Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Lemon + blueberry = the most wonderful taste combination ever! Which is what we had for dinner the other night. We had breakfast in the form of Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes. I also made Lemon Butter and Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread to go with it. It was fantastic! So I am going to share my recipes with you all here today. This would make an excellent Mother's Day or Father's Day breakfast; or, just whenever you get the craving for some awesome pancakes! So this post is a 3 in 1 recipe collage, totally heavenly put together in this dish. Enjoy!

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
(an adaptation of my usual buttermilk pancake recipe straight from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook)
2 C flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 C buttermilk
4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 C blueberries (drained, reserving about 1 Tbsp juice if your blueberries have juice; if not than you can skip the draining and reserving)
1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest, or 1 Tbsp lemon curd, or both (depending on how much lemon you want)

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In another bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil; mix well. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine well. Add lemon zest/lemon curd and mix well. Gently fold in blueberries and juice (if juice is desired) and gently mix. Cook on preheated griddle (about 400 degrees) until golden brown. Serve with Lemon Butter and Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread (recipes following)

Lemon Butter

1/2 cup butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1/8-1/4 cup lemon curd (depends on how much lemon you want)
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Mix well and refrigerate.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread

1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup blueberries, chopped in food processor or blender
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Combine all in a bowl until we mixed. Refrigerate.

- Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread and Lemon Butter can also be eaten on toast, bagels, or english muffins for breakfast.
- Pancakes can be frozen in individual baggies (usually 2 per bag) and toasted in a toaster later for quick breakfasts.

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Meg said...

What yumminess! I love the lemon butter!

Heidi said...

What a great looking pancake recipe! I love blueberries and lemon together. I'm always on the lookout for a great pancake recipe because my family enjoys them so much. Thanks :)

MaryBeth said...

This would be a great Sunday morning breakfast. I love the sound of lemon butter