Recipe: Blueberry Pancakes

I didn’t even know I liked blueberries until recently. Not for any particular reason other than they are SO expensive. Who has £2 to spend on a teeny tub?! Not me! But when I spied those lovely yellow stickers reducing them to 30p, I threw a few packets in my basket. Turns out that I really like them, and they freeze really well. A winner in my book, and I’ll definitely be hoping for more in the reduced aisle!

 photo 7992cd8f-e260-47ce-832f-6cc9d82301b7_zpsfyidyfnj.jpgPlus it’s PANCAKE DAY next week! I wouldn’t be a good blogger if I didn’t provide you with a good recipe (though see my indulgent nutella version, or my boyfriend’s traditional crepes). This one is the perfect mix between healthy and naughty. It’s not quite as good for you as these…I’m still experimenting with banana pancakes. But they are significantly better for you than my nutella ones! And they don’t require any topping, though I added some sneaky honey.

The best part of all? This amount makes two servings, but they reheat with a blast in the microwave really, really well. This makes Monday Morning pancakes a reality…

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of creme fraiche (I used fat-free)
  • A splash of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of flour (possibly slightly more or less)
  • 1 flat teaspoon baking powder
  • A small amount of butter, for frying (or use an oil spray, I keep meaning to pick one up!)

I like my blueberries a bit squished, so I microwaved them just to warm through, then mashed a few with my fork. That’s entirely optional!

 photo cec4a6b4-cc53-4e03-82d5-b1f4cbbf7c89_zpssq1yajkw.jpgPut the egg in a bowl or jug, add the creme fraiche and milk, and whisk to combine.

 photo 4ca011c5-62a0-4a9c-956f-d2750977d41d_zps7lcjres1.jpgAdd the flour gradually, stopping when you have a thick batter.

 photo a2621806-b7b3-4816-ab92-d55bc13f2cd1_zps49puqinm.jpgAdd the baking powder and give it a final whisk to combine before stirring the blueberries through.

Fry in a little melted butter until the top is bubbling, then flip and continue to cook the other side. Both sides should be golden and slightly crispy. Keep warm in an oven until all are cooked.

To serve, pile onto a plate. If keeping for the next day, cool quickly. Reheat by microwaving in a single layer until hot – about 1 minute.

 photo b489e937-368c-441e-8251-a1fc0a95ea4f_zpscq1ealol.jpgEnjoy!

What is your favourite pancake topping? Will you be celebrating pancake day?

  • These are one of my favourite things to make. I think it’s going to be a must tomorrow morning!

    • ninegrandstudent

      Yummy! x

  • sophie warner

    These look absolutely delicious! Totally going on my list of things to make!
    Sophie
    x

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thanks – let me know if you use the recipe! x

  • I love pancakes so much and believe that they should be a food group all of their own 😉 I’m also glad to know that I’m not the only one who keeps them and reheats them as snacks.

    These look delicious!

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

    • ninegrandstudent

      I definitely agree with you! x

  • PANCAKES <3

    I love blueberry pancakes drizzled with a little bit of honey and lemon juice. Saying that, I tried some at a pop-up yesterday that had ELDERFLOWER SYRUP over them and they were the best pancakes of my life. xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      The pancake pop-up you went too looked AMAZING – I was insanely jealous! x

  • I think I eat blueberries every day (!) and always freeze them when I can buy them cheap (Aldi had them for 69p last week). Gorgeous looking pancakes 🙂
    Claire x
    http://www.thegreeneyedgirl.co.uk

    • ninegrandstudent

      I so wish I lived near an Aldi! x

      • They are opening more all the time, maybe one will come to you!

        • ninegrandstudent

          I’m only here til July – back in my university town we have one so looking forward to getting back! x

  • I love blueberries, but I’ve never had them in pancakes before. I’ll definitely be trying these out! xx

    Toasty

    • ninegrandstudent

      They are amazing, one of my favourite ways to eat them! x

  • India Benjamin

    Haha I completely agree, who actually has £2 for blueberries? I occasionally splash out £2 for grapes and strawberries though. I’ve seen blueberry pancakes a few times but never looked into making them, sounds so simple 🙂

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • ninegrandstudent

      I struggle with spending over £1.50 on any food item really, especially fruit as I can eat huge portions of it! x