Golden Spice Pancakes
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Golden Spice Pancakes

For these pancakes, I’ve added freshly grated orange peel to ramp up the fresh orange taste and spiced the batter lightly with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I prefer the spice to be just an accent to the orange, not overwhelming, so if you want really spicy pancakes, you’ll have to add more.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 10
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat; ww pastry flour is another good option)
  • 1 cup unbleached flour (or additional whole wheat flour, for a more nutritious pancake)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon orange rind freshly grated orange peel
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins optional


  • Begin heating a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, mix all the dry ingredients (flours through cloves) and add the rind, juice, and raisins to a well in the center. Mix briefly, just until combined (a few lumps are okay).
  • When the skillet is hot, drop the batter by quarter-cupfuls and cook until the tops are beginning to bubble. Turn and cook a couple more minutes until the underside is golden and the inside is cooked. Serve immediately.


Without raisins: 109 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (2% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 268mg Sodium; 2g Fiber.


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 269mg | Fiber: 2g