There’s nothing like waking up to the alluring aroma of freshly made blueberry pancakes, you weren’t quite ready to get out of bed until the scent hits you. You try to fight the urge but its no use, you hop out of bed and drag your feet in a reluctant determination, still half asleep. You simply must, MUST, make it to the breakfast table while they’re still warm; and you do.
As you sit there and savor the victory in that first bite, you acknowledge that it had been worth that grueling journey, you pause and nod in agreement with your conclusion and return to enjoying your well-deserved prize.
What are Pancakes
Pancakes or flapjacks are flat, thin cakes made by pouring a thin round portion of the batter onto a hot greased frying pan, then flipping it to cook both sides. The basic pancake batter can be used to make many variations of this breakfast favorite ranging from savory(zucchini corn pancakes) to sweet (brown sugar pancakes). Regardless of your taste, there’s a pancake for everyone.
- The first pancake mix to be sold commercially was the Aunt Jemima pancake flour in 1889.
- The first pancakes were made by the Romans in the 1st Century AD and were1called Alita Dolcia which is Latin for “another sweet”.
- Blodplattar is a Swedish pancake made from pig’s blood.
- National Blueberry Pancake Day is January 28th.
What are the Origins Of Pancakes?
Believe it or not, the origins of pancakes can be traced all the way 30,000 years during the Stone Age. The ancient Greeks and Romans ate pancakes sweetened with honey. There have even been remains found in the human remains ofOtzi the Iceman dating back 5300.
When Should Pancakes Be Eaten?
Pancakes are traditionally eaten for breakfast or brunch but that wasn’t always the case, in the mid 17th century around the time of the American Revolution, pancakes were also eaten at dinner time. So even though Blueberry pancakes are usually eaten for breakfast, feel free to eat them whenever you like.
Best Served With
Blueberry pancakes are delicious on their own but taste twice as good when paired with butter, maple syrup, and fresh blueberries. These pancakes are also tasty with whipped cream and caramel, cream cheese or dusted with powdered sugar.
Adding The Blueberry– After the pancake batter has been made, we poured a 1/4 cup of batter on the hot pan and immediately sprinkle on the blueberries. It’s best to add the blueberries this way as they could bruise if added directly and stirred into the batter.
Wiping The Griddle-After each batch of blueberry pancakes, we stopped to wipe the pan clean, this is to ensure that the color won’t bleed into the pan and affect the color of the pancakes that follow.
How Did We Make Them?
To make the pancakes, we whisked all the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, then combined all the liquid ingredients in a separate bowl. Once that was done, we mixed both the liquid and dry ingredients just until blended and set aside. We grease our griddle and place it over medium heat.
Once the pan is heated, pour a 1/4 cup of the batter into the pot and place a handful of blueberries on top, once bubbles begin to form on top, gently flip the pancake and cook the other side. Repeat until the batter is finished, wipe the pan between batches with a damp paper towel.
Why Should You Make Blueberry Pancakes?
This recipe for Blueberry pancakes is fast and easy to make, inexpensive and delicious, and it yields 12 pancakes. It takes just 25 minutes total to make this breakfast favorite. Your family will be delighted to wake up to a batch of these delicious flapjacks!
Terms Used In The Recipe
Griddle-This is a heavy cooking device with a broad flat surface heated by either gas, electricity, or wood. See Q & A for a substitute.
Tongs– These are a type of utensil used to grasp, hold, and lift food instead of touching it directly with your hands. They have two long arms hinged at one end to allow for open and shut movement.
Questions And Answers
Q: What can I use instead of Blueberries?
A: Do you have a blueberry allergy or just dislike the taste? No worries, you can use any other fruit you like. Banana or strawberry can be used as replacers.
Q: I don’t have a griddle, what else can I use?
A: If you don’t have access to a girdle at home, you can use a frying pan or a cast-iron skillet instead.
These homemade Blueberry pancakes make an amazingly delicious breakfast of brunch and if you’re a food rebel (like myself ;p), it makes a pretty tasty dinner too. Make these yummy pancakes the fam and I assure you, they won’t leave so much as a crumb!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 3/4 milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tbs butter
- 3 tbs maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup blueberries
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, then set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs, melted butter, and maple syrup.
- Combine both the wet and dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Don't worry if the batter looks a little lumpy.
- Place a lightly greased griddle or frying pan over medium heat and wait until it is thoroughly heated before making the pancakes.
- Pour out a 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle and drop some blueberries on top.
- Let the pancake cook for about 2 minute and flip when bubbles start to form and pop on the surface. Cook the other side for another 2 minutes before removing from the griddle.
- Repeat the process for each pancake. Wipe away any residue from the griddle with a damp paper towel between batches.
- Stack the pancakes, top with butter and syrup and serve warm.