Try out this new variation of your Saturday morning pancakes. These blood orange buttermilk pancakes are not only delicious but gorgeous too!
This weekend I was craving one thing – pancakes! It had been entirely too long since I had last made up a batch of pancakes. Instead of my usual whole grain ones, I thought I would experiment a bit this weekend.
Until spring gets here, I have been savoring as many blood oranges as I can get my hands on at Trader Joe’s. Since we had a few left in the fridge from our last grocery trip, I figured why not try them in pancakes?
I love that Will agrees to hand model for me. 🙂 I added just a bit of blood orange zest and a couple tablespoons of juice which gave the pancakes a nice citrus flavor and just a hint of pink color. Too bad I hadn’t come up with these before Valentine’s Day!
Since I wanted just a bit more flavor, I went ahead and added a little blood orange juice to the maple syrup as well. Thanks to my Dad, I always have a supply of delicious, Pennsylvania tapped maple syrup tucked away in the fridge for occasions just like this one.
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Blood Orange Buttermilk Pancakes
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon blood orange zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons fresh squeezed blood orange juice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Combine the flour, oats, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Use a whisk to stir well.
- Add the buttermilk, egg, zest, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of the juice. Whisk just until moistened. (Try not to over-mix, some small lumps will remain.)
- Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking oil and turn on the heat. Spoon 1/4 cup of batter into pan and spread into a ~4″ round circle.
- Cook until the surface of the pancake starts to bubble. Flip and cook on the other side until lightly browned.
- In a small serving pitcher, warm up the maple syrup and the other 2 tablespoons of blood orange juice in the microwave.
- Serve with additional slices of blood orange.
– Nutrition information includes the syrup and juice.
– To decrease the calories, make smaller 3″ pancakes and you’ll be able to stretch it into 3 servings. Serve with a side of eggs.
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Comments & Reviews
These look amazing! If I leave out the oats what would the measurements be?
Dietitian Debbie says
I haven’t made these without the oats, so I do not know what the exact measurements would be. These should still work if you simply omit the oats or you could just replace them with 1/4 cup of flour. If you try it, let me know how they worked out!
Thanks! Will do.
Beautiful photos! I bet these taste amazing!
Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) says
Looking gorgeous! I adore blood orange anything and cannot wait to get my hands on these pancakes! Awesome recipe debbie!
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
Yes please! I will take a batch of those any day! Love blood oranges and have been using them a lot this winter. Also, I need to get me a hand model 😉
Rebecca @BeTrulyNourished says
Holy YUM!!!!!! Happy national pancake day! And beyond gorgeous photo! What’s the background in your photo?
The background is actually just a black colored foam board! I have been wanting to experiment with fabric backgrounds though. 🙂
Rebecca @BeTrulyNourished says
Love it! Thanks for the response 🙂 With a shallow depth of field you can’t really tell it’s a board! I also like that it doesn’t look super black (almost like a chalk board)
Rose K @ Quick, Healthy, Delicious says
Currently obsessed with blood oranges. this is a fantastic idea.
Tawnie Kroll says
These look fantastic!
Kristina @ Love & Zest says
I love the moodiness in these images. BTW– I have a hand model of my own– aren’t they just the greatest. Often, he’s a hungry hand model but he’s got great hands non the less. 😉