Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Yippee, it’s Pancake Day tomorrow! As if we needed a reason to eat pancakes?! But seriously, what better way to spend the few days before than whipping up some tester batches. This year I believe I have the all-American, thick and fluffy Buttermilk pancakes nailed.
Now I love pancakes of any shape, any style and pretty much any toppings but this time I wanted to pack this sweet treat out with some delicious berries. You, however, can stuff these light and fluffy Buttermilk pancakes with whatever you choose. Be as naughty as you like! Recently I saw a recipe for unicorn pancakes (adding food colouring and sprinkles) – nothing is off limits when it comes to Pancake Day!
I’ve gone for some blueberries dropped on the batter so once the pancake is flipped, they burst and ooze blueberry goodness into the cooking batter.  It gives a nice purple hue too, pretty!American Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe - Red Berry Fruits - Peaches and Bear Adventure Travel and Food Blog - Buttermilk Pancakes recipe - Nuts and Berries - Peaches and Bear Adventure Travel and Food Blog - Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe - Stewing Fruits - Peaches and Bear Adventure Travel and Food Blog -

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Berry Compote

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 Adult Portions

Serving Size: 4 Pancakes Each

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Berry Compote

Thick fluffy American style buttermilk pancakes with hidden nuggets of blueberries. Serve with sweet fruit compote and any other toppings for perfect brunch


    For Berry Compote
  • 150g fresh berries
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
    For Pancakes
  • 150g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 3 medium free-range eggs
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50g blueberries
  • Sunflower oil for cooking
    To Serve
  • Handful crushed pistachio nuts
  • Dollop of natural yoghurt


  1. Chop fresh berries if large, then place in a small saucepan along with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and heat gently for 15 minutes. When cooked down into a thick compote, remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. While the berries are stewing, Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl and form a Well in the centre. Whisk the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract and remaining 1 Tablespoon of Maple syrup in a separate bowl and pour into the Well. Whisk together until a thick creamy consistency is achieved.
  3. Heat a little Sunflower oil in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat and pour a ladle of the mixture into the hot pan. Top with a few blueberries and cook for 2 minutes or until you see air bubbles forming on the top. Flip over with a spatula and cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes until golden.
  4. Repeat step 3 until all mixture has been cooked.
  5. To serve, stack up a few pancakes on each serving plate and top with a spoonful of the fruit compote and any other toppings your heart desires! Serve warm and enjoy!


TIP (step 3): Create an even circle pancake by swirling the back of the ladle/spoon on the batter gently when added to the pan.

TIP (step 4): Keep the pancakes warm in a low-heated oven or stacked under tin-foil while you cook the remaining batter.

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I’ve got to admit something to you all right here, right now. I was home alone when I cooked these. Yep. That’s right, that whole stack of pancakes was for me and me alone. I like to do dishes for single people because it takes the stress out of doing maths with ingredients. This recipe was a little large and once I realised I couldn’t finish the whole damned plateful I realised this portion could easily be split between two people!

I hope I inspire you to whip up these Buttermilk pancakes. I mean, if you like them thick and fluffy. If not, I hear crêpes are delicious too?
NOTE: If you’re not a fan of pancakes, then perhaps you’d like to dabble in my French Toast recipe instead? They’re sweet, delicious and perfect for brunch!

What will you be topping your pancakes with this Pancake Day? Let me know in the comments below!

  • Stunning photos – these panckes look absolutely DIVINE! I had the less adventurous option on pancake day of sugar and lemon… but these look utterly delicious! I love the look of the sprinkled pistachios on top!


  • These look and sound amazing!

    Laur x Huggled

  • These look so luxurious and delicious! I’ve never used buttermilk in any of my baking but just the name alone sounds like it’d seriously step up the game! Definitely a recipe I need to try.

    Tore || xo

  • Felicia-Juliana

    These look amazing, really nice. And your photography is absolutely gorgeous. Never top edge pancakes with pistachio i’m definitely gonna try that next time xfjx

  • Oh my goodness, these look INCREDIBLE! I would be super impressed to be served these in a restaurant, so the fact that you’ve cooked them up yourself is truly amazing! You’ve set out the recipe so clearly as well! I desperately want to try these out but I know that they’d be nowhere near as aesthetically pleasing as yours!

    Abbey 😘

  • Jessica Louise Scott

    Oh my gosh! These pancakes look insane. I love that you’ve used blueberries too, they’re my fave fruit to have with pancakes.

    Jess | xx

  • These look amazing! ❤️

  • I’ve never tried American pancakes, or at least made them myself, I prefer the traditional thin ones. I had banana, syrup, lemon juice and sugar on mine this year as toppings. The photo’s are lovely, especially the second one!
    Amy at Amy & More

  • I’ve never actually made pancakes myself but this sounds absolutely delicious, I don’t think I’ve ever used butter milk before either x

  • Oh my gosh those pancakes look delicious! The last time I cooked pancakes it was a huge flop so I soon gave up after that… I’d love to pick it up again though!

    Lizzie Bee //

  • Hannah Hawes

    These look amazing! Love your photos and the colourful berries add so much to the image! Love American pancakes. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    Love Hannah x || HannahHawes