My kids and I make these just about every Sunday morning. We like these pancakes that much, and like all pancakes, they are easy to mix. Here, I added blueberries to make this blueberry pancakes recipe, my first choice, but because my husband prefers his pancakes plain and one of my sons likes them with chocolate chips, we sometimes divide the batter and customize it for each family member. The same is true of the syrup. You can go with plain maple syrup, but for me, adding blueberries to it makes it special because I remember as a kid how much I loved flavored syrups from the International House of Pancakes.
Does it get any better than a good blueberry pancakes recipe with blueberry maple syrup?
Blueberry Pancakes Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup of milk
4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Flavorless vegetable oil spray
Blueberry Maple Syrup (recipe follows)
Blueberry Pancakes Recipe Directions:
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk and butter over low heat until the butter melts. Stir to combine and then set aside to cool to room temperature.
- In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs with a fork. Add the cooled milk mixture and beat well.
- In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and whisk to mix well.
- Gradually add to the milk and eggs and stir with a wooden spoon just until the batter is combined. Do not over mix.Stir in the blueberries.
- Lightly spray a griddle or large skillet with flavorless vegetable oil spray and heat over medium-high heat.
- When hot, ladle the batter onto the griddle in about ¼ cup amounts, leaving room for the pancakes to spread.
- Cook for about 1 minute, or until bubbles on each pancake break and remain open.
- Turn and cook for 15 to 30 seconds longer, or until lightly browned.
- Serve immediately with Blueberry Maple Syrup.
Blueberry Maple Syrup Ingredients:
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Blueberry Maple Syrup Directions:
- In a small saucepan, heat the blueberries and syrup together over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the berries just begin to open.
- Strain through a mesh sieve, forcing the solids through with the back of a spoon or ladle.
- Stir in the lemon juice and serve warm.
You can turn making blueberry pancakes into a family tradition like ours and let the kids help with a few of the steps. You can also just enjoy these when you have some free time in the morning to make a full and delicious breakfast. Like other pancake recipes, this one is easy to make and would also make a great holiday treat.