Healthy Blueberry Pancakes
Healthy Blueberry Pancakes With Maple Syrup, Fresh Cream, And English Mint.
Where To Find The Best Blueberries
We went picking fresh blueberries at Blueberry Country a pick your own blueberry farm in the countryside. Blueberries have become a popular fruit, blueberries are a nutritional powerhouse even reaching superfood status.
When it comes to health benefits, blueberries prove that good things really do come in small packages. We picked 10 kg of fresh blueberries, and while we were picking them I was talking with my wife and sons about what to do with all the blueberries.
They all wanted me to make healthy blueberry pancakes with cream, something I haven’t done for a long time. When I was younger and worked in cafes I would make thousands of blueberry pancakes.
For the pancakes, I made for the family I put fresh blueberries inside the pancakes and garnished them with fresh blueberries. This made for a healthy breakfast.
I love blueberries I could eat them every day, however, the only blueberries we can get in winter are imported frozen. These are nowhere near as good as New Zealand fresh blueberries. Nothing tastes better than freshly picked blueberries.
Are blueberry pancakes healthy?
Yes, blueberry pancakes can be a healthy breakfast option. They are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain antioxidants that can help protect your body against disease.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that like most things, pancakes can be unhealthy if they are not made in a healthy way. For example, if you add too much sugar or butter to your pancakes, they will not be as healthy as they could be.
Should I cut blueberries in half for pancakes?
Yes, you can cut blueberries in half for pancakes. However, it’s not necessary. You can also leave them whole if you prefer.
Leaving them whole saves time, and stops the blueberries from completely breaking up when you fold them into the pancake batter. So whether you choose to cut them in half or leave them whole, blueberries make a nutritious and tasty addition to your favorite pancake recipe.
Cooking can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially when you make something delicious that you can enjoy with your family. Making healthy blueberry pancakes from scratch is a fun and easy way to enjoy a delicious breakfast.
These blueberry pancakes are made with self-raising flour, icing sugar, eggs, and full cream milk. When you know how to cook pancakes it becomes an art form, cooking pancakes in a skillet is easy for you to do!
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Healthy Blueberry Pancakes
- 250 grams Fresh Blueberries - more if you like
- 2 cups Self-raising flour
- ½ cup Icing sugar
- 2 each Free range eggs
- 1-1½ cups Full cream milk
- ⅓ cup Canadian maple syrup
- 2 tbsp Rice bran oil - for cooking
- ½ cup Fresh cream - lightly whipped
- 2 sprigs Fresh mint - for garnishing
- 2 tbsp Extra icing sugar - for garnishing
- Preheat the oven to 165ºC or 329ºF. Place flour and icing sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk in the milk.Separate the eggs place the whites into a steel bowl. Whisk the yolks into the pancake batter.Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks and fold into the pancake batter.
Cooking The Pancakes
- Save some blueberries for garnishing. Heat 2 pans, add the rice bran oil and pour in a quarter of the batter into each pan. Drop in about 10 – 12 blueberries into each pancake.Place pan into the oven for 5 – 6 minutes and flip the pancakes.Place back into the oven for 2 – 3 minutes. Repeat this process with the remainder of the pancake batter.
- When the pancakes are cooked cut into quarters and place onto a plate add blueberries, drizzle over maple syrup, spoon on the cream.Garnish with mint leaves and dust with icing sugar.
Serving Size: 80g Healthy blueberry pancakes, maple syrup, fresh cream, and English mint.
Calories 271 | Total Fat 12.5 g | Carbohydrates 35.8 g | Fiber 1.4 g | Protein 4.9 g | Iron 1.4 mg
Making Pancakes Can Be Fun
There’s something special about making pancakes that just makes me feel like a kid again. They’re easy enough to make that anyone can do it. There’s still something special about flipping those pancakes and watching them turn into golden brown deliciousness.
Pancakes make for an exciting weekend breakfast or brunch. Adding freshly picked blueberries is a healthy bonus. The recipe I’ve shared with you is a family favorite. Next time you’re making healthy blueberry pancakes get the whole family involved in the kitchen.