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These light and fluffy Blueberry Pancakes are bursting with flavor! This pancake recipe is perfect for your breakfast or brunch and will become your favorite weekend breakfast recipe!

This recipe for Blueberry Pancakes is one that my husband makes for us. He is the pancake maker in our house! Pancakes and waffles are his specialty for weekend breakfast time in our house – we love to make funfetti waffles, apple cinnamon pancakes, and chocolate chip pancakes – but these blueberry pancakes are always a classic. 

Weekends are the perfect time to slow down and enjoy a nice breakfast like pancakes, don’t you think? We love to make pancakes and add fresh fruit like blueberries to the pancake batter.

Blueberry Pancakes on a white plate with a mug filled with coffee and extra blueberries near the plate
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In the summer, we like to go blueberry picking. We usually pick a lot, so we use them in blueberry banana muffins, pancakes, and blueberry pies. When we go berry picking, we usually freeze some berries, too, so we can use them all year round.

Can Frozen Blueberries Be Used in Pancakes?

I prefer to use fresh blueberries when we make pancakes. However, you can use frozen berries in the pancakes if fresh are not available. 

If you do use frozen berries, I would thaw them out first and then make sure they are completely dry. Once frozen, there can be extra moisture in the berries, which can affect how the pancakes turn out.  

You can buy frozen blueberries in the grocery store. However, locally grown berries are so good. If you have the chance to go blueberry picking or buy them from a local farmer, I would stock up on those berries!

A white bowl filled with blueberries

How to Freeze Blueberries

If you want to stock up on blueberries for baking or to add to oatmeal and smoothies during the cooler months when they are not in season, here is how to freeze them.

Place the blueberries in a colander and rinse them with slightly warm water. 

Place them on paper towels or a towel to dry. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the blueberries onto the covered baking sheet in a single layer. This way, the berries will not stick together while freezing.

Place the blueberries in your freezer until they are frozen (at least two to three hours). Then place them into freezer-safe bags or containers. Remove any excess air from the bags and seal them.

Blueberries can be kept frozen for up to one year.

Recipe Tip: Label your bags with the date so you know when you placed them in there. Even though we think we will remember, chances are in a few months, we will forget!

How to Make Blueberry Pancakes

How to Prepare the Pancake Batter

We usually make them about three inches in diameter. However, you can make them larger if you prefer.

Wash your blueberries by rinsing them with lukewarm water. Place them on a paper towel to dry.  

Preheat your skillet to medium heat (350°F).

In a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs. Add in the milk, vanilla, and oil. Whisk the ingredients together until they are combined.

Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Gently mix the ingredients together with a large spoon or spatula.

Gently fold in the blueberries with a spatula or large spoon.  

Cook the Pancakes

Using a ladle or large spoon, drop the batter on the heated skillet. Make the pancakes the size you prefer. We usually make ours about a three-inch circle.  

Pancake batter cooking on skillet

You should flip the pancakes with your spatula once the bottoms are slightly browned.  Use your spatula to lift the side of the pancake up a little to look at the bottom of the pancake

Once you see small bubbles on the pancakes, flip them. That is another way to know your pancakes are ready to flip.

Cook each side about two to three minutes.  

Serve the pancakes with syrup.  If you like butter, add some small slices to the top of your pancakes.  You can also add some extra blueberries over the top of the pancakes!

Pancakes made with blueberries on a white plate with sliced butter on top of them and syrup being poured over them

Can pancakes be frozen? Pancakes can be frozen for up to three months. You can freeze them just like you would freeze blueberries.

Place the cooled pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Leave them in the freezer for 6 hours or until completely frozen. Then place them into a freezer-safe bag or container.  

By freezing them this way, they will not stick together. Reheat them in the microwave at 20 second increments until they are warm enough for you. Perfect to just warm them up quickly on a busy morning!

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How to Flip a Pancake

Two ways to tell if your pancakes are ready to be flipped:

  • Once you start to see small bubbles on the pancakes.
  • Use your spatula to slightly lift the edge of the pancake. If the bottom is starting to brown, it is time to flip them.

Once they are ready, slide the spatula under the pancake as close to the center as you can get it.

Quickly flip the pancake over. 

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure your blueberries are dry before adding them to the pancake mix so that you don’t add water to the mix.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries so that they do not get squished and lose their shape.  
  • When you see small bubbles start to pop, flip the pancake. That is a great way to tell when it is time to flip them!

Looking for Another Delicious Breakfast or Brunch Recipe?

We also have an amazing homemade Belgian waffle recipe that we often make on the weekends! You can eat them plain or top them with syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, and even chocolate chips.  

More Pancake Recipes

Did you make this recipe? If so, please leave a comment and rating below. I love hearing from you

Blueberry Pancakes on a white plate with a mug filled with coffee and extra blueberries near the plate

Blueberry Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
These Blueberry Pancakes are bursting with flavor. They are so delicious and easy to make. These pancakes will become a favorite weekend recipe to make!
Author: Jeannie
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups milk (we use skim or almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries


  • Heat the skillet to medium heat (350 degrees).
  • Beat eggs in a medium sized bowl. Add in milk, vanilla and oil. Whisk together ingredients.
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Using a large spoon or ladle, drop batter on heated skillet to make about a three inch circle for each pancake (or what size you want to make them).
  • Flip pancakes over once they are slightly browned. Cook each side about two to three minutes.
  • Serve warm with syrup. Top with additional blueberries, optional.


Recipe Tips:

Make sure your blueberries are dry before adding them into the pancake mix so that you don’t add water to the mix.
Gently fold in the blueberries so that they do not get squished and loose their shape.  
When you see small bubbles start to pop, flip the pancake.  That is a great way to tell when it is time to flip them!

Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancake recipe, easy pancake recipe, blueberry pancakes
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Update Note: This recipe was originally posted earlier in 2016, but was published again in 2020 to include step-by-step directions and new photos.

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About Jeannie

I love to make simple yet delicious dinners. Time with my family is so important to me so I try to make quick and easy dinner recipes most of the time. I also love to bake and my family loves the job of being my taste testers!

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  1. Krysten says:

    Your husband is on to something with this recipe!
    I am sitting here thinking if I have the ingredients for this!

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      Thanks Krysten! :o)

  2. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs says:

    That is one big stack of blueberry pancakes. How did you know they are my favourite?! Fab post 🙂

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      Haha Emma! Thanks!

  3. Marilyn says:

    These pancakes looks delicious!!Blueberry pancakes are a wonderful treat when fresh blueberries are in season.

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      Thanks very much Marilyn!

  4. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says:

    There is nothing better than waking up to a bunch of fruity pancakes every morning. 🙂

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      I agree Bintu!

  5. Mary says:

    Best pancake recipe ever!!

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      Thanks so much Mary! So glad you liked them.


  6. Helena says:

    5 stars
    OMG. These are so delicious that you don’t even need the maple syrup. A little dab of butter on top and they are perfect. Thanks Jeannie.

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      Thanks Helena!

  7. Reena Bansal says:

    This is the best pancake recipe I’ve ever had. Better than my mom’s! In fact she asked for this recipe after I made them for her on a recent visit.

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      HI Reena,

      That is so nice to hear! So happy to hear you and your mom liked them so much!