Saturday, March 9, 2013

Orange + Yogurt Pancakes

Big news, folks: we're moving to suburbia! Our offer was accepted on a beautiful home in San Jose, and we'll be making the migration from the big city in the next couple of months. We're super excited. Especially for: more space, actually being able to hang pictures on the wall, our OWN washer & dryer, and a large backyard -- perfect for growing fruits & veggies.

On one of our recent visits to the home for an inspection, the current owner gave us a parting gift of a bag full of oranges from OUR soon-to-be backyard!

Wanting to put these to good use, we came up with this little breakfast treat.


Orange & Yogurt Pancakes
7-8 medium sized pancakes

1 cup pancake mix (I'm still going through a Costco-sized bag of Krusteaz Buttermilk Mix)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup yogurt (homemade, greek, or full-fat, for best & fluffiest results)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp orange zest, for both the batter and garnish
powdered sugar, to taste

In a medium sized bowl (or large measuring cup with spout), whisk together pancake mix, orange juice, yogurt, vanilla extract, and half of the orange zest until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as the more you mix, the less fluffy the pancake. It's OK to have lumps!

Heat a skillet on medium heat, add butter. Pour pancake batter onto pan, in desired shape and size. After a couple minutes, flip and cook both sides evenly. Transfer to a plate and top with remaining orange zest and powdered sugar.

Enjoy with syrup! For added orange flavor, mix 1 tbsp orange juice with maple syrup & heat briefly in microwave. Pour over pancakes.

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