March 4, 2011

Blueberry Banana Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

I know I'm late for National Pancake Day. Forgive me.

I used to have a fear of pancakes.

But now I have become a pancake making queen (haha). All I want to do is make pancakes. All kids of pancakes. Chocolate pancakes. Whole wheat pancakes. Peanut butter banana pancakes. Blueberry pancakes...

I have a ton bookmarked. Just thought I'd warn you. These blueberry banana pancakes are one of my recent bookmarks that I just couldn't wait to make. Before the sickness kicked in I whipped these up in the kitchen during my Mid-Winter break. I was singing to the heavens when the first one came out marvelously. And then so did the next one, and the next...

I had blueberry banana pancakes baby.

Full of bananas and blueberries, I did not feel so bad about eating three of these. I topped them with blueberry syrup, which I saw Nigella make on one of her breakfast episodes. It is so easy- simmer half a cup of maple syrup for a few minutes on the stove with a cup of blueberries. The blueberries will soften and burst open. So good!

For the Pancakes

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1-1/4 cups fat-free milk (I used 2%)
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw)

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, bananas and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Gently stir in blueberries.

Coat a large flat pan with cooking spray. Turn pan to low heat. Pour pancake batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the pan. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown.

Blueberry Syrup
Source: Nigella Lawson

1/2 of maple syrup
1 cup blueberries

Put the syrup and blueberries into a pan and bring to the boil. Let bubble for 2 to 3 minutes, and then pour into a jug and bring to the breakfast table with the pancakes.

Have you conquered your fear of making pancakes? What kind do you like to make?


  1. if you love pancakes, you must make the dutch baby, it's the world's most perfect pancake-like breakfast.

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed these, Christina! Thanks for sharing this. I LOVE that you made your own blueberry syrup, too... yum! I'll have to try that next time I make these. :)

  3. I LOVE blueberries so I know I would love these! Yum!

  4. These pancakes sounds delicious! I know what I'm having for Sunday brunch!

  5. I definitely like the sound of these. And what a great idea putting them together with blueberry syrup that you made yourself. Yum!!

  6. hmmmm ... thanks for a great recipe!

  7. I have a recipe that involves apple, blueberries, and oatmeal...mmmm! I <3 pancakes! These look amazing!

  8. Oh yum! These pancakes and sauce look fantastic! Now I'm feeling hungry :)

  9. I'm going to have to make these. I'm a pancake fanatic on weekends...


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