School mornings just got an upgrade with Orange Buttermilk Pancakes and homemade Strawberry Sauce! These pancakes are perfect for weekend brunches too!
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Sometimes school mornings here can be quite rushed, but a delicious breakfast is the best way to start the day off right. This is a fun and colorful breakfast for any morning, and especially great on the weekends for brunch, too!
Orange Buttermilk Pancakes:
Orange zest and orange juice are a delicious enhancement to these pancakes. The Little decided she was going to help me in the kitchen, making these Orange Buttermilk Pancakes. She helped measure ingredients, place them in the bowl and whisk together. She loves cooking, and it helps with what she eats too. If she makes it, she ultimately will eat it, so we try and get her cooking and baking often, as well as growing herbs in the garden.
In addition to the orange zest, I also added Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste. I love seeing little vanilla seeds throughout my baked goods, and it makes these Orange Buttermilk Pancakes more special. Some other favorite pancake recipes are my Banana Nut Bread Buttermilk Pancakes and Homemade Gingerbread Pancakes.
These pancakes were a delicious lunch after I finished the photographs. I also froze the leftovers for an easy school morning breakfast. When freezing pancakes, place them flat onto a sheet tray and into the freezer. Once frozen, pack into a zip-top bag. Reheat either in the microwave, oven, or toaster oven.
Homemade Strawberry Sauce:
We pick pounds of fresh Florida strawberries in the beginning of the year. Along with using them for recipes like, Strawberry Frose, Key Lime Strawberry Poke Cake, and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bars. I always freeze a couple bags to use throughout the year.
This strawberry sauce is so easy to make and I love having it on hand for not only pancakes, but also other desserts. For example, we all enjoyed some of this sauce on top of vanilla bean ice cream. It is also great in smoothies, as a topping for angel food cake, and spread on toast. We are definitely a strawberry-loving household, and along with oranges in these Orange Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce give us a good amount of vitamin C.
Tools, Tips & Tricks:
- I love using an electric griddle when making pancakes. More surface are and less time cooking for a crowd!
- Here is a list of my favorite kitchen tools, including my favorite microplane zester
- If you don’t have buttermilk, add 2 teaspoons lemon juice to 3/4 cup regular cows milk
- Remember to only use the zest and not the white bitter pith
- The strawberry sauce is also great for ice cream sundaes, smoothies, and topping angel food cake
Orange Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce
Orange Buttermilk Pancakes
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
- zest from 1 large navel orange
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup orange juice
Orange Strawberry Sauce
- 1 pound sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
Orange Buttermilk Pancakes
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar to combine. Add in eggs, vanilla bean paste, zest, buttermilk, and orange juice, and whisk to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Prepare griddle, preferably with shortening. Whisk batter before cooking. Using ladle or measure roughly 3-4 tablespoons batter, pour batter onto griddle and cook pancakes, turning once bubbles form on the top. Serve warm with strawberry sauce
Orange Strawberry Sauce
- Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan. Cook on medium low for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. If needed, use potato masher to roughly break apart strawberries.
Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:
Back to School Breakfasts:
Easy Breakfast Quesadillas from Simple and Savory
Orange Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce from Love and Confections
S’mores Breakfast Pastries from Family Around the Table
Back to School Snacks:
Carrot Cake Energy Balls from Frugal & Fit
No-Bake Caramel & Toffee Rice Crispy Treats from Hardly A Goddess
Unicorn Poop Snack Mix from The Beard and The Baker
Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Drops from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Back to School Desserts:
Brownie Cookies with Mascarpone Frosting from My Sweet Zepol
Chocolate Dipped ABC 123 Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Bear’s Wife
Easy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Maple No Bake Oatmeal Cookies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
School Colors Cupcakes from The Redhead Baker
Streusel Coffee Cake from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Back to School Drinks:
Apple, Vanilla Bean, and Caramel Smoothie from Our Good Life
Caramel Apple Chai Latte from Comfortably Domestic
Caramel Apple Smoothie from Home Sweet Homestead
Hot Caramel Apple Cream from Daily Recipes
Hot Caramel Apple Cider from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pre Workout Caramel Apple Smoothie from A Day in the Life on the Farm
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Wendy Klik says
Love the combination of orange and strawberry. What a great way to start the day.
It is one of my favorite flavor combinations – not too sweet, not too tart!
Terri Steffes says
I have been on a citrus kick lately and these pancakes sound delicious.
These are full of citrus and will definitely curb any craving!
Beautiful photos! That homemade strawberry sauce sounds incredible paired with the orange pancakes. Such a perfect start to the day.
It is sooo good! And we used the leftovers over ice cream all week!
Kirsten/Comfortably Domestic says
You are so right about kids eating well if they have a stake in making their food. The vanilla is a wonderful compliment to the orange and strawberry flavors. My boys would be thrilled to have these for breakfast.
She loves gardening and cooking, and I love being able to give her a good start to eating well!
Karen D says
My favorite is pancakes for breakfast
Always a good choice!!
Barrie Mooney says
I’ve never made orange flavored pancakes- they sound delish!
They are such a bright and fresh flavor!
April Tuell says
I prefer fruit sauce on my pancakes instead of syrup, so this recipe is calling my name!
Please let me know if you make this recipe. I love having different fruit toppings on pancakes too!
Anne Lawton says
I love strawberry sauce on those pancakes!
Thank you! I love freshly made strawberry sauce on pancakes and ice cream!
The combination of orange and strawberry sounds divine!! And those colors look so delicious.
Thank you so much! The strawberry topping is my favorite part.