Blood Orange Pancakes

Posted on February 24, 2016  |  Print Recipe

Fluffy whole wheat Greek yogurt pancakes infused with the flavors of a blood orange make the best winter breakfast!

Fluffy blood orange greek yogurt pancakes make the best breakfast! We make them on the weekends and freeze some for the week:-)

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.

Audras Shower - Blood Orange Pancakes

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.

My new favorite pancake recipe!

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.

Blood Orange Pancakes made with Greek Yogurt
Fluffy whole wheat Greek yogurt pancakes infused with the flavors of a blood orange make the best winter breakfast!
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Makes: 12 pancakes

  • 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

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Greek yogurt, milk, brown sugar, vanilla,orange juice and orange zest; set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder and salt
  3. Whisk dry ingredients into wet but do not overmix; batter should still be slightly clumpy
  4. Grease a large skillet with cooking spray or butter; heat on stove over low-medium heat
  5. 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
  6. Cook for about three minutes or until top of each pancake is bubbling; flip and cook for additional minute or until cooked through
  7. Repeat with remaining batter

Slightly adapted from Baker by Nature
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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