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Buttermilk Pancakes and Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Disclosure: This is a sponsored (paid) post on behalf of the US Highbush Blueberry Council for the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

Buttermilk Pancakes and Homemade Blueberry Syrup is one breakfast treat I love to make my family. 

We love fresh blueberries in my family. I love to bake with fresh blueberries but almost every time I’m planning to do some baking with blueberries I have to hide them. Or put a big warning sign on the container. The kids love to eat them straight out of the container. So when I plan on making a recipe using fresh blueberries I buy the amount I need for the recipe and an extra container for the kids to snack on.

Blueberries are so healthy and packed with so many health benefits that I really don’t mind when the kids get into my stash. I’m actually very happy that they do eat them.

Blueberries make such a great snack. They last longer than other berries, they are a great out of hand snack. Just rinse them off and they are good to go, no added sugar needed. 

 

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Blueberries are low in fat and only have 80 calories per cup. Did you know that the blue color of blueberries is why they are packed with those health benefits? The blue of  blueberries contain anthocyanins, which is a phytonutrient.  Anthocyanins have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can play an important role in helping to lessen the inflammatory process associated with chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease, cancer, and age-related cognitive decline.

Blueberries are also high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C promotes a healthy immune system. Blueberries also are a good source of manganese, which plays an important role in bone development. They’re also a good source of dietary fiber, which contributes to heart health, helping to keep cholesterol in check.

For more information on the health benefits of blueberries you can check out this blueberry nutrition infographic from the Highbush Blueberry Council. 

I just know they taste good and are one of my favorite fruits to eat and the added health benefits are a bonus. One of my favorite ways to eat blueberries is as a pancake or waffle syrup. I also love them in muffins and fruit salads.

Buttermilk Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Blueberry syrup is so easy to make and so much better homemade that once you make it you will never buy it again. Eating homemade buttermilk pancakes with a drizzle of your own homemade blueberry syrup will make your taste buds dance. You can also use this syrup as an ice cream topping.

 

Buttermilk Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Buttermilk Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Check out the Buttermilk Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup  recipe below. It is a perfect Sunday morning family breakfast.

You can find this recipe in Ziplist format below.

For more information on the benefits of adding blueberries to your diet check out the Highbush Blueberry Council.

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Buttermilk Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup
 
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Serves: 8 Pancakes & 1½ cups of blueberry syrup
Ingredients
Blueberry Syrup Ingredients
  • 1½ cups fresh Highbush Blueberries, divided
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Buttermilk Pancake Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
To Make the Blueberry Syrup
  1. Place 1 cup of blueberries, sugar and cornstarch is a small sauce pan. Cook on low until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Turn heat to medium and slowly bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until thickened and blueberries have cooked down a bit.
  4. Add remaining ½ cup of blueberries and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to room temperature. Pour syrup into a spouted cup before serving.
  6. Serve warm over freshly made pancakes or even waffles.
  7. Store leftover syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within one week.
  8. Makes 1½ cups.
To Make the Buttermilk Pancakes
  1. Whisk together all the wet ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add dry ingredients whisking just until moistened.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium and with a paper towel lightly grease with vegetable oil.
  4. Ladle ¼ cup of pancake batter into a circle in the hot skillet.
  5. Cook each pancake until bubbles form and begin to burst on the first side.
  6. Flip pancake over and cook until bottom is a golden brown and the center is cooked through.
  7. Stack pancakes on a serving platter or baking pan as they cook. Keep warm in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  8. Serve with warm homemade blueberry syrup

Enter below for a chance to win a $75 gift card from the Highbush Blueberry Council to help you with making #littlechanges for the new year by adding delicious highbush blueberries to your diet.

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Comments

  1. says

    Yummy! Pancakes are my favorite post long run food! I can down so many of those after my 17+ long runs! People are shocked, these look fantastic! Will give them a try!

  2. Wild Orchid says

    I love to put blueberries in my yogurt!

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  3. Dawn Monroe says

    One of my favorite memories is sitting in the back yard and eating blueberries and cherries with my grandpa. We ate them plain or with a little sugar.

  4. Antionette Blake says

    oh my, my youngest son would be in heaven! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to show him Thank you for linking up with us at the #WWDParty, have a great weekend.

  5. says

    Your Buttermilk and yummy Blueberry syrup looks delicious, we would love these! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Antionette Blake says

    Blueberries are a great Super Food, so very healthy for you. My son loves pancakes with blueberries, so he would be drooling looking at this recipe. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty.

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