American blueberry pancakes

American blueberry pancakes

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Cooking time

Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (without syrup)

kcalories
108
protein
4g
carbs
18g
fat
3g
saturates
1g
fibre
1g
sugar
0g
salt
0.41g

Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml milk
  • knob butter
  • 150g pack blueberries
  • sunflower oil or a little butter for cooking
  • golden or maple syrup

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2004

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norvince's picture

I used frozen raspberries and broke them by just sqeezing them into the batter and it was like little bubbles of raspberry jam everywhere when we ate them...it was sooo yummy!

suzieogg's picture
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We are big fans of pancakes and love them when we go to the states. It was therefore with trepidation that I made this for my my hungry boys who are the harshest food critics I know. I need not have worried as not only were these quick and easy to make, they were also eaten as quickly with strenuous demands to add them as a regular weekend treat.

gfreezer's picture

My husband has coeliac's disease, so I used gluten free flour and these turned out to be fantastic gluten free pancakes!! Excellent recipe, very American! :)

fairypetal's picture
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I make these pancakes all the time now...for breakfast and as a special treat for the kids...I have made them plain without the blueberries, and they are just as nice...especially with chocolate philly and strawberries on...my 3 year olds favourite...

allmypetshavepaws's picture
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These were quite dense and not as light and fluffy as the American pancakes I am used to (I am an American transplanted in the UK). I didn't add the blueberries but don't think that would have made a difference.

alisondavey's picture
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One word: FAB-U-LOUS !!!

I took account of other reviewers and served the blueberries with them rather than in them. I made these because my teenage son fancied them for a late breakfast and I didn't have any pancake mixes so I looked up a recipe on here. Light, fluffy, delicious pancakes which were better than any I've bought or made from commercial mixes or even been served in restaurants. I got a lot more than 10 pancakes though, more like about 20!! But they all got eaten...

chapman_steph's picture
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delicious!

menghong's picture
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I made iplain ones and serve with bacon. Yum...

elleetc's picture
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Stunning, a beautiful recipe for lazy Saturday mornings. Quick and easy. My pancakes were quite bulky, juicy and utterly delicious.

qas5saq's picture
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Delicious, and so easy to make! Followed the recipe to the 'T' and they came out perfect, light and not too sweet. Will make again.

najiasarosh's picture

I made them without blueberries. It was fantastic. The golden syrup on it made them sooo delicious. I'm gonna definitely make them again.

calmond's picture

I made these for the first time a couple of weeks ago & have already had to make them again by special request. They're the new "must have" breakfast for my sons on special occasions (including Sundays). They're very easy to make & the boys wolf them down. Great with bacon & maple syrup or with fruit.

dorotamakota's picture
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Made them with buttermilk, added 2 tbls vanilla sugar to the dough and skipped the blueberries (not the season yet). Was a big hit! All my guests loved it and said they tasted like the original ones :)

katiecrumpet's picture
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very nice and very easy added bacon and kiwi :)

elsieonumonu's picture
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What a great recipe. I used skimmed milk and the pancakes were still delicious.

irina5's picture
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nice treat for breakfast)

plaskett89's picture
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Yummy!! I added syrup instead of blueberries :)

fairjopug's picture
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Huge hit!

kiwichatterbox's picture
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Perfect in every way. And by far the best pancake recipe I've got. They don't stick and are nice and fluffy. Hard not to make every weekend!

golnessa88's picture
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Great recipe. No alterations required.

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