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Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

You’ll be surprised how easy this Blueberry Pancakes recipe is. It will be the fluffiest blueberry pancakes you’ll ever taste. The secret to making the batter very fluffy and airy is buttermilk, baking powder, and baking soda. These components are the perfect match as they react deliciously. Also, knowing the right amount to use plays a big part too. I am pretty sure all members (of all ages) in your household will love and enjoy them very much! Why don’t you join me in learning how to make this delicious breakfast dish.

Origin and History of Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry pancakes are a beloved breakfast dish enjoyed by many across the globe, especially in the United States, where they have become a staple of breakfast cuisine. The origin and history of blueberry pancakes are intertwined with the histories of pancakes and blueberries themselves, both of which have deep roots in culinary traditions.


The history of pancakes dates back thousands of years. Ancient civilizations, including the Greeks and Romans, prepared early versions of pancakes made from wheat flour, olive oil, honey, and curdled milk. The concept of a pancake, a flat, thin cake cooked on a hot surface, exists in many cultures with variations in ingredients and toppings.

We call it an American Recipe. I was shocked to learn how old this recipe really is!

Blueberries Joined the Party

The incorporation of blueberries into pancakes in the United States likely coincided with the fruit’s cultivation and increased availability. The cultivation of blueberries was revolutionized in the early 20th century by Elizabeth Coleman White and Frederick Coville, who worked together to domesticate the wild blueberry for farming. This made blueberries more widely available to the American public.

How to Make Blueberry Pancakes


Wet Mixture

  • 1 cup buttermilk (you may also use buttermilk substitute but keep in mind that the batter will be runny, resulting in less fluffy pancakes)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted + some for cooking
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Mixture


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries + some for toppings
  • Some unsalted or salted butter, softened and sliced
  • Some maple syrup (use as much as you like)


Mix the Wet Ingredients

Filipino woman adding buttermilk to container for blueberry pancakes recipe

In a large mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk, unsalted butter (melted), a large egg, and vanilla extract. Mix well until well incorporated. Set aside.

Mix the Dry Ingredients

Adding dry ingredients to bowl for pancakes

In a separate bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and a hint of cinnamon extract (optional).

Make the Batter

Mixing flour into a large pyrex glass with wet ingredients

In the wet mixture, gradually add the flour mixture to small portions (four times) to prevent lumps. Continue mixing in the flour mixture and use a wire whip to mix them until a thick and smooth batter forms. Fold in the fresh blueberries carefully to avoid piercing them which can cause the berries to bleed in the batter. It’s important to allow to batter to sit for 10 minutes for it to rise and fluff up more.

Make the Blueberry Pancakes

Placing blueberry pancake batter on a buttered hotplate

In a griddle or frying pan, heat some unsalted butter over medium heat. Slowly pour a scoop or two of the blueberry batter. Cook them for 2-3 minutes or until small bubbles or holes form to the top. Flip them over and cook the other side for an equal time or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate. Repeat the process until the batter is consumed. You should be able to make 6-8 blueberry pancakes. Serve them warm with your choice of fresh blueberries as toppings, butter, maple syrup, or any syrup of your choosing. Enjoy!

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Dorthy Johnson
Dorthy Johnson
Dorthy Johnson

Best Blueberry pancakes I have ever had. Better than in a restaurant!