American blueberry pancakes

American blueberry pancakes

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(251 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



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  • 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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8th Apr, 2013
I made these without the blueberries, and added strawberries after cooking for a different breakfast and they were lovely!! We got a little more than 10, but who is complaining! Can't wait to make these for guests and to try the pancakes with different accompaniment :) Very good low fat version of the American pancake!
1st Apr, 2013
Delicious but slightly better once I'd added a bit of caster sugar. Made a lot more than 10 for me! Simple and yummy.
30th Mar, 2013
Just made these for my son..he's in danger of over-dosing on them! Absolutely delicious
12th Mar, 2013
Really lovely recipe. I had made 2 batches and ended up with some batter left over so made some tiny ones and had them the following day as blinis - lovely with cream cheese and smoked salmon!
4th Mar, 2013
This sounds mouth watering. Originally I was going to make this pancakes recipe, however I might have to rethink that. Loraine
28th Feb, 2013
What's the best solution for making gluten free, I would love to try them. Gluten free flour + xanthan gum? Any help would be appreciated.
14th Feb, 2013
Absolutely loved these, big hit with everyone had to make another batch straightaway for hungry teenagers, will make again!
12th Feb, 2013
Wow these were great! I don't really like English pancakes but wanted to have something for pancake day & these were lovely!
12th Feb, 2013
Lovely fluffy pancakes, perfect with maple syrup and crisp bacon. Added the blueberries to the pancakes in the pan and used a small amount of spray oil. Will definitely make again. Quick and tasty :)
12th Feb, 2013
My two sons and hubby hate English (lacey) Pancakes...I KNOW!!! So I sought out an american pancake recipe, as it's pancake day I'm certainly not going to miss out!! This recipe is fab! I'm really impatient and cooked them on an medium/high heat which resulted in burnt outsides and uncooked middles. So I turned on my timer and turned down the heat and they were perfect!! I omitted the blueberries and melted butter as it didn't seem necessary. My family LOVE these by the way, especially smothered in Golden Syrup :-)


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