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Zesty Orange Pancakes with Homemade Citrus Maple Syrup

By The GreenPan Kitchen Team

Your family will flip for our fresh twist on fluffy pancakes featuring Natalie’s Orange Juice, along with plenty of fresh orange zest. What could top that? Homemade citrus maple syrup, of course!

Zesty Orange Pancakes with Homemade Citrus Maple Syrup

Yields: 8 to 10 servings

Time: 10 minutes prep, 20 minutes cooking, 30 minutes total



For the syrup

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Natalie’s Orange Juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 orange, sliced into small segments


For the pancakes

  • 2 cups of your favorite pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup Natalie’s Orange Juice
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • Zest of 1 orange



  1. Make the syrup—Add maple syrup to a small saucepan along with orange juice, orange zest, and orange segments. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Set aside.
  1. Mix the pancake batter—In a large bowl, add pancake mix, orange juice, milk or water, and zest of 1 orange. Stir to combine evenly, but don’t worry about a few lumps here and there.
  1. Make the pancakes—Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Ladle approximately 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto skillet—depending on size, you can cook 2 or 3 at a time. When the batter bubbles all over and edges turn brown, flip pancakes, and cook for an additional minute or two. Repeat with remaining pancake batter.
  1. Serve and enjoy—While the last batch of pancakes cooks, reheat syrup, if needed. Transfer pancakes to individual plates and serve with warm orange maple syrup.



Pour it On! You’ll love drizzling our citrus syrup on everything from ice cream and cheesecake to scones and bread pudding. Or just eating it by the spoonful—we’ll never tell.

Why We Love Natalie’s Juices—Made in small batches by a woman-owned company, Natalie’s juices feature the finest fruits and vegetables handcrafted into liquid deliciousness.

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