National Blueberry Pancake Day
National Blueberry Pancake Day (January 28th) can be much more than a fun breakfast. It can also be a perfect opportunity for a pancake bar party! This is perfect for any age. Below are some fun recipes to try at home and make for your party:
*Fluffiest Blueberry Pancakes
¾ cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
1+ cup fresh blueberries
More butter for the pan
*Mix the milk and vinegar and let it sit for a minute or two (you’re making “buttermilk” here).
*Whisk the dry ingredients together. Whisk the egg, milk, and melted butter into the dry ingredients until just combined.
*Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Melt a little smear of butter in the pan (essential for giving a yummy golden brown crust).
*Pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the hot skillet and spread it flat-like (it will be pretty thick). Arrange a few blueberries on top. Cook until you see little bubbles on top and the edges starting to firm up. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the pancakes are sky-high fluffy and cooked through.
*Serve with butter and maple syrup. But honestly, sometimes I just like to eat these plain. YUM, YUM, YUM.
*Healthy Blueberry Pancakes
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup quick cook oats
½ cup blueberries
Mash the bananas in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla until well combined, then mix in the oats. Carefully fold in the blueberries.
Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add a scoop of the pancake batter. Smooth out to form an even layer. Cook for 2–3 minutes until you start to see bubbles forming on the surface. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown, 1–2 minutes more.
Garnish your pancakes with your favorite toppings! We like Greek yogurt, granola, fresh blueberries, and/or maple syrup.
Now to prepare for your pancake bar party. I recommend making your pancakes ahead of time so the day of your party you can reheat multiple at a time and be ready to serve them right away. Once your pancakes are in order, it’s time to pick out some toppings! Some popular toppings are butter, nutella, peanut butter, or cookie butter. You can also choose some healthy fruit options, or more kid friendly such as mini chocolate chips or sprinkles. Once you have all of your toppings picked out it’s time to get everything setup and displayed! Finally, enjoy your pancake party!
Madisen Schlueter is a junior at Lindenwood University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Graphic Design. On campus, she is involved in Greek life as a member of the Delta Zeta sorority, where she serves as design chair and creates shirts for chapter events. She’s a native of St. Louis, grew up playing softball and loves traveling. When she’s not studying or working, you can find Madisen at Starbucks catching up with friends.