Fluffiest Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffiest Blueberry Pancakes

258 reviews / 4.8 average

Best pancakes I’ve ever made! Super basic, thick and fluffy blueberry pancakes – melt in your mouth, golden brown, and bursting with blueberries.

*Happily revisiting this recipe from last summer with a few recipe tweaks and updates! I made a hot and fresh batch on Instagram Stories today if you want to watch it come together!

You can fancify pancakes all you want, but can you really ever deny a butter-soaked blueberry pancake laced with maple syrup and dripping with hot, bursty blue juices?

If you can, you are probably not human.

These Are 5-Star Pancakes!

You guys are not going to believe this, but BJORK was the person who first made these pancakes for me. He went through a phase (it was definitely a phase as it seems to be done for now) where he would make pancakes for me on Saturdays, and in his very professional pancake research and extensive testing – LOLS – he came across an unfancy, unfussy recipe for a five-star batch of standard, fluffy, buttermilky pancakes.

And do you know what? They are so good that they have permanently become our standard pancake recipe.

These are THICK, so if you don’t like thick pancakes, we might be in a little fight right now. They are just the right amount of sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The first few times I ate them, I ate them completely PLAIN. As in, no butter, no syrup, no nothing.

DO YOU EVEN HEAR WHAT I AM SAYING? They were so good that I was eating. them. plain.

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So we were already making these a lot. Sans blueberries, sans syrup. Just plain old LIFE-CHANGING pancakes.

But now that it’s summer and we are revisiting Costco for the sole reason of huge containers of ripe organic fruit, I have been unable to keep the fistfuls of blueberries out of my pancakes.

And I regret nothing.

Close-up of blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

The Inspo For These Pancakes

Bjork’s AllRecipes pancake recipe base (modified slightly! you know how I am) plus a little assortment of fresh blueberries tucked in there for good measure?

This is the stuff of summery Saturday morning dreams.

Blueberry pancakes on a plate with syrup and butter.

This recipe serves 2 people, I’d say, which is kind of perfect for us because we don’t end up with 800 million pancakes leftover. But keep in mind that that’s coming from a pretty pancake-hoggy person – we make them big and we each eat multiples.

Fluffy pancake goodness. Blueberry pockets. Butter. Syrup.

Fork.

Face.

Go.

Bite of blueberry pancakes on a fork.

Common Questions About Blueberry Pancakes

Is there an alternative to blueberries I can use?

Definitely! May we recommend fresh raspberries or chocolate chips?

What can I substitute for buttermilk?

Just a bit of milk and vinegar will work instead. You can check out this post here for how to mix things up.

How do I know when to flip my pancakes?

When you start to see tiny bubbles coming to the surface of your pancake, this is a good time to flip ’em.

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Blueberry pancakes with syrup and butter.

Fluffiest Blueberry Pancakes

4.8 from 258 reviews


  • Author:
    Lindsay

  • Total Time:
    20 minutes

  • Yield:
    2 servings (makes 4-6 pancakes) 1x

Description

Super thick and fluffy blueberry pancakes! Melt in your mouth, golden brown, and bursting with blueberries.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1+ cup fresh blueberries
  • more butter for the pan

Instructions

  1. Mix the milk and vinegar and let it sit for a minute or two (you’re making “buttermilk” here).
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together. Whisk the egg, milk, and melted butter into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Melt a little smear of butter in the pan (essential for giving a yummy golden brown crust).
  4. Pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the hot skillet and spread it flat-like (it will be pretty thick). Arrange a few blueberries on top. Cook until you see little bubbles on top and the edges starting to firm up. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the pancakes are sky-high fluffy and cooked through.
  5. Serve with butter and maple syrup. But honestly, sometimes I just like to eat these plain. YUM, YUM, YUM.

Equipment

Notes

Texture: For thick pancakes, use 3/4 cup milk as directed. For lighter, slightly less fluffy pancakes, use 1 cup milk.

