Orange and cranberry pancakes

For the ultimate sweet festive brunch, Jo Pratt makes pancakes served with a fruity syrup and cinnamony yogurt
By Jo Pratt
Orange and cranberry pancakes
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the syrup

  • 100 g dried cranberries
  • 150 ml orange juice
  • 200 ml cranberry juice
  • 200 g caster sugar

For the yogurt

  • 200 ml Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbsp light brown muscovado sugar
  • orange segments, to serve

For the pancakes

  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 125 ml milk
  • 50 g butter, melted
  • 1 large orange, zested, plus extra to serve sliced (optional)
  • sunflower oil, and extra butter for frying


1. For the pancake syrup: Place the cranberries in a saucepan with the orange juice, cranberry juice and sugar. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves, then boil until the juice has reduced by half, creating a syrupy consistency. Remove the cranberries with a slotted spoon or through a sieve and set aside.

2. Roughly chop the cranberries and set aside to use in the pancake mixture.

3. For the yogurt: Mix all the ingredients and leave to chill in the fridge.

4. For the pancakes: Place the flour, baking powder and caster sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the egg, milk, butter and orange zest, then stir briefly to form a batter. Stir in three quarters of the chopped cranberries used in the pancake syrup.

5. Heat a large frying or pancake pan over a medium heat and brush with sunflower oil. Drop 3 or 4 individual spoons of the batter into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles form on the surface. Add a little butter to the pan then turn over the pancakes and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until they are golden. Repeat with the rest of the mix, keeping pancakes warm in a low oven.

6. Stack the pancakes onto plates, add a good spoonful of cinnamon yogurt and spoon the syrup over and around the pancakes. Add orange segments and the reserved cranberries as a finishing touch.

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