Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cranberry-Orange Pancakes

More Pancakes... yum! I need to get even more creative and start making some delicious syrups to go along with all these different pancake recipes! 
As I said in my mini-cranberry corn muffin post, I have been in the mood for cranberries lately. I think it is mostly because I cannot wait for fall... as usual! It is my favorite time of year with all the different colors and foods... I am already excited for Thanksgiving! 
Cranberries are usually around in the fall and winter, but you can probably find some frozen cranberries in your supermarket. I used frozen for this recipe since fresh were not available... I love orange and cranberry together! These two flavors are like butter and popcorn... they just go together! :) So, I thought some yummy cranberry-orange pancakes would be a delicious morning breakfast! As usual, my son gobbled them down... even though they weren't very sweet! :) Enjoy!

3/4 cup Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake Mix
1 tbsp Canola oil
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp orange juice*
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp agave nectar
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed, rinsed, and chopped*

Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and coat with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except cranberries. Stir well until moistened and smooth. Gently fold in cranberries until evenly distributed throughout the batter. Pour batter into round circles on skillet, and cook until bubbles begin to form on the top and edges begin to firm up. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve plain or with hot maple syrup! 

*Note: If you have fresh oranges on hand, you can use fresh squeezed orange juice and some orange zest for more orangey flavor and fragrance! I chopped the cranberries since I was serving these to my toddler son. I figured the whole cranberries would be a little too big for him. You are more than welcome to use whole cranberries if you desire! Dried cranberries would probably be fine in this recipe too! :)



Reviewer11 said...

Oooh I love pancakes. What's the difference between "Pancakes" and "Hotcakes?" My family and I call them hotcakes. I know this sounds funny but I was just wondering. lol! :)

From a SITSta. :D

Dan River Mama said...

Pancakes! Could eat them any time of the day lol Love 'em. Stopping by from SITS. Nice blog you have here. You are very creative.

Dreamgirl said...

Mmmmmm... I want those for breakfast! (And it's now 13.30 PM in Spain!)

Happy Saturday Sharefest

Mama Mel said...

Reviewer11: I've heard them called hotcakes before too... I think we just call them pancakes since we make them in a "pan"... :)

The Redhead Riter said...


I throw flax seeds into my salads, but where do you find the meal. I don't think I've ever seen it.

Stopping by from SITS.
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Mama Mel said...

You can grind up your whole flax seeds to make flaxseed meal in a food processor or spice grinder if you have one. I usually buy the flaxseed meal at Whole Foods, but sometimes it can be found at the regular supermarket in the baking section near the flours. I love mixing it into a bunch of different things for a boost of Omega 3! Hope this helps! Have a great day!

Dreamgirl said...

Thanks for your comment! I feel great about having the Sister support... hehe... against the psycho shoe lady!

Have a great Weekend!

Amanda said...

I love orange cranberry anything! I'll be trying this recipe as soon as possible! thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Oh I am a BIG sucker for a good pancake! Sounds YUM!

Thanks for stopping by on my special day yesterday!

Stacie said...

I too love fall! The best time for baking. These pancakes sound delicious! I love cranberries. Following your blog through networked blogs (MBC) Have a great weekend.

Reviewer11 said...

Oh okay. Thanks Mama Mel. :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

OMG! I just got up--went to bed at 2am reading. Pancakes sound sooooo good right now and yours look like a delight. I'm all packed to move, so I don't even have a pan out, but I'm saving your recipe!

Stopped by SITS to leave you some Sunday comment love ;)

Christine said...

Those look soooo yummy! I will definitely have to try that one! Also, your blog looks great :)