Cranberry Pancakes - The Gingered Whisk

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cranberry Pancakes

This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned the blog "Badger Girl Learns to Cook".  Badger Girl and her hubby "Manatee" are super healthy people, mostly vegetarian, and eat almost no processed foods. This turned out to be a great match for me because I am trying hard to keep processed foods from our menu (there wasn't much there to begin with, but occasional bags of Doritos have been known to fling themselves into our shopping card) and I have been trying to find better meatless meals for us to eat. And I bookmarked a ton of recipes to try, but then I found this recipe for Cranberry Pancakes. And I stopped right there. Pancakes, people! I can never ever turn down pancakes, and was excited to use fresh cranberries in them for a perfectly fall brinner last week. They were very delicious, and I loved the pop of slightly tart cranberries in each bite. I also feel compelled to tell you that Ladybug requested "Mickey Mouse Pancakes", which are in all actuality harder to make than you might think. 

Cranberry Pancakes (Badger Girl Learns to Cook

3 eggs
2 1/4 cup milk
6 TBSP butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 TBSP sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped cranberries 
cooking spray
butter and syrup

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter, vanilla and sugar.
Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir in the cranberries.
Heat your griddle or cast iron skillets to medium heat.
Use cooking spray or butter to grease your pan.
Cook your pancakes, about 1/4 to 1/3 cup at a time, waiting until bubbles appear on the surface before flipping, and then cooking until golden on both sides. 
Serve with butter and syrup and Enjoy! :) 


  1. Yummy! I would have never thought to put cranberries in pancakes, but it looks amazingly delicious! Can it be the weekend yet so I can make these for Brunch? haha

  2. These are the PERFECT wintertime pancakes! Yum!!

  3. Hi Jenni-
    So glad that you liked the cranberry pancakes. :) I give you tons of credit for even attempting Mickey Mouse Pancakes. Wow!
    Look forward to seeing more posts on your blog and great to "meet" you through the Secret Recipe Club.
    -Kimberly (Badger Girl)

  4. Yum! I've made this before and added ricotta cheese too. The combination of flavors is quite unique. Great choice. Fellow SRC Group D Member!

    1. Oh, great idea to use ricotta! Definitely going to try that next time! :)

  5. What a perfect pick for this season. Would work well for both fall and of course Christmas!

  6. Could not have picked a better recipe for this time of the year! I bet my beloved would love if I made a batch for him as a surprise... :-)

    When I read the title, I asked myself: "did she sourdoughed it?" ;-)

  7. I agree with Megan - perfect wintertime pancakes!

    Happy reveal day :)

  8. I love fresh cranberries in most anything. Have never tried them in pancakes but now I must. These do look delicious.

  9. I always wonder what to do with fresh cranberries... what a great idea!

    1. I LOVE cranberries baked into things like muffins, quick breads, and now pancakes. They have a pop of tart juiciness that is so fun!

  10. Such happiness in pancakes! LOVE the idea, look and visual yumminess of these pancakes...fabulous pick for SRC Jenni!

  11. YUM! I didn't like cranberries up until a year ago..can you believe that? Well..I don't LOVE them, but I do like them enough to LOVE these pancakes! What a great idea for a festive holiday breakfast and a great SRC choice!

    1. I had never had fresh cranberries before a year ago, and now I feel like I am obsessed with them! Let's not discuss how many bags are frozen in my freezer right now...

  12. Your pancakes look delicious and festive. Great SRC pick!

  13. Love pancakes and cranberries is a great addition! Great SRC pick!

  14. Yum, what a perfect recipe for this time of year. Pinned this to try soon.

  15. What an elegant way to serve pancakes; festive for this time of year too. Yum.


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