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Sunny Pancakes

Rated as 4.47 out of 5 Stars

"I found this recipe in an old cookbook given to me by my mother-in-law. The light, delicate pancakes have a nice citrus flavor that the tangy orange sauce complements."
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. In another bowl, combine the egg, orange juice, milk, oil and orange peel; add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown.
  2. For orange sauce, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve warm with pancakes.


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Most helpful positive review

These pancakes were light with a hint of orange flavor. My kids loved them. I loved the buttery orange sauce. I will make these again!

Most helpful critical review

Haven't made the sauce yet, which is probably the crown jewel of these pancakes. Easy and good, may make again.

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These pancakes were light with a hint of orange flavor. My kids loved them. I loved the buttery orange sauce. I will make these again!

The pancakes are 4 stars- they are a little thin and flat, but have good flavor. But the orange sauce is 5 stars. It is incredible, and we ended up eating it on our plain buttermilk pancakes t...

These came out pretty good. Loved the orange sauce. Next time I will add a lil vanilla and some ground ginger to the pancakes

Sooooo good! We've making this type of pancake for a while but this recipe is excellent. The last couple of weekends we just used pure maple syrup and it's delicious. We just tried the orange sy...

These are so orange-y and delicious. I used fresh squeezed oranges for the batter and sauce. My kids liked it so much that my 4 yr old asked for the recipe!

Pancakes have a good soft texture, and the syrup goes perfectly with it. The only reason I'm giving it for stars is because its just a little to much citrus for me.

The pancakes were really good, light and fluffy. I used Tropicana pure premium OJ and the flavor was strong, but my kids really liked them. The syrup was too sweet, so next time I'll 1/2 the s...

This recipe is awesome! I've never liked pancakes, but after trying this, I realized that I just don't like buttermilk pancakes. These are light and delicious!

These are very light pancakes with just the right amount of orange flavor (very subtle & just enough). The batter is thin, so I added in some extra flour. I will probably add some whole wheat f...