American blueberry pancakes

American blueberry pancakes

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(262 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
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

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    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree


  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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4th Mar, 2014
Gorgeous!! Came out perfect!
1st Mar, 2014
I made 9 pancakes and there was a bit of mix left over for maybe a couple more but we'd had enough between two of us! Nice and light and fluffy. Lovely with maple syrup and creme fraiche.
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16th Feb, 2014
These are pretty good, we can do them Gluten Free with Buckwheat too.
1st Feb, 2014
Fantastic recipie, I've now started dreaming about blueberry pancakes! Perfect for weekend brunch. Will make again and again!
20th Jan, 2014
So easy and perfectly fluffy. Made with banana, cinnamon and creme fraiche
9th Jan, 2014
These are the first American pancake recipe that I have tried and they worked out perfectly. Followed the recipe exactly, except for adding more blueberries to the mix as others had suggested, and ended up with 10 thick pancakes (maybe a little too many for two but not going to complain!). Will defiantly make again.
7th Nov, 2013
These are delicious every time, we vary the fruit.. Tonight's were frozen cherries, a lovely quick tasty dessert.
26th Oct, 2013
Wouldn't change a single thing!
Cookada Leanne
18th Aug, 2013
Just made these for sunday treat breakfast with bananas in then drizzled with golden syrup. Amazing! So fluffy and thick with a lovely golden colour from the butter in the pan. I made four 10cm pancakes which was more than enough for breakfast with more mix leftover. Will make these again :)
Donna H
12th Aug, 2013
Lovely recipe. This fed our family of four for a brunch. I served the pancakes with streaky bacon which gave it a good mix of sweet and savoury!


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