American blueberry pancakes

American blueberry pancakes

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(247 ratings)

Cook: 35 mins


Makes 10 pancakes

Light, fluffy and fruity, these pancakes are a US classic. Serve them stacked high with syrup and extra fruit

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (without syrup)

  • kcal108
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.41g
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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 1 egg



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  • 300ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • knob butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 150g pack blueberry



    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

  • sunflower oil or a little butter for cooking
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

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  • golden or maple syrup


  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Beat the egg with the milk, make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and whisk in the milk to make a thick smooth batter. Beat in the melted butter, and gently stir in half the blueberries.

  2. Heat a teaspoon of oil or small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Drop a large tablespoonful of the batter per pancake into the pan to make pancakes about 7.5cm across. Make three or four pancakes at a time. Cook for about 3 minutes over a medium heat until small bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake, then turn and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden. Cover with kitchen paper to keep warm while you use up the rest of the batter. Serve with golden syrup and the rest of the blueberries.

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Comments (278)

Mr.JC's picture

Quite simply, this is the only pancake recipe I use except for on Shrove Tuesday. I make them often for various friends. Be sure to use as fresh Baking Powder as possible, the last batch I made, a few hours, I used a brand new pack of Baking Powder and the results were even better. The batter was thick to the point of not pouring but the pancakes were incredibly light textured and held a very impressive thickness.

BettyCocina's picture

Absolutely divine!

wednesdayismyfavouritecolour's picture

I made an account just to say that these are delicious!

GBORG's picture

I have to agree with everyone on this, perfect

justineburton's picture

These are PERFECT every time and really easy, best pancakes ever!!!

levina_masterson's picture

You absolutely cannot beat this recipe for American pancakes. Time and time again I use this and am always so happy.
I have added sugar, blueberries, reeses pieces, chocolate chips, raisins..... etc.... to the batter before flipping over and they have all made such delicious additions.
I love this recipe!

xcloxcx's picture

Brilliant recipe, all I would add is that they're better with a little pinch of salt in. I make these in a big batch and freeze them invetween greaseproof paper then transfer them in to sandwich bags so quick breakfasts for me and my toddler, just pop a couple in the microwave and they're as good as when freshly made.

SharMW's picture

Amazing! My husband and kids loved these. Best pancakes we ever had!

MummyAbey's picture

Lovely lazy weekend breakfast, kids loved them too. I added a touch of cinnamon and used maple syrup not honey.

Berryl502578's picture

Great recipe, I used almond milk instead which worked perfectly well and served with fresh strawberries, banana and maple syrup

kirkyrigs's picture

We had blueberry pancakes at Bills for breakfast the other morning so I came home and looked up the recipe here - ta dah! No blueberries but plenty of freshly picked raspberries and they were delicious. The only recipe my son has asked me for before he leaves for university!

psamiad1's picture

Love these as a weekend breakfast treat! Everyone should have these now and again.

jeanettehough's picture

Hi it doesn't say how much melted butter to add to the mixture

KochinVeronica's picture

So delicious!

melworldwide's picture

Really nice recipe. We had this with mixed berries, yogurt and honey and it was absolutely delicious.

PannaMaple's picture

Great recipe. I made pancakes without blueberries (just because I didn't have them) and I served them with maple syrup and a lot of fruits: strawberries, bananas, nectarines and kiwis. The rest of pancakes, which remains after meal, we've eaten with icing sugar or with cottage cheese and currant jam, I like all of the ways of servings, but the best was pancake with maple syrup, strawberries and kiwis all together.

Mrs H's picture

One of my favourite American pancake recipes. I sometimes use chocolate chips instead of blueberries (not very healthy I know)!

michala2160's picture

Best Pancake Recipe Ever

disco's picture

Good recipe, pancakes kept their shape well. For two of us I halved the recipe and made seven 10cm pancakes.

kapatu's picture

Simply gorgeous!!!


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