Monday, July 6, 2009

Sour Cream Blueberry Pancakes

With impending rain, heat, and bugs, Vickie and I decided to go blueberry picking at 7am. We picked for about an hour, so when I got home around 8:30, JJ was still in bed. I was ready to dive into the berries, and thought I might lure JJ out of bed with some pancakes. I had already packed up all my cookbooks and didn't feel like looking up a recipe, so I just made one up. I wanted to make it something special, with a twist or two, so I added lemon zest and sour cream, and rather than have maple syrup (because we were out) I made a lemon blueberry sauce. These pancakes were fluffy and delicious, but the berries got so hot, when we bit into them the juice burned our mouths - be careful!

Sour Cream Blueberry Pancakes

1/4 c. light sour cream
1 c. milk (we have 1%)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. unbleached AP flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 c. blueberries

1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. brown sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 c. blueberries

Preheat a griddle over medium heat.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk, sour cream, egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, lemon zest and brown sugar.
Add wet ingredients to dry and fold together. Add in blueberries and fold again.
Butter or spray griddle, ladle pancake batter onto griddle about 1/4-1/3 c. at a time.
When pancakes bubble up, flip (about 5 minutes).
Cook for another 3 minutes or so, and plate.
This recipe makes about 8 pancakes.

Heat a saucepan over medium, add butter, melt. Add brown sugar, bring to a bubble.
Add lemon juice and blueberries, cover and simmer until a thick sauce develops, about 5-10 minutes.
Pour over pancakes, serve with whipped cream if desired.


finsmom said...

Looks like a delicious breakfast! I will be bookmarking this one!

Kelly said...

Those pancakes look gorgeous. What a great way to use up extra berries. I've never been blueberry picking but I love strawberry and raspberry picking.

Suzie said...

Oh my, your pancakes look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Erin @ The Sweet Life said...

Mmmm! Blueberry pancakes! They look delicious! If you're still looking for blueberry recipes, I posted a peaches and cream muffin recipe that you could try with blueberries. I love your site(s)! Everything always looks so good!

KT said...

Those look delicious.

I know you are taking a break from your other blog, but I just wanted to say that I hope you are doing well with your fitness goals and even though you are not posting as much, I still think about you and wish you the best of luck in meeting your goals!

Stacy said...

These look delicious!!! I think you are inspiring me to go pick some berries! I have never done that before, but it looks like a great time! Look at all of the fun and yummy things you get to try with them! Thanks for sharing! The hubs just informed me this WILL be on our breakfast menu this weekend!

AnickH said...

i love blueberry pancakes! sorry i keep leaving so many comments, i just really like all your recipes a lot