Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Here is an easy, blueberry buttermilk pancakes recipe you can make from scratch. Enjoy a light, fluffy pancake with delicious, wholesome buttermilk. It makes a wonderfully satisfying treat.

Blueberries. Such a tiny fruit yet packed full of vibrant colour, piquant flavour and natural goodness. Blueberries lend themselves beautifully to light, buttermilk pancakes adding their juicy flavour to every bite.

Get some Fresh Blueberries!

We go and pick blueberries once a year at the beginning of summer and then store them in the freezer using them as we need. They keep very well in their frozen state and don’t need prior cooking.

I’ll often grab a handful from the freezer to put on my breakfast cereal in the morning knowing that I’m giving my body a powerful boost for a busy day. The antioxidants are doing their job trying to keep me looking young, fighting those nasty diseases and promoting great digestive health.

Of course, one of my family’s most favourite ways of eating blueberries is in blueberry buttermilk pancakes. As one of my children describes them, “they’re scrumptilious”.

We’ll often have them for special birthday breakfasts slathered in butter and maple syrup or occasionally serve them for dessert topped with ice cream and drizzled with maple syrup.

This recipe for blueberry buttermilk pancakes makes a lovely light and fluffy pancake. It’s one of our favourites and we hope it will become yours too.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Serves 6

2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
pinch salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup blueberries
butter or oil for cooking


One of my favorite ways to make the quickest pancakes is with a griddle. Personally, I like my electric griddle the most becuease it heats up quickly and it’s easy to clean. If you don’t have an electric griddle it’s not a problem. You can use any griddle or pan to get the job done but I would reccomend using cast iron or ceramic to get the most flavor.

1. In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together. Stir in sugar.

2. In another bowl, beat together the vanilla, buttermilk and egg yolks.

3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until creamy and combined.

4. Whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form.

5. Fold the egg whites into the pancake batter using a fork.

6. Prepare your electric griddle by smearing a very small amount of butter or oil over the surface. Heat griddle to moderately hot.

7. Pour about 1/4 of a cup of batter per pancake into your electric griddle. Press desired number of blueberries into the top of each pancake at this point. (I like to add the blueberries at this point rather that adding them to the batter. You can spread them more evenly over the pancake this way).

8. Cook gently until bubbles form on the surface and it is lightly browned underneath. Carefully turn pancake over and cook the other side until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining butter.

We hope you enjoy these blueberry buttermilk pancakes. They are absolutely scrumptious served with ice cream and maple syrup or, if you have extra blueberries on hand, why not serve them with blueberry sauce for an extra tangy sweet taste.

Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Every year in early December, the beginning of the hot Australian summer, we enjoy a little family tradition. We pack our swimmers, plenty of drinking water, a picnic lunch and the fridge esky and head to a small blueberry farm about an hour’s drive away up in the mountains.

We’re on our annual trek to pick our yearly supply of blueberries.

With all hands on deck (quite a few in our large family), we spend a couple of hours picking as many blueberries as we can before driving a little further on to a secluded waterfall and swimming hole. In this magical place we enjoy our packed lunch and a brisk swim (for those who can stand the freezing mountain water) before heading home again.

Once home, it’s time to pack the blueberries into little bags and place them in the freezer ready to retrieve when pancakes, muffins and whatever else need their services!

One of the easiest and tastiest things I enjoy making is blueberry syrup.

It is so simple to make yet enhances a simple dessert quite spectacularly. Not only in taste but in eye-catching beauty, the brilliant, deep purple colour of blueberries is an attention-getter all on its own.

Not long ago I served blueberry syrup over fluffy buttermilk pancakes for dessert as a special treat for my two oldest boys who were home on their mid semester break from University. They kept coming back for seconds and then thirds. I think they may have even tried a fourth helping.

Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Serves: 4 – 6

2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


1. Wash blueberries, drain well and place in a saucepan.

2. Add sugar and lemon juice to saucepan.

3. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool.

It’s a winner! I hope you enjoy it too.

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