Sunday, July 7, 2013


July is Blueberry Month! I love blueberries, and as a child I often thought I'd turn blue from eating so many. We used to pick them wild near the the New Jersey woods or up in Maine. So delicious. We probably ate as many as we picked. There are lots of ways to use blueberries in recipes, and since it's Sunday, I thought I'd post two Blueberry Pancake recipes--with Chocolate, of course.

The first recipe is from Cooking Light for Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes. I've added blueberries and chocolate to tweak the recipe to fit this blog. I usually have fresh blueberries around, but if you don't, you can use frozen blueberries.


1 cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
1 cup Blueberries (less if frozen.. I like the frozen Wild Blueberries from Trader Joe's)
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate chips or Dark Chocolate, chopped (alternatively, you can use white chocolate!)

1. Spoon flour into dry measuring cup; level with knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt) in large bowl, and make well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk, oil, and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring until smooth.
2. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto hot nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. 3. Add Blueberries and Chocolate chunks (or Chocolate Chips).  Turn pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and edges seem cooked.


So that's what you'll make fresh today! I'm also fond of Mixes in a Jar. Here's a quick and delicious recipe for Chocolate Blueberry Pancakes in a Jar. You can have this on hand or to give as a gift. One helpful hint when making mixes in a jar is to really pack the ingredients in. Use a tamper, if you have one...except for the dried blueberries and chocolate.


2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dried Blueberries
2/3 cup dark chocolate chopped into chip size (or dark chocolate chips)

Layer flour, then sugar, then baking powder mixed with baking soda and salt in a 1-quart wide-mouth jar.
Add blueberries, then chocolate. Seal Jar.
Cover jar with burlap or other fabric and tie with raffia or a bow.

Attach gift tag with the following instructions:

Chocolate Blueberry Pancakes 
Makes 25 pancakes
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup sweet butter, melted
Contents of Jar of "Chocolate Blueberry Pancakes"
1-1/2 to 2 cups whole milk (or buttermilk)

Mix eggs and melted butter in large bowl. Add contents of jar. Stir until well blended. Add 1-1/2 cups milk. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
Heat griddle or skillet. Pour batter onto hot griddle 1/4 cup at a time. Cook pancakes until golden on both sides.


~~louise~~ said...

What's not to love about both these recipes Janet??? Happy Blueberry Month!!!

Dodi Vincent said...

Can't go wrong with blueberries and chocolate! One of those perfect pairings!