Wednesday, December 5, 2012

blueberry pancakes

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I just realized for a blog named "Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes" it is lacking in the pancake recipe department. The thing is, Sunday is the day we enjoy our pancake tradition and unplug from the rest of the world. So photographing our Sunday Pancakes is not a priority, eating them and drinking tea or a champagne cocktail is - yes, we have our priorities straight.

Since I had the week of Thanksgiving off my normal routine was out of sorts - I figured why not take a bit of time to snap a few quick picks of our Sunday Pancake breakfast. I can't recall what in the world Justin was doing. I do know he was busy working on one of his side projects which means he was impatiently waiting for breakfast to be served. This means I didn't feel rushed to get the photos taken in record time, all of this equals happy, stress free peeps on Sunday morning.
Each Summer in August we go blueberry picking - 5lbs of wild blueberries doesn't sound like a lot (well too me it doesn't since I was bound & determined to pick 20lbs worth), but trust me it is. 5lbs will get us through the winter season until the next batch of blueberries are ready to pick. Often times we alternate between blueberry, chocolate chip or banana pancakes- always with a side of tempeh bacon.
Justin and I can polish off our fair share of pancakes - this recipe keeps us both full well past lunch with leftovers for Justin the next morning. If you have little ones, this recipe will definitely make enough for 4.
What is your favorite Sunday morning breakfast?
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Blueberry Pancakes
serves 4 people or 2 very hungry adults

you will need:
1 3/4 cups spelt flour
1/4 cup corn meal
1/2 cup vegan powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut or canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain soygurt or coconut yogurt
1 1/4 non dairy milk
1 cup blueberries

vegan butter for pan frying (optional)

in a medium mixing bowl sift dry ingredients (flour through salt) - make a well in the center and add your wet ingredients (canola oil through non-dairy milk) stir until just moistened, small clumps are okay. stir in blueberries.

heat a skillet over medium-low heat, if using butter add a small dollop of butter to the frying pan, griddle or skillet. pour a 1/4 cup of batter for smaller pancakes or a 1/2 cup for larger - cook as many pancakes at a time as your pan can easily accommodate leaving enough room to easily flip each pancake. cook until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, then flip and cook for a few more minutes.

keep pancakes warm in a 170* oven on an oven safe serving platter while you prepare the remaining pancakes or cook to order serving the pancakes hot off the griddle.

enjoy with pure maple syrup!



  1. how gorgeous, heather! i always wanted to sneak a peek at your pancakes and they look out of this world delicious! i loved reading the recipe, too, since i make pancakes every weekend for dayv as well, and our recipes are so different ;)

    GORGEOUS photos.

  2. There's just one word for this: numnumnumnum ;-) By the way, you must know this, but the photos are beautiful. Amazing styling and I love how you blurred the edges around the pancakes in that one pic.

  3. What an ideal breakfast my friend, I could eat more than one :D


  4. I love blueberry pancakes but it always reminds me of one specific camping trip where my dad made a HUGE stack. My friend was sitting on one side of the wooden table and my dad sat down on the same side and over the pancakes went. All his hard work flew right over their heads! We were all VERY sad.

  5. Yum, they looks delicious! Love your weekend priorities. :) We aren't really huge breakfast people usually, but do enjoy our lazy lunches on the weekends.

  6. I love that you guys have this tradition! I've never had a standard Sunday morning breakfast - these days it ends up being pretty much the same as any other day's breakfast... So when I do make pancakes for myself, or when we have them as a family for dinner occasionally, it's a bit more special! And blueberry is always my favourite when we have a platter of pancakes :)

  7. These are so beautiful Heather! That's so nice you were able to take advantage of blueberry season and stock up! I can't wait till I have the freezer space to do that :) In the meantime, I'll have to settle for storebought frozen ones to get me through! I'm definitely inspired to make pancakes now!

  8. Yum! Gorgeous pancakes :D I love the cornmeal in them too, the texture in them must be great. I need to make some pancakes soon, I love them, but like you, never get a chance to take pictures of them!

  9. Mmmmmm...I love pancakes..... :) And blueberry pancakes happen to be my very favourite! These look wonderful. Love the addition of cornmeal.

  10. There is nothing like pancakes on a lazy sunday morning, right? These looks so incredible because a.) Blueberry pancakes are my favorites and b.) Pancakes are always better with cornmeal. Gorgeous photos too, Heather! Wow!

  11. Love this time of year because blueberries are in season. Blueberry pancakes are our standard Saturday morning thing. I will have to give your version a try.

  12. I am a lover of all pancakes. Thanks for another great recipe!


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