Cranberry Pancakes

Such a beautiful Sunday morning here, in S. Florida. Windy, mostly sunny, and 74 degrees F. which actually feels like in the low 60's...always about ten or more degrees cooler on the beach! A perfect time to make pancakes from scratch, especially when you still have a couple bags of fresh cranberries that you put in your freezer from last December...better use them up, although you can keep them in the freezer for at least 1 year! I always use my 'tried and true' Mark Bittman's Basic Pancake recipe, but this time I followed the Better Homes and Gardens, which has the addition of fresh orange juice as well. A good way to start your morning, on a lazy Sunday!
I have absolutely no clue, how many points these yummy pancakes are for Weight Watchers, but I quit temporarily again...for the third time, not easy to keep up with the points. You have to be really diligent to stay with the program!
Close up, you can see the beautiful ruby red chopped fresh cranberries, nestled in the fluffy light pancakes. This is a rare treat, which is the best way to enjoy at home, and forget about Pancake House, which we only have a couple left over now, in our area. Even if you would go out for breakfast or brunch, you will not find this anywhere...so stay home, and follow this easy recipe. You can also use frozen cranberries, but fresh cranberries are totally out of season for now!
Now, are you convinced how much tastier it is to make your own homemade pancakes from scratch, and adding cranberries, blueberries, chocolate chips that my grandchildren love...but one of my all-time favorite is perfectly ripe, sliced bananas dropped right on the top of the batter, as you're making it...yumm...enjoy!

Cranberry Pancakes


  1. In a small mixing bowl combine cranberries, sugar, and orange peel; set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another mixing bowl combine egg, buttermilk, orange juice, and margarine or butter. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until combined but still slightly lumpy. Fold in cranberry mixture.
  2. Heat a lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat until a few drops of water dance across the surface. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto the hot griddle.
  3. Cook over medium heat until pancakes are golden brown, turning to cook second sides when pancake surfaces are bubbly and edges are slightly dry (about 1 to 2 minutes per side). Serve immediately or keep warm in a loosely covered ovenproof dish in a 300 degree F oven. If desired, serve with Maple Syrup. Makes 16

Comments

  1. I guess spring is knocking the door. :) Today we also enjoy warmth of sunshine in Bursa...guess who's the most happy person...my kid! yes, finally she can play outside after long chill day for her..happy warm weekend!
    btw, pass me those pancake please.... :)

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  2. I just fell in love with cranberry pancakes!

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  3. Great idea for pancakes. I love cranberries and lately I've been thinking I should make pancakes or waffles. Your last two posts it seemed like you were reading my mind, lol.

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  4. Elisabeth, you have whipped up such gorgeous pancakes! I've never made any before and I am very tempted hah..hah.. I've got some frozen blueberries in the freezer and I think that in itself is a very good excuse for making pancakes!

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    1. Phong Hong, homemade pancakes are so easy to make and so much better tasting than the boxed ones. If you have frozen blueberries, do give it a try. You will never go back to the boxed ones, I promise you that, even for convenience it's just as easy, unless you run out of flour!

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  5. We had some peanut butter pancakes yesterday...and now I want to make these for breakfast tomorrow!! They are so fluffy and soft.

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  6. Elisabeth...these look beautiful...I can only imagine how great they must taste!

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  7. Hi Elisabeth,
    I don't know if you remember my tale of Marion and the pantry full of cranberry sauce froma few years back. Well, guess what, I have a freezer full of fresh cranberries this year, lol...Why oh why I have never thought to make Cranberry Pancakes is a question for the books but, now I will and I, and Marion have you to thank!!! Love the addition of orange peel!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing, Elisabeth...

    btw, I saw that Easter Bread you reposted on your google+, thanks for sharing it. I'm not on google+, yet...

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    1. Louise. I still have a couple bags of fresh cranberries in the freezer from last November. It's time to use them up, but mostly, we love the fresh cranberry sauce, so today I'm making them to accompany my roasted chicken. As far as remembering a few years back, sometimes I can't even remember day-to-day stuff...lol
      You should join Google +...nice way to keep up with food community people!

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    2. Roasted Chicken with Cranberry Sauce sounds like a good way to use up those cranberries, Elisabeth. Thanks for the idea, lol...

      I'm just not ready for google+, I have a hard enough time keeping up with other social media avenues, lol..I too can't remember day to day stuff these days, lol...

      Thanks Elisabeth...

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  8. Bill likes his Bisquick pancakes (I pass on those), but I'd much prefer yours. Great idea to use a recipe with orange juice---what a fabulous combination of flavors. A nice treat!!! xo

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  9. I have never thought of using cranberries in pancakes. I love the idea, I am a big fan of cranberries. These look totally yummy!!!

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  10. Delicious pancakes can I come over there.

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    1. Swathi, you are always welcome to come over here!

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  11. Hi Elisabeth,

    I'm a pancake person too. With cranberries, they look so yum. Yeah! I would ditch the points and enjoy these pancakes :p You know what... cooking the pancakes are good exercise too :p ha ha...

    Zoe

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  12. These look delicious Elisabeth! Combining the tart berries with the maple syrup is a great idea.

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  13. Hi Elisabeth, this pancake look delicious. I love homemade pancake and never get tired of eating it cos there are so many way to serve the pancake.
    Love yours.... I don't mind to take 4 pieces. :))

    Warmest regards and with lots of love to you.
    Amelia

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