Orangified Sand Dollar Pancakes

Never been much of a pancake eater, but I had the urge to have a real brunch the other day and sand dollar pancakes (with Nutella) are perfect! Instead of just plain boring ole pancakes, I added dehydrated orange rinds to give it a bitter-sweet kick.



  • oranges – as many as you want
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of boiling water

Cut off the rinds, then slice them into slim pieces.

Mix the sugar and boiling water completely.

Pour the cut rinds into the water and stir them around a bit to make sure that they get completely coated – I usually let them sit a few minutes, just to be extra certain.

Then on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil lay the rinds out – BE SURE TO PICK THEM OUT SEPARATELY, use a slotted spoon or something of the like.

Put the sheet in the oven, toaster oven at a medium temperature for 10 to 15 minutes – keep an eye on them! While slightly burnt is ok, completely charred is not yummy.

I always have these on hand to through them in salads or other recipes – after they have cooled down I put them in an airtight container.



  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 4 TBS Sugar
  • 6 TBS of Butter (melted)
  • 5 TBS Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Milk (I used Lactose-free skim milk)

First combine the liquid-like items: milk, butter, eggs

Then slowly stir (or whisk) in the dry ingredients: sugar, salt, baking powder, flour.

Heat a skillet or frying pan to about 350 F, and ladle in the mixture. Cook them about one minute on each side.

That’s It! Super simple.

Serve with something sweet (fruit preserves, Nutella …).

P.S. this recipe makes enough for 4 people (usually)


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