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Orange Whole Wheat Pancakes with Orange Cinnamon-Sugar Walnuts September 2, 2012

Jamie says: I woke up with this vision for the perfect weekend breakfast- Orange Whole Wheat Pancakes with Orange Cinnamon-Sugar Walnuts- and made it a reality.

I was inspired by my recent purchase of fresh-squeezed orange juice from the farmers’ market and my recent discovery of a recipe for Orange-Glazed Pecans from the Florida Department of Citrus.

Orange Whole Wheat Pancakes with Orange Cinnamon-Sugar Walnuts

The pancakes were so big and fluffy and had a hint of orange to them. The walnuts were like dessert- cinnamon-spiced, sugar-sweetened, with a burst of orange zest.

Big, fluffy pancakes with sweet and spiced walnuts

I paired the pancakes with a glass of milk and was sustained for an exciting horseback riding adventure.

Orange you glad you ate a delicious AND nutritious breakfast?

Orange Whole Wheat Pancakes with Orange Cinnamon-Sugar Walnuts

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup walnut halves
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed 100% orange juice (farmers’ market)
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup just-add-water whole grain pancake mix (Kodiak Cakes 100% Whole Grains Frontier Flapjack and Waffle Mix)
  • no stick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Add walnuts to a small bowl and cover with orange juice. Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In another small bowl, zest an orange. Add sugar and cinnamon. Stir.
  3. In a third small bowl, add pancake mix. Drain walnuts by pouring the orange juice into the pancake mix. Mix with a fork.
  4. Toss orange juice-coated walnuts into cinnamon-sugar bowl. Stir. Spray a small baking pan with no stick cooking spray. Spread spiced walnuts on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  5. Preheat a large nonstick pan on a burner on medium heat. Spray pan with no stick cooking spray and pour batter into circles on pan. Cook for about 1 minute. Flip. Cook an additional minute or until cooked throughout.
  6. Top pancakes with orange cinnamon-sugar walnuts. Enjoy!

Serving suggestion: Serve with orange slices and a glass of milk.

Servings: 3

  • Nutrition note: Orange juice is an excellent source of vitamin C, which can help you absorb the iron in non-meat foods better. (There’s some iron in the walnuts and whole wheat pancakes.)
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