Fluffy whole wheat Greek yogurt pancakes infused with the flavors of a blood orange make the best winter breakfast!
It’s a special day today, and that’s not just because we are having mid-week pancakes. Today is the day we celebrate Audra’s growing family! My friend, The Baker Chick, has a baby girl on the way and I’m so darn excited for her.
It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating her first baby, but somehow that was over two years ago. Time flies when you are building a family!
It’s been so wonderful watching Audra grow as a mom. You can tell that she is so loving and this baby girl is going to be a part of a pretty wonderful family. I might be a tiny bit jealous of all the baby cuddles that are about to be had.
Since Audra does brunch better than anyone else I know (hello, cinnamon rolls), it seemed appropriate to throw her a brunch-themed shower. My Blood Orange Pancakes would make any soon-to-be mom happy. And actually, since they are freezer friendly, they’d make any new mom happy, too. The pancakes are light and fluffy thanks to a generous helping of Greek yogurt. There isn’t a ton of added sugar so you can enjoy the flavor of the blood orange instead of being overwhelmed with sweet. Plus, it leaves room to pour on as much maple syrup as your heart desires.
- 165g (3 large) whole eggs, at room
- 227g (1 cup) fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 60 milliliters (1/4 cup) milk (any type)
- 45g (3 tablespoons) light brown sugar, packed
- 5 milliliters (1 teaspoon) pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed blood orange juice (~1/2 orange)
- 1g (1 teaspoon) zest from a blood orange
- 75g (1/2 cup) whole wheat flour
- 45g (1/3 cup) all-purpose flour
- 13g (2½ teaspoons) baking powder
- 2½ g (1/2 teaspoon) salt
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Greek yogurt, milk, brown sugar, vanilla,orange juice and orange zest; set aside
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder and salt
- Whisk dry ingredients into wet but do not overmix; batter should still be slightly clumpy
- Grease a large skillet with cooking spray or butter; heat on stove over low-medium heat
- When skillet is hot (a drop of water should sizzle on pan), ladle scoops of batter (1/4 cup – ½ cup each) into pan about two inches apart from one another
- Cook for about three minutes or until top of each pancake is bubbling; flip and cook for additional minute or until cooked through
- Repeat with remaining batter
Pancakes can be stored and frozen in a ziplock bag up to one month. Re-heat in microwave before serving.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of Audra’s Shower menu!
Eggs Benedict Poutine from Warm Vanilla Sugar
Breakfast Quinoa Burrito Bowls from The Spiffy Cookie
Blood Orange Pancakes from Keep It Sweet Desserts
Naked Salted Caramel Layer Cake from Girl Versus Dough
Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake from Steph’s Bite by Bite
Meyer Lemon Cheesecake from Eats Well With Others
Berry Cream Cheese Pastry Swirls from Bake or Break
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Lauren thank you so much for planning this shower. You are right- brunch is my favorite thing and I would kill for a stack of these beauties. I miss you!! Can I please see you before I have this baby?? xoxo
A virtual baby shower is a brilliant idea! And blood orange pancakes sound out of this world fantastic! Must try! Thanks!
Thanks, Trina and Tina!
You are such a great friend for organizing this!! All of these recipes for Audra sound amazing. I’m definitely going to try out these pancakes…I’ve never had an orange flavoured flapjack!
Thanks, Katrina! I usually don’t get excited about orange-flavored things but these had just the right amount of flavor!
I have a big bag of blood oranges in my fridge right now. I’m thinking brunch this weekend! Or everyone should just come visit me with their leftovers haha.
I think we need a real-life leftovers party!
Oh, I bet these are amazing! Can’t wait to try them!
So, if you want to bake a few batches of me and deliver them to me for pre-baby freezer storage, that would be totally fine. Just saying. :P AMAZING. Love all the citrus lately!