Friday, February 24, 2012

BlueBerry Nut Pancakes w/BlueBerry Syrup...

Blueberry Nut Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup
You will Need:
1 box of Blueberry Muffin Mix, about 1lb 5oz size. I use Krusteaz brand.
1 1/2 cups of water
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup of walnuts (or pecans), chopped fine...optional.
2 large eggs 1 can of blueberries from the mix, drain & reserve juice for syrup.
*See syrup recipe below.
2 teaspoons of corn starch
3/4 cup of maple syrup
Reserved blueberry juice
Place the muffin mix in a large batter bowl. Add water, eggs and oil. Mix well.
Next add finely chopped nuts. Blend well and set aside.
Drain the can of blueberries and reserve the juice for syrup.  Rinse the berries under water, gently. *This process helps reduce the chances of the pancakes  turning a blue-ish from the juice.
Let berries drain and set aside.

Blueberry Syrup
In a small sauce pan, place the blueberry juice and cornstarch, whisk together. Place the burner on medium-high heat until it boils, stir constantly. 
Boil for 1 minute, remove pan from burner and stir in maple syrup. Let cool while cooking pancakes. It will still be warm when ready to use.

Back to the pancake batter...
Gently fold into the pancake batter the rinsed & drained blueberries.

Cook pancakes on a well greased flat pan or griddle. Use a measuring cup, 1/4 cup, to scoop out the amount. Place batter on the hot pan. Ready to flip when the pancake has bubbles covering the uncooked top. 

I keep my pancakes warm in the oven or in the microwave on a warm/hold setting, while cooking the entire batter. This way you may enjoy breakfast with your family.
 *Any left overs may be frozen (between parchment papers) and reheated for later use, I've even toasted them in the toaster. Yum!

Serve with softened butter, powder sugar and/or Blueberry syrup.
May also be served with fresh strawberries, peaches and/or orange sections. 
Great for special occasions and holidays. 
Serving Breakfast with Tasteful Style...
*All photo's, were courtesy of Google free images.


Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Yumm! I LOVE blueberry pancakes and syrup but have never thought to make the syrup from scratch. Thanks for the recipe, can not wait to this this!!

NeeCee said...

This recipe is so easy, and so yummy.....You may do this with other fruit juices too!

Angela said...

Yum! Those look delicious!