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Blueberry Pancakes

Light and tender pancakes made from scratch and loaded with fresh juicy blueberries. These are the fluffiest blueberry pancakes that you will ever try!

Although I love regular buttermilk pancakes, this blueberry version made from scratch are my favorite treat to make when blueberries are in season. They are perfect for a Sunday brunch or lazy Saturday morning. Pair them with some crispy bacon and you’ll be enjoying the ultimate breakfast of champions!

blueberry pancakes on plate

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We love to make pancakes for breakfast on the weekends. My kids have so much fun helping and constantly request them. Although they taste delicious plain, I’m definitely all about the mix-in’s. Especially during the spring when fresh berries are so juicy and delicious.

These pancakes are so light and tender and loaded with fresh blueberries. They are SUPER fluffy and are seriously my favorite pancakes ever! We love serving them with homemade buttermilk syrup or maple syrup. Just heavenly!

Is it better to use fresh or frozen blueberries?

Fresh blueberries are a must in my opinion (especially in peak seasons like spring and summer). They taste so much better! However if you’re in a pinch, you can use frozen blueberries. I would just thaw them, run through a strainer with water and then pat dry. If you add them frozen directly to the batter, it will water down the batter and they wont be as fluffy. You can also add them on top of the pancakes after you’ve already poured the batter onto the pan.

mixing blueberry pancake batter in bowl

Tips + variations

  • Butter your skillet or griddle. For a perfect golden exterior and an added rich flavor, melt some butter in your griddle or skillet before cooking the pancakes.
  • Buttermilk. I love to use buttermilk because it makes them extra soft and fluffy. If you don’t have any hand, you can make homemade buttermilk in just 10 minutes. You can also use whole milk instead of buttermilk if you prefer.
  • Don’t over mix. Mix the batter just until combined. It’s okay if there are still a few small lumps.
  • Bubbles. These are your queue to flip the pancakes. They’ll start to bubble on top, which means they’re ready to flip to the other side.
  • Keep warm. To keep them warm without drying out, place the pancakes on a baking sheet in the oven at 175°F until serving.
  • Lemon variation. If you’d like to make lemon blueberry pancakes, simply add in 1 lemon, zested and juiced. The lemon adds a bright flavor and makes them taste like spring!

Freezer instructions

Allow pancakes to cool and then place in a large ziptop bag. Place in freezer for use within 2 to 3 months. When ready to eat, reheat in the microwave or toaster oven for 30 seconds. Then top with butter or syrup if desired.

blueberry pancakes with slab of butter

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Blueberry Pancakes

5 from 7 votes
Light and tender pancakes made from scratch and loaded with fresh juicy blueberries. These are the fluffiest blueberry pancakes that you will ever try!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

For serving: Syrup

    Instructions

    • Preheat a griddle to 325°F, or a skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the microwave and set aside to cool for 3 minutes.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Next add in the buttermilk and butter and stir just until combined. Then mix in the eggs and vanilla, just until most the lumps are gone and the batter is smooth. Gently fold in the blueberries. 
    • Coat the griddle (or skillet) with butter and pour 1/4 cup batter onto the heated griddle. Cook the pancakes until bubbles appear, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook the other side for 1 minute, or just until lightly browned. 
    • Serve immediately or place pancakes on a baking sheet in the oven at 175°F to keep warm.    

    Notes

    Freezer tip: Allow pancakes to cool and then place in a large ziptop bag. Place in freezer for use within 2 to 3 months. When ready to eat, reheat in the microwave or toaster oven for 30 seconds.
    Make your own homemade buttermilk with a mixture of whole milk and distilled vinegar. 
    Lemon blueberry pancakes: Add in 1 lemon, zested and juiced. 

    Serving: 2pancakes | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1.8mg
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Author: Jamielyn Nye

    blueberry pancakes on plate with butter and syrup

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