Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

| August 17, 2014 | 20 Comments

Make the morning extra special with this recipe for Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes. It makes light, fluffy pancakes the whole family will love.

And really, I mean that because these babies aren’t your average pancakes. Impossibly fluffy and packed with wild blueberries and white chocolate, they are heaven on a plate. I like to serve them with breakfast sausage, fruit and dark amber maple syrup. But serve them with your favorite breakfast foods — bacon, eggs, whatever.

Did I mention how good they are? Because they really, really are.

Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

This recipe originally appeared on Sarah’s Cucina Bella six years ago, when a pancake-obsessed Will got me thinking about ways to make pancakes more exciting. I was bored, and wanted something … different. After much pancake making and eating, I realized that I prefer buttermilk pancakes — they are fluffier and lighter, just the way I like ‘em. And adding sweet white chocolate and tart blueberries (be sure to choose wild blueberries!) makes these totally over the top.

What’s more is that this is a special recipe for us. It’s one that Will and I made together for years starting when he was just old enough to drag a chair to the counter. So for many ways, I think of these as Will’s pancakes. Everything about them reminds me of him. But don’t tell him that, because he might just try to eat the whole batch himself. Shh!

Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

Making these is pretty simple. Start by preheating your griddle — or a nonstick frying pan — on a burner set to medium-high. While that’s heating, beat an egg until it’s pale yellow and frothy. Then add the rest of the batter ingredients and beat until combined. Fold in the blueberries and white chocolate chips, and then cook them up.

The secret to perfect pancakes? A preheated griddle and a little patience. Wait to flip until the edges of the pancakes begin to look solid — then they will flip gracefully.

Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

When these hit the table in my house, they never fail to draw cheers. There are pancakes … and then there are pancakes so light, fluffy and delicious that they literally disappear when they hit the table. These Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes are definitively the latter.

Blueberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes
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Serves: serves 4
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup wild blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your griddle on the stove. It should be set at about halfway between medium and medium-low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, crack the egg into the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until light yellow and frothy, about 2 minutes. Add flour, buttermilk, sugar, oil, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the mixer. Beat on low until just combined. Fold the blueberries and white chocolate chips into the batter.
  3. Drop the batter in rounds (I usually do about ¼ cup batter per pancake) onto the hot griddle and cook, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides.
  4. Serve immediately. Devour.

Category: Breakfasts, Recipes

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. chris says:

    This is like breakfast, brunch, and dessert all in one beautiful dish!

    FYI – I linked to you over on my blog…for an award. ;)

  2. maris says:

    These look amazing – I never would have thought to combine blueberries and white chocolate but they sound like the perfect pair!

  3. Oh wow, those look (and sound) delicious! How I wish I could find white chocolate that is made without dairy and without hydrogenated oils (sigh).

  4. Sophie says:

    These pancakes certainly look like they can be enjoyed on their own, no syrup required. I also love a light pancake, especially with blueberries–it’s never occurred to me to add white chocolate, though. Yum!

  5. Paula Maack says:

    These sound great!!

    I have a secret for you, since you like airy pancakes. Regardless of the recipe, omit the baking soda from the the ingredients, and mix according to directions. Then, add the baking soda at the end, and let it sit for a coupe of minutes before cooking. The batter will be filled with bubbles when it’s ready.

    For a moist, fluffy pancake that’s chock-full of protein, I just blogged about Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Orange Honey Butter, should you be interested.


    ~ Paula

  6. These pancakes look perfect! I’ll have to try them next weekend.

  7. Kate says:

    My kid asked for pancakes for breakfast this morning, and I made him my easy weekday version (mashed banana and egg). He would have much preferred these with white chocolate!

  8. Angie says:

    These pancakes look amazing! I love the white chocolate!

  9. White chocolate is very different!

  10. Those pancakes look like fluffy pillows of deliciousness! I need some of these now!

  11. My granddaughter absolutely loves blueberry pancakes! I make them for her whenever they visit. She’s going to be head over heels when I make these with white chocolate next time.

  12. You had me at blueberry pancakes…but the white chocolate chips make these out of this world!

  13. Ginny McMeans says:

    This is a decadent brunch option. I love it!

  14. I love this sweet story! And I’m with you – light, fluffy buttermilk pancakes FTW!

  15. I love anything with white chocolate, so I know I’m going to love these!

  16. I would give anything for a stack of these right now!

  17. Hi my name is Paula and I am a pancake addict. For reals. Love this.

  18. One of my favorite muffins is blueberry white chocolate! such a great idea! wow love this!

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