Hint-of-Orange Pancakes with Grapefruit Syrup Recipe

Pittman & Davis

Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are known for their nutritional value. But did you know that, aside from eating or juicing the fruits, you can also use the peel and other parts of the fruit?

The peels of citrus fruits can be used to make effective cleaning solutions that reduce mold, disinfect, and remove calcium build up. You can also cook the peel and make fresh smelling candles that can create a pleasing home fragrance that lasts for hours. If you need a quick, natural air-freshener for the kitchen, simmer orange peels with a few cinnamon sticks (or a teaspoon of cinnamon powder) over medium-low heat and release a welcoming scent. You can also make a variation on this method using lemon peels, rosemary sprigs, and vanilla beans.

You can make your own orange-scented moisturizer to soothe dry lips and skin by combining orange peels, shea butter, and cocoa butter. You can also extract the aromatic oils from the peel of citrus fruits or make powdered zest for baking.

Many of these ideas work well for both oranges and grapefruits, so there is no need to choose between the two – you can always try both! For example, these Hint-of-Orange Pancakes have a Grapefruit Syrup and the combination is amazing. Try them today.

How to make Hint-of-Orange Pancakes with Grapefruit Syrup

Prep Time: 10 mins

Ready in: 45 mins


Grapefruit Syrup


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice


To Make Grapefruit Syrup

  1. Add together grapefruit sections and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Set aside while ensuring that it is kept warm.

To Make Pancakes

  1. Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Using a different bowl, whisk together the oil, egg, milk and orange liqueur (or orange juice). Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whip until just moistened (the batter should be slightly lumpy).
  2. To cook the pancakes, pour ¼ cup batter onto a medium-high heated, lightly greased skillet, pan, or griddle and spread if needed. Cook over medium heat for one or two minutes until mixture has turned bubbly on the top and the edges are slightly dry. Flip and cook the other side until the bottom is browned. Keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven set to 300ºF while cooking the rest.
  3. Top pancakes with warm grapefruit syrup. Serve while warm.



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