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Cranberry Orange Pancakes Recipe

Cranberry Orange Pancakes Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Orange peel 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 peel. 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 peel strips if desired. Yield: 12 pancakes (1-1/4 cups syrup).

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 574 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 1055mg sodium, 94g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 243210
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"I can't make pancakes from scratch due to egg issues, so I used the Bisquick Shake N pour. I added 2T of orange juice to a measuring cup and then added water to the required 1 1/2c line. I added orange zest to the batter, but held back the chopped cranberries to add on the griddle. The syrup comes together easily and quickly, keep an eye on it or it will boil over in a flash. Excellent!"

CoreyAnn User ID: 3871503 240136
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"We have a new Christmas tradition that started this morning. These pancakes were amazing! They smelled delicious, they browned perfectly (which says a lot for this pancake-impaired chef) and there were no leftovers. Even my four-year-old kept asking for more!"

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 212104
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Wonderful recipe! Very tasty."

[email protected] User ID: 5947940 113047
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"I just made these for dinner tonight. They are fantastic. The syrup makes them. I did make my pancakes from scratch, however. I don't like to use Bisquick. I added the 1/3 C. Orange juice and 1/2 C. chopped cranberries and orange peel and about 1/4 tsp Orange Extract to the batter. They were so very good. I would suggest if you are making a large batch, to double the syrup. My pancakes made 9 good sized ones and we used all the syrup. Will definitely make again."

quiltemup User ID: 5322687 176311
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"My husband doesn't usually like pancakes, however, he found these to be a good balance between sweet and bitter. I have a pancake recipe of my own with butter or oil in them. I worried these would stick or have an odd texture. No need to worry! These cooked beautifully and had a nice airy texture."

SharonDetweiler User ID: 2604437 190039
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"These were some of the best pancakes we've ever had! My husband and I made these together. The syrup is really good, We could almost have doubled it! We used 2 TBLS of maple syrup and it was perfect! This one is a keeper."

Maureengford User ID: 1880248 190029
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"YUMMY! Will make again for sure!"

ShellaLee User ID: 6206862 193534
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"The syrup was fantastic, but the pancakes were really dry- should there be some butter or oil or applesauce something in the batter so they are not so dry???"

lgibbs101 User ID: 6051287 181204
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"These were amazing. Going to be our official Christmas breakfast."

SKMurray User ID: 5411581 113046
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Loved this and so did my kids! I used cherries instead of cranberries, and it was wonderful. I will make this on Christmas morning."

kreyssig5 User ID: 3508162 191103
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"Ok, I modified this recipe a little as I didn't have the exact ingredients. I didn't use evaporated milk as I didn't have any, I used regular milk. I also used self-rising flour because I didn't have Bisquik. I don't think I even had an orange to use the peel! :) I used packaged dried cranberries (like Craisins), orange juice and the above changes and these came out wonderful!! My mom came by after and I served them to her and she loved them! I real fluffy pancake, not dry, very tasty and the "syrup" is just awesome though I would use a little less driedncranberry in that and let the orange juice and syrup just be as it is. You don't need a whole lot of sugar in it either. For diabetics, you could substitute Stevia for sugar and also use Agave nectar instead of maple syrup---great recipe, easy to change!"

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