Recipe ReDux || Cinnamon Orange Syrup + Oatmeal Pancakes

One spoonful of this Goldschlagger spiked Cinnamon Orange Syrup alone or on top of my new favorite Oatmeal Pancakes {vegan and gluten-free}, and you will think you have died and gone to Heaven!

Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Orange SyrupYes. It’s that good.

This month’s Recipe ReDux theme is A Spirited ReDux

From plain Jane vanilla extract to fancy-pants elderflower liqueur, we like to keep a little liquor in the kitchen. Show us how you like to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts and other alcohols. A splash of vodka makes summer sauces shine – and liqueurs brighten desserts: What’s your healthy recipe with spirit?

And what better way to be spirited than with Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps doused with real flecks of gold?

Goldschlagger Cinnamon SchnappsHazy college memories are coming back at me that might have involved a wee bit of cinnamon schnapps…

But today my mind is sharp, and we’re going easy on the booze, since I’m serving this yummy sauce on top of pancakcs.

Which you usually eat for breakfast {if you’re my husband}.

But the kids and I will gladly eat them for dinner too!

Come to think of it, is there ever a bad meal to serve pancakes at???

I think not.


Now you’ve got me side tracked on oatmeal pancakes.

Which as I brazenly stated earlier, may be my new favorite pancakes, because the oats add the perfect touch of chewiness, and the cinnamon in them is just divine!

Oatmeal PancakesAnd if you’re not in the mood for boozy cinnamon orange syrup, you can try them with all kinds of other delicious toppings too, which I’ll share with you in a minute.

But first, I think I’ll stop talking now, and share both of the recipes so you can decide which one to start with first!

Cinnamon Orange Syrup and Oatmeal Pancakes
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Super easy to make, this cinnamon orange sauce, spiked with a little Goldschlagger Cinnamon Schnapps if desired, makes a delicious topping for just about anything.
Serves: ~ 1 cup of syrup and 14 pancakes
  • Cinnamon Orange Syrup
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil
  • Juice from 6 oranges OR 1½ cups of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 4 oranges peeled, de-seeded, and cut in to ¼ inch pieces, optional
  • 2 tablespoons Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps, optional
  • Ground cinnamon to taste, optional, if not using Goldschlagger Cinnamon Schnapps
  • Oatmeal Pancakes
  • 1½ cups gluten-free flour blend OR all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup oatmeal (use certified gluten-free oats if you are on a gluten-free diet)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal stirred into 6 tablespoons water {or 2 eggs}
  • 1 cup non-dairy or diary milk of choice ( used unsweetened organic soymilk)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons oil (i.e. expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil), plus extra for cooking
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  1. Cinnamon Orange Syrup: Heat a large sauce pan on high, and add coconut oil.Turn heat down to medium and add orange juice, maple syrup, and optional orange pieces.Cook mixture on medium or medium high, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes, or until liquid reduces and you have a rich, syrupy sauce.Turn off heat, and stir in Goldschlagger Cinnamon Schnapps, OR ground cinnamon to taste.
  2. Oatmeal Pancakes: Heat griddle or frying pan on medium heat. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and stir with a fork until well combined. Add flax mixture (or egg), non-dairy or dairy milk, oil, and maple syrup to dry ingredients, and mix with a spoon or whisk until well combined. Grease griddle or pan with oil, and pour ¼ cup of batter for each pancake, cooking pancakes on both sides until golden brown.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 pancakes with 2 tablespoons syrup

Cinnamon Orange Syrup

Nutrition and Serving Notes

  • Both the syrup and the pancakes are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan, and suitable for a low FODMAP diet {best to skip the booze and use ground cinnamon instead in the elimination phase.}
  • Cinnamon Orange Syrup serving suggestions: Drizzle it on top of these oatmeal pancakes, french toast, or waffles…Try pairing it with a stone fruit salad {peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums}, or with a mixed berry fruit salad with blueberries, raspberries, and boysenberries….Pour warm cinnamon orange syrup over your favorite ice cream {regular or vegan}, for a fabulously indulgent dessert!
  • Oatmeal Pancake serving suggestions: Drizzle it with this Cinnamon Orange Syrup…Pair it with plain pure maple syrup, chopped walnut or pecan, and raisins for  “Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes”…Salter them with your favorite nut butter and sliced bananas and roll ’em up for a healthy portable breakfast on the go!
  • Genius idea! Make a batch {or two, or three} of Oatmeal Pancake mix by combining all the dry ingredients, and storing them in a jar {like I did with these yummy Gingerbread Pancakes}. Then, when the pancake craving hits, all you have to do is add the flax mixture or eggs, non-dairy or dairy milk, oil, and maple syrup and your good to go!

Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Orange Syrup 2Now it’s YOUR turn to share how you would eat this divinely delicious Cinnamon Orange Syrup, or these yummy Oatmeal Pancakes, then be sure and check out all the other fabulous Recipe ReDux healthy Spirited creations below!

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  1. Wowwwwww! You continue to amaze me with your wonderful and creative flavor combinations. And now your serving up boozy marmalade for breakfast? Just YUM!

  2. Thanks so much Gwen!!! I think you just made my day 🙂

  3. Love this hearty stack of healthy pancakes! I’ve never tried cinnamon schnapps but I bet it adds a nice kick to the syrup!

  4. This sounds like a lovely dessert idea! Would love these pancakes with the nut butter and bananas you suggested too. Great stuff and such a sunny, fun recipe 🙂

  5. These are just bursts of summer! Love the idea of having them
    With bananas, gorgeous. X

    • Bursts of Summer…love it Deena! Most people think of oranges as winter fruits, but the Valencia’s that are popular to grow here in San Diego start bursting off the trees in the summer, so I love finding a delicious way to use them 🙂

  6. The orange syrup sounds so good, even without the schnapps! I also love the idea of storing your dry pancakes ingredients – so simple, and I have never thought of it before :). Thanks for the great recipe.

    • So glad I gave you a good idea to mix up the dry ingredients ahead of time Nicole 🙂 My in-laws really like the Gingerbread Pancake mix (me too) and keep a jar around in their motor home for easy pancakes on the road 🙂

  7. A gorgeous breakfast! Yum!

  8. mmm..this looks like the kind of breakfast I want to wake up to!

  9. Oh I have many a good (and bad) memory of Goldschlager! What a great way to incorporate it into my life….again! This looks delishhhhh!

  10. Oatmeal pancakes with orange and cinnamon sounds delicious!

  11. This Cinnamon Orange Syrup sounds divine!

  12. Oh my, Goldschlager… that takes me back a few years!! I seem to remember a night including the spirit that didn’t leave me in the best of sorts the next day. But I can imagine how wonderful this sauce is over these pancakes!! We wholeheartedly agree… there is never a bad time for pancakes!

  13. A Goldschlagger-spiked syrup sounds deadly indeed! Thanks for sharing, EA.

  14. What a creative and delicious way to incorporate a bit of booze ;). And you’re absolutely right..I would be happy to dig into a stack of pancakes anytime of the day! I don’t think I’ve ever made oatmeal pancakes. Must try soon..


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