During the holidays, we love making brunch for friends and family. These Orange Buttermilk Pancakes are always a favorite. They are easy to make and the cranberry orange combination is perfect for the holiday season.
First, make the cranberry orange compote. In a small saucepan from the KitchenAid® 7-Ply Stainless Steel 10-Piece Set, combine the cranberries, orange zest, orange juice, and sugar.
Heat over medium heat until sauce thickens and some of the berries burst, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon.
Meanwhile, make the pancakes. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, and orange zest.
In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Don’t over mix. The batter will need to be slightly lumpy.
With cooking spray, coat the griddle of the KitchenAid® 6 Burner Gas Rangetop. Pour batter onto it. We love using the griddle on our Gas Rangetop because it’s so easy to use and easy to clean. We love that it is built right into the Gas Rangetop too. You don’t have to get out a pan to make these pancakes — the griddle is always ready!
You can also cook several full-sized pancakes at a time!
Cook the pancakes until they are golden brown. You can keep the cranberry orange compote warm on the Gas Rangetop while the pancakes finish cooking.
Top the pancakes with cranberry orange compote and serve warm. We also like to add a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
When you have a family as big as ours, chances are you’ll need to cook off several batches of pancakes to feed everyone. In between batches, we keep the finished pancakes warm in our KitchenAid® Warming Drawer. As the boys make their slow, sleepy way downstairs for breakfast, the Warming Drawer is keeping their pancakes at the perfect temperature.
Spoil your breakfast guests this holiday season with Orange Buttermilk Pancakes with Cranberry Orange Compote. The pancakes are light and fluffy and the cranberry orange compote adds a nice festive touch.
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Orange Buttermilk Pancakes with Cranberry Compote
Makes 7 large pancakes
For the pancakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the compote
2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
Zest of 1 large orange
Juice of 1 large orange
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Maple syrup, for serving
Heat the griddle of the KitchenAid® 6 Burner Gas Rangetop to 350° F.
Make the cranberry orange compote. In a small saucepan from the KitchenAid® 7-Ply Stainless Steel 10-Piece Set, combine the cranberries, orange zest, orange juice, and sugar. Heat over medium heat until the sauce thickens and some of the berries burst, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon.
To make the pancakes, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, and orange zest in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Don’t over mix. The batter needs to be slightly lumpy.
Coat the griddle of the Gas Rangetop with cooking spray. Drop 1/3 cup of batter onto the hot griddle. Cook on the first side until bubbles begin to form, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip pancake over and cook for another 3 minutes or until golden brown. Continue this process until pancake batter is gone.
Serve the pancakes warm with cranberry orange compote and maple syrup.
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