*Happily revisiting this recipe from last summer with a few recipe tweaks and updates! I made a hot and fresh batch on Instagram Stories today if you want to watch it come together!
You can fancify pancakes all you want, but can you really ever deny a butter-soaked blueberry pancake laced with maple syrup and dripping with hot, bursty blue juices?
If you can, you are probably not human.
These Are 5-Star Pancakes!
You guys are not going to believe this, but BJORK was the person who first made these pancakes for me. He went through a phase (it was definitely a phase as it seems to be done for now) where he would make pancakes for me on Saturdays, and in his very professional pancake research and extensive testing – LOLS – he came across an unfancy, unfussy recipe for a five-star batch of standard, fluffy, buttermilky pancakes.
And do you know what? They are so good that they have permanently become our standard pancake recipe.
These are THICK, so if you don’t like thick pancakes, we might be in a little fight right now. They are just the right amount of sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The first few times I ate them, I ate them completely PLAIN. As in, no butter, no syrup, no nothing.
DO YOU EVEN HEAR WHAT I AM SAYING? They were so good that I was eating. them. plain.
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So we were already making these a lot. Sans blueberries, sans syrup. Just plain old LIFE-CHANGING pancakes.
But now that it’s summer and we are revisiting Costco for the sole reason of huge containers of ripe organic fruit, I have been unable to keep the fistfuls of blueberries out of my pancakes.
And I regret nothing.
The Inspo For These Pancakes
Bjork’s AllRecipes pancake recipe base (modified slightly! you know how I am) plus a little assortment of fresh blueberries tucked in there for good measure?
This is the stuff of summery Saturday morning dreams.
This recipe serves 2 people, I’d say, which is kind of perfect for us because we don’t end up with 800 million pancakes leftover. But keep in mind that that’s coming from a pretty pancake-hoggy person – we make them big and we each eat multiples.
Super thick and fluffy blueberry pancakes! Melt in your mouth, golden brown, and bursting with blueberries.
2 tablespoonswhite vinegar
1 teaspoonbaking powder
1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
2 tablespoonsmelted butter
1+ cup fresh blueberries
more butter for the pan
Mix the milk and vinegar and let it sit for a minute or two (you’re making “buttermilk” here).
Whisk the dry ingredients together. Whisk the egg, milk, and melted butter into the dry ingredients until just combined.
Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Melt a little smear of butter in the pan (essential for giving a yummy golden brown crust).
Pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the hot skillet and spread it flat-like (it will be pretty thick). Arrange a few blueberries on top. Cook until you see little bubbles on top and the edges starting to firm up. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the pancakes are sky-high fluffy and cooked through.
Serve with butter and maple syrup. But honestly, sometimes I just like to eat these plain. YUM, YUM, YUM.