Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Cook's Illustrated. When fresh blueberries are not in season, frozen blueberries are a good alternative. To make sure that frozen berries do not bleed, rinse them under cool water in a mesh strainer until the water runs clear, then spread them on a paper towel-lined plate to dry. If you have buttermilk on hand, use 2 cups of buttermilk instead of the milk and lemon juice. 1 cup blueberries = 16 T, 1 T per pancake. If you like more blueberries, as my husband does, double the quantity of blueberries and use 6-8 blueberries per pancake. Also, I use a 1/3 cup measure to get slightly larger pancakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk lemon juice and milk in medium bowl or large measuring cup; set aside to thicken while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl to combine.
  3. Whisk egg and melted butter into milk until combined.
  4. Make well in center of dry ingredients in bowl; pour in milk mixture and whisk very gently until just combined (a few lumps should remain). Do not over mix.
  5. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes; add 1 teaspoon oil and brush to coat skillet bottom evenly.
  6. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto 3 spots on skillet; sprinkle 1 tablespoon blueberries over each pancake.
  7. Cook pancakes until large bubbles begin to appear, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  8. Using thin, wide spatula, flip pancakes and cook until golden brown on second side, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes longer.
  9. Serve immediately, and repeat with remaining batter, using remaining vegetable oil only if necessary.
Most Helpful

I added lemon zest and it gave a great taste to the pancakes. The consistency was perfect. Not too liquid, not too thick. I used canola oil in the pancake batter instead of butter. I used frozen blueberries that I didn't thaw or rinse. It was still great. Thanks Swissms :) Made for Zaar Star Game

Boomette August 31, 2010

These were wonderful. I didn't have fresh lemon juice, but even the concentrate was fine. I used fresh berries from our Farmer's Market and had them with sour cream and some strawberry jelly. Easy, fast, really good!

zentariana August 22, 2010