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Blueberry Orange Pancakes

Start you day with a stack of blueberry orange pancakes. It’s a flavor explosion – orange zest and fresh blueberries for the win.

stack of blueberry orange pancakes

There are a trillion food holidays (not exaggerating, I swear,) but my new favorite one just happens to be on January 28th, which is today. I’m talking about National Blueberry Pancake Day folks!

Time to throw a party and at that party you should serve some delicious pancakes.  

These delicious pancakes are fluffy and light – these are not like your typical boxed mix pancakes. Besides the obvious sky-high height of these beauties, you will find blueberries that literally burst when you bite into them. I busted out my lobster bib because between the bursting berries and my frantic eating (no pancakes for you!), I was making quite a mess.

Then hidden behind the height of the pancakes and the blueberry explosion is the subtle citrus of the orange zest. So good.

Mr. B. has asked me to make these every Sunday or Monday, please and thank you.

syrup being poured on blueberry orange pancakes

Blueberry Orange Pancakes

This recipe would have been the perfect lead into me creating some videos but I am a chicken. So instead of me showing you how to make pancakes (hey, if you know how don’t make fun of those who are still learning) with my first video, I’m going to direct you to a “How to Make Pancakes” video on youtube.

I highly recommend butter over oil on your griddle/pan because I like the way it tastes better. But it is also bad for you…..  everything in moderation right? If I end up making these pancakes for Mr. B. every week, we’ll be using oil.

Serve them up with some additional fresh blueberries and a healthy dose of maple syrup (the real stuff of course.) And don’t forget your lobster bib.

bite taken out of a stack of pancakes
stack of blueberry orange pancakes

Blueberry Orange Pancakes

Start you day with a stack of blueberry orange pancakes. It’s a flavor explosion – orange zest and fresh blueberries for the win.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 342kcal


  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • zest of 1 orange


  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a hole in the center and add the milk, egg, butter and orange zest. Stir until well combined and the batter is smooth. Fold in the blueberries.
  • Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium high heat. Grease the surface with oil or additional butter and use ¼ cup scoops when pouring the batter. Brown on both sides and serve hot with butter and maple syrup.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 999mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 3mg
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Recipe Rating


Sunday 12th of December 2021

I used white whole wheat and didn't bother sifting the flour. They were delicious.

Ger (BK)

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

What great pancakes. I love pancakes and these were quick and easy to make, they certainly do not disappoint. They were wonderful, had an amazing flavor and nice textures. The pancakes were light, tender and fluffy. The flavor was amazing. I loved the orange blueberry combo it was perfect. Thanks for sharing a new family favorite. Served with sweet butter and a little icing sugar for a wonderful breakfast treat.


Friday 10th of April 2015

I had no idea National Blueberry Pancake Day excited! I think it's going to be one of my new favorite holidays :) Love these pancakes, I pinned them for later :)

Susan @ The Wimpy Vegetarian

Friday 10th of April 2015

I love pancakes, and especially blueberry pancakes. I usually add some candied lemon peel to mine, but I love this idea of adding orange zest instead!


Friday 10th of April 2015

Jenny, Butter is better in breakfast. Heck, dinner too now that I think on it. I love the idea of these flavors together--I bet they'd be even better using local blueberries when they are in season. I can wait ;) since it seems pretty silly to have a National Day when the produce isn't even abundant! That'd be like having National Zucchini Pancake Day in February! I am so digressing here--need my tea. I hope you go for a video soon, you'd be great! Thanks!

Jenny B

Sunday 12th of April 2015

I agree Kristen - luckily frozen blueberries are also great in these pancakes!