This is the best blueberry pancake recipe! They are delicious for breakfast or brunch. The pancakes are a combination of custardy French toast and fluffy pancakes with plenty of juicy blueberries.
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Returning to this recipe from June 2016 with updates to the text, photos and adding the nutrition analysis.
blueberry pancake recipe
A towering fruit-filled stack of warm blueberry pancakes is a delicious and picture perfect breakfast or brunch. This blueberry pancake recipe is a cross between custardy French toast and fluffy pancakes with plump juicy blueberries.
Along with a fruit salad and piping hot coffee or tea, this is a breakfast you will LOVE!
the ingredients for the best blueberry pancake recipe
- cinnamon swirl bread
- whole milk
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- kosher salt
- large eggs
- salted butter
- fresh blueberries (frozen blueberries are a great substitute!)
- maple syrup
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chef cooking tips for making blueberry pancakes
- Soak the bread ~ The base of the pancake batter is cinnamon swirl bread. If a good bakery cinnamon bread is available, by all means use it. But the pancakes will be just as delicious with a store bought version. Be sure to soak the bread in the milk to soften it before stirring in the remaining ingredients.
- Don’t overmix ~ It is important to stir the batter just until the ingredients come together. It will still be lumpy. The pancakes will puff up and be tender instead of flat and tough.
- Turn down the heat ~ Unlike traditional pancakes, this blueberry pancake recipe cooks the pancakes at a lower temperature. This will ensure that they cook on the inside without burning the outside.
- Cook a stack of pancakes all at once ~ A stovetop griddle is a timesaver when making this blueberry pancake recipe.
- Mix up the batter in advance ~ Save time in the morning and mix up the batter the night before. Store it in a covered container in the refrigerator. In the morning, take out the batter 15 minutes before cooking the pancakes. This will remove the chill so the pancakes cook evenly.
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more breakfast recipe ideas
- Freezer Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies
- Easy Sausage and Spinach Breakfast Casserole
- Hash Brown Crust Ham and Cheddar Quiche
- Blueberry French Toast Croissant Casserole
- Super Easy Ham and Egg Cups
They are a cross between custardy French toast and a fluffy stack of pancakes that are dotted with plump and juicy blueberries.
- 8 slices of cinnamon swirl bread cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 1/4 cups whole milk
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons melted salted butter (plus extra for cooking and serving)
- 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- Warm maple syrup for serving
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- Place the cubed bread in a large bowl. Add milk and stir to coat all cubes. Let sit for about 10 minutes until bread gets slightly mushy. Stir again. The bread cubes should begin to lose their shape.
- Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, and melted butter. Gently stir until just combined. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes before cooking the pancakes.
- Heat a griddle or large sauté pan over medium low heat and add about 2 teaspoons of butter.
- Ladle about 1/2 cup of the batter for each pancake onto the hot griddle. Gently spread the batter out to form about a 5-inch circle. Dot each pancake with some of the blueberries.
- Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes watching carefully so the pancakes don’t burn. Flip and continue cooking for about another 2 minutes. The centers of the pancakes will be moist but cooked.
- If the pancakes are browning too much before the center it cooked, turn the heat to medium low.
- Remove pancakes to an ovenproof platter and place in the oven. Continue cooking the remaining pancakes adding more butter as needed.
- Serve with warm maple syrup and butter.
Make the pancake batter the night before you plan to serve them. Just let the batter sit out of the refrigerator about 15 minutes before cooking them. This will take the chill off the batter and the pancakes will puff up beautifully.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: entree
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 2 – 3 large pancakes
- Calories: 516
- Sugar: 20 g
- Sodium: 693 mg
- Fat: 20.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 9.9 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 71.6 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 15.1 g
- Cholesterol: 124 mg
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