Breakfast/ Recipe

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

January 28, 2019 (Last Updated: May 5, 2019)

Homemade buttermilk pancakes filled with blueberries.

A stack of Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes was originally published in June 2015. The photos and recipe have been updated and a video has been added. 

Are you a pancake fan?  Then you’re going to love these blueberry buttermilk pancakes! We tend to make pancakes in our house every weekend.  We love them!  I do try to mix them up from time to time.  This time it was with fresh blueberries! 

Fresh or Frozen Blueberries?

These pancakes can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries.

We finally planted blueberry bushes last year.  These blueberries aren’t from our plants yet; hopefully in August!  Luckily, blueberries are in abundance in the stores right now.  These blueberries were just calling my name and I couldn’t resist!

A bite of Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes.

Pancakes are a staple in our house and we make a lot of homemade pancakes.  We do change it up a bit with what’s added to the pancakes.

 Sometimes it’s just plain pancakes.  Sometimes we make apple pancakes, huckleberry pancakes, strawberry pancakes, quinoa pancakes and of course…blueberry pancakes.  After all, you do need a little variety in your breakfast routine!

Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast though.  When Rod has to head out of town for a few days the kids and I always plan at least one “Breakfast for Dinner” night!  Usually, it’s pancakes! We have also been know to make a French Toast Casserole on occasion!

 Rod does not like breakfast for dinner!  What’s up with that???  The kids and I feel so indulgent planning and then eating our special dinner.

The best is that breakfast for dinner is so easy to make and clean up!  Rod’s really got to change his ways!  Of course,  if  we had it more often, it really wouldn’t be all that special.

Ingredients for Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Fresh Blueberries

When I can, I use fresh blueberries in pancakes. To use fresh blueberries:

  • Wash and drain blueberries
  • Make certain there isn’t any excess water on berries
  • Add whole berries to batter
  • Cook as directed

Frozen Blueberries

When fresh blueberries aren’t available, I use frozen blueberries in these pancakes. to use frozen blueberries:

  • Do not thaw berries
  • Don’t add frozen berries to batter
  • Add batter to griddle to cook pancakes
  • Place 5-6 frozen berries on top of batter
  • Berries will sink slightly into batter
  • Cook pancake as directed
  • You may need to increase cooking time just slightly.

Fresh blueberries for Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Leftover Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Do you ever have leftover pancakes? Don’t toss them!

Ideas for leftover pancakes:

  • Once cooled place in a airtight container
  • Leftover pancakes are perfect for snacking on during the day – just eat at room temperature, no syrup, no butter, just a plain pancake
  • Freeze leftover pancakes in a single layer in a freezer bag
  • For breakfast, pull out as many pancakes as desired. Place on a microwave proof dish and microwave for 30-60 seconds. Time cooked depends on amount of pancakes and power of microwave.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes stacked on a plate.

I like to eat homemade breakfast sausage, apple breakfast sausage or our homemade bacon with pancakes. 

Other Great Recipes with Blueberries:

 

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A stack of blueberry buttermilk pancakes.

 

If you make this recipe, Iā€™d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram #beyondthechickencoop

 

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes stacked on a plate.
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Buttermilk pancakes with fresh blueberries. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry pancakes, buttermilk pancakes
Servings: 16 pancakes
Calories: 112 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups blueberries
Instructions
  1. Beat eggs in a large bowl.  Add buttermilk and whisk together. 

  2. Add butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix to combine. 

  3. Whisk in flour. Mix until combined. 

  4. Fold in blueberries. 

  5. Cook on a lightly greased hot griddle 2-3 minutes per side. 

  6. Serve hot with your favorite syrup.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Potassium 154mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly | Foodtasia
    January 31, 2019 at 10:05 am


    What a beautiful stack of pancakes! The blueberries look just amazing. I definitely need these for breakfast this weekend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 1, 2019 at 5:26 am

      It’s a great way to start the day!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    January 29, 2019 at 3:37 pm


    Nothing beats a stack of blueberry pancakes for breakfast Kathy! They’re one of my favorites. Yours look fantastic!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 30, 2019 at 5:25 am

      You just can’t go wrong with a stack of pancakes – especially blueberry ones!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    January 28, 2019 at 7:39 am


    Oh man, a good stack of blueberry pancakes is about as awesome as it can get for breakfast! And I have to respectfully disagree with Rod here…I’d be perfectly happy with a stack of these pancakes for dinner. Great photos, Kathy!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 30, 2019 at 5:24 am

      Breakfast for dinner is one of our favorites!

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    January 28, 2019 at 6:48 am


    Saw this on Insta and had to run right over!! Nothing better than a big stack of blueberry pancakes! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 30, 2019 at 5:24 am

      Thanks, Annie! šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    January 28, 2019 at 5:56 am


    What a beautifully delicious stack of pancakes! I just happen to have lots of blueberries on hand so will have to try these one weekend! Love your suggestion of having with sausage. And, of course, lots of coffee šŸ˜‰ Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 30, 2019 at 5:23 am

      That makes a perfect breakfast! Enjoy!!!

  • Reply
    Laura
    June 19, 2015 at 5:22 am

    I’m a blueberry fan. I’m a pancake fan. Going to make these this weekend. And I bet they freeze really well? What do you think. Blueberries are only 2 bucks a pound in stores! We’ve been goggling them down. Would love to plant some blueberry bushes, it’s definitely on the agenda!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 19, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Hi Laura,
      Both these pancakes and fresh blueberries can be frozen. We usually stock up on blueberries when they are in season and freeze them by the gallons. The kids love to snack on frozen berries all year long!

  • Reply
    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    June 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Oh yum! Those look fluffy and filled to the brim with blueberries! I love that they are so simple. I’ll have to modify the egg part, but that’s no big deal. I’m gonna give these a try soon!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks, Joanna! I’d love to know your trick for no eggs!

  • Reply
    Sam @ SugarSpunRun
    June 16, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I am definitely a pancake fan, and these look AMAZING!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks, Sam!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
    June 16, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Kathy – These are exactly what I want for breakfast. Fresh blueberries are probably my favorite fruit. šŸ™‚ They go perfectly in pancakes. šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Martha @ A Family Feast
    June 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    These look like the perfect pancakes Kathy – so fluffy and loaded with blueberries! Perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 15, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      They are really delicious!

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