THE best blueberry banana pancakes — loaded with fresh sweet blueberries, full of flavor, just the right thin to fluffy ratio, and topped with as much maple syrup as you deem responsible.
The kiddos and I made these gorgeous, fluffy—but not too fluffy—blueberry banana pancakes a few days ago for supper and then again the next day. A dad’s-away-let’s-have-breakfast-for-dinner kind of indulgence. The kind where blueberry loaded pancakes are drenched in as much maple syrup as possible and leftovers are nowhere to be found. That I chose blueberries over chocolate chips feels only slightly redeeming. [Side note, chocolate chips would be AMAZING here. Also, please tell me how much maple syrup your family consumes on a monthly basis…I’m starting to think we are on the abnormally high side.]
Lately, we are all about breakfast for supper. Blueberry banana pancakes, yes. Homemade egg McMuffins, yes. Every Monday night like clockwork. So many advantages to breakfast suppers. Namely: Kids. Love. Breakfast. Plus, quick and easy to prepare. Like these pancakes. One bowl. Little effort for something so satisfying and weeknight friendly. Anyone else on the breakfast for supper train?
About these pancakes. As written, this recipe makes 10 good sized pancakes, so if you’re feeding the whole family, you might want to double or triple the recipe. Hungry children (in my experience) will eat anywhere from 2 to 4 pancakes each, so I usually double up. Plus, if you do have leftovers, they are great warmed up in the oven the next morning.
These pancakes, which call for greek vanilla yogurt, milk, a mashed banana and a touch of brown sugar, are sweet and fluffy. Plain greek yogurt or sour cream can be used instead of vanilla yogurt. The result will be slightly less sweet, but still delicious, pancakes. The batter will be thick, but not so thick that it can’t be easily spread out / smushed into larger pancake-perfect rounds using the bottom of your batter scoop. Very technical business.
Also, I suspect the world might just right itself if more people made pancake suppers a regular occurrence. Just thinking.
P.S. Also perfect for breakfast, brunch, or supper — this Bacon Parmesan Quiche Lorraine.