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Orange Zest Funfetti Pancakes

I get inspiration for my recipes from almost anything, but usually from things that tug my heartstrings. Today’s recipe was inspired by personalities that embody and radiate sunshine and joy. Those are the personalities of my two young cousins Kadesa, 8 and Mudola, 4. They make me so happy and I just love hanging around them. Last time when they came over, I prepared this dish. This time round I made this, though after they had left. I feel these funfetti pancakes fun, warm  and happy feel captures what I feel when I am around these two girls.

I made pancakes last time with raisins and some orange syrup and they were explosively fantastic. This time round, I decided to add funfetti, some freshly squeezed orange juice and a milky syrup. They were so so good. If you loved the raisin pancakes, you will love these funfetti pancakes.

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My funfetti pancakes ingredients

For the pancakes

1 cup or flour

3/4 cup of mala (or buttermilk)

1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda

A hand full of sprinkles

4 tablespoons of sugar

1 tablespoon of margarine/butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon of orange zest

1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice


Beat the egg and the mala for about 4 minutes or until it becomes frothy and turns pale yellow.

fluffy egg and malabuttermilk mixture

Then in a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar) then add this to the egg-mala mix .

Add, the margarine, orange zest and juice and mix all these just until they are all blended.

After that, add your sprinkles and mix them in with your spoon then you can begin cooking. Do not over mix, or try to smooth out the lumps. This allows the batter to remain thick enough so that the pancakes are nice and full.

making the orange zest funfetti pancakes batter should be thick yet light and airy

orange zest funfetti pancakes by Kaluhi Adagala. put the sprinkles and the orange zest last. Mix them in but not too much_Kaluhis Kitchen

Lightly grease your frying pan, and laddle your batter on it once it is hot enough. Allow at least 2 minutes on each side, with your pan on medium high, this allows the inside to cook and the outside to have an appetizing golden brown color.

orange zest funfetti pancakes simmeering on low heat to get the perfect browness_Kaluhis Kitchen

perfectly browned funfetti pancakes with the flavor of orange zest_best breakfasl recipes

Then once they are done, serve.

For the milky syrup:

¼ cup of milk

3 heaped tablespoons of icing sugar (granulated sugar)

2 tablespoon of heavy cream


Put the milk, heavy cream and the granulated sugar a shallow frying pan  on medium heat.

Once it starts to boil, turn the heat down to low. Let this simmer for about 10-15 minutes. It will thicken and when it has the same consistency as honey, it is done.

Plate your pancakes and pour your syrup on top of them.

heavy cream coating for the pancakes_funfetti pancakes with orange ZEST_Kenyan food bloggers


Garnish with some more sprinkles and dig in. Simply delicious!!!

How to make funfetti pancakes as shown by Kaluhi Adagala in Kenyas best food blog Kaluhis Kitchen_Orange Zest Funfetti pancakes

These were really nice and perfect way to begin a lazy weekend. The milky syrup and the tangy orange balanced the sweetness of the pancakes so so well.

orange zest funfetti pancakes by Kaluhi Adagala in her renowned food Blog Kaluhis Kitchen

I encourage you to try both my pancake recipes. This one and the raisin one.

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Much love,


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  1. Debbie

    I will make these for my small (naughty) nieces when I am on aunty duty this weekend. Those little smiles give me life! Thanks for sharing the recipe Kaluhi 🙂

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hey Debbie, Glad you like this recipe, I am sure your little nieces will too !!!

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