Mama’s Not-So-Famous, Not-At-All-Flying Blueberry Buttermilk Flapjacks


One of the toddler’s favorite TV shows is Little Bear, which is on Nick Jr.  We have at least 10 episodes saved on our DVR, plus multiple Little Bear DVDs.  One of his favorite epidosdes is when Father Bear makes his famous flying flapjacks.  For some reason, Father Bear tossing those flapjacks in the air just cracks him up, and invariably makes us all crave pancakes.  I decided to try these pancakes since I had some blueberries in the freezer, and of course, the toddler watched in awe as  I made these, constantly asking me to make them fly like Father Bear.   Much to his disappointment, I did not attempt to make our flapjacks fly, but none of us were disappointed in the deliciouuness of these pancakes.  They are light and fluffy, and I LOVE all of the blueberries in there.  They were easy enough to make as a quick weeknight dinner, or a delicious weekend morning breakfast.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
2 cups blueberries

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Combine buttermilk, milk, oil, and egg in a bowl, and add to flour mixture, stirring until smooth.

Spoon 1/4 cup pancake batter onto a hot nonstick griddle or large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, and top with 2 heaping tablespoons blueberries. Turn the pancake when the top is covered with bubbles and the edges look cooked. Repeat the procedure with the remaining batter and blueberries.

Source: From Cooking Light January 2001