Olaf’s Orangesicle Pancakes are Nutritious, Delicious, and Freezer-Ready

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These healthy orangesicle pancakes are an ode Olaf in Disney’s Frozen 2, created by the nutrition team at Dole Food Company. They’re made with wintry citrus, and the recipe includes a make ahead freezer option. You can whip up a batch on a weekend morning, and freeze any leftovers to enjoy any day after.

Olaf's Dairy-Free Orangesicle Pancakes Recipe with Make-Ahead Freezer Option. Nutritious, Delicious, and Allergy-Friendly. Includes nut-free, gluten-free, and egg-free options.

Olaf’s Orangesicle Pancakes are Nutritious, Delicious, and Freezer-Ready

As you can see below, we’ve added several options for different dietary needs, but I also have a few extra notes and tips for this recipe.

Reheating

The nutrition team at Dole recommends reheating these orangesicle pancakes in the microwave, but that’s not our favorite method. You can go that route, but the microwave can heat them unevenly and isn’t the friendliest method for good texture. We prefer the toaster (so easy!) or toaster oven for the tastiest and most evenly cooked results.

Flour Options

White whole wheat flour is actually whole grain flour. It’s just made with a lighter, softer type of wheat berry. If you can’t locate it, you can substitute regular wheat flour (just a smidgen denser and heartier in taste), whole wheat pastry flour (lighter but a touch more fragile), or all-purpose flour (good results but not whole grain).

Dairy-Free Yogurt

The folds at Dole use almond-based yogurt to go with the almond topping, but you can use any variety. Note that they are using a sweetened vanilla version, but skipping sugar in the recipe. In a pinch, you can substitute vanilla dairy-free milk beverage for the yogurt. This will make for slightly fluffier pancakes.

Olaf's Dairy-Free Orangesicle Pancakes Recipe with Make-Ahead Freezer Option. Nutritious, Delicious, and Allergy-Friendly. Includes nut-free, gluten-free, and egg-free options.

Special Diet Notes: Orangesicle Pancakes

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, and vegetarian.

For nut-free orangesicle pancakes, you can omit the almonds (and corresponding first step) and use a nut-free dairy-free yogurt.

For egg-free and vegan orangesicle pancakes, see my Egg Substitute Guide. Egg-free pancakes are more fragile and cake-y, but they still tend to work well.

For gluten-free orangesicle pancakes, you can substitute your favorite gluten-free flour blend, but I would stick with using the eggs, if possible.

Dairy-Free Orangesicle Pancakes (Make Ahead Option)
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings (12 pancakes total)
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced (about 2 tablespoons zest and ⅔ cup juice) plus additional zest for garnish
  • 2 ripe bananas, plus additional slices for garnish
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup vanilla dairy-free yogurt, plus additional for garnish
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ tablespoons dairy-free buttery spread
  • Powdered sugar, for snowy garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the almond and toast, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove the almonds to a plate to cool.
  2. Put the orange zest and juice, bananas, eggs, flour, dairy-free yogurt, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract in your blender, and blend on high until smooth.
  3. Heat ½ tablespoon buttery spread on a griddle or in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour the batter by the ¼-cup full onto your prepared griddle to make 4 pancakes. Cook for 3 minutes, flip
  4. and cook for 2 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides and set. Repeat this step two more times with the remaining buttery spread and batter.
  5. Serve the pancakes topped with the almonds and garnished with yogurt, orange zest, banana slices, and powdered sugar, if desired.
Notes
Make Ahead Freezer Option: Prepared pancakes can be cooled, then stacked between waxed paper and frozen in a freezer-safe zip-top plastic bag for up to 1 month. To reheat frozen pancakes, individually pop them in the toaster!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 pancakes + 1 tablespoon almonds Calories: 325 Fat: 12g Saturated fat: 2g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 47g Sugar: 15g Sodium: 597mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 11g Cholesterol: 93mg

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

1 Comment

  1. So fun! Olaf is my FAVORITE!!! I’ll have to substitute the eggs but that shouldn’t be a problem. I can’t wait to try this. Def thinking this weekend 🙂 Love that I can make a bunch and freeze what we don’t eat

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