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How to Make Blueberry Pancakes from Scratch! Our Delicious Homemade Pancake Batter Recipe

Updated on October 6, 2017
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Blueberry Pancakes! Yum!!
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An Easy, Old-Fashioned Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Hot blueberry pancakes are breakfast staple at our house and with this simple homemade pancake batter recipe, whipping up a batch of pancakes from scratch is just as easy as pouring a prepackaged mix from a box -- but these pancakes taste much better!

Light and fluffy with a soft texture, this homemade pancake batter recipe quickly became a family favorite. Add some fresh blueberries to the pancakes and drizzle a stack of flapjacks with a little pure maple syrup, and you have the makings of a great traditional breakfast. When blueberries are in season, we often pick the fresh berries from our backyard blueberry patch and make a batch of homemade blueberry pancakes for dinner.

If fresh blueberries are not in season, frozen blueberries work just as well in pancakes. Just defrost the blueberries a few minutes ahead of time, and let the little berries come up to room temperature before adding to the pancakes on the griddle.

Don't like blueberries? Try adding slices of banana to your pancakes. Strawberries and peaches are also very good, and our kid love pancakes filled with chocolate chips. The different varieties are limited only by your imagination.

Whether you make them for breakfast or brunch or dinner, blueberry pancakes are a tasty treat. Made from just a few basic ingredients, this simple homemade pancake batter recipe takes just a few minutes to prepare.

Making Blueberry Pancakes from Scratch is Easy!

This homemade pancake recipe makes a simple pancake batter from just a few basic ingredients that you already have in your pantry and refrigerator.

Sure, it takes a little longer than tossing a couple of frozen pancakes into the microwave but in about the same time that it takes to add water to a pre-package mix from the store, you can whip up a batch of tasty old fashioned homemade pancakes -- made from scratch!

You can even mix the dry ingredients together a head of time, and store the prepared pancake mix in a airtight container. Store the mix in a cool, dry and dark location and the mix will stay fresh for several weeks.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 4 to 6


  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1 1/4 Cups Milk


  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In another mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs and then slowly whisk in the milk. Drizzle the melted butter into the bowl slowly, whisking to combine all of the wet ingredients.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients, and then fold the mixture together. Stir the mixture just enough to combine, and don't worry if the batter is a little lumpy. If the batter is too thick, add just a little more milk.
  4. Let the pancake batter rest for about five minutes. Take care not to stir too much, or the pancake batter becomes stiff and gluey.
  5. Using a measuring cup, dole out about 1/4 cup of pancake batter on to a preheated 350 degree griddle (I use an old 1/3 measuring cup filled about 2/3 full). Sprinkle a large pinch of blueberries on to the pancakes for good blueberry coverage, and gently press the berries down into the batter.
  6. Bubbles will form on the surface as the pancake cooks. After 3 or 4 minutes (depending on the heat of your griddle), checked the cooked side to see if a nice golden-brown crust has formed. Flip the pancake and cook the other side for a few more minutes.
  7. Serve the Old Fashioned Blueberry Pancakes with pure maple syrup. Enjoy!

Top Tip:

To make big fluffy pancakes, you need fresh baking powder. And you need to let the freshly mixed batter rest for several minutes before starting to cook the flapjacks.

Baking powder has a relatively short shelf life. If your can of baking power has been in the back of the cabinet for months, it's time to buy a new can. The difference between flat pucks and big & fluffy pancakes is amazing. And they taste much better too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Anthony your pancake recipe sounds like gourmet with the extra secret techniques you are sharing with whisking, folding, not stirring too much and resting the batter. I can certainly see how your pancakes would turn out light and fluffy as well as tender ....and a tasty treat any time of the day and well worth the few extra moments. Then, you have your own blueberry bushes for fresh blueberries, now that's a taste of heaven! Deliciously done!