For about 50 weeks out of the year, fresh blueberries are too expensive for me to consider buying in a grocery store. But there comes a time, every summer, when blueberries suddenly drop in price and you can snatch them up. And then… well, then you have to figure out how you’re going to use up all of those berries.

Yesterday, we spent the entire day tackling a really long “to-do” list I had crafted for us. We spent the biggest chunk of time putting together nursery furniture, and after all that work, we wanted a dinner that required very little effort.

Enter breakfast for dinner.

And given that we had multiple pints of blueberries sitting in the fridge, it just made sense to do blueberry pancakes.

These are light and fluffy and generally wonderful. Everything you’d expect out of a pancake. Of course, the blueberries give them the bulk of their flavor, so if you have good berries, it makes sense you’d have good pancakes!

The recipe is from Allrecipes.com, but as always, I adapted it to make more pancakes. Extra pancakes are just too good not to have around! (And I’ll mention again–the best way to reheat leftover pancakes is in the toaster.)

Blueberry Pancakes
(Source: Adapted from Allrecipes.com)

Ingredients:
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. baking powder
- 2 1/2 tsp. white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tbsp. butter, melted
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups blueberries (add more or less, depending on preference)

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.

2. In a small bowl, beat together egg and milk. Stir milk and egg into flour mixture.

3. Mix in the butter and fold in the blueberries. Set aside for one hour (not necessary, but whatever floats your boat!).

4. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

 

4 Responses to Blueberry Pancakes

  1. Shauna says:

    Aaaaand my mouth is watering. Don’t you know better than to do that to a pregnant lady? (shhhhhh)

  2. Heather says:

    Whhhaaaaa??? :) CONGRATULATIONS!! When is Maya going to become a big sister?

    (And get your husband to make you some blueberry pancakes, dangit!)

  3. Mrs. B says:

    I *love* blueberry anythings! Thankfully down south we have them way more often than 2 weeks out of the year. Actually we have 4 bushes growing in our backyard! :)

    I can’t remember if you like bananas (but I know you like apple). Both of those are great additions to pancakes as well. We just make pancakes as usual and toss our extra ingredients on while they are on the skillet. Yum!!

  4. Natalie says:

    yum! we just had blueberry pancakes last week :) I tried a new recipe with sour cream in the batter and it was to die for!

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