Better For You Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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Did you know January 28th is National Blueberry Pancake Day? While I normally use a pancake mix on busy mornings, I could not resist making homemade Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes and lower in fat but not flavor. A mixture of buttermilk, whole wheat flour, lemon zest and low fat sour cream make these fluffy flap jacks into a decadent breakfast.


If you feel you don’t have the time for homemade pancakes, mix the dry ingredients together the night before. By using a mixture of Whole wheat and all purpose flours the kids will never know you are trying to make these “healthy”.


Adding lemon zest creates a fresh flavor that compliments the blueberries.

Allow the batter to rest a few minutes before putting them on your preheated griddle pan.


These homemade blueberry buttermilk pancakes are fluffy, light  and full of flavor. They almost tasted like a lemon blueberry quick bread.


They kids added syrup but they were sweet enough to eat on their own.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, make your own with 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes.

Move over boxed pancake mix, you have some competition with these Better For You Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A better for you blueberry pancake


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Combine flours and next 5 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. (this can be done ahead the night before) Combine buttermilk and next 4 ingredients (through eggs) in a small bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring until smooth.
  2. 2. Pour about 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto a hot nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Top each pancake with 2 tablespoons blueberries. Cook until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Carefully turn pancakes over; cook 2 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
  3. Serve with extra butter and syrup.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1 p
Amount Per Serving Calories 119Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 41mgSodium 196mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 3g

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  1. My boys love pancakes and when I add fruit or chocolate chips even better!

  2. This is making me hungry! I may have to make some tomorrow.

  3. Wow do I want a big batch of those right now! Yum!

  4. WE love blueberries – especially in pancakes. My son loves to eat blueberries with meals too. Such a great fruit!

  5. I love buttermilk pancakes. The addition of blueberries makes them even that much better!

  6. I love blueberry pancakes. I am trying to eat healthier so I love the idea that these are better for me.

  7. A person can never have too many blueberry pancake recipes. They are a sweet treat that one never tires of having for breakfast.

  8. Cool… Blueberry Pancake day. Now I could get into that.

  9. There is something so much better about blueberry pancakes than normal pancakes! So comforting!

  10. Yes! We love blueberry pancakes! I had no idea there was a Blueberry Pancake Day, though.

  11. Yum! We love blueberry pancakes on the weekends! We also love chocolate chip and banana!

  12. Yes, I’d love to celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day with some delicious Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes. I can’t wait to try this, thank you for sharing this recipe.

  13. I’ve been in a pancake mood lately. I guess I’ll make some over the weekend to get my fix. 🙂

  14. I’ve never made pancakes from scratch – I’ll have to try this!

  15. A healthier blueberry pancake sounds great. The hint of lemon sounds like it would be really good.

  16. Those look so delicious! I wish I had a stack of them in front of me right now!

  17. Oh my these look so good. I wish they were vegan because I Love pancakes.

  18. These look heavenly! We love blueberry pancakes and will have to try this recipe!

  19. My family loves pancakes and blueberries so I’ll score lots of mommy points when I make these this weekend!

  20. I’ve never before seen (or thought of) making pancakes in the oven. Brilliant!!! A much healthier alternative than how we’ve been making them.

  21. These look amazing! I love blueberries!

  22. I love Blueberry Pancakes. They are my favorite! Yours look delicious

  23. I make pancakes every weekend! They are definitely a family favorite.

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