Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup for National Blueberry Pancake Day ~ January 28th

January 28 ~ National Blueberry Pancake Day

We just survived the Blizzard of 2015! Luckily for us the storm mostly missed our neck of the woods. We wound up with a measly five inches of snow, to add to the ten we received on Saturday. They were predicting 10-18 inches! One thing we did not miss was the dreadfully cold weather. This morning, snowbound, hungry and craving something warm, I remembered that it was National Blueberry Pancake Day tomorrow. While doing my shopping over the weekend, I found some beautiful Driscoll Blueberries. I was set! I actually had enough blueberries to make luscious blueberry syrup, to serve with them!  What could be better than waking up to a stack of warm, tender blueberry pancakes?

Mmmmmm!

My mom made the best pancakes! When I was a kid she made them just about every Sunday. Sometimes she would make traditional pancakes; other times she would make Palacsinta, which is a traditional Hungarian crepe.  She made them with a little of this and smidge of that…unfortunately I don’t have her recipe. Even my husband will testify that they were best. He often reminds me, how much he loved my mom’s pancakes. Recently, while browsing through some of my mother’s old cookbooks, I found a recipe that is very much like the one I remember her making. These wonderful blueberry pancakes I’m sharing with you today, were made using that recipe.  So why not whip up a batch for yourself, and join the celebration for National Blueberry Pancake Day? A great way to ward off the cold! Happy Blueberry Pancake Day everyone!!


I like to sprinkle the blueberries onto the pancakes
A wonderful way to start your day
Driscoll’s blueberries and pancakes….absolutely luscious together!
Surviving the snow storm...


Blueberry Pancakes 

1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg, well beaten
¾ cup milk
3 tablespoons of melted butter
1 cup Driscoll's blueberries
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Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Combine egg and milk. Add to flour mixture gradually, beating to a smooth batter. Add melted butter and stir to mix.
Drop about ¼ cup of batter onto hot griddle or frypan set on medium heat. Sprinkle blueberries evenly over the pancakes. Turn when pancake is bubbling on top and lightly browned on the bottom. Cook until done. Keep warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.


Blueberry Syrup

1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup Driscoll’s blueberries
1 tablespoon butter
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To make Sauce: In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch, add water. Boil over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in blueberries and reduce heat. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes, or until the berries have burst. Stir in butter until melted. Serve with pancakes.




Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Driscoll’s Berries however, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.  I like and use Driscoll berries because they are always fresh looking, and tastier than other berries that I find in my local supermarket.

17 comments:

  1. Seems odd to have blueberry pancake day in the middle of a snowstorm, though they'd be a welcome treat no matter what brand of blueberries you used!

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  2. Just happen to have an overload of blueberries in the fridge - not Driscolls, unfortunately - but also have all the ingredients. Love your red-bellied woodpecker and all your bird photos.

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  3. What could be better on a cold, snowy morning? Your blueberry pancakes look comforting and delicious, Kathy!

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  4. Kathy all that snow!!! poor you.Lots of shoveling are waiting for you my dear... No wonder you are craving something warm... Loved your version will try it for my kiddos..

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  5. Your pancakes look fantastic! So glad you survived the snow storm this year. Happy National Blueberry Pancake day!

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  6. What tempting pancakes! And I'd much rather have your gorgeous blueberry syrup poured over mine than maple syrup. It looks scrumptious!! Glad the storm was not as bad as predicted.

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  7. Dear Kathy, Looks like a beautiful breakfast, lunch or dinner. I love pancakes. xoxo Catherine

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  8. p.s. that little bird visiting certainly is adorable. xo

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  9. It's still summer here (just in Melbourne which is unseasonably cool), but I would love a plate of these delicious pancakes for brekky.

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  10. Your blueberry pancake would warm up my heart right now :) We have been experiencing a few colder nights here, for sure nothing like the norther hemisphere but still quite chilli for the tropics.

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  11. I try to forget that there are such things as pancakes draped in syrup and served so enticingly perfect and then I come over here to check out what's happening at your place and now all I want is THESE blueberry pancakes draped in syrup. So much for willpower...I'm probably going to need to make one tiny pancake so that I can just get over it. Most likely. Your photos are always so terrible...they make me want to eat everything you make! :-)

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  12. These pancakes look SO good, blueberries have a special place in my heart :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Still love the birdhouse. You are making me crave blueberry pancakes. Who knew it was a national holiday. Costco has a gigantic package of fresh blueberries in CA so I might buy that this weekend and make all things blueberry.

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  14. I feel like a flunky blogger - I had no idea I was national blueberry pancake day. Ugh. :) Your pancakes look perfect and gorgeous with the blueberry sauce. Stay warm! ~ David

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  15. I love blueberries and I love pancakes! And yes, those family recipes that got lost along the way, what a pity! These look incredible anyway!

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  16. Blueberry pancakes are my absolute favorite--I always have frozen blueberries in the freezer! Your bird pictures are gorgeous!

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