Strawberry Pancakes with Orange Honey

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I can’t believe spring has arrived so early.  We are getting ready to harvest everything from our winter garden, because the temperatures are just too consistently warm.  I am not ready for spring, but I am excited about berry season.  I can’t wait to eat sweet local strawberries, bake with them, and stock our freezer.  If you haven’t guessed, my family loves strawberries, and especially strawberries for breakfast 😉  I came up with this recipe a couple of years ago and make it consistently every spring.  I found some pricey, but delicious organic California strawberries recently and just had to make them.  They are deliciously simple and packed with strawberries, with a delicious orange honey drizzled all over them.  They are the perfect welcome to spring and farewell to winter.  Happy March everyone!

Strawberry Pancakes with Orange Honey


  • 2 cups all purpose flour (I use unbleached)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sugar and 2 tsp. for the strawberries
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. real vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp oil (I use olive oil)
  • 12 oz. fresh strawberries (prep the night before)
  • 1 cup clover honey
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2 oranges)
  • zest of 1 orange
  • The night before, chop the strawberries and mix with 2 tsp. sugar, and place in the fridge. This will bring out the juices in the strawberries. For this recipe, I have reduced the sugar in the pancake mix to compensate for the sugar in the strawberries. If you aren’t able to do this the night before, let them sit for at least one hour in the refrigerator.
  • Pancakes
  • Note: Make the syrup first (see below for syrup instructions).
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda together. Add the salt and sugar, and mix well with a whisk. In a separate bowl, slightly beat the milk, vanilla, egg, and oil together with a whisk. Add the flour to the wet ingredients and mix together until just combined. Do not over mix. The mix will seem thick until the next step. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the strawberries and juice in. Let sit for at least 5 minutes and then cook on your favorite pan or griddle. Add the pancake batter with a ladle or something similar. Once the pancakes have bubbles, flip them over, and let cook until the bottom is just golden brown. After cooking, top with the orange honey syrup. Enjoy!
  • Syrup
  • Make the syrup before you make the pancakes. Squeeze the orange juice and strain. In a pan over medium heat, stir the orange juice and honey until the honey is dissolved. Stir in the zest and let simmer for about 10 minutes (before using, strain the zest out of the syrup if desired). You can use immediately or store in the fridge for several days. Warm before using for best results.
  • Notes

    #1 Make the syrup a day or 2 ahead and then warm before using.

    #2 Make the dry mix for the pancakes ahead of time. I always make my dry mixes ahead when entertaining.

    #3 Freeze the pancakes for longer storage. Defrost and warm through. They make great homemade frozen breakfast food.

    I am excited to bring my pancakes to Fiesta Friday #161!  Your lovely co-hosts are Angie@Fiesta Friday and Laura @ Feast Wisely.

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    42 Responses to“Strawberry Pancakes with Orange Honey”

    1. 03/02/2017 at 8:48 am #

      Now thats a beautiful stack of pancakes.

        03/02/2017 at 9:41 am #

        Thank you Suzanne! Have a wonderful day 😀

    2. 03/02/2017 at 9:20 am #

      Oh yummmm

        03/02/2017 at 9:42 am #

        Thank you Lynn! Have a fantastic day!

        • 03/02/2017 at 12:40 pm #

          You too xx

          03/02/2017 at 1:49 pm #

          Thanks 😀

        • 03/02/2017 at 1:58 pm #

          you too dear

          03/02/2017 at 2:21 pm #


    3. 03/02/2017 at 1:10 pm #

      Spring has arrived early here too Antonia, I can hardly believe it! I must say that your pancakes look just scrumptious. You’ve got me wanting breakfast for lunch now! 🙂

        03/02/2017 at 1:50 pm #

        Thank you Heather! Ha ha, there is nothing wrong with that 😉 Have a happy day!

    4. 03/02/2017 at 2:03 pm #

      Yum, Antonia. My grandson is a blueberry pancake fanatic, but I’ll bet he would love these too. And I like the alternative to maple syrup. I’ll have to try that. It’s a great back up too for those days when the maple syrup is low. Now I just need Tornado Boy over for another weekend so Granny and Grampy can indulge! Ha ha.

        03/02/2017 at 2:26 pm #

        Thanks Diana! It is really tasty and the orange is so good with the honey 😀 It’s always good have a reason to indulge, and I bet he’ll love them 😀 By the way, I love his nickname! Have a fantastic end to your week!

    5. 03/02/2017 at 2:41 pm #

      So lovely! This Tuesday I too made a few pancakes from a ready-made pancake mix kit 🙂 No comments, clearly 🙂

        03/02/2017 at 3:15 pm #

        Thanks Inese! You are so funny! Have a fabulous rest of the day!

