Monday, January 28, 2013

National Blueberry Pancake Day


There are holidays for virtually every kind of food, from frogs' legs to chocolate ice cream. But few are as fabulous as National Blueberry Pancake Day!

I've doubled the blueberries for today's festivities because ... well ... just because! The wholesome pancakes, with some whole grains added, feature these gorgeous fruits; and they're doused with a sweet sauce to further showcase the beautiful berries.

Happy holiday! Enjoy!!!

Be sure to watch the world's most prestigious culinary competition, the Bocuse d'Or, tomorrow and Wednesday as the United States takes on the Scandinavians (who swept the top three spots last time, in 2011), the French (who host the event and are peeved that they've not won for awhile), and other countries vying for the gold! Click here for more information and to watch online.


Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

Syrup:
  • 2 cups frozen wild blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Place blueberries, sugar, water, and maple syrup into a small saucepan; bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Stir together cornstarch and water; stir into sauce, cook 1 minute, then remove from heat. Let rest while making pancakes.

Pancakes:
  • 1/2 cup quick-cook oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries

Combine oats, flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl. Beat together buttermilk and egg; stir into dry ingredients. Gently fold in blueberries.

Brush a skillet with butter and set it over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4-cupfuls and cook 3 minutes or so per side until golden brown and set when nudged a bit with a spatula.

Makes 6 hearty pancakes and a generous amount of syrup to pour over them.

6 comments:

Jenn said...

YUM!!! That stack looks amazing!! Where the heck have I been? I had no idea with blueberry pancake day!! I would have tried and honored it for sure :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Doesn't that look delicious! I wonder if this is a federal holiday. lol Ah Mary, you make the most delicious things. Last evening Kevin and I sat watching a movie and eating frozen blueberries. Delicious!

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Candace said...

Your anonymous comments that you post on Facebook crack me up. :)

The pancakes look amazing. These are healthy enough that I could actually fit them into my Weight Watchers plan. What a treat for me! Yay!

Debra Hawkins said...

We LOVE blueberry syrup in this house. I am going to have to try and make it!

Chris said...

Making homemade berry syrups was one of my favorite discoveries last year and it is a huge hit with my son and his friends.

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