Fresh blueberry pancakes14

Posted on November 12, 2012 by ChristieBreakfast, Sweet Treats, Vegetarian

On the weekend I posted a picture of my breakfast on Instagram. It was muesli topped with banana, yoghurt and lots of blueberries.

I captioned it:

“I’m right in the middle of a blueberry obsession with no end in sight”.

And I meant it.

I am totally gaga for these beautiful blue orbs at the moment. Mostly due to the fact that I can buy them in buckets at the farmers market in Byron Bay. As my father in law would say, it’s fan-tas-ma-gor-ical! (Made-up word).

I can eat them to my heart’s content every day and only just run out by the end of the week – when I can buy them again at the market.

Poppy is also obsessed with them.

I put a generous handful into a little plastic cup and she walks around the yard popping them into her mouth. Afterwards, she smiles at me with blue teeth.

It’s so cute that I offer her a handful a few times a day, just to see the blue teeth!

Two weeks ago we bought our bucket of blueberries but also spotted new season nectarines and mangoes so we bought them too. Oh, and some locally grown bananas as well.

There was a lot of fruit to get through that week and we had some blueberries left over the day before the next market day. Because I’m greedy, and I like to eat blueberries as fresh as possible, I had to get rid of the week-old ones.

What to do?

I’d already made muffins the week before, so pancakes it was!

In my perpetual quest to increase nutrients in every meal, I substituted some of the flour with coconut flour.

Coconut flour is made from dried coconut flesh. It is a natural by-product of coconut milk production. It is a very dry flour and soaks up a lot of liquid, but if you add the right amount of liquid it makes baked goods nice and dense and adds lots of protein.

You can use frozen blueberries if you have to, but I suggest waiting until fresh ones are in season. It’s worth it.

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Christie x

Fresh blueberry pancakes

makes 8

  • 150g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 40g (1/4 cup) coconut flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup*
  • 1 egg
  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) Vitasoy Original Soymilk
  • 150g (1 cup) fresh blueberries
  • vegetable oil spray or butter, for pan frying
  • blueberries and maple syrup, to serve (optional)

1. Sift the plain flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.

2. Make a well in the centre and add the agave, egg and soymilk. Mix together until just combined. Gently stir in the blueberries.

3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium on the stove top. Spray with oil or melt a little butter. Add a small ladle of batter to make a pancake about 10-15cm in diameter. If you can fit two in your pan then do two at a time. Cook for 2 minutes on one side until golden brown then flip and cook for 1-2 minutes more until cooked through.

4. Keep warm in a low oven while you repeat with the rest of the batter. Serve with extra blueberries and maple syrup, if you like.

*Coconut flour is made from dried coconut flesh. It is a natural by-product of coconut milk production. It is a very dry flour and makes baked goods nice and dense. If unavailable, you can use the same amount of plain flour in its place, but reduce the amount of soy milk to only 250ml (1 cup).

*Agave is a natural plant-based syrup, substitute with honey if you prefer.

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  • http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com InTolerant Chef

    Lucky things! Blueberries are crazy expensive here at the moment, but my two little bushes are bursting with teensy baby berries that I am gloating over daily :)

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      What!? So jealous of your blueberry bushes!! Can’t wait to see your first harvest on the blog :)

  • http://gourmanda.me/ Amanda

    Looks great! I ordered some blueberry pancakes at a cafe on the weekend, and was quite disappointed – the pancakes weren’t as light and fluffy as I tend to prefer. These look like they might be good though!

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      They are good! But these are also more dense than usual because of the coconut flour. If you want super fluffy ones then sub with flour and reduce the liquid by 1/4 cup.

  • http://bitemeshowme.wordpress.com Tina @ bitemeshowme

    These look absolutely delicious. Funnily enough I just put a photo on my blog about a breakfast I had in the USA and I had blueberry pancakes as well. I think I’ll have to put this on my to cook list. I do love me a good breakfast, especially when it is home cooked!

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Ah, great minds think alike!

  • http://Moderngirlnutrition.com Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition

    I just found your blog and love it! Your photos are gorgeous and these blueberry pancakes sound fantastic!:)

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Sunnie, appreciate it!

  • http://www.diningwithastud.com Nic@diningwithastud

    Oh I love blueberries too. I get extra excited when they’re on special haha. Buy in bulk ;)

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Oh for sure! We can buy a bucket here for $25. Such a bargain.

  • http://cookingcrusade.com Christine @ Cooking Crusade

    Blueberry pancakes are the best!!! I love how they pop in your mouth when you bite into them hehe. I need to try coconut flour – just saw some yesterday at the health food store.. Does it change the pancake consistency much.. could you use 100% coconut flour by any chance?

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      HI Christine, sorry for the late reply… coconut flour is very, very dry and needs lots of moisture. Plus it makes baked goods SUPER dense. I haven’t tried it, but I don’t think they would be very nice with all coconut flour as they’d turn out too thick and stodgy. Let me know if you give it a go though!

  • http://www.chewtown.com Amanda@chewtown

    Yum! I love the sound of blueberry pancakes… but, alas, my partner doesn’t eat berries so I need to wait till he goes away to give these a try!

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      All the more for you! :)

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