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Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

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The Best Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup: This is the quintessential pancake recipe replete with real buttermilk. With regular or blueberry maple syrup, you’ll never go back to the box pancake mix!

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup stacked on a white plate


Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

I decided to update the photos for this recipe after seeing on TV, maybe on America’s Test Kitchen, that leaving your batter a little lumpy makes for thicker pancakes. Huh? I had to give it a try.

This recipe is from our local Junior League cookbook, Winners.  It was brought to my attention when someone on the Internet been told that this recipe was the quintessential pancake recipe, but was unable to find it after an extended search.

I typed it up on the website for the gal who made the inquiry and kept it in the back of my mind for years.

Lambeau, the yellow lab, checking out the garnish for the buttermilk pancakes

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

Then one Sunday morning, the hubby had a moment of panic. NO BISQUICK!   He has his weekend routine:  oatmeal on Saturday, and French toast, eggs, pancakes or waffles (with bacon) on Sunday.

He had his heart set on pancakes.  Well, being the best darn wife in the world (he doesn’t read my blog, but his office does, so he’ll hear my proclamation. Haha.) He’ll never know that making these is a breeze. Shhh, don’t tell.

Today was the day to test it out.  Bill had to admit these were better than Bisquick (shocking, no?) though he was a little wary of the blueberry syrup till I told him it was maple syrup based.  So if you’re out of pancake mix or just want a super recipe, give this recipe for buttermilk pancakes a try.  If you’re looking for a healthier version, these Whole Wheat Pancakes look terrific!

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup on a plate topped with butter and syrup


Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

The best darn buttermilk pancakes from scratch!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 12


For pancakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

For syrup:

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup blueberries


  1. Beat eggs slightly and add salt and sugar. Whisk in buttermilk. Add dry ingredients, then stir in butter.
  2. Heat lightly greased pan or griddle to medium high. Pour out batter (4 inch diameter is recommended), and cook till bubbles appear on surface and start to break. Flip and cook till bottom is golden brown. Serve with blueberry maple syrup or your favorite topping.

To make syrup:

  1. Mix together blueberries and maple syrup in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes, till slightly reduced. May strain out solids if desired.


Pancake recipe adapted from Winners.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 pancakes

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 942mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 9g


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39 comments on “Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup”

  1. This will be on my table this weekend!

  2. Wish I was at your table this weekend!

  3. I love the pup sniffing the pancakes photo ADORABLE! These sound great blueberry maple yum! What a delight to try soon!

  4. How odd! I never used a pre-made mix for pancakes until I knew that Bisquik could be used to make the cheddar bay biscuits. Then I saw the recipe on the box! Your homemade version sounds and looks much tastier, though!

  5. Better than Bisquick for sure. Beautiful pancakes and the syrup sounds delicious. We are a pancake eatin’ household and I know these would go over well for our Sunday breakfast. I’ll need to keep this recipe in mind. Yummy!

  6. My husband would have been suspicious of the blueberry syrup too 🙂 Those pancakes look fabulous, and the syrup sounds yummy! I love your doggie 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Lizzy!

  7. Blueberry maple syrup… yes, please!! That sounds yummy-good!

  8. Better than Bisquick? No, I’m shocked! 😉

    They look scrummy!

  9. That syrup is genius! I love blueberry pancakes, but I’m the only one in my family. At least this way I could still have blueberries, without too much work making the sauce. Thanks so much!!

  10. That syrup sounds awesome, I would have never imagined that it was only 2 ingredients. I love your pancake recipe, I’m a fan of from-scratch cooking and baking!

  11. I’ve got the house to myself this weekend…I’m seeing a pancake binge in my future!

  12. I need a griddle! I’ve been talking about getting one for years and still haven’t done it. I love homemade pancakes, though.

    My husband doesn’t read my blog, either. He says, “Why do I need to read it when I live it?” So I can say all kinds of embarrassing things about him on the internet and he’ll never know. Hee hee hee.

  13. Men can be such creatures of habit. My husband would have blaked at the blueberry syrup too. It’s almost like you gotta talk to them like kids, “Now honey, you’re gonna like this because there is maple syrup in it too. Okay? Now take a bite for Momma. There you go, now who’s a good boy? You are!”

  14. I am going to make some pancakes for dinner today. Yours looks delicious!

  15. *Balked” not

  16. Why are boys so picky about their pancakes! My son prefers the frozen microwave ones over any kind I have ever made. And honestly the last ones I made were awesome! Love your flavored syrup!

  17. I made my first homemade pancakes a couple weeks ago, and my fiance said isn’t Bisquick homemade? lol. I love how simple the homemade version is. And your blueberry syrup is calling my name!

  18. I grew up with my Mom making only Bisquick pancakes, and that is the only kind I’ve ever made. I will definitely be trying these!

  19. Lizzy look absolutely delicious!Love your dog! gloria

  20. Hi Lizzy!
    I have to tell you that I love all your recipes!
    I just added this to my saved recipes to try!

  21. Liz, you are a girl from my “block”!

    I will be over in the morning for these puppies!

  22. I love pancakes, especially w/fruity toppings. Love this…pinning to make one lazy Sunday later in July!! Have a happy July 4th, Liz!!

  23. Oh, your doggie is so cute…he thinks he’s getting some! I will have to give this pancake recipe a try…Always searching for the perfect pancake!

  24. These look so delicious and that blueberry maple must make them A+. Now I’m craving pancakes for dinner….never a good sign. 🙂

  25. OOHHHH done… these look like the best pancakes ever! I just finished the buttermilk I had in the fridge!!!! It’s going back on my grocery list for next week, together with blueberries (I guess the frozen ones for me as it is not the right season here)! I’ll let you know how I go! YUM!!!

  26. Looks good!

  27. Yum! I wish my kids will like pancakes again. They had pancake stage that they love to eat almost every weekend, and then moved to waffle, and now bagel with smoked salmon. Every single weekend. I really miss pancakes, especially after seeing these pictures! It’s about time for me to choose! 😉

  28. This does sound like a fantastic pancake recipe! And the blueberry maple syrup sounds yummy! I am going to try this recipe next time I make pancakes!

  29. These pancakes look wonderful. I want to try that blueberry maple syrup! Yummy 🙂 Happy 4th!

  30. Happy 4th of July Weekend! My all time favorite pancake ever…

  31. Pancakes are one of my son and husband’s favorite breakfasts. I’m going to have to try this one out for them!

  32. These look AMAZING!
    Will have to try them over the weekend
    You made me laugh with thte part about people in your husband’s office reading the blog and telling him

  33. Beautiful pancakes Lizzy. Bisquick will be looking for that recipe! Love the blueberry maple syrup too.

  34. Oh, how we love pancakes for breakfast! Now that we are home from our trip, summer vacation (meaning leisurely mornings filled with pancakes and waffles) is in full swing. Buttermilk is my favorite, and I can see this blueberry syrup being a pretty popular item too! Thanks for kicking us off!

  35. I’m always looking for a new pancake recipe. This one looks perfect.

  36. these pancakes looks great. Except oatmeal, pancakes are Tiffany’s favorite breakfast treat.
    I’m saving the recipes and make a couple when we get back home.
    Thanks for sharing Lizzy

  37. Those pancakes look incredibly fluffy.

  38. The next time I make pancakes, I’m trying this recipe and this syrup – they both look so good and that syrup sounds delicious. Thanks so much for sharing, Liz!

  39. Beautiful! These look and sound delicious!

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