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

    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



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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

    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
    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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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 :-)
11th Feb, 2013
Excellent batter. We did it with and without blueberries and blackberries.
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7th Feb, 2013
I'm going to make this in the morning but wondering if you can use any different fruits? Thanks.
31st Jan, 2013
These worked well, and were nice with plenty of maple syrup. However, you do have to make sure the blueberries are evenly mixed in, or some of the pancakes will end up with only one or two blueberries in them!
26th Jan, 2013
Made these today without the blueberries to go with streaky bacon and maple syrup...absolutely delicious! Light and fluffy :)
23rd Jan, 2013
yes definitely keep the heat low-medium! made these this morning and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Simple things please me lol they are great with bananas and/or strawberries on the side instead of syrup/honey! Got some left over so guess whats for brekkie tomorrow! LOVE IT!!!
19th Jan, 2013
Just made these with my four year old. I only used half the recipe as only the two of us today. They are delicious and really easy to make, will be making these again.
17th Jan, 2013
these are amazing!! the best pancakes ive ever made!
13th Dec, 2012
Fantastic - easy and tasty. I put more blueberries in though:)


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