Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Lemon and blueberry are like a match made in fruit combo heaven. To me, there is nothing more refreshing than a pop of lemon zest in a recipe. Combine that with the tartness of the blueberries and you have perfection. And what better way to enjoy it than for breakfast?! These pancakes are fluffy and delicious. The blueberry sauce is the perfect compliment and doesn’t take long to make at all.

This recipe is a fun twist to traditional pancakes and will have everyone coming back for seconds… and thirds.. maybe even fourths ;)

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes from chef-in-training.com …These pancakes are the perfect recipe to wake up to in the morning! The lemon-blueberry combo is fantastic!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
This is the perfect breakfast to wake up to in the morning! The lemon blueberry combo is amazing and the blueberry sauce is the perfect finishing touch!
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2½ tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ cups buttermilk, plus 2 to 4 tablespoons if needed to thin the batter
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1½ cups blueberries
Blueberry Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda and whisk to evenly distribute ingredients. Add the buttermilk, lemon juice, lemon zest, oil and egg. With a large wooden spoon, mix all ingredients and beat until smooth. Fold in blueberries. If batter seems to be too thick while you’re cooking the pancakes, add a little more buttermilk and mix well.
  2. Heat a skillet or a griddle over medium-low heat. Brush with a little oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in batter to desired size. Let the batter start to show small bubbles on top before you turn the pancake over to finish cooking. Cook the pancakes until golden on both sides.
Blueberry Sauce
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook water, sugar, and cornstarch until thickened. Stir in blueberries and simmer for 10 minutes. Add butter and stir until melted. Serve over the french toast.

Blueberry Sauce Recipe comes from this Overnight Blueberry French Toast Recipe

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    That blueberry sauce on the top of that stack seriously has me drooling! Nikki, this is one gorgeous!!! breakfast! The lemon-blueberry combo cannot be beat! Delish and so, so pretty! Pinned :)

  2. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    Such a fluffy stack of pancakes! I'm really loving the blueberry syrup and, yes, lemon zest is just unparalleled! The perfect breakfast:)

  3. Roxy | Roxy's Kitchen

    This is such a fabulous combination, I love lemon and blueberries! We're making these for breakfast tomorrow :) ! Shared on my Fb page & Pinned!

  4. Darlene


    I made these and they were wonderful! I could drink that syurup!

  5. Sarah

    I don't have any buttermilk or lemon zest on hand, so I'll have to use my regular plain 'ole boring pancake recipe tomorrow, but I am SO making that blueberry syrup to put on top!!!

  6. Leah


    My husband and I have made these multiple times and they are AMAZING! Thank you for such a great recipe!

  7. Mimi

    I consider myself a very good pancake maker. Though I have a no-fail recipe, I'm always looking for something new. I had plenty of blueberries on hand and figured I'd give this a whirl. The batter was so runny I knew it wasn't going to cook right. I ended up trying to save the batter, but it produced gummy pancakes that my kids ate, but I could barely choke it down. The blueberry sauce was sickeningly sweet. Gross.

  8. elizabeth@top cookware online

    Blueberry pancakes are always an easy go-to breakfast item! But you’ve made them even easier by reshaping them into cute little bite-sized muffins.
    With the blueberries and oats, these would even make a great snack, no syrup needed!
    Thanks for sharing this idea!

  9. kelly


    OMG the sauce.....was AMAZING!! It was all perfect. Yummy!

  10. Sandy Sherman

    Could you please tell me how many pancakes this recipe makes?
    Thanks so much. They look amazing!