These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house!
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Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

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These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house!

These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house!

Pancakes are such an easy breakfast staple.

Plain pancakes only take a few ingredients … probably items you already have in your fridge and pantry.

Then you can easily mix things up with fun add-ins based upon in-season fruit, produce deals from the farmers’ market or grocery store, and even spices from your cupboard.

Some of our favorites pancakes over the years include peach cobbler pancakes, cinnamon sugar pancakes and, of course, traditional homemade blueberry pancakes.

But, with regards to a traditional favorite, I’ve found that sometimes even the slightest of additions can take that classic flavor to a new level—like with these blueberry lemon pancakes.

A little lemon zest goes a long way in the flavor department and fresh lemons last forever in the fridge, never mind the fact that a bagful is ridiculously inexpensive (especially at ALDI).

I find frozen fruit and berries work just as good as fresh in recipes like pancakes, but when citrus is concerned, definitely use fresh whenever possible.

These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house!

Beyond being so simple to make, weekend pancakes on Saturday typically means leftovers for Sunday morning, as well as easy re-heats for before school.

Easier, I’d argue, than even making a bowl of cereal.

Mmm … homemade blueberry lemon pancakes.

Here are some of the tools I use to make homemade blueberry lemon pancakes:

These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house!

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 pint fresh blueberries (or one cup frozen blueberries, thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest (zest from 1 lemon)

Instructions

  1. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil to a large skillet over medium to medium/high heat and use a paper towel to spread the oil around the pan, coating the bottom entirely. Let the pan warm while you prepare the batter.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a separate mixing bowl or a large glass measuring cup, combine the milk, egg, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon zest and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking to just combine.
  3. Pour the batter, about 1/4 cup each pour, into your preheated skillet to make individual pancakes and sprinkle each with blueberries. Cook for 4 minutes, or until you see bubbles appear all over the top, and then flip the pancakes. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, then remove the pancakes to a plate and cover them loosely with foil to keep them warm while you finish the rest. Repeat the process* until batter has been used up.
  4. Serve hot with butter and syrup.

Notes

*I start with the pan on medium/medium-high to preheat, but once the first set of pancakes has been removed, I reduce the skillet's heat to medium. The remaining batches need less time to cook, too, usually – about 3 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side.

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Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for another tattoo and time to finish my novel.

6 Comments

  • Mary

    These sound delicious, though I agree this is a strange time of year to celebrate blueberry pancakes. This is my first visit to your blog, so I’ve taken some time to browse through your earlier entries. I’m so glad I did that.I really enjoy the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • LIZA

    @Mary – thank you for taking the time to read a little! Although…depending on how early you go back, you’ll have to disregard the photo quality. For some reason in the early months, I hadn’t quite gotten the hang of things in that department. 🙂

  • LIZA

    @easy recipes student – my mom used to chop up apples and put them right in the batter. Sooo good. Instead of syrup, sometimes we’d slather with butter and then sprinkle cinnamon-sugar on top.

  • Sam

    I tried this recipe last weekend and it was a hit! The preparation was quick and easy and the taste was phenomenal. I normally follow a recipe to the letter the first time I try it, but I was out of milk (and didn’t want to go to the store), so I used buttermilk instead – so good! Between the fresh blueberries and the lemon zest, the flavor was so good that I ate a couple without syrup. Even the 14-year-old in the house commented on how good the pancakes were – that’s when you know you’ve got a hit!

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