- 200g plain flour
- 1 egg (large free range)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tblsp caster sugar
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 50g melted butter
- 250ml milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 400g fresh blueberries
- 1 banana
- drizzle of oil (optional)
A Stack of Vanilla & Cinnamon Infused Blueberry Pancakes by Cherry Menlove
I love what I consider to be the classics in food. Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella, a good beef ragu, roast chicken torn off the bone, whilst still hot, by hand etc.
A classic on the breakfast scene are blueberry pancakes, a stack of ‘em. Written about by countless novelists and given a romantic heritage because of it.
Of course most of us just about have time to grab a hot cup of tea in the morning while running through a shower so this breakfast dish may be best left for the weekend.
It’ll be worth the wait.
Makes 6 generous pancakes, you can find a weight conversion chart here if needed!
- Wash the blueberries and pour them into a small saucepan
- Add 1 teaspoon of water and warm over a low heat for around 3-4 minutes or until the juices start to bubble
- Remove the blueberries from the heat and pour into a separate bowl
- Slice the banana into the berries and gently stir, then set the bowl aside
- In a large mixing bowl sift the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon together. Mix.
- Over a low heat, slowly melt the butter and then add it to the flour mix along with the milk, egg and vanilla essence.
- Beat the ingredients together until smooth.
- Using a ladle or large spoon, pour a little of the batter onto a pre-heated non-stick frying pan (depending on how non-stick your pan is you may need the tiniest amount of oil), you can make your pancakes as big or as small as you like, but I made mine about the size of a small saucer.
- The pancakes should need heating for approximately 2-3mins on each side – you’ll know that they are ready to be turned as they will lift away in one piece easily so you can flip them.
- When all of the pancakes are ready place one on a serving plate and carefully spoon some of the banana and berry mix onto the top of it
- Place another pancake on top, sealing the ‘yummy-ness’ in like a sandwich
- Continue to do the same until all the pancakes and berry mix has been used up (remembering to leave enough berry mix for the top of your final pancake – see picture)
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