Dairy Free: Use almond milk or another non-dairy milk, and melted coconut oil in place of the butter.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: blueberry pancakes, fluffy pancakes, pancake recipe

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    Peppermint Dolly

    I. LOVE. PANCAKES!!! (I’m afraid caps was necessary there!!) 😉

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

    08/27/18 @ 5:20 am

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      Jenna @ Pinch of Yum

      TOTALLY necessary. 🙂

      08/27/18 @ 2:47 pm

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        Mariana

        OMG, such an easy recipe! Made it this morning for breakfast and will surely be making it again soon. Love the milk+vinegar option, as here in Argentina we don’t have buttermilk in stores.

        11/03/19 @ 8:05 am

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          Eman @ Pinch of Yum

          Glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Mariana! 🙂

          11/04/19 @ 9:28 am

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            Raven

            These were great! My new go-to recipe for blueberry pancakes!

            07/06/20 @ 6:25 pm

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        Elizabeth Moran

        Hi there! Just made these and while thee flavor was delicious, I couldn’t get them to cook inside without burning on the outside. I tried going down to medium heat, but then they just sat and sat and sat and got very dense by the time they were finally cooked through. I didn’t get many bubbles coming up either. Maybe I didn’t use enough vinegar? Do you have any suggestions?

        05/22/20 @ 11:39 am

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          Eman @ Pinch of Yum

          We’d suggest turning down the heat a bit to see if that helps next time. Let us know how this goes!

          05/22/20 @ 12:39 pm

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          Janet

          Check the expiration date on your baking soda and baking powder as well. Dense with hardly any bubbles usually means either of those has lost the ability to make things rise. That also will result in burning. Good luck!

          05/31/20 @ 12:01 am

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        Vanessa

        BEST. PANCAKES. EVER.

        Made these pancakes with raspberries and chocolate chips and they were absolutely delicious. Thank you for an easy yet scrumptious recipe.

        11/11/20 @ 11:19 am

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      DNN

      Dolly,

      Do you have a YouTube channel where you regularly upload YouTube videos? 🙂

      07/10/19 @ 1:07 pm

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        VW

        These were delicious! I am borderline diabetic so wondering if I could substitute white flour for another flour! Also loved the milk and vinegar option as my husband is lactose intolerant so I was able to use his lactose free milk! It’s usually difficult for me to make pancakes for him that are nice and fluffy! This one is in my recipe box forever!
        BTW…my 13 year old son devoured them! Need to double the recipe going forward 😉
        Thanks!

        05/30/20 @ 10:38 am

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          Eman @ Pinch of Yum

          We haven’t tested these out using another flour yet. Depending on what you use, it should work. The texture of the pancakes might change a bit though.

          06/01/20 @ 10:25 am

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      Azure Look

      These are so light and delicious! New go to pancake recipe!

      04/26/20 @ 12:35 pm

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      Becky

      After trying MANY pancake recipes over the years, this has become my “go to” recipe for making pancakes with my 4 year old on Saturday mornings (although we use chocolate chips instead of blueberries… :)). This recipe is perfect–just sweet enough, and makes a manageable amount for two adults and one kiddo, sometimes with a few leftover. Thanks for the delicious recipe! Love this site!

      06/27/20 @ 10:51 am

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        Eman @ Pinch of Yum

        Glad you enjoyed these, Becky!

        06/29/20 @ 11:18 am

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    Heide

    I’m curious what the vinegar in the recipe does? Love fruit in pancakes…blueberries a classic! I’ll try thrm soon!

    08/27/18 @ 9:28 am

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      tiffany

      milk + vinegar = buttermilk substitute

      08/27/18 @ 11:57 am

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        DNN

        Milk & vinegar? What a creative and uncanny combination. I’ve never heard of milk and vinegar being combined to make butter if you personally is me, Tiffany. When did you come up with this concoction from if I may ask? 🙂

        06/09/19 @ 7:02 am

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          Kacy

          Buttermilk. Not butter. There is no replacement for butter. 🙂

          06/09/19 @ 10:35 am

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            mag

            Actually there are butter substitutes! Mixing together oil, shortening, and lard works. And of course margarine can be used too.

