Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 mins

Six family members stayed with me over the Christmas holiday and I was looking for recipes that were festive but also in keeping with my own healthful approach to cooking; and this dish manages to do both well. A lovely addition to your fall breakfast or brunch menu, this is my rendition of a recipe from BHG. As presented, this is 4 points per serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For orange sauce, combine the water and corn starch in a small bowl until it forms a slurry. Combine slurry in a small saucepan with 1 teaspoon orange peel, the orange juice, 1-2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons snipped dried cranberries (if desired), and cornstarch. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and set aside. (Note: If you are replacing the sugar with Splenda, add it after cooking the sauce.)
  2. For pancakes, in a large bowl combine the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and finely chopped cranberries.
  3. In another bowl combine evaporated milk, skim milk, egg whites, vegetable oil, vanilla, and orange zest.
  4. Add all at once, add the wet ingredients to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy).
  5. Coat a griddle or heavy skillet with cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. For each pancake, pour about 2 tablespoons batter onto hot griddle or skillet. Spread batter into a circle about 2 - 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Cook over medium heat about 1-2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown, turning to cook second sides when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry.
  6. Serving: 4 pancakes plus about 3 tablespoons syrup.
Most Helpful

These were great! I have to admit though, I only made the pancakes, not the syrup. I used a white whole wheat flour for both flours, only a tablespoon of oil, low-fat evaporated milk, and no additional skim milk. I would definitely make these again, the flavors where great.

I Can't Believe It's Healthy February 20, 2011

I loved these, they were a bright flavor on a snowy day and just over all a great pancake. Next time though i will add more cranberries, they seemed to get lost under the orange sauce or perhaps use fresh/frozen cranberries in the sauce to make it less of an orange sauce and more cranberry .

MarraMamba January 01, 2008

I almost didn't make these as I did not have orange zest and I am sure that will make them even more yummy! I changed up the recipe a bit, I used 1/4 cup applesauce instead of the eggs and I used soy milk instead of the evaporated skim milk and milk. I found that I needed 2 cups of milk for this recipe and the batter was still thick but that is how I like mine. These are fabulous, they are so soft and fluffy and they are definitely a fall recipe, I think that it would be wonderful made with other dried fruits. Thanks again for sharing this recipe!!!

Shannon Holmes November 17, 2007