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Blueberry Pancakes

I woke up this morning with an impossible to ignore blueberry craving. Luckily I had some blueberries on the counter that I picked up over the weekend at the farmer’s market. I thought about making blueberry muffins, but the growls from my stomach convinced me that something more substantial was needed. Something like BLUEBERRY PANCAKES!

I loaded the pancake batter with a bowlful of macerated blueberries. I chose to make them with whole wheat flour, but all purpose would have been fine, too.  I normally like to use buttermilk in this recipe, but sadly didn’t have any. I substituted with whole milk and couldn’t tell a difference. Finally, I added a little baking powder and baking soda to make them super fluffy and light. The end result?  Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes (aka Perfection).

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BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1.5 cups whole milk or buttermilk
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat or AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • maple syrup for serving

Directions

In a small bowl, use a fork to slightly mash the blueberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, remaining sugar, butter and vanilla. Stir in the blueberries. Mix in the flour, baking powder, soda and salt until just combined. Batter will be thick.
Heat a griddle or a nonstick skillet. Ladle 1/2 cup of batter onto griddle and spread of batter. Cook for a couple minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook for another minute. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm with maple syrup.

 

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Best Pancake Recipe

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It’s Christmas morning and excitement is in the air.

But wait, somebody has to make breakfast.

It has to be quick, easy and delicious.

What about pancakes?

Too hard, you say?

Oh no, not at all.

I developed these pancakes for my second book, Beach House Brunch, which comes out in June (yippee!). They are great with a banana rum sauce (see pic) but on a regular basis I enjoy them with butter, maple syrup and fresh fruit.

The batter comes together easily and you likely have all the ingredients in your pantry already. Many pancake recipes call for separating the egg whites from the yolks and then folding in the whites at the very end. I’ve found that to be an unnecessary step with this recipe. These pancakes turn out light, fluffy and delicious every time. You will soon discover why I call this the best pancake recipe.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Best Pancake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted and cooled)

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, water and melted butter. Add the dry ingredients and briskly fold in with a rubber spatula just until moistened. Lumps are okay.
Heat a griddle or a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Ladle 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle. Cook for a couple minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake. Flip over and cook for another minute.
Repeat with remaining batter. Keep pancakes warm wrapped in foil.

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