I’m not really a sweet-breakfasts person. Adam D? Totally is. To get a bit of variety in the weekend breakfast routine, I like to do these blueberry pancakes (instead of French Toast, yet again). I usually like my pancakes very thin, like crepes, wet with butter and dusted with sugar. But for Adam D these fluffy, blueberry-filled flapjacks are (according to him) a tasty treat for those mornings when I’m just sick of the idea of making his usual hopeful request.
To start, I use this mix and whip it up as directed on the back for pancakes. I usually dig out about a cup or so for myself and add a lot more water to it to make my own very thin little pancakes. The rest I leave for Adam’s fluffy berry-laden discs of tastiness.
Basically that means you’ll be adding some eggs, oil and water to the mix and stirring it all up. Next, after you’ve taken out any you want to thin down to make tasty little quasi-crepes, you need the berries.
I have, STILL in my freezer, a stock of self-picked blueberries; all frozen and awaiting use. I take a cup of them and put them into the microwave in a micro-safe bowl for about 30 seconds at a pop, stirring in between and heating again until they are completely or almost completely thawed. It doesn’t take long.
Then: PLOP! These get added to the mix:
Then, stir them up gently into the mix. If you’re too vigorous you’ll end up with a bunch of smashed berries and a very blue-purple mix. Which isn’t BAD but if you want to keep that berry whole so it pops in your mouth as you eat, releasing its berry goodness; be gentle when you stir!
Once you have a bit of butter going and melted in a small pan (or griddle); add a good scoop of the berry-filled mix.
When little bubbles start forming at the top you can flip the pancake over. If you’re able; try doing the little pan-flip action where you never even have to touch it with a spatula. If not, just gently pry up the edges and flip it with as big a spatula as you can to hopefully prevent the disc from cracking right down the middle.
Once you’ve got a stack of these cooked beauties; get them on a plate and they are ready to serve and eat. Goes great with additional fruit (fresh blueberries on top might be a great addition during the summer months when they are slightly cheaper). Adam D loves them with syrup…
For anyone who is curious; these are my thin little crepes with sugar & butter:
- Pancake mix: Prepared as suggested by box
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
- This is actually, when it comes down to it, very simple. You’ll likely need an egg or two, some oil and water to make the boxed mix.
- When that is ready, stir in your thawed blueberries.
- Cook that mix up in delicious circles
Om nom nom. Of the berry-filled variety! May all your eating be like a delicious adventure!