Breakfast for dinner…a smart way to reduce your grocery budget…simply incorporate 1 of these meals into your weekly meal plan and be on your way to spending less!
Making pancakes from scratch has been something I have done for many years!Â I had lots of fun coming up with (and tasting) a bunch of different pancakes for my Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook.Â This is not a recipe in the cookbook, but will give you a sense of the pancake recipe goodness that awaits you in the next book!!!
Here’s the trick. And you must do it this way.
Toss some blueberries, fresh or frozen, with some lemon juice…then sift some powdered sugar over the top before folding them into the batter!!!
Gives plain old blueberry pancakes an extra burst of lemony sweetness!
Blueberry Lemon Pancakes
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 1/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, milk and sugar.
- Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk until batter is smooth.
- In another small bowl, toss the blueberries with the lemon juice and then add the powdered sugar. Toss gently.
- Carefully fold the coated blueberries into the pancake batter.
- Heat griddle or skillet over medium high heat. Spray well with non-stick cooking spray. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat until all batter is used.
This is a fabulous idea. I’ll have to try it next time I make blueberry pancakes. I love lemon and blueberry together!
YUM! I just made a big batch of blueberry pancakes today. I wish I had read this first.
About how many does this recipe yield?
Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom says
Will add that…I knew I forgot something! Made 20 1/4 cup pancakes! 🙂
Karen Han says
i love blue berry pancakes! I’ll have to have hubby make some special for me. 😛
The pancakes look awesome! Happy 2nd Blog Birthday!
YUM! These sound like they are bursting with flavor! Cannot wait to make them!
Lime and blueberry are a great combo, too! Lime adds a nice surprising zing.
these look so yummy and refreshing for summer bet the flavor was great
I have a question I love to make blueberry pancakes but the batter never really cooks around the blueberries very well. Any suggestions.
Oh and I have found this recipe as well for pancakes. It is IHOP’s recipe.
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
1 ½ cups butter milk
¼ cup sugar
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ cup oil
pinch of salt.
Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom says
I have noticed the same thing…I cook them over a little lower heat than normal…maybe 285-290 on my electric griddle and let them cook a little longer. Lower heat won’t turn them brown…and longer will get that pesky batter right around the blueberries. Also, I press them down a few times with my spatula after I flip them. 🙂
Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says
I think I am going to make these for the kids tomorrow night. They LOVE pancakes! LOVE the lemon juice tip, thanks!!!
Sounds delicious! I am going to try this some time.
Thanks for sharing this with us!
Sarah (Frontier Kitchen) says
I love breakfast for dinner. Even if it wasn’t so cheap I would probably have to do it weekly. 🙂
Julie R. says
Wow, these look awesome! I need to start doing breakfast for dinner again.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist says
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Angie Atchley says
I made some baked french toast! Good old brown sugar is what makes this sweet!
Queen of the House says
I LOVE blueberry pancakes! Have never heard of adding a little lemon juice like that, but I am totally wanting to try it next time! Thanks! 🙂
Sugar & Spice Frugal Advice says
My kids love pancakes! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Thanks for posting! I had forgotten how good the blueberry lemon combo is…… will definitely have to give ’em a try 🙂
Cat Berner says
I love breakfast for dinner too! I often turn to pancakes, omelets or something similar for dinner when I’m stumped for ideas or in a hurry. Doesn’t hurt that breakfast foods are usually very economical.
I just made these this morning for my family . . . I’ve never seen my kids eat pancakes so fast – plus they totally forgot to ask for syrup!!!! That there’s a good recipe when you don’t need extra sugar to give it taste!! Awesome!
Thanks for the recipe. I made these for brunch at church yesterday and they were YUMMY! I loved how the lemon stuck with the blueberries. Just like you said- Mr. Burst of Lemony Sweetness. 🙂
I have the dried kind, will those work?
Kristi Bell says
I made these yesterday! The flavor is great and my family loved them. The kids just ate them and didn’t even think to use syrup. Thanks, Erin! Btw, my Aldi has blueberries for .89 a pint. It’s time to stock up!!!