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?

9 comments:

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

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  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. :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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