Blueberry Pancakes
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Easy Blueberry Pancakes

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Easy Blueberry Pancakes made from scratch with everyday ingredients and fresh blueberries (or frozen) to create the BEST fluffy pancakes at home!

Breakfast recipes are sort of my jam. (Ha! “jam”. See what I did there?) But in all reality, if this is your first time here, you’re also gonna love my Easy, Fluffy American Pancakes, Pumpkin White Chocolate Pancakes, and my Easy 5-Minute Butternut Squash Pancakes (for when you want to sneak in a veggie for the kids.)

Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberry Pancakes

Easy Blueberry Pancakes

Why are pancakes so stinking good?

I think they’re my favorite to make for breakfast because they can be so versatile by adding just about anything to them to give them some extra “oomph”.

With pancakes, you can either add ingredients right in to the pancake batter or sprinkle on top just before serving. Here is a quick list of my favorite toppings…

Pancake Toppings:

  • chocolate chips
  • honey
  • maple syrup (or agave syrup can be a healthier alternative or even )
  • peanut butter
  • caramel sauce (check out this low carb/no sugar syrup I used for my son’s keto diet)
  • whipped cream
  • strawberries
  • peaches
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • bananas
  • nuts
  • cream cheese/powdered sugar “frosting”
  • apple pie filling (or any pie filling)
  • crumbled bacon (mix with a maple cream or syrup – OMG)
  • sneak in sweet veggies like canned sweet potato or butternut squash

But honestly, I don’t know if there’s anything better than a classic blueberry pancake. That warm, sweet burst of blueberry flavor when you bite in to a blueberry pancake is hard to replicate with any other topping.

Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

When you’re whipping up these blueberry pancakes, feel free to use fresh or frozen.

Fresh is always better in my opinion, but I know how life goes, and sometimes we only have frozen on hand, and they work perfectly fine.

Should frozen blueberries be thawed before baking?

Nope! Throw them in just as they are. They should thaw out while cooking… HOWEVER, they may still have a cold temperature if your pancakes cook too fast and don’t allow the berries enough time to reach warm.

Fresh or frozen blueberries work just fine for pancakes

How to Make Blueberry Pancakes from Scratch

If you’ve been making Fantabulosity recipes for a while, then you KNOW I love a good shortcut when it comes to cooking, because:

“Good food doesn’t have to be difficult.”

so a good pancake mix like “Krusteaz” does come in handy but there’s something about a homemade pancake “mix” that just may make you fall in love. Especially when it’s an easy homemade pancake recipe… like this one.

The crisp outside edges with the soft fluffy center and the addition of the warm, juicy berries are hard to beat.

So let’s get into HOW to make them…shall we?

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

See ingredient list and printable recipe card at the end of this post.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Roughly 1 cup of fresh blueberries washed and stems removed.

Mix the Pancake Batter:

First, combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to remove any large lumps.

Add in all of the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.

Pancake batter

How to Cook Pancakes

Preheat a griddle or large skillet until warm and add in about 2 tbsp of butter.

Using a measuring cup, measure out ¼ cup of batter and place in the middle of the skillet or on the griddle.

If you are using a griddle place pancakes about 1-2 inches apart.

Top with 5-6 fresh blueberries and press lightly into the batter.

Blueberry Pancakes with fresh blueberries in a pan
Add in blueberries to the top of the pancake(s)

Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown, flip and repeat.

Cooking blueberry pancakes in a skillet on the stove
Flip the pancakes with the top start to form small holes.
Fluffy Blueberry Pancake Recipe from scratch
Fluffy blueberry pancakes

Serve with butter and warm syrup and enjoy! (Or get creative with the toppings ideas I mentioned above and make your own creation!)

Pouring syrup on blueberry pancakes
Drizzling maple syrup over the top of the blueberry pancakes
Do you put whole blueberries in pancakes?

I do! You’re more than welcome to cut them in half, or mash them up completely and mix in with the batter, but I prefer them to be whole and added in after the batter has been dropped in to the pan.
(Berries tend to burn easily, so be careful!)

Can you freeze blueberry pancakes?

Absolutely! You can freeze blueberry pancakes for up to 2 months. A tip that I’ve loved using, is once the pancakes have cooled, place a layer of pancakes in a ziptop freezer bag and then layer a piece of wax or parchment paper on top. Add another layer of pancakes and repeat with paper if necessary! This way when you go to grab the pancakes out of the freezer, they won’t be stuck to one another.

How do you defrost frozen blueberries?

Don’t microwave them, as tempting as it is. They can get soggy and too warm for what you need. Instead, thaw them in a cold water bath for a few minutes.

What to Serve with Pancakes:

Some of my favorite things to serve along with pancakes for a small or even BIG breakfast buffet are:

Fluffy blueberry pancakes recipe
Look at those fluffy centers of the pancakes
Blueberry Pancakes
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Blueberry Pancakes

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry pancakes, how to make blueberry pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
Calories 145kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup blueberries give/take the amount (Fresh or Frozen)

Instructions

  • Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk to remove
    any large lumps.
  • Add in all wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Preheat a griddle or large skillet until warm and add in
    about 2 tbsp of butter.
  • Using a measuring cup, measure out ¼ cup of batter and place
    in the middle of the skillet or on the griddle. If you are using a griddle
    place pancakes about 1-2 inches apart. Top with 5-6 fresh blueberries and press
    lightly into the batter.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown, flip and repeat.
  • Serve with butter and warm syrup and enjoy! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg

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10 thoughts on “Easy Blueberry Pancakes

  1. Kara says:


    So easy and so delicious! I served them with homemade blueberry sauce and they were amazing!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oooooh, I LOVE blueberry sauce!!! Genius!

  2. Natasha says:


    MMMM so fluffy and delicious! Love how this comes together – can’t wait to give it a try

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Natasha!! 🙂 XO

  3. Tara says:


    My kids loved these — thanks!

  4. Lauren says:


    These look so fluffy and ridiculously easy! I am making them for breakfast tomorrow!

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay! Thank you Lauren!

  5. Laura Reese says:


    These look delicious. I can’t wait to make them.

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