        • 03/02/2017 at 3:43 pm #

          Thank you! Have a lovely day you too! xx

          03/02/2017 at 9:48 pm #

          Thank you 😀

    6. 03/02/2017 at 4:27 pm #

      It’s been way too long since I had pancakes. Yum!

        03/02/2017 at 9:49 pm #

        Thank you Jacqui! Have a wonderful Friday!

    7. 03/02/2017 at 11:01 pm #

      Those look so good! The pancake lovers in my house would love these! I’m saving this recipe.

        03/03/2017 at 8:38 am #

        Thank you Deborah! I hope you all enjoy them! Have a wonderful day 😀

    8. 03/03/2017 at 2:25 am #

      Oh my gosh Antonia, these sound wonderful 🙂 I love strawberries, and it must be wonderful to be able to get so many to freeze! I have never thought to put the actual strawberry into the pancake mixture – great idea! I definitely will be trying these, and I just know we will love them. <3

        03/03/2017 at 8:39 am #

        Thank you so much Lynne 😀 I hope you all enjoy them! Have a fabulous Friday 😀

    9. 03/03/2017 at 8:05 am #

      You do like your pancakes Antonia and so do I!

        03/03/2017 at 8:38 am #

        Ha ha, thank you Judi! Have a happy Friday!

    10. Sandhya
      03/03/2017 at 5:46 pm #

      Funny we both had strawberries on our mind this week! Your pancakes look spectacular!

        03/05/2017 at 11:09 am #

        Great minds think alike 😉 Thank you so much Sandhya, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    11. 03/03/2017 at 6:36 pm #

      It’s funny I should see this recipe this week, Antonia, because it was Pancake Day here in the UK on Tuesday. Our pancakes are thinner and more like crepes than yours, but strawberry pancakes drizzled with an orange and honey syrup wouldn’t go amiss! 😃

        03/05/2017 at 11:12 am #

        That’s so funny Millie, I had no idea! It is a wonderfully refreshing combination 😀

    12. 03/04/2017 at 1:25 am #

      Perfect Antonia!! Who wouldn’t want these on a Saturday morning??! Strawberries are just coming into season here– and love the idea of orange honey!! new to me. Happy weekend ahead with your dear family– have plans?? ! xo

        03/05/2017 at 11:15 am #

        Aww, thank you Rhonda! I decided to combine orange juice and honey when I was creating this recipe, and it turned out delicious. It really matches the strawberries very well. No special plans, what about you? I hope it has been a nice weekend for you! Have a happy day 😀

        • 03/05/2017 at 10:35 pm #

          Hi Antonia! well, it does looks sweet and delicious! We drove up the coast to see our kids and 3 grand-girls in Ojai yesterday. It’s nestled in a little valley full of citrus trees and now with all our rain, the stream in full and the wild flowers are all coming up! A fun day with those wacky girls. Love them! hope you’re in for a good week ahead… hugs!

          03/09/2017 at 8:52 am #

          It sounds like a wonderful day! I am sorry it has taken me so long to respond, I have been away from the computer for a few days 😀

        • 03/10/2017 at 12:43 pm #

          I know how that can be Antonia– with all you do and two smallish kids, you have plenty to fill your days! Glad to hear from you!! take care. xo

          03/12/2017 at 11:31 am #

          Very busy, but very rewarding! Thanks Rhonda 😀

        • 03/07/2017 at 11:36 am #

          Hi Antonia– It does look delish! We drove up the coast to Ojai for a day with our kids and 3 grand-girls. Beautiful valley of citrus groves and big fun with those wacky girls! Hope your doing well… xox

          03/09/2017 at 8:53 am #

          I wish we lived near citrus groves! Thank you, I am 😀 Have a great day!

    13. 03/08/2017 at 10:01 am #

      It looks absolutely delicious Antonia…

        03/09/2017 at 8:54 am #

        Thank you so much Swapna! I hope you have a lovely day!

    14. 03/09/2017 at 7:52 am #

      Yum, yum, yum!! Can’t wait to give these a try. Love pancakes, love strawberries, so definitely LOVE strawberry pancakes! Great idea putting the strawberries IN the batter 👍

        03/09/2017 at 8:56 am #

        Thank you for the kind words Angie! I hope you all enjoy them! Have a wonderful day 😀

    15. 03/19/2017 at 6:14 pm #

      Looks so inviting!

        03/20/2017 at 10:58 am #

        Thanks Maniparna! Have a wonderful day!

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