I love pancakes. Is there anyone who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of freshly made pancakes? As the weekend is approaching, I thought I would share this fantastic recipe for American Blueberry Pancakes from BBC Good Food magazine, issue from March 2004 which is just perfect for a weekend treat. I made this on New Year’s Day and it made for a very tasty way to start the year.

American Blueberry Pancakes


Makes: about 20 pancakes (serves about 4-5) | Prep: 15 minutes, Cook about 20 minutes | Difficulty: Easy


  • 250g plain flour;
  • 2 tsp baking powder;
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda;
  • 75g caster sugar;
  • 2 eggs, beaten;
  • 85g unsalted butter, melted;
  • 300ml milk;
  • 300g blueberries;
  • honey and yogurt (or whipped cream) to serve (optional)


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Add the sugar and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs, melted butter and milk to the dry ingredients, stirring just to combine (you can add more milk if you prefer a thinner batter).
  2. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter (leave some for serving). Heat a frying pan and brush lightly with melted butter. Drob tbsps of batter into the pan and cook over low heat until bubbles appear and pop on the surface.
  3. Turn the pancakes over and cook the other side (they can be difficult to handle so take care when turning). Transfer to a plate and keep warm while you cook the rest of the batter. Serve warm with some blueberries, drizzled with honey and topped with whipped cream (or yogurt for a healthier option… but live a little and go for the cream 🙂 ).

Original recipe from BBC Good Food (www.bbcgoodfood.com) magazine, issue February 2010.