These Blueberry Pancakes are lighter and healthier than traditional ones, but just as delicious! Made with oats and fresh blueberries!
And for extremely busy mornings, check out our Sheet Pan Pancakes!
The sweet or savory options with pancakes are limitless and contribute to their shear awesomeness. Plus, they’re also a favorite among all age groups, so you’d be hard pressed to find any objections no matter what time of day you serve them. We love them for breakfast and dinner!
In the case of these Blueberry Pancakes, I adapted a recipe for oatmeal cookie pancakes. I substituted the raisins with blueberries, added pecans, and increased their size. They were perfect.
Blueberry Pancake Recipe
Ingredients you’ll need to make them:
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Wet ingredients: Eggs, buttermilk, unsalted butter, and vanilla
- Dry Ingredients: All-purpose flour, old fashioned oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
- Mix-ins: Blueberries and pecans
Can You Use Frozen Blueberries in Pancakes?
Ideally, these pancakes should be made with fresh blueberries. Because the cook time on a pancake is so quick, a frozen blueberry won’t thaw properly on the griddle and will prevent the batter around it from cooking all the way. If you must use frozen blueberries, make sure they are not only completely thawed, but also patted dry, so there is no excess moisture added to the batter.
How to Make Blueberry Pancakes
Nothing complicated here. Like most pancakes, you’ll make the batter and cook on a hot griddle, flipping once you see bubbles forming, and adjusting the heat if the underside of the pancake is browning too quickly. To make these Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, follow the steps below included in the printable recipe card.
Freezing and Storing Leftovers
If you have any leftover pancakes or want to make them ahead of time so you have them ready to go, they store really well.
To store leftovers: Let the pancakes cool completely, then store in the refrigerator in a resealable plastic bag. They will keep up to 4 days.
To freeze: Let the pancakes cool completely, then place them a baking sheet in a single layer. Transfer to the freezer until just solid, then put them in a freezer-safe plastic bag. They will keep for up to 2 months.
To reheat: These can either be heated in a toaster oven, warm oven, or microwave. No need to thaw first.
More Pancake Recipes:
Other Breakfast Blueberry Recipes:
- Blueberry Buckle
- Overnight Oats
- Baked Oatmeal
- Blueberry Scones
- One Bowl Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Smoothie
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Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter ,melted and cooled
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- In a large bowl beat the eggs. Add the buttermilk, butter, and vanilla and mix to combine.
- Add flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well until smooth. Fold in blueberries and pecans; let batter set for a few minutes.
- Over medium heat, set a griddle or non-stick pan; spray with cooking spray.
- Pour a 1/4 cup of batter onto the surface. Cook until bubbles form and begin to pop, about 3 minutes. Gently flip the pancake over with a spatula and cook until golden brown, about 2 more minutes.
- Serve with maple syrup or butter.
Reader Questions and Reviews
Oh my these blueberry pancakes are the best I have made yet! Sooo delicious! My hubby gives them 5 stars also.
I made these pancakes when first posted but hadn’t made them again in quite awhile…….until now.
We weren’t very hungry for a regular dinner, so I decided pancakes would fit the bill. They were as delicious and filling as I had remembered.
Ha ha ha. How lovely. Maybe we can have cookies, indeed. With a lovely attitude like yours, it sounds like you’ll handle that request just perfectly. Great story. Thanks for sharing it, and for reminding me that I love oat pancakes — and that I have not made them in forever.
Your daughter sounds adorable! I love having pancakes for dinner. Definitely a guilty pleasure. I love that you subbed in blueberries in these – way to give them a serious anti-oxidant boost!
Guess what we’re having for dinner!
YEAH for these pancakes!! My kids loved them and I am convinced they are the perfect disguise for sneaking in healthy food like oatmeal.
Sometimes by doing something in an unconventional way will bring lots of excitement to our kids. I don’t see any problem since they are healthy and delicious. Pancake is my son’s favorite too. ;)
These pancake ingredients sound almost…healthy!
Sounds and looks delicious!
Pancakes for dinner are perfect when you want something light on a hot summer’s day, and these look SO delicious. I can’t wait to make them and will probably add a fruit salad on the side. Haley is too funny….I wonder where she gets it!
Wish I had the ingredients and time to makes these this morning. Yum, yum, yum.
hehehee.. Cheeky kid you have there. =) But cookies for dinner will be excellent..or choc mud cake! ooo…
Love the idea of adding pecans in the mixture too. I will hv to give that a go one morning (if i feel hardworking enough! or maybe for brunch!)
Oh ya, we do this at our house…sometimes I’ll even make peanut butter/jelly sammies for dinner. Or we’ll eat on a blanket on the floor, instead of the table. Like an indoor picnic. The kids love it!
So where were you when I was craving pancakes this morning????
Haley really asked for cookies for dinner?! Clever little thing she is.
I believe this is what you made for Jay and me when we were out there and they were AMAZINGLY YUMMY! Drool…slurp…sigh…. Total comfort food.
the running joke in our house is when someone asks what’s for dinner? i respond with the nastiest thing i can think of like snake eyes and gopher guts.
Looks yummy. I’ll have to try them. Loved your story.