Wholewheat Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

By DK on Jul 27, 2009
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
There is nothing to be said about starting the day with some fresh fruits. And if they happen to be berries, its even better. I love all types of berries, but I tend to be wee biased towards blueberries. They are luscious and totally yummy and their taste is only enhanced with these pancakes
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It's a wholewheat pancake with little wheatgerm and oat flour thrown in for enhanced nutrition, a tangy buttermilk bringing it all together to form these pancakes. Such recipes are the ones which time and again prove that Healthy need not be associated with something bland and tasteless. You wont even know that something as delicious as this does not have any fat. No butter, no oil and no egg yolks to fatten you up. No all purpose flour without any nutrition either. And what more - you get protein (from egg whites and buttermilk), loads of fiber and major disease fighting properties from the wholegrains and punch of anti-oxidant richness from Blueberries. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes Do you still need convincing? I got this recipe from some Health and Nutrition mag which I modified to enhance its health benefits.
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Serves: 2 people
Yield: Makes about 6 med-large pancakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tbsp Wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup Oat flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp honey (if you want more sweet, add another tbsp.)
  • 2 egg whites, beaten slightly  (see substitutes)
  • 1-1/2 cups low fat buttermilk ( or fat free - I personally prefer low fat. Tastes better )
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed
Method
1
Add all the dry ingredients together
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2
Add all the wet together
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3
Gently mix in both together.
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4
Stir in the blueberries
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5
In a non stick (you don't need oil for non stick - but if you do, use Pam spray and lightly coat the pan), pour out 1/4 cup of the batter.
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6
Make any geographical area that catches your fancy - well yeah rounds are great too ;). When the surface gets bubbly(!!), flip it over.
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7
Make sure you do this in medium heat. Cook on the other side for few minutes and serve warm
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Dont reduce the nutrition by adding lots of maple syrup - a little goes a long way. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
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25 Responses to “Wholewheat Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes”
  1. Vibha

    Hi,
    I made these pancakes today and they were awesome. Thanks for the amazing recipe , this was the first time I made pancakes at home :) . I have some left over batter. Can I refrigerate that and use it next day ?

    Yes you can. I have used it the next day quite a lot of times. –DK

  2. Pavithra

    My one year old loves these pancakes! It is a regular at my place for breakfast. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  3. Sana

    I made them this morning… :wink: I was so happy…. Thanks :-D

  4. Sana

    Is baking powder necessary :?:

    Baking powder acts as an leavening agent in a pancake helping it to give that fluffy texture. The little rise and puffiness is due to it. Although it is not necc. per se to use in a recipe – the result would be flatter pancakes. It won’t rise or be fluffy. I think it would be more like crepes. Just skip the soda in this recipe and make your pancakes. They will turn out ok though not the best :)

  5. Saffron

    :-D Made these this morning for my sister and I. They were absolutley delicious! Thanks for the great recipe.

    Thank you Saffron. I am glad you enjoyed them :) —DK

  6. Sana

    :roll: Wat to do if i hav no buttermilk
    is there a substitute
    ora recipe for it

    You can use milk instead – only they wont be called as buttermilk pancakes ;) . (or) If you have non-flavored yogurt, just whisk in some with water to make the reqd. amount mentioned in the recipe (or) make your own – Mix 1 tbsp white vinegar with 1 cup room temp milk (minus 1 tbsp).Let mixture stand for 5 min before use. ( I havent personally tried it hence can’t vouch for the results :) ). Hope this helps. — DK

  7. Guusvr

    The total was 967 :) Thanks for the replies. I agree on your comments, you can’t make everything fat free, and you shouldn’t want to, we need some fat in our diet. And without any fat some things wouldn’t be as tasty!

  8. Guusvr

    I’m here again, I passed your recipe through a calorie analyser (http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php). The recipe contains 10.8 grams of fat and a total of 967 calories. Good score on the fibers!

    I need to do some cross check on this. Total of 967 or on a single serving? if you were talking about a single serving – then the math does not add up for me. The original recipe with addition of sugar and all purpose flours itself accounted for 350 calories and 1.78 gm of fat – mine is lesser on that count.

  9. Guusvr

    Not exactly fat free, flour contains 2 to 3% fat (by weight), and low fat buttermilk does contain fat as well of course. Nice try though! At least it’s a LOT better than normal pancakes.

    Yes I agree – but if you strip out even the natural fat, then there is nothing left. By fat free I mean stripping out the extra (bad) fat we put in over and above the natural ones which are good for you. :) If we go the complete fat free route, then we should all probably end up eating celery sticks for breakfast lunch and dinner – Complete foods do have unavoidable fat which is why daily activity becomes essential for the complete harmony -IMHO :)

  10. love the berries… look yummo

  11. DK the pancakes look yummy. Love the blueberries and the buttermilk.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. :) Would you like to it add it to your blog roll?

    Thanks :) I did – Dee

  12. bergamot

    the pancakes look good… very healthy and with blueberries and I am sure rather yummy too

  13. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH BLUEBERRIES! I want pancakes. These look so good!

  14. I wish i had this recipe few days ago. I had buttermilk and blueberries and i went ahead making buttermilk waffles. Your pancakes looks so healthy and appetizing!

  15. Looks lovely DK! Perfect breakfast for a weekend!

  16. Dried blueberrie do work ,but fresh ones are better.Love the tooooooo tempting pancakes

  17. singh b

    i think we can crush the bluberry or can chop also for the same recipe,rest of things are in this pencake looks very good,can we make waffles from the same ingredients thanks………….

    the blueberries though not chopped will bleed inside – it wont remain whole once the pancake is cooked though :) Oh yes, you sure can…Waffles would be great too.

  18. bindiya

    We don’t get bluberries here, will dried one’s work for this?

    Oh yes – dried blueberries work perfectly for these. You can also use this recipe for gifting pancake mixes to friends /to make instant pancakes when in hurry. Just mix all the dried ingredients together (along with dried blueberries + sugar instead of honey) – put it in a jar and keep it. If gifting to friends – give them this recipe with the mention of adding the wet ingredients (as mentioned above) and making pancakes- Tada – Pancakes ready :) The dried blueberries work well in the sense they dont bleed all over like the fresh ones do :)

  19. Gorgeous! I think this recipe will make great waffles too!

  20. these look perfect…can’t wait to try these!!

  21. Fluffy and soft looking pancakes. Felt like grabbing one from the monitor.. Lovely pics.

  22. Lakshmi Venkatesh

    As usual looks way tooooooooooooooo tempting.

  23. Thanks for this recipe. I was looking for wheat pancakes recipe. :) Your pancakes look so fluffy and soft.

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