Some of you may have seen pictures of these beauties on my social media (by the way, if you aren’t following me, you should!) so I thought I would share the recipe to my Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes. I try to make these at the weekend for the family. If you’re short on time in the mornings, you can make the batter in advance, cover and leave in the fridge overnight ready to fry up for breakfast!
I don’t make these pancakes every weekend but I think they’re great for special occasions! Birthdays, Father’s Day, Anniversaries, breakfast for dinner and especially global pandemics, are all great excuses to make these light and fluffy blueberry pancakes. If you’re not a fan of blueberries just swap them out for chocolate chips or check out my Fluffy Bunny Pancakes recipe!
My little girl is not the biggest fan of fruit but she loves these pancakes and they are reasonably healthy. I know, I absolutely cover them in icing sugar but, for my daughter, I just drizzle a bit of honey on the top and they’re just as sweet. There’s so many things you could serve these with. My fiance likes his with maple syrup or served warm with vanilla ice cream (which is my favourite but I don’t usually have the time) . Maybe kids would love these served with whipped cream and sprinkles. The possibilities are endless!
Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
The perfect healthy-ish pancakes for a fun meal!
1 tbsp vegetable oil (plus extra to add as you go along)
120 g plain flour (sifted)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp ground almonds
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp lemon zest
184 g greek yogurt
6 tbsp almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
50-75 g blueberries
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground almonds, sugar and lemon zest into a small bowl.
Whisk the yogurt and milk together in a large bowl. Afterwards, add the egg and extract. Whisk until smooth.
Carefully add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until you have a smooth, thick batter.
Fold in the blueberries carefully and set aside.
Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and add your oil.
Once fully heated, ladle the batter into the pan to make a medium sized pancake.
Once you see bubbles forming on the top, flip the pancake over gently and allow the bottom to turn a golden brown.
Plate up and add your toppings!
These are a bit more work than your usual pancake but I promise you, it’s worth it! If you do recreate these, I would love to see! Follow me on my social medias and feel free to send me your pancake creations!
Tell me in the comments what your favourite pancake toppings are? Are you a whipped cream and sprinkles type of person or do you prefer the traditional syrup? Let me know!
Tomorrow is Pancake Day! It’s the perfect excuse to have a fun dinner or a sweet treat.
Since this is the first Pancake Day Olivia can take part in, I was trying to think of ways to make it fun. I always love pictures of people making animal pancakes for their kids. There are no rules. You can make teddy bears, butterflies and everyone remembers the pancake art trend. Olivia is still too young to appreciate full blown pancake art but I wanted to practice a simple design that I can make her on Sunday mornings or a grey day to cheer her up and I thought one of the most simple (and cute) designs would be a bunny!
Although I had a lot of fun making these, I can’t wait until she’s a tad older and can decorate her bunny how she likes. Whipped cream tail? Chocolate whiskers? Strawberry teeth? Banana eyes and blueberry nose? If you do make these, please share your designs with me! I would love to see how you (or your children) decorate them.
Not only is this adorable, but they actually taste so good. I had some left over batter, after making these, and decided to have some for breakfast (as it was just there, and honestly, they’re so delicious!). I topped mine with strawberries and honey (how grown up am I?) but I kind of wanted to cover it in Nutella, whipped cream and sprinkles. Not gonna lie.
The recipe is perfect and you don’t need to run to the shops to get anything ‘special’. Chances are you’ll already have everything you need in the cupboard. So, without further adieu…
Fluffy Pancake Recipe
135g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
Lightly whisk the milk and egg together in a seperate bowl, then add the olive oil.
Pour the milk mixture into the large bowl with the flour and whisk with a fork until completely combined.
Leave batter to rest for a few minutes.
Heat up a frying pan with 1 tbsp of oil to stop the pancakes sticking (you’ll need to add oil as you go).
Add a ladle of batter to the heated pan. For the bunny you will need 1 large (body), 1 medium (head), two small (feet) and two ear-shaped pancakes. You’ll want to make several of each so you can practice and pick the best ones.
Once the top of the batter begins to bubble, flip the pancake over and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Arrange into a bunny shape and decorate!!!
And that’s it! It’s literally that simple! These are perfect for a spur of the moment pancake craving or a spontaneous weekend breakfast.
Thank you for taking the time to read. I hope you all have a very yummy Pancake Day!