Blueberry Pancakes!



This is not one of my research projects. It’s just pancakes.  You’ve probably made them before.  However, I have a few tips to share with you.

1.  Never chop up your berries.  I know they’re a little bulky, but when they heat in the batter on the pan, and then hit your mouth they burst open with flavor.  If you chop them up you’ll lose all “bursting” potential.

2.  Melted butter.  Don’t be shy.  You know those pancakes you get at that awesome place you love?  Their secret is probably obscene amounts of butter.  No restaurant makes low-fat pancakes.  There’s a reason for that.  Low fat pancakes don’t taste very good.  I’d rather have “just coffee”, than low-fat pancakes.  If you’re not making these every day, use real butter and lots of it.

3.  Don’t let the butter smoke.  This means you either need to clarify the butter first, or use a very low flame when making pancakes.  If making multiple batches of pancakes with unclarified butter, you must cool the pan down between batches.   If the milk solids in the butter start to brown, you won’t have an unblemished product in the end.  Brown butter is good, but should always be intentional.

4.  Smaller and thinner is better, in my opinion.  Not crepes, but thin enough to see lumps of purple berries under the batter.

6.  Powdered sugar and additional berries on top.  I recommend it.

7.  Don’t add the berries to the batter, add them to the pancake. This way, each bite gets at least one berry.  I find that 5 berries to a 4 inch pancake is perfect.

Blueberry Pancakes!

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk (plus more for thinning, if needed)
  • 1 stick of butter (half for pan half melted in microwave for batter)
  • 1 cup blueberries (plus more for garnish)
  • Powdered sugar

Sift together flour, baking powder and sugar.  Add the egg, the milk and the melted butter.  Whisk together thoroughly (adding more milk if needed)  while preheating a large pan over medium heat.  Drop remaining butter into preheated pan.  Pour batter on pan.  Using your hands, arrange/drop blueberries into pancake. Flip when pancake starts to bubble.  Remove from heat when golden brown.


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40 thoughts on “Blueberry Pancakes!

  1. These pancakes look awesome! I love your description – 0bscene amounts of butter! The pictures are beautiful! Please keep the tips coming!

  2. Hi, This is my first time visiting your site. I absolutely love blueberries on my pancakes. Made some last week for my boys. Pancakes are still more dessert for me than breakfast, but that is okay. I am from Brazil, but have all-american boys and husband, pancakes are one of their choices for any meal:). I add some cottage cheese on mine and really made if fluffy too.

  3. Lovely recipe, but I will have to cut out the butter and no powdered sugar for me. I have gastritis and those are on the bad list. So tired of bland food and blueberry pancakes sound SO good right now! When I am better you can be sure I will make this recipe un-redacted!

  4. I like where your priorities lie with blueberry pancakes! Like you, I am adamant about having at least a single blueberry per bite. And your photo looks wonderful, I love that golden crispy edge on the pancake!

  5. simply perfect pancakes, and great tips!!! I always use butter to cook them in, it always makes them taste better!!!

    Congrats on the top 9 today my friend!

    • Thanks Chef Dennis! I love your recent post “Ask Chef Dennis” true. All about whether or not the person picking their photos is in a “you” sort of mood. This top 9..I thank the sun..for being out…for once. Thanks sun!

  6. Now I’m really excited to be getting blueberries in my CSA today! I know the first thing I’ll be doing with them is making some pancakes =)

  7. Wow… great tips with the Bluberry!
    I loves bluberry & pancake combain become one! :D
    I make a banana pancake for today breakfast & I think I should try this bluberry pancake when I have the fresh bluberry ;)
    Tq for the recipe! ;)

  8. This looks so delicious! I love the thought of bursting berries in my mouth! Yummy! Both of my kids would adore these. And you’re right…we don’t make these that often, we should go for the butter!

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