A perfect fluffy pancake is what breakfast dreams are made of. Add the sweet burst of ripe blueberries and made from scratch dough, and your flapjacks hit legendary status. Check out our best blueberry pancake recipe below!

What You'll Need

  • large non-stick skillet or griddle
  • non-stick spray (like Pam)
  • spatula
  • colander
  • measuring cups
  • whisk
  • mixing bowls
  • zester
  • fruit & veggie wash or spray
pancake in skillet


  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup club soda
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • maple syrup


Step #1: Prep the Fruit

Rinse the lemon and blueberries in fruit and veggie wash (we recommend Rebel Green Fruit & Veggie Clean, available at Target, Walmart, and local health food stores). The most effective method is to place them in a colander under running water and rotate until adequately rinsed. Then, carefully zest the lemon until you get about 2 tsp of zest. Set aside.

fresh blueberry pancakes

Step #2: Dry Ingredients

Add the sugars, flour, baking powder, and salt to a bowl. Whisk until combined.

Step #3: Wet Ingredients

In a different mixing bowl, combine milk, butter, egg, club soda, and vanilla bean paste and whisk until smooth.

Step #4: Batter Up

Slowly pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, stirring until no longer clumpy. Add the lemon zest and blueberries and stir once more.

hands holding freshly-picked blueberries

Step #5: Griddle Master

Heat your skillet or griddle to medium heat. Spray with no-stick spray. Pour about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake. Cook for about two minutes, then flip and cook for two more until golden brown. Repeat this step until batter is gone.

Step #6: Taste Test

Serve immediately and enjoy! We love to add some maple syrup for additional sweetness.

blueberry pancakes drizzled with maple syrup

Cooking Notes

If a healthier pancake is your aim, substitute whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour, and skim milk for the whole milk. If dairy-free pancakes are in your wheelhouse, change the butter to melted coconut oil, and the milk to a dairy-free milk option. For another perfect pancake with a different flavor, check out our take on Cinnamon Roll pancakes!

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