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American blueberry pancakes

American blueberry pancakes

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(240 ratings)

Cook: 35 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 1 egg

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 300ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

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

  • knob butter

    Butter

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

  • 150g pack blueberry
  • sunflower oil or a little butter for cooking

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • golden or maple syrup

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.

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Comments (271)

nsmbeale's picture
5

LOVE! LOVE! these pancakes, great with sultanas too :)

ringding1's picture
5

Lovely recipe,took out the blueberrys,replaced with a small tin of sweet corn,and one and a half teaspoons of sugar,beautiful with bacon and eggs and of coarse maple syrup.

scottyqt's picture
5

Brilliant recipe, made it with my daughter and she usually won't eat blueberrys but absolutely gobbled them up! We added a cheeky bit of ice cream as well, yum!!!!

bridgey's picture

Delicious! Made these for a quick after dinner treat. Didn't have any blueberrys in so drizzled with honey and served with banana. So quick, easy and tasty to make!! Will be using this as my pancake day recepie now!

psychedeliasmith's picture
5

Excellent pancakes. Even my fussy two-year old who doesn't normally like berries ate them. I had quite a lot of batter left over so made a giant plate-sized pancake for myself at the end.

katya89x's picture
5

I made this recipe as a late night snack, I halved the ingredients and the batter was enough for 3 thick, large pancakes. I didn't include the blueberries but did however, stack the pancakes on a plate and top with strawberries and sugar. After having tried plenty of pancake recipes, this is by far the best recipe there is and I will be sticking to it as these pancakes are too good to say no!

I can't fault this recipe at all. The batter was of a good consistency- unlike other recipes which are too watery. I heated up the pan for around 30 seconds and poured the batter in. With the heat on Low- Medium it only took one minute on each side and was very easy to make.

I will definitely be reccommending this and making it for the whole family.

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

delicious!

menghong's picture
5

I made iplain ones and serve with bacon. Yum...

elleetc's picture
5

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

qas5saq's picture
5

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
5

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
5

very nice and very easy added bacon and kiwi :)

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