Orange Pancakes with Orange Syrup

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These Orange Pancakes with Orange Syrup have all the flavors of an Orange Creamsicle! Orange-infused pancakes with sweet cream filling, topped with tangy orange syrup.

Orange Syrup pouring on top of two Orange Pancakes.

Orange Pancakes Recipe

I would have these Orange Creamsicle Pancakes every day for breakfast if I could. It tastes just like one of those frozen orange creamsicle pops that my kids love so much. Vibrantly flavored with tangy orange juice, these pancakes have a light fluffy texture and sandwiched with a rich sweet, creamy filling. But the best part of all is our Aunt Lana’s famous tangy orange syrup!  It’s always such a special treat when we make these orange pancakes, whether we’re celebrating a birthday or just in the mood for something sweet and tangy. We even make it for dinner often! There are a lot of steps in the recipe card below, but don’t let that scare you. These pancakes are actually really simple to make and are completely worth the extra effort!

Orange Pancakes with Homemade Pancake Mix

If you want to use a homemade pancake mix instead of a store-bought mix, you can use our How to Make Pancakes from Scratch recipe! Just switch out the buttermilk for orange juice.

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, orange juice, and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Heat a griddle to medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Pour ¼ cup of pancake mixture onto the griddle.
  6. Once the sides start to dry and the top is bubbling, flip the pancake using a large spatula.
  7. Cook until both sides of the pancake are golden brown and the middle is cooked through (you can check by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the pancake – if it comes out dry it is done).
Bite of an orange pancake on a golden fork. Plate of pancakes and orange syrup in the background.

Suggestions for Perfect Fluffy Orange Pancakes

  • When you combine the dry and wet ingredients, don’t over mix! It is normal to have some clumps in the batter. If you over mix the batter, it will knock all the air out and your pancakes will be flatter than….well, a pancake!
  • Make sure to grease your griddle with cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking.
  • Use a measuring cup to portion the pancake batter onto the griddle to ensure uniform-sized pancakes.

Recipe Tip

Four orange pancakes cooking on a griddle.

You’ll know the pancakes are ready to flip when the top has bubbles and the sides appear dry. You’ll know they are done once the bottom is golden brown and the middle of the pancake is no longer gooey.

Let’s Talk About that Sweet Cream Filling

This cream filling is a delectable cheater recipe. It is so much easier than making a cream filling with eggs, that has to be cooked and tempered just right. The heavy whipping cream combined with instant pudding mix and powdered sugar tastes like frosting that melts slightly in between two hot orange pancakes. It’s heavenly, and I could not stop sneaking tastes while preparing this dish. If you want to add some orange flavor to the cream, you can add some orange zest.

Aunt Lana’s Orange Syrup

Top this whole breakfast off with the orange syrup that inspired the whole recipe! All you need are three simple ingredients: orange juice concentrate, some sugar and butter. That’s it. Stir all the ingredients together and bring to a boil until the sugar is all dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving. This syrup settles over these orange flavored pancakes and creamy filling perfectly. I could drink this syrup plain, but don’t tell anyone I said that. Of course these pancakes taste great with maple syrup as well.

Orange Syrup in a pitcher with a plate of pancakes and orange slices.

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What to Serve with these Pancakes

This pancake recipe tastes delicious all on its own with a side of bacon or sausage, or you can pair it with some of our favorite breakfast recipes for an absolutely mouthwatering and filling brunch.

How to Make Orange Pancakes

Orange Syrup pouring on top of two Orange Pancakes.

Orange Creamsicle Pancakes and Orange Syrup

5 from 5 votes
These Orange Pancakes with Orange Syrup have all the flavors of an Orange Creamsicle! Orange-infused pancakes with sweet cream filling, topped with tangy orange syrup.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6

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Equipment

  • Electric Griddle
  • Kitchenaid Mixer

Ingredients

For the Pancakes:

For the Cream Filling:

For the Orange Syrup

Instructions

For the Pancakes:

  • Mix together the pancake mix and orange juice.
    Mixing bowl of batter for Orange Pancakes. Fresh oranges and a whisk on the side.
  • Cook on a griddle over medium heat until golden on both sides.
    Four orange pancakes cooking on a griddle.

For the Cream Filling:

  • In a large mixer, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. It should be very thick.
    Mixing bowl of whipped heavy cream for Orange Pancake filling. Fresh oranges on the side.
  • Whip in the powdered sugar, then the instant pudding. Add 2 Tbsp of milk to make the consistency a little more creamy.
    Mixing bowl of Orange Pancake filling. Whisk and oranges on the side.

For the Orange Syrup:

  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil stirring occasionally, remove from heat and serve.
    Orange syrup in a pitcher for Orange Pancakes. Plate of Orange Pancakes and fresh oranges on the side.

To Serve:

  • Sandwich a large dollop of the prepared vanilla cream between two prepared pancakes then drizzle orange syrup over the top.
    Cut taken out of two Orange Pancakes with vanilla cream filling.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 679kcalCarbohydrates: 124gProtein: 5gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 409mgPotassium: 592mgFiber: 1gSugar: 108gVitamin A: 940IUVitamin C: 109.5mgCalcium: 126mgIron: 0.9mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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