Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

This delightfully fluffy and easy Blueberry Pancakes recipe requires only 5 ingredients plus fresh blueberries!!  Throw the mix away and make this effortless recipe for breakfast!

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Easy blueberry pancakes stacked high on a blue plate with butter and fresh blueberries surrounding the plate

No matter how crazy and busy life gets, I still want to indulge in the little things and make special moments for my family and I. Whenever I’m home, a lovely breakfast with my husband makes me appreciate the little things. It makes me press pause and catch up on our lives. Here’s where this amazing and easy blueberry pancake recipe comes in.

To make those special family moments, I sometimes rely on the simplest and most convenient recipes. When making blueberry pancakes, I could easily grab a box of pancake mix but why do that when I could make them with just five ingredients in a few minutes? My girl Phi of Sweetphi has made that possible with her cookbook Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People.  This is the cookbook most of us busy folks have been waiting on.

Perks and Highlights of the Best Blueberry Pancakes

Cuisine Inspiration: This dish is steeped in classic American breakfast tradition

Primary Cooking Method: Griddle or skillet

Dietary Info: Vegetarian and endlessly customizable

Key Flavor: The blueberries are the stars here, providing juicy bursts of sweetness in every mouthful.

Skill Level Required: This recipe is straightforward and rewarding.

Sweet Highlights:

  • Berry Bonanza: Blueberries not only add a sweet, tangy flavor but also a pop of color that makes breakfast feel like a celebration.
  • Fluffy Perfection: Achieve pancake nirvana with a batter that rises to the occasion, ensuring a light and airy texture.
  • Golden Brown and Delicious: The exterior of each pancake cooks to a delightful crispness, providing a satisfying contrast to the fluffy interior.
  • Versatility at Its Best: Feel free to get creative with toppings and mix-ins – these pancakes play well with a variety of flavors!
  • Breakfast Joy: There’s something universally comforting about pancakes, and this blueberry-packed version is sure to bring a smile to your face.
 

Ingredients

Why is this blueberry pancake recipe so easy? The original recipe is composed of only five ingredients!
  1. Flour
  2. Sugar
  3. Baking Soda
  4. One Egg
  5. Buttermilk
I decided to add one more ingredient: fresh blueberries. Honestly, pancakes are not very difficult to prepare in most cases. All you need to do is mix the ingredients and dip the pancake batter, once its prepared, on a griddle or in a skillet or pan and flip the pancakes on each side until they are golden brown.
 
What’s easier than that? I love my addition of fresh blueberries to the original recipe. It gives the pancakes an added splash of blue color and will make anyone’s mouth water if a stack of these piping hot blueberry pancakes were served in front of you.

How to Make Blueberry Pancakes

  • Get that griddle or nonstick skillet nice and hot; a preheated surface ensures an even cook.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, and baking soda in a bowl. Precision at this stage sets you up for pancake success.
  • Create a well in the center of your dry ingredients. It’s not just fun; it’s functional for even mixing.
  • Crack an egg into your well, pour in the buttermilk, and stir from the center. Be gentle and don’t overdo it; a few lumps can stay!
  • Gently fold in the blueberries, ensuring they’re evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  • Use a cookie scoop or spoon to dollop your batter onto the griddle. Aim for about 2 tablespoons per pancake for consistent sizing.
  • After about 4 minutes, or once you see bubbles forming on the surface, give those pancakes a flip. Let them go for another 1-2 minutes to achieve golden perfection.
  • Once all your pancakes are cooked to perfection, serve them warm and watch them disappear.
Overhead shot of this Blueberry Pancake Recipe topped with syrup and butter and surrounded by fresh blueberries.

Tips

Tip 1: Don’t Overmix

One of the rules to making fantastic pancakes is making sure you don’t overmix the batter.  Lumps are totally fine!

Tip 2: Cook In Butter!

I love a nice golden brown exterior so I cooked mine in a little butter.  They give a crisp outside crunch while the inside stays perfectly tender and fluffy.  And who doesn’t love butter!

I also love that hint of butter flavor it adds. These are absolutely sensational right off of the griddle with butter and pure maple syrup. I couldn’t have asked for a better or faster breakfast.

My girl Phi has done me and so many others a true solid by writing this book, and I plan on using a ton more of her recipes in the future.

How to Store

Storing blueberry pancakes is simple! Just let them cool, layer with parchment paper to prevent sticking, and pop them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They’ll stay fresh in the fridge for a couple of days or in the freezer for up to two months. When you’re ready to eat, reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven, and they’re good as new!

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Easy Blueberry Pancakes | Grandbaby Cakes

Easy Blueberry Pancake Recipe

This delightfully fluffy and easy Blueberry Pancakes recipe requires only 5 ingredients plus fresh blueberries!  Throw the mix away and make this effortless recipe for breakfast!  
4 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2-1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Heat a griddle or nonstick skillet over high heat.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking soda and mix.
  • Make a well in the center (just indent with the back of your mixing spoon) and crack the egg into the well. Pour the buttermilk on top of the egg, stir from the center to break the egg yolk, and continue to stir until only a few small clumps are left (a few small clumps are okay; don’t overmix).
  • Gently fold in the blueberries and set aside.
  • Spray the griddle with cookie spray (or use butter like I like to). With a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop or a spoon. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of pancake batter and pour onto the griddle. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side and then flip and cook for another 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Repeat until all pancakes are made, then serve warm.

Notes

Make sure you don’t overmix the pancake batter.  Lumps are totally fine.
Storing blueberry pancakes is simple! Just let them cool, layer with parchment paper to prevent sticking, and pop them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They’ll stay fresh in the fridge for a couple of days or in the freezer for up to two months. When you’re ready to eat, reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven, and they’re good as new!

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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Comments

  1. you can never go past a good blueberry pancake! really wish i had a stack right now, these look amazing. Xx

    1. You are so right my friend. You can never bypass a stack, at least I can’t!

  2. These pancakes make me so happy. Nothin’ like a good, delicious pancake to start a crazy day off right, especially since life seems so hectic these days. Hopefully, things’ll calm down… but for the meantime, we can all savor these pancakes and swoon over these gorgeous images. Well done!

    1. Gosh don’t you just love pancakes? These were wonderful. Thanks so much Erin!

  3. I’m really liking your cookbook recipe series, I’ve discovered some wonderful cookbooks on here. Now these pancakes look delicious, looks at those edges! I so want to try them. 🙂

    1. Girl the edges are everything!!!! Seriously my fave part of these pancakes.

  4. I’ll have to check out that cookbook! It’s always a good idea to pause and relax. These pancakes would definitely be a great start to any day 🙂

    1. YES, and gosh they came together so perfectly and so quickly that I was shocked in the best way.

  5. nothing better than a quick meal that tastes like you spent forever on it! this would be a perfect weekend breakfast for my family. simple, but never boring!

  6. I love pancakes and I love them even more when they are easy to make! This is fabulous, Jocelyn!

4 from 6 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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