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Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

It turns out there are a ton of delicious brunch places in the Denver area. I would argue there are probably more here than in the DC area. One popular one that I’ve yet to make it to is called Snooze. This place frequently has lines around the corner and I have a hard time justifying the wait when I can normally make something pretty close at home.

Especially if I can get my hands on their pancake recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit!

Since I haven’t actually had their version of these Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes, I can’t say that I made them as good or better, but I can say that when I made them they were damn good and actually pretty straightforward.

The two tricks to the recipe are: 1) Streusel topping. Why not put it on pancakes? 2) Don’t mix the blueberries into the batter. Put them on each pancake.

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Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Homemade Blueberry Pancakes are stuffed with more blueberries than you would think. These are tangy, fruity, and wonderful!

Ingredients

Streusel:

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Pancakes:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs
3 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 cups blueberries
Butter, for cooking
Maple syrup, for serving

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Directions

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For streusel, stir together flour, oats, and sugar and spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle streusel with melted butter and toss everything to combine.

2) Bake streusel for about 17-20 minutes, stirring a few times as it bakes, until streusel is golden brown and crunchy. Remove, let cool while you make the pancake batter, and crumble.

3) For batter, whisk together dry ingredients for the batter. Separately, whisk together buttermilk, melted and cooled butter, and eggs.

4) Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. If the batter is very thick, feel free to add a bit more buttermilk.

5) Heat a large griddle or skillet over medium heat. Add a small pad of butter to the pan and melt or drizzle with vegetable oil. Once hot and bubbling, add 1/3 cup of pancake batter for each pancake.

6) Dot each pancake with fresh blueberries. Be liberal with them. Cook the pancake for 3-4 minutes until they start to bubble on the surface and firm up around the edges.

7) Flip the pancakes carefully and cook for 2-3 minutes on the second side.

Serve the pancakes immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F. oven while you cook the rest.

Serve the pancakes with lots of streusel and maple syrup.

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit adapted from Snooze Cafe!

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

The Secret Crumble

never would’ve thought to put streusel on pancakes but I’m going to do it regularly now. It’s adds some great crunch to the pancakes and makes them more hearty. Plus, it’s a really easy streusel to mix up.

Get that crumble - Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Get that crumble.

Just stir together the oats, flour, and brown sugar on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

I doubled it which was maybe overkill.

I doubled it which was maybe overkill.

Once it’s mixed together, drizzle on some butter. Actually, it’s kind of a lot of butter, but whatever.

Butta baby.

Butta baby.

Toss this all together and it’s ready to bake!

Ready to bake!

Ready to bake!

Take the streusel at 350 degrees F. for about 17-20 minutes until it’s browned and crispy. Stir the streusel every five minutes or so as it bakes to make sure it cooked evenly.

Then you can let it cool and crumble it up.

Yum. Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes - Macheesmo

Yum.

The Batter

While the streusel bakes, you can work on the batter. The batter is pretty straightforward honestly. Definitely easier than the cloud cakes recipe (my other favorite pancake method). Just whisk together the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then stir the wet into the dry.

Mixing the batter.

Mixing the batter.

The batter should be smooth and fairly thin. If the batter is really clumpy or very thick, feel free to add a bit more buttermilk to thin it out.

Batter done! Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Batter done!

Cooking the Pancakes

The original recipe says to use vegetable oil to cook the pancakes, but I always use butter to cook my pancakes so that’s how I did it.

Heat your griddle or skillet over medium heat and add a small dab of butter or a drizzle of oil to the pan. Once it’s bubbling and hot, add about 1/3 cup of batter.

Then dot each pancake with blueberries. Feel free to use a liberal hand with the blueberries.

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes ~ Macheesmo

Even blueberries.

Cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes until they are bubbling on the top and slightly firm around the edges, then hold your breath and give them a flip!

Hopefully you’ll see this!

Golden brown. Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes from Macheesmo

Golden brown.

Cook the pancakes for a minute or two on the second side and serve them up immediately. If you want, you can keep cooked pancakes warm in a 200 degrees F. oven while you make the rest of the pancakes. You should get 10-12 pancakes out of the recipe.

Obviously, serve these Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes with a big spoonful or two of the streusel and real maple syrup.

buttermilk blueberry pancakes via macheesmo

Chomp!

These pancakes are blueberry packed, but they are also nice and tangy because of the buttermilk.

I do intend to make it Snooze someday, but I must say it’s hard when you can avoid the lines and make these delicious guys at home.

8 comments on “Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

  1. These look so good. I pinned this, posted it on Facebook, and tweeted about these. Now all I need to do is make them! Am I too lazy to get off the couch and get to the store for some blueberries?

  2. I saw these this morning while I was still in bed. I went to the gym, did a few extra minutes on the treadmill, and made these promptly after getting home. They were fantastic. I’ve been looking for the perfect pancake recipe, and I think I may have found it!

  3. Yum, I’m making these tomorrow. Snooze is good but I prefer Toast in downtown Littleton.

  4. Your pancakes look loose after the flip. You might want to consider adding one more egg into your 3 cup recipe to help firm them up. Won’t change the taste, but they’ll hold up better to flipping and syrup, especially with all those blueberries :)
    You have almost the same recipe I use!

  5. These look amazing. Salivating at work now :) Maybe you should hold a bib giveaway next Tuesday? ;)

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