Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes


I'm still on my little blog break and I have some fabulous guest posts later in the week but I thought this will be just the right post for today
I don't know how and where M's love for pancake comes from. The first time he told me he would  love pancakes for breakfast, I was surprised.  Not very pleasantly by the way. Where does all American pancake fit in his heavy Indian palette? Besides I always thought pancakes are overrated. Don't get me wrong, I do like some pancakes but I would do without it just fine.

Blueberry pancakes

Unless they  have tang from buttermilk and grossly expensive (at least in Kuwait) but delicious blueberries and expensive but delicious organic maple syrup like these pancakes and then we are talking. M thinks I like it so much because they full of expensive things.

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Which by the way is an outrageous accusation. I don't even think he saw me finding a blueberry which fell on the floor. I just couldn't find it. Then I got my glasses and went on the floor moving each and every cupboard to find the blueberry. That's what a good Indian wife does. Saves every penny (blueberry). Men should be more appreciative. 


Regardless of what M thinks I like it for, these are light, fluffy and just the right sweetness. It becomes a special weekend when I make them.You don't necessarily need maple syrup as they are good just with a slab of butter but they make things nicer. You know?

Yum! Beautiful morning

In case you are curious kinds, I did find the blueberry. I washed it thoroughly I promise!

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes adapted from William Sonoma
Click here for printable recipe
Serves 2. Makes 7 pancakes. Recipe can be easily doubled.

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt (a pinch if using regular table salt)
2 tbsp sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
11/2 cups buttermilk*
2 tbsp butter melted and warm, plus another tbsp for greasing the pan
1/2 cup blueberries 


* If you looking to make thicker pancakes start with 1 cup of buttermilk and take it up from there depending on what consistency you  prefer. Of course it will make less pancakes that way.


Whisk the wet ingredients together, buttermilk, egg and butter. On the other hand, mix the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.


Add the wet ingredients to the dry, whisking everything together. Please don't over whisk, you want to see little lumps in the batter.


Brush a frying pan with little butter. Heat the frying pan (or griddle) to a medium high heat.


Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, ladle the batter onto middle. Place a handful of blueberries on the cooking pancakes. See I understand five blueberries don't count as handful but just imagine another 5 there. Its the right thing to do.


Once you start seeing the big bubbles forming and the bottom is golden (about 1-2 minutes), flip the pancake.


Cook for another 1-2 minutes and transfer to serving plate. (If I have huge batch, I put them in in a warm oven to keep them warm)


Serve with fresh blueberries, maple syrup and a dollop of butter.


  1. I love pancakes- infact blueberry ones are my fav along with blueberry sryup :) P loves them, happily we go for our Sunday pancake brunch to a nearby diner.Hardly make them at home! Your look perfect! I love the second pic.

  2. Yum. Pancakes. My husband won't let a Sunday go by without WAFFLES. We have to wait and order pancakes in a restaurant! He is super easy going but waffles are his domain. I love the photo with the tea being poured in the background.

  3. S likes banana pancakes, and we make a caramel syrup to go with it. I like blueberries, with anything really...and so I think I'd like yours better.

  4. Warm pancakes with blueberry is one of my favorite and yes maple syrup does give it a extra something to it.

  5. These look wonderful! I love blueberries in my pancakes, and my waffles! They are wonderful!

  6. Haha, such a thoughtful wife you are hunting down that stray blueberry! You know I haven't made pancakes in ages, but you are making me crave some with these delicious photos.

  7. that kettle is gorgeous & the polka dot cup too :D love the image of the kettle pouring tea in the background :D your sense of styling is beautiful !

  8. Warm blueberry pancakes with a dollop of butter makes for a perfect breakfast.

    Love blueberries, love pancakes!

  9. love ur props..awesome clicks and pancakes!

  10. I am not really a great fan of pancakes!or may be i just haven't had the best pancakes yet! Like yours ;)
    blueberries look gorgeous in your pancakes!! I think i should try this recipe :)

  11. I love pancakes .. not always .. but some days! I will eat some fruits on side but not within the pancakes. Yours looking delicious :) That tea pot is so gorgeous and classy. All the photos looks beautiful.

  12. These look beautiful and I bet they would be equally delicious with inexpensive seasonal New Jersey blueberries! thanks for sharing.

  13. Nothing better than pancakes for breakkie! Love using buttermilk as it makes the pancakes so nice and soft!

  14. delicious! pancakes always remind me of my brother and I when we were younger, as it was (and still is) hands down the thing we'd always cook together for breakfast!

  15. I love pancakes and yours look so nice!!! I really love the look of your pancakes, so I must try your recipe!! Hopefully my pancakes look beautiful like yours!

  16. They look so delicious. I could eat them all right now. I would make them right now but I don;t have any blueberries~! dang! The one time I don't have any fruit on hand! great recipe! I am addicted to it

  17. Haha, you are too funny looking for that blueberry! I agree that good blueberry pancakes dont even need syurp and yours looks so homey and inviting, especially with pouring that tea in the background. ;)

  18. Ah such gorgeous photos!! LOL @ the blueberry that tried to get away!! :))

  19. These look so yummy! I also place the blueberries on after putting the batter in the pan =)

  20. My husband has an undying love for pancakes. His favourite is very simple - buttermilk pancakes with lots and lots of maple syrup. I love the addition of blueberries!


  22. Lovely pancakes..looks so wonderful and beautiful clicks as well:)

  23. My hubby prefers the slab of butter whilst I prefer maple syrup - it sucks blueberries are so expensive where you are, but I guess that just makes you appreciate them more :)

  24. Gorgeous pic Kulsum specially with tea pot, it is amazing lady and pancake i would never say no, on sunday its my bliss!

  25. Hey Kulsum, I had a good laugh at your line "M thinks I like it so much because they full of expensive things". Sounds just like me hubby!! lol. Btw, we are neighbours...I mean I'm from your neighboring country, Qatar :) And these berries are darn expensive here too. Whatever, I just love to shop them.. :)

    Love pancakes for breakfast, especially drizzled with a bit of maple syrup, few slices of strawberry and a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Bliss!

    I've been a silent admirer of your photos and recipes so far. I simply love that ingredient picture at Food Pixels. It is so, so beautiful. Sigh.

  26. Thank you everyone! :-)

    Thank you so much for writing that comment. It made my day :-) And how good to connect with someone from Middle East! We need to make a ME food gang ;-)

  27. These pancakes look amazingly delicious! Just found your blog, and love it!

  28. Those pancakes look yummy, Kulsum :)
    Thanks for submitting your photo to DMBLGiT July 2011. Good luck !

  29. my favorite meal in the whole wide world :D

  30. Wow, looks delicious!

    One thing, I have the exact bowls you used to take a photo of the dry & wet ingredients :) random! But I've never seen bowls just like mine until now. Haha, I'm using this recipe today for pancakes!

  31. These look so amazingly delicious! i cant wait to make these for my family in the morning! :)

  32. These turned out great, definitely a new favourite. Maple syrup is a bit too sweet for my taste, so I used acacia honey instead, not as cloyingly sweet. On some of them I put strawberry jam and a dab of crème fraîche, delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Katharina! And everything tastes better with creme fraiche :-) We often do that as well.

  33. These look beautiful and I bet they would be equally delicious with inexpensive seasonal New Jersey blueberries! thanks for sharing.

  34. You know I haven't made pancakes in ages, but you are making me crave some with these delicious photos.

  35. I've been a silent admirer of your photos and recipes so far. I simply love that ingredient picture at Food Pixels. It is so, so beautiful.

  36. These look beautiful and delicious ..


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