Cranberry Orange Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Good morning guys and Happy Pancake Sunday!

The recipe I want to share with you today is an idea I’ve had for while now. Warm and fluffy orange cream pancakes, that you would never guess to be gluten-free, chocked full of dried sweetened cranberries. The warm syrup I chose to drizzle over them is a cinch to make and it will also give you a chance to use up all those cranberries leftover from the holidays…what, you mean I’m the only one who still has those?

Guess that’s what I get for buying three pound bag!

Regardless of any produce hoarding tendencies, this is a recipe you’ll definitely want to try!

Cranberry Orange Pancakes (Gluten Free)

By: Heather Powers @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Keywords: coconut flour cranberries orange zest pancakes


Ingredients (Serves 1 hungry person)

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg white, whisked until foamy
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons almond milk
  • Juice of 1 orange (approximately 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries


1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients and whisk together to break up any lumps from the coconut flour.*
3. In a separate bowl, add the egg white and beat with a wire whisk until foamy (about 30 seconds to a minute).
4. Add orange juice, almond milk, vanilla, and melted coconut oil to the beaten egg white and stir to combine.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir well.
6. Fold in dried cranberries and orange zest.
7. Transfer batter to skillet to make 4 medium-sized pancakes.
8. Cook 4-5 minute per side or until you can start to see the under side edges turning golden brown (batter will not bubble).
9. Serve with warm cranberry-orange syrup (recipe to follow).

*If you don’t have access to coconut flour, you can omit it and cut the almond milk down to only 1/4 cup OR if you don’t want to miss out on the wonderful coconutty flavor in the recipe, you can throw some unsweetened shredded coconut in the batter when you add the cranberries and orange zest.

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After spooning the batter onto my much loved pancake griddle (no, it is not an electric griddle in Casa de Broccoli…it is a PANCAKE griddle), I got started on the sauce.

A couple of minutes later, I got a familiar whiff of citrus cream cookies. After dismissing the momentary thought that I was having a stroke, I bent down and sniffed the pancakes and realized…


It’s ok if you’re drooling because I was then and after typing that I am again! 😉

As much as I could’ve just picked these babies straight off the griddle and started eating them like giant cookies, I just knew this syrup was going to be a winner!

Cranberry-Orange Pancake Syrup

by Heather Powers

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: fresh cranberries maple syrup


Ingredients (Serves 1 hungry person)

  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries (or thawed from frozen)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (or more depending on tastes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon orange zest


1. Heat a pot over high heat.
2. Add cranberries and water, cover, and allow to steam for 4-5 minutes or until the cranberries start to “pop”
3. Drain all but about 1 Tablespoon of water from the cranberries and transfer to a mini food processor, blender, or magic bullet.
4. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, and orange zest
5. Blend until smooth, adding more water to thin if necessary.

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Anyone care for a bite of some warm saucy cookies pancakes?

Any other holiday food hoarders out there?
I won’t even talk about the 10 can stash of canned pumpkin I still have!

Have you guys checked out RECIpage yet?
I just searched “pancakes” and it pulled up THIS…looks like I’m gonna be busy drooling over food porn for the rest of the day!

Later loves!

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22 Responses to Cranberry Orange Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

  1. These are beauuuutiful!!! Need to make.

  2. wow. those look amazing. and i am with you on the food hoarding!! i still have cranberries in the freezer 🙂 actually, you should see my freezers. i am all about stocking up when its in season!

  3. And the pancake queen strikes again! 😉 I love how creative you are with your flavours!

  4. PB&Jenny says:

    cookies, eh? say no more 🙂

  5. Much prettier than my Sunday morning pancakes. CD thought mine looked like sausage patties. 🙂

  6. Anne says:

    Wow Heather, those look so yummy!!!

  7. These look amazing, love all your pancake recipes!

  8. The pancakes look amazing! You know I’m loving my citrus and berries these days. I need to check out recipage. I keep meaning to do it, much like many other things in my life these days. I’m glad you had a great weekend.

  9. Catriona says:

    OH my goodness. My mom just made cranberry orange scones which were delicious but those pancakes look SO GOOD!
    I’m going to try making them for my mom b/c she loves the cranberry orange combo. (Who doesn’t??)

    Also, had never been to Recipage…it will change my life for the better…Oh man.

  10. Oh my. Cranberries > raisins in my book. Not being a fan of sweet = loving slightly tart things = liking cranberries. FOllow? Anyhow, these look yum. If I hadn’t already chosen a valentines-themed breakfast for my pancake monday (moved to tuesday for v-day) I’d totes make these. I wonder how these would be made with fresh cranberries in? they’d juice all over you- don’t wear white!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Hannah, your comments always make me smile! I thought about using fresh cranberries in the batter, but to be honest, I didn’t want to have to wait for them to cook…and then cool before adding them! I think as long as you add enough sweetener to balance out the tart, they would taste fantastic!

  11. Brittany says:

    I’ve been hoarding pumpkin, in fact I just wrote about this today. I made pancakes this morning with pumpkin, they were good but yours definitely look better. I am holding onto the holiday foods with dear life.

  12. My mouth was watering and THEN you tell me they smell like cookies!?! Ooooh my goodness, I want these!

  13. These are so beautiful!!!! The colors are amazing, and orange and cranberry are SUCH a good flavor combo!

  14. Courtney says:

    Your pancake recipes seriously amaze me… I want to make them all!!! Literally all at once. Too many pancakes? One of each? Anyway you get it.. your recipes impress me. I’m just starting to cook, learning the basics and experimenting but my boyfriend is quite the chef and thanks to you and the other blogs I follow I am learning quickly and am inspired by your passion. 😀

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      That’s awesome Courtney! I’ve always enjoyed being in the kitchen, but after my discovery of healthy living blogs, it went from making recipes by the book to creating my very own! Just don’t give up…even if things don’t come out the way they’re supposed to. We all have our share of kitchen disasters…but they make the best stories during family get togethers! 😉

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  16. After my love affair with orange cranberry sauce over the holidays, these sound right up my alley. Such a lovely change-up from chocolate and peanut butter and the like! 🙂

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