American blueberry pancakes

American blueberry pancakes

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(242 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
  • 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


  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 (272)

katiecrumpet's picture

very nice and very easy added bacon and kiwi :)

elsieonumonu's picture

What a great recipe. I used skimmed milk and the pancakes were still delicious.

irina5's picture

nice treat for breakfast)

plaskett89's picture

Yummy!! I added syrup instead of blueberries :)

kiwichatterbox's picture

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

Great recipe. No alterations required.

secrisp's picture

Totally delicious. Highly recommended!

philj24's picture

I really enjoyed the pancakes and will try an alternative fruit next time. Really easy to make.

karend1's picture

I subsitute the milk and butter for soy products and tastes so yummy. Low fat and very filling!

callie80's picture

First attempt at these this morning & they were lovely, just need to work on getting them abit thinner. Kids loved them & I substituted the blueberries for chocolate chips for them & served with sliced banana

glennsharpe's picture

I made them without the blueberries

Simple, easy, perfect

sarah_harrison's picture

I made these following the recipie and on a low heat. they were delicious.

nerris's picture

Ooops forgot to rate!

P.s I used buttermilk once as it was recommended on here and I have to say it made no difference to the texture and just gave a bit of a sour aftertaste, unless you've got it in the house, I wouldn't bother buying it especially!

nerris's picture

We make these pancakes every few weekends and they really are lovely.

I have a couple of suggestions to make them even tastier:

I add a teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence if we are having them with fruit as otherwise they are too savoury for my husband and daughter!

The biggest tip I would offer is to wait until you have everything ready to go and the pan heated up well before you make the mixture, don't over mix and don't leave the mixture sitting around for too long. The quicker I whisk up the mixture and get it cooking the fluffier and lighter they are!

jimdavison11's picture

you need to add caster sugar

kittylenore's picture

Brilliant - very easy with great results

juniperchick's picture

Made this recently as I was so fed up with the rubbish American pancakes I had in a deli near my place. It turned out really well and everyone loved it. Much nicer than the regular pancakes. Will be making these next Pancake day.


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