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The Best Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

Comforting and simple, these fluffy blueberry pancakes are what you need to start off a productive weekend.

Fresh or frozen, the blueberry makes the pancake.

These are simple as can be but I love a good blueberry pancake. I live in Los Angeles and am ridiculously lucky that there are blueberries at the market every Sunday. They’re so pretty and flavorful. Of course, you can use frozen blueberries too. I’m just coming back from a trip to South America where everything was fresh and tasty.

I can’t wait to dive into making some of the recipes inspired by my trip, but first: pancakes. Whenever I’m away for an extended period of time, I want something comforting and simple. This fits the bill perfectly. This weekend is my first weekend home in a few weeks and I can’t wait to eat a pile of these with a cup of some Colombian coffee.

The Best Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

Ingredients

  • Dry Mix:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Wet Mix:
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F. Place a baking sheet in the oven. This is where we’re going to put the pancakes once they’re done cooking so they stay warm.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a measuring cup or small bowl, measure out the buttermilk. Whisk in the egg, melted butter and honey until smooth.
  4. Preheat your cast iron pan or griddle over medium heat. When warm, brush with a teaspoon or two of oil or butter. (I favor oil because it doesn’t burn but man does butter taste good.)
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until you no longer see any speckles of flour. Be sure not to over mix—this will result in tough pancakes. Add the blueberries and fold into the batter.
  6. Using a 1/4 cup measure, drop circles of batter onto your skillet. Don’t be shy to take your spatula and help shape the pancakes into circles.
  7. Cook in batches, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the pancakes to the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with maple syrup and pats of butter.
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