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Easy Orange Pancakes with Thyme and Maple

If you love citrus flavours, these easy orange and thyme pancakes sweetened with pure maple syrup will be your new favourites. No added sugar and made with mostly whole wheat flour
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2-3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup of Canada
  • 1 tsp orange marmalade
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • extra maple syrup to serve


  • To prepare these easy orange pancakes, start my mixing the dry ingredients with a whisk in a large bowl. Strip off the leaves from the sprigs of thyme and add to the dry ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients together except water.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet mixture. Gently keep stirring with a fork, adding upto 1/4 cup water to make a thick but pourable pancake batter.
  • Heat a non stick pan. Pour a tsp of olive oil and grease the pan evenly using a kitchen paper.
  • Using a ladle that will hold roughly 1/4 cup batter, make 3-4 pancakes at one go, leaving some space between them to allow easy turning.
  • On a medium flame allow one side to cook. When you see bubbles around the circumference turn over and allow other side to turn golden and the pancake to fluff up.
  • This recipe will make around 8 such pancakes.
  • Divide the stacks of pancakes between two plates. Garnish with some more fresh thyme and serve with some more maple syrup poured over the stacks.


The orange marmalade is optional, but its makes these pancakes irresistibly 'orangey'.
Adding crumbled ricotta to the pancake batter makes a richer dessert-version of the pancakes.
Read more about how to use maple syrup in cooking in my earlier post.
This post is brought to you in association with Federation of Quebec Maple Producers, Canada
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