american pancakes

I prefer these to the usual pancakes, & so does DD.  DH disagrees, but is out-numbered, and thankfully doesn’t put up too much of a fight when I present him with a pile of these!

The original recipe says to put whole blueberries in the pancakes, but DD was never very keen on that, so instead I heat & puree the blueberries & we have the sauce for dipping instead.


  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml milk
  • knob butter
  • 1 punnet blueberries
  • 2 bananas sliced
  • maple syrup
  • sunflower oil or a little butter for cooking


  1. wash the blueberries & put into a pan with about a tablespoon of water
  2. heat gently for about 5 mins
  3. Put the flour, baking powder and half a pinch of salt into the big blender.
  4. measure out the milk, add the egg to it & mix
  5. add the milk to the flour bit by bit to make a thick smooth batter
  6. add the melted butter
  7. take the blueberries off the heat & put into the small blender – wizz up until you’ve got a nice blueberry sauce.
  8. heat some oil in the frying pan, drop a few large tablespoons of the batter into the pan to make pancakes about 7.5cm across. Cook for about 3 minutes over a medium heat until small bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake, then turn and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden.
  9. If you can, make them all up first (keeping them warm either in the oven or under some kitchen roll)
  10. Serve with the blueberry sauce, some sliced banana, maple syrup & lots of kitchen roll for clearing up the blueberry mess 🙂

Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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3 comments on “american pancakes
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  3. […] Coconut Smoothie we’d had before, as I was planning to have blueberries with our American Pancakes, so thought I would just miss out the blueberries & have a plain banana one […]

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