Do KISS songs have you dreamin’? You might think we’re dreamin’ of rocking and rolling all night and partying every day, but really, we’re just dreamin’ of this homemade blueberry pancake recipe.
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Best Blueberry Pancake Recipe
Fluffy with fresh blueberries thrown in for good measure, these are the best blueberry pancakes you’ll ever have. And I’d know. I’ve been on tour everywhere and the best ones are made in my kitchen with easy and fresh ingredients. So, come make pancakes like a rockstar!
Easy Blueberry Pancake Recipe
Just think…you could put on your favorite KISS songs and rock out while making these easy blueberry pancakes. You won’t even get the chance to hear a whole album in the amount of time it takes to make them, but you can keep listening while you’re eating them, so give it 20 minutes and you’ll be in pancake heaven.
Blueberry Pancake Ingredients
- Buttermilk – We’re gonna rock this blueberry pancake recipe by making buttermilk from milk and white vinegar.
- All-purpose flour – The batter base for making homemade pancakes.
- Sugar – Bring out the sweetness of your pancakes and those berries.
- Baking powder and baking soda – Grab both for the rising power and getting that gorgeous golden color.
- Egg – Binds that batter.
- Vanilla extract – Sweeten the deal!
- Salt – Balance that sweetness, just like the band balances all the sounds in harmony.
- Butter – Melt it first and it will be that quintessential fat needed to make these pancakes.
- Blueberries – Use fresh ones. You won’t regret it!
How do you make blueberry pancakes from scratch?
You’ll make the buttermilk first. Then you’ll add the dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk them together. After that, the egg, milks, vanilla, and butter get added in. Whisk it to combine it, leaving the lumps intact. Heat your nonstick skillet over medium heat, lightly greasing with butter first. Pour in your batter and then add some blueberries on top of each pancake. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until the bubbles form on top, then flip and cook the other side for 1 to 2 more minutes. Serve with your favorite pancake toppings.
Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Blueberry Pancakes Every Time
- Do not overmix the batter. If you want the best fluffy blueberry pancakes, simply combine everything as instructed and leave the lumps.
- Use fresh berries. Fresh blueberries are what really makes these pancakes so divine.
- Add the berries on top, not into the batter. This way they’ll look nice when you serve them.
Are pancakes with blueberries good for you?
Yes, pancakes with blueberries are good for you since you’re getting in a serving of fruit with your breakfast. Starting the day with blueberries puts you on the right track to making it a great day.
What is the secret to great blueberry pancakes?
It’s the buttermilk, which you can make by following the first step in this recipe from regular milk and white vinegar. It’s an easy hack that won’t send you running to the store in search of buttermilk when you want to make breakfast.
Should I cut blueberries in half for pancakes?
You can if you’re adding the blueberries to the batter, though it’s not necessary when you’re adding them atop the pancake batter when you pour it into the pan.
How to cook blueberry pancakes?
Blueberry pancakes are cooked in a nonstick skillet on your stovetop. They only take a few minutes to make, so go for it!
Why are my blueberry pancakes mushy?
They may be mushy because you didn’t cook them long enough. Adding the blueberries on top of the poured batter will also keep mushiness from happening when making blueberry pancakes.
What goes well with blueberry pancakes?
Maple syrup, powdered sugar, butter, whipped cream, and fresh berries are all great things to pair with your blueberry pancakes. You can also make it feel like brunch with a little eggs benedict, some bacon, and hashbrowns.
How to store leftover blueberry pancakes?
If any of these blueberry pancakes remain after your breakfast feast, wrap them well and put them in the fridge.
How long do blueberry pancakes last?
In your fridge, those blueberry pancakes will be good for up to 5 days. If you want to save them for longer, use the freezer.
Can you freeze blueberry pancakes?
Yes, you can freeze them. The best way is to wrap them with wax paper to separate them, then put them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They’ll be good for up to 2 months.
How do you reheat blueberry pancakes?
For blueberry pancakes, the oven is the best way. Preheat to 350F, put the pancakes on a baking sheet in a single layer, cover with foil, and reheat for 5 to 10 minutes.
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Classic Blueberry Pancake Recipe
- 1 cup milk (buttermilk optional)
- 5 tsp white vinegar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp butter (melted)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- If you are using buttermilk, the first step is to make the buttermilk. In a small mixing bowl, add milk and vinegar, stir, and let sit for two minutes. (You can also use regular milk for this recipe instead of buttermilk, but we love it with buttermilk).
- In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk dry ingredients until evenly combined.
- Next, add the egg, milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Do not over-mix as it will change the texture. Lumps are ok.
- Over medium heat, place a non-stick pan or griddle and lightly grease with a pad of butter.
- Using a ladle or measuring cup, pour 1/3 cup scoops of pancake batter onto your hot pan. Arrange a handful of blueberries on top of the batter. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until you start to see bubbles form on the surface and the bottom is golden brown. Flip your pancake using a spatula and cook the opposite side for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve immediately with your favorite pancake toppings. Maple syrup, powdered sugar, butter, whipped cream, and/or fresh berries are all great options.