep. 08, 2022
As special as the holidays, these fluffy pancakes are drop-dead gorgeous, ready in just minutes and brimming with sweet, tart and tangy flavor. Seconds, anyone? —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Cranberry Orange Pancakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • SYRUP:
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Orange zest strips, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the cranberries, orange juice and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cool slightly. With a slotted spoon, remove 1/4 cup cranberries; set aside.
  2. In a blender, process cranberry mixture until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in maple syrup and reserved cranberries. Keep warm.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, egg yolk, milk, orange juice and zest. Stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in chopped cranberries.
  4. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup. Garnish with orange zest strips if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3 pancakes with about 1/3 cup syrup: 574 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 1055mg sodium, 94g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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