Blueberry pancakes have been my absolute favorite breakfast item since I can remember. Naturally, when I found out today is National Blueberry Pancake Day, I decided to go all out and make blueberry pancakes for all of our guests at the Bed & Breakfast this morning.
I made a special treat for my 1 ½ year old daughter – Double Trouble Blueberry Pancakes. Topped with Fresh Blueberry Compote and BLiS Maple Syrup…these pancakes are delish!
- ¾ cup of blueberries
- 1 cup pancake mix (we use Kodiak Cakes)
- 1 cup water
- 2 large drops blue food coloring
- 1 large drop red food coloring
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 pinch of sugar (optional)
- Small squeeze bottle
- BLiS Gourmet Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup
- In a small pot, pour in the orange juice and turn the burner on to low heat.
- Once the orange juice is warmed up, add ½ cup of the blueberries. Set the other ¼ cup of blueberries aside.
- As the blueberries begin to soften, use a fork to gently mash the blueberries.
- Bring the blueberry compote to a simmer. Continue to cook on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes until the compote starts to thicken and bubble.
- Remove from heat.
- In a separate bowl, mix the pancake mix with the water.
- Add in the drops of food coloring and mix well to achieve a nice “blueberry” purple color. (Tip – for a more natural food coloring option, you can add a little bit of the blueberry compote to the mixture instead of using food coloring)
- Pour ¼ cup of the blue pancake mix into a small squeeze bottle.
- Add the remaining fresh blueberries to the large bowl of blue batter.
- On a warm nonstick griddle, create three to six round pancakes.
- Using the squeeze bottle, squeeze the batter on to of the “blueberry” pancakes in a zig-zag motion to create the tops of the blueberries.
- After about 1 minute, flip the pancakes.
- Once plated, add a small amount of butter to the pancakes. In a circular motion, spread the blueberry compote on top of the pancakes.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar (optional) and drizzle BLiS Maple Syrup over the pancakes.
These are great for little kiddos who love blueberries. Let them help you mix in the food coloring so they can be a part of the fun!