Orange syrup for pancakes recipe

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Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Orange syrup for pancakes tastes lovely and citrusy and are a great alternative to traditional pancakes.

Perfect for those who love lemon and sugar pancakes but want something a little different. The tastebud-tingling mix of zesty orange flavours makes these quick and easy pancakes an indulgent treat that you're sure to love. Our pancake recipe has a boozy twist as we've chosen to use Cointreau for the syrup.


  • 4 clementines
  • 4tbsp caster sugar
  • 4tbsp Cointreau
  • 4tbsp orange juice
  • Our classic 
  • Crème fraîche, to serve




  1. Remove skin from clementines and slice into rounds. Dissolve sugar in orange juice, then add Cointreau and boil until reduced to 2tbsp syrup.
  2. Heat pancakes according to the packet instructions. Divide clementines between pancakes, drizzle with the syrup, then fold pancakes. Serve with crème fraîche.

Top tips for making orange syrup for pancakes

Instead of clementines, try caramelised apples, vanilla extract and a splash of Grand Marnier or a jar of Belgian chocolate sauce, sliced bananas and flaked almonds.

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