I heart Blueberry Pancakes

21 Jul

My husband has a bit of a food crush on “food mob.”  I’m not sure how exactly he stumbled upon Chef Niall Harbison but I’m sure glad he did.  One of the recipes he’s easily mastered are the pancakes.  For quite a while, I was into the idea of creating great whole wheat, flax, super healthy pancakes.  While I still enjoy healthified pancakes,every now and then I long for simple, original pancakes.  These are amazing!  The blueberries provide a wonderful surprise sweetness.  The original recipe calls for white chocolate chips.  I think they make the recipe a little too sweet (since syrup is a requirement of my pancakes) and would only add them as an extra special treat for a sweets lover.

Apparently, I’ve also been informed that the pancake base (minus blueberries) can be used as a crepe  batter.  I’m always into a BOGO deal!

Blueberry Pancakes

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs (Egg Substitute)
  • 1/2 cup skim organic milk (may need to add more to achieve desired consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, eggs, and milk.
  2. Whisk until smooth/creamy consistency is achieved (think cake batter)
  3. Add baking powder and combine
  4. Lightly coat large frying pan with nonstick spray
  5. Using a ladle, fill ladle half full to make silver dollar sized pancakes (or bigger if you wish!)
  6. Ladle mix onto pan over medium heat
  7. Let pancakes begin to cook, 1 minute or so, then add blueberries on top
  8. Once edges begin to crisp and batter starts to show bubbles, flip pancake
  9. Cook until lightly golden

Tip: The most difficult part of pancake making is figuring out the right consistency.  Not every time will be the same.  It becomes an art. Sometimes, the batter may be too runny, in which case, adding more flour will fix the issue.  Other times, its too thick, which means adding more milk to fix.  Don’t get discouraged!  It may take a couple of attempts to achieve the perfect blueberry pancake.

Check out the chef’s videos at http://revision3.com/foodmob. I love his no BS attitude toward food (and the slight bits of cursing will catch you off guard)!

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4 Responses to “I heart Blueberry Pancakes”

  1. Chef Dennis July 24, 2010 at 3:23 am #

    we have blueberry pancakes once a week this time of year, blueberries are everywhere!

  2. Todd Pack July 25, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    These look really good. I usually make pancakes from a mix, but there’s no excuse for that.

    • skinny101grly July 26, 2010 at 1:36 am #

      Don’t feel bad… so do we :). There are some great mixes out there but sometimes you just crave the real thing. These are awesome and really easy!

  3. katie o. July 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    hmm, i may need to follow your healthy version lead. the fried blueberry pies are doing nothing for my weight. 🙂

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