Buttermilk blueberry pancakes recipe

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Do the kids always want to help out with breakfasts? Now they can with our cooking with kids recipe! We've divided up the steps so you know exactly what parts the kids can help with.

Blueberry pancakes
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories78 Kcal4%
Sugar5.9 g7%
Fat1.7 g2%
Saturated Fat0.9 g5%
Salt0.04 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein2 g4%
Carbohydrates13.6 g5%
Salt0.04 gRow 7 - Cell 2

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 chef's 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




  1. Mum or Dad and child: Weigh and prepare the ingredients for the pancakes together.
  2. Mum or Dad: Split the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds from the inside. Melt the butter.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 making 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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Anneliese Giggins
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Author, writer and Mum of three, Anneliese Giggins has been creating recipes for Goodto.com for the past 9 years. She has also created food-related content for household names such as Daily Mail, Daily Express and Goodto.com. Her most successful to date was how to feed a family of 4 on £20 a week