Orange Buttermilk Pancakes-light and fluffy pancakes with a hint of orange served with whipped orange honey butter make a perfect spring breakfast!

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Orange Pancakes

There’s nothing better than enjoying a fresh stack of homemade pancakes topped with warm maple syrup, and a side of hot coffee in the morning. 

I love making pancakes on the weekends, but let’s face it, the boring box mix recipe gets old after a while, so occasionally I like to mix things up with a homemade pancakes recipe, like these orange pancakes! 

This recipe is full of vibrant orange flavor that’s not too overbearing, creating the perfect fresh twist on your average buttermilk pancake recipe. Not only are the flavors to die for, but the light and fluffy texture is just like that of your favorite diner pancakes! I could eat a whole batch of these on their own, they are so good, but don’t get me started on how amazing they taste topped with homemade honey butter!!

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How To Make Orange Pancakes

(full printable recipe at the end of this post)

Throwing together a batch of homemade pancakes doesn’t have to be complicated. This recipe comes together with ease when you follow these easy instructions. 

To start, simply combine the baking mix and sugar in a small bowl. Then in another bowl, whisk the egg, yogurt, buttermilk, orange juice, butter, orange peel, and vanilla extract.

Next, you will add a little buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring just until moist and let the batter stand for a few minutes at room temperature before you begin cooking. 

Lastly, it’s time to start cooking the pancakes. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle, turn when bubbles form on top and cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with whipped orange honey butter and enjoy!

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Tips For Making The Best Orange Pancakes

  • If you don’t have buttermilk, you can add 2 teaspoons of white vinegar or lemon juice to 3/4 cup milk. Stir and let stand 5-10 minutes. Use curdled milk in the recipe.
  • Do NOT overmix! The batter should be slightly lumpy. 
  • To make a large batch of orange pancakes at once, use a griddle to speed the process. 
  • Thoroughly coat your pan with cooking spray after each pancake. Only coating once at the beginning will not be enough to keep all the pancakes from sticking. 
  • For an easier flipping experience, spray your spatula with cooking spray as well. 

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What To Put On Top of Orange Pancakes

No good pancake recipe is complete without a few delicious toppings to round out the meal. When it comes to this stack of citrusy buttermilk pancakes, the list of amazing toppings goes on and on. Whether you like things simple, with just a little, butter, healthy with a dash of extra fruit, or decked out with extra sweetness, there’s an option for you! 

Here are a few of my go-to toppings anytime I whip up a batch of orange pancakes: 

  • Whipped orange honey butter
  • banana slices
  • Mixed Berries 
  • Pecans or walnuts
  • Chocolate chips/chocolate sauce 
  • Raspberry or Strawberry syrup

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How To Store Homemade Pancakes

Homemade pancakes are great to store and save for later. There are a few different ways to can prepare your leftovers. The easiest way is to store your uneaten pancakes is to place them in a ziptop bag, or airtight container and place in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. 

Another option is to store the orange buttermilk pancakes in the freezer. For this method, you will want to separate each pancake with a piece of wax paper before stacking. This will prevent them from freezing together and getting stuck in one giant stack. When stored in the freezer, they will keep for up to 4 months. 

The Best Ways To Reheat Buttermilk Pancakes

In the microwave: I’ve found that the best way to make sure your pancakes don’t dry out in the microwave is to wrap your desired amount of orange pancakes in a paper towel and heat on high for about 25 seconds, or until the desired temperature is reached. 

In the toaster: If you like a crispy pancake, or forgot to let your pancakes thaw out from the freezer, then just pop a couple in the toaster on the defrost setting and you’ll be good to go!  

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More Breakfast Recipes To Get Your Day Started

Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal – A delicious twist to a family-friendly hearty breakfast! Tell them it will taste like a giant oatmeal cookie they can cover in milk and they’ll be racing to the kitchen to help.

Cinnamon Rasin Biscuits – Topped with sweet, melty vanilla icing for breakfast. These drop biscuits are a simple, quick and easy biscuit recipe that comes together in about 22 minutes! 

Lemon Blueberry Muffins – The bright tang of lemon mingled with sweet juicy blueberries makes these muffins worth waking up for. The crumb topping makes them over-the-top delicious! 

Buttermilk Waffles – There’s nothing like buttermilk waffles that are perfectly crispy on the outside, light and airy inside, and full of flavor all around.

Caramel Banana French Toast – A decadent french toast with homemade caramel sauce and bananas, an easy to make gourmet breakfast you can make at home.

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Tools Used to Make These Orange Pancakes

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Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

This set of stainless steel measuring cups is by far my favorite set! The stainless steel is durable and easy to clean, and the 5 different sizes make it easy to perfectly measure any of your ingredients. 

Glass Bowl Set

Everyone should have a good set of mixing bowls in their kitchen. This set is my favorite because the variety of sizes means I always have exactly what I need available. 

Electric Griddle:

Having an electric griddle around is perfect for when you’re cooking for a crowd, or just need to free up some stove burners. I love the large cooking space and easy cleanup with this product!

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Orange Buttermilk Pancakes

Yield: 12 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Orange Buttermilk Pancakes-light and fluffy pancakes with a hint of orange served with whipped orange honey butter make a perfect spring breakfast!


  • 1 ¾ cups Bisquick Baking Mix
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, combine the baking mix and sugar. In another bowl, whisk the egg, yogurt, buttermilk, orange juice, butter, orange peel and vanilla.
  2. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring just until moist; let stand 15 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown
  4. Serve with whipped orange honey butter


if you don't have buttermilk, you can add 2 teaspoons of white vinegar or lemon juice to 3/4 cup milk. Stir and let stand 5-10 minutes. Use curdled milk in recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 pancakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 862mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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