Cinnamon Orange Pancakes

  • Serves: 6; 2 pancakes per serving


Start the day off right with these yummy pancakes, served with light syrup or cottage cheese topped with sliced bananas or strawberries.


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh orange zest
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • Egg substitute equivalent to 1 egg, or 1 large egg
  • Vegetable oil spray

Cooking Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flours, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except the vegetable oil spray. Pour into the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Don’t overmix.

Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Remove from the heat and lightly spray with vegetable oil spray (being careful not to spray near a gas flame).

Using a 1/4-cup measure, pour the batter onto the griddle. (You should have 12 pancakes.) Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the tops are bubbly and the edges are dry. Turn over and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
0.5 g
Saturated Fat
0.0 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.0 g
1 mg
173 mg
35 g
3 g
7 g
7 g

Dietary Exchanges

2 1/2 starch

This recipe is reprinted with permission from The New American Heart Association Cookbook, Seventh Edition, Copyright © 2004 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.