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Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes with Orange Infused Syrup

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes with Orange Infused Syrup. Making your own orange infused syrup to serve with pancakes is very easy. It any occasion at which you serve these light, fluffy, delicious pancakes just a bit more special. 
Course Breakfast/ Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword brunch, buttermilk pancakes, pancakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 large pancakes
Calories 243 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


For the orange syrup

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • zest of one orange chopped in strips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the pancakes

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cups chocolate chips approximately


To prepareĀ  the pancakes

  1. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. Whisk together the egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk and melted butter.
  3. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and whisk together just until combined. Do not over mix. Don't worry about small lumps. The batter will be thick.
  4. Using a 1/4 cup measure, pour batter onto a lightly greased griddle on medium heat; it's best to cook these slowly. You may need to spread the batter out a little with the back of a spoon but this is usually not necessary.
  5. Sprinkle on some chocolate chips before flipping. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until the centre is fully cooked.

To make the Orange Infused Syrup.

  1. In a small saucepan bring the water, sugar, corn syrup to a slow simmer.
  2. Add the strips of orange zest.
  3. Continue to cook at a slow simmer until the mixture reaches 230 degrees F on a candy or meat thermometer, about 7 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Allow the syrup to cool to almost room temperature before serving over the pancakes. You can remove the candied orange zest and use it to garnish the pancakes.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.