            07/26/19 @ 9:28 pm

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          Lucretia Johnson

          Milk+vinegar is an old time trick to make buttermilk. It is in all the cookbooks from the 50’s and 60’s. no one wanted to buy a whole container of buttermilk for 1 recipe and then more times than not the rest of the container would go bad.

          08/11/19 @ 1:16 pm

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            Lucretia Johnson

            By the way the pancakes were delicious. My new go to recipe for pancakes.

            08/11/19 @ 1:18 pm

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    Leslie

    Perfect timing! I have about a cup of buttermilk left over from another recipe. Blueberry pancakes for breakfast tomorrow – YUM!!!!!

    08/27/18 @ 9:44 am

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      Jenna @ Pinch of Yum

      Woohoo! Enjoy, Leslie!

      08/27/18 @ 2:46 pm

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      Terry

      I’ve never left a comment before on any recipe, but,
      these were literally scrumptious. I made them according to the recipe with one exception- I put more oil in the pan because I like crispy edges on pancakes.
      I was eating these straight from the pan while waiting for others to finish; with nothing on them and scalding my mouth with the blueberries! Sooo goood!!

      07/31/19 @ 8:36 am

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    Katie

    Does it matter what kind of vinegar?

    08/27/18 @ 11:34 am

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      Lindsey R.

      Probably white vinegar I would imagine.

      08/27/18 @ 12:53 pm

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        Katie

        I used white vinegar and made them for lunch! Didn’t have any blueberries, but added chocolate chips. Delicious!!

        08/27/18 @ 8:21 pm

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          Rosie

          I used lemon juice instead of vinegar which worked well. Great recipe, thanks!

          04/10/20 @ 11:58 pm

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      Pineapples

      I used plain rice vinegar because I ran out of white, and it worked. I also used frozen blueberries and the pancakes were delish!

      07/26/21 @ 6:54 pm

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    Katy Martino

    What kind of vinegar?

    08/27/18 @ 11:42 am

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      lindsey r.

      Probably white vinegar I would imagine.

      08/27/18 @ 12:54 pm

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      Mary

      I’ve used white vinegar when I’ve made buttermilk substitute (and it has worked well), so I would imagine that was what she was thinking.

      06/11/19 @ 7:17 am

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    Erica M Price

    Loving making pancakes on Saturday morning and freezing for the week! Then popping them in the microwave for quick yummy breakfast before school!

    08/27/18 @ 12:12 pm

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      Jenna @ Pinch of Yum

      Love that, Erica!

      08/27/18 @ 2:45 pm

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        Dee

        Could I use this recipe to make waffles?

        01/01/20 @ 11:31 pm

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          Eman @ Pinch of Yum

          Hi, Dee! We haven’t tried using this batter for waffles yet, so it’s hard for us to say how it’ll turn out. If you end up giving it a try, we’d love to hear!

          01/02/20 @ 10:36 am

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    Kelli at Hungry Hobby

    YES! All the blueberries! These are simple and look SO delicious!!

    08/27/18 @ 12:56 pm

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      Jenna @ Pinch of Yum

      Thanks, Kelli! 🙂

      08/27/18 @ 2:44 pm

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        Jamie

        Made these this morning. My 3 kids went back for 3rds! Great easy recipe!

        01/12/20 @ 8:58 am

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          Eman @ Pinch of Yum

          Yay! So happy to hear that, Jamie!

          01/13/20 @ 12:48 pm

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    Robyn Wagner

    These pancakes are SO good, super fluffy, my only go to for pancakes!

    08/27/18 @ 1:58 pm

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      Jenna @ Pinch of Yum

      Glad to hear it, Robyn!

      08/27/18 @ 2:44 pm

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        Anneke

        I just made these and omg they are the best pancakes I’ve ever had. They soak up the syrup and melt in your mouth! 🥰🤓

        11/14/20 @ 7:28 pm

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    DNN

    Oh my ida babooschka! This is my weakness. I feel tempted now to hit up iHOP for pancakes! L 😛 L

    08/27/18 @ 3:01 pm

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    Cassie

    Goddannnnnnnng. Blueberries out of season…that’s going to be a tragedy. I’ll just stick with the frozen ones when the time comes!!! But these pancakes look splendid! I wouldn’t question 800 million pancake leftovers. I’d just make them last for as long as possible!

