Monday, February 27, 2012

Blood Orange Pancakes

It's official.  I have a new obsession.
And it is the blood orange.
So awesome~like a grapefruit and an orange hybrid.  
And I love the pretty colors you get when you cut into it.
So, in honor of this magnificent fruit popping up in stores this season, I am dedicating the entire week to blood oranges. 
Naturally, breakfast comes first in this scenario.
Namely, pancakes.
Blood Orange Pancakes

(Your favorite pancake recipe/mix + the juice of one blood orange and a tsp of zest)

Here's my recipe for 1 generous serving:
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp butter (or butter substitute)
1/2 cup yogurt (Chobani blood orange yogurt would be cool, but I used plain)
1/4 cup milk (I used almond)
1/2 of a beaten egg
the juice of 1 blood orange (about 2-3 tbsp)
1 tsp of blood orange zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 splenda packet (optional-to cut the tartness)

Mix flour, salt, baking powder in a small bowl.  In another bowl, melt the butter for about 15 seconds in the microwave, then add the yogurt, milk, egg, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla & splenda.  Then incorporate the dry ingredients and combine.
Using a ladle or 1/3 cup measuring cup, spoon the pancake mix into a pan or on a griddle.  Flip when the edges start to bubble.
Top with toasted coconut and syrup.

For more pancake recipes, try my oatmeal protein pancakes or my yogurt short stack.


Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...
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Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

These look amazing! I bet they are super light and fluffy! I also love how you use the blood orange and it has yogurt added! Delish!

Marina said...

Great post Renee, and a healthy obsession!

Savannah McQueen said...

These look wonderful. I am new to your blog but when I saw these I thought you might want to link them up with my pancake blog hop. Here is the link -