Buttermilk blueberry pancakes recipe

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makes: 20
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 25 min
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  • If your kids love helping out in the kitchen this is the perfect pancake recipe for them.

    These buttermilk blueberry pancakes are perfect for making with little ones – even toddlers can have a go. We’ve split the recipe down into steps children will be able to manage. The rest will probably need mum or dad to work a little magic. We find step three – plopping the blueberries into the batter – is a favourite bit even with very young children. Obviously a chefs hat is required, and possibly some blueberry testing along the way. This is a great Pancake Day recipe, but there’s no need to save it for then – really it works for any weekend breakfast. If you want a more grown up take, check out our classic blueberry pancakes recipe.


    • ½ vanilla pod
    • 1 egg
    • 225g self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 300ml milk
    • 75g sugar
    • 25g butter, melted
    • 150g blueberries
    • Honey, to serve


    • Mum or Dad and child: Weigh and prepare the ingredients for the pancakes together.

    • Mum or Dad: Split the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds from the inside. Melt the butter.

    • Child: Crack the egg into the bowl and pour the prepared ingredients into the bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon. Gently stir in the butter and blueberries.

    • Mum or Dad:: Heat a large non-stick frying pan and grease lightly with oil. Drop large tablespoons of mixture into the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

    • Child: Carefully flip each pancake over with a spatula. Cook until golden. Put two or three on a plate and drizzle over honey before eating.

    Top tips for buttermilk blueberry pancakes

    Don't discard that precious vanilla pod. Keep it in a jar of caster sugar and it will flavour it to make vanilla sugar.

    Fussy eaters might find whole blueberries too much, but cutting them into quarters - or even smaller, can make them more palatable. Feel free to use whatever fruit your children prefer though. Any berries or chunks of peeled apple work well.

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