    08/27/18 @ 3:59 pm

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    Brooke

    Lindsay! I absolutely love you and your blog. Your recipes are practical very well written. You are an inspiration to all of us “newbies”!

    08/27/18 @ 4:44 pm

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    Brittany Audra @ Audra’s Appetite

    Aw, that’s such a fun tradition he would make you pancakes…I’m impressed! I used to make pancakes for my husband and I for brunch often Saturday mornings, but as life has gotten busier I’ve gotten out of the habit. Need to do that again soon! 🙂

    08/27/18 @ 5:56 pm

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    Nicole

    So I can just use buttermilk instead of milk/vinegar? These look great!

    08/27/18 @ 6:54 pm

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      Naomi

      yes, the buttermilk was what the pancakes were making, so that would work great. Have a great day!

      12/08/18 @ 7:15 am

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    Liz

    So funny!!! This is the exact same recipe in found on Allrecipes years ago and it is the absolute best!! My family says they are the best pancakes ever!! The only thing I add is 1 tsp pure vanilla extract!

    08/27/18 @ 7:33 pm

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      Mary

      Thanks for the tip!

      06/11/19 @ 7:18 am

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    Emma

    I have tried a lot of blueberry pancake recipes this summer. All have fallen short of this recipe. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    08/28/18 @ 8:10 am

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    DNN

    I had to double back one more time and say instead of taking Easy Street today and spending a few bucks by going out and buying food, I ended up staying in and frying for eggs and making two cheeseless egg sandwiches with light salt, heavy garlic powder, black pepper, and adding butter in the eggs after cooking. I have to admit I am a sucker for some good pancakes 🙂 LOL

    08/28/18 @ 3:27 pm

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    OH LA LATKES

    Yum, this recipe has me really excited. I’ve just bought some blueberries and can’t wait to make these pancakes tomorrow. <3

    E || OH LA LATKES

    08/29/18 @ 6:31 am

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    Dunia Se

    blueberry !!! I wanna eat ’em all at once <3 jajaja

    Dunia Sex 99

    08/29/18 @ 3:27 pm

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    hopebariatric

    wow..!!
    fluffiest blueberry …
    looks so delicious
    thank you for sharing this post …

    08/30/18 @ 2:01 am

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    Danielle

    Oh how I love blueberry pancakes. I usually make mine with cornmeal, but I love the idea of these thick fluffy pancakes. I’m starting to panic that summer produce time is coming to an end!!!!

    08/30/18 @ 7:50 am

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    Camilla Hawkins

    Blueberries and pancakes were made for each other, these look soo fluffy and delicious! Can’t wait to try!

    08/31/18 @ 8:24 am

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    Courtney

    I just mixed these up (using 3/4 cup milk) and the batter is super thin! what did I do wrong?

    09/01/18 @ 6:49 am

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      Bea

      I’m thinking you didn’t let the milk & vinegar sit. Cause once it sits for a min or so it thickens.

      03/16/19 @ 11:28 am

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      Amy Spino

      Fabulous blueberry pancakes! My first attempt at anything but a mix when it comes to pancakes but these are so much better! Thanks for sharing…outstanding!

      07/12/20 @ 11:55 am

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        Eman @ Pinch of Yum

        🎉

        07/13/20 @ 9:49 am

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    Ruth

    Made these with buttermilk (which is why I left out the vinegar) and the recipe and pancakes were perfect! Another tasty treat to add to my Pinch Of Yum recipe stash.

    09/01/18 @ 12:28 pm

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    Daniela

    yum! they look faaabulous and tomorrow is sunday …mmm blueberry pockets!!!!

    09/01/18 @ 12:50 pm

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    Cheryl

    Just made this, using apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar. Absolutely fantastic texture and taste 🙂

    09/01/18 @ 10:43 pm

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