June 10, 2009

Fresh Blueberry Oat "Cakes on a Pan"

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I think whoever discovered pancakes was a dessert fanatic like me and decided to have some indulgence with something sweet first thing in the morning. Seriously that is what my take on cakes on a pan, well pancakes are. I actually like to think that it might have been me in my previous birth, if there existed one. :)

For this recipe, use fresh blueberries if possible, I got mine specifically for this. The reason for using fresh berries is this... when the heat hits the berries on the pan, those little rounds burst open oozing out a beautiful purple juice on the pancake. And my, oh my, seeing that first thing in the morning is a sight to behold.
So, I got a "huge" box from Costco, I used like a cup of berries for this recipe, and the rest is happily stored away. If you are aware of any healthy and easy recipes for blueberries, I would love to know. I need some help using the rest of the box...
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I will have to come up with some new wacky recipe that will for sure look good on my picture, which might trick you readers into commenting the ever so famous "Lovely picture, Nice recipe" comment. *wink*

Each and every stuff that went into making my pancakes are exactly what you want to kick off a day, protein from the eggs, whole grains from the whole wheat flour and oats, dairy from the milk, nutritious blueberries, a tad bit of sugar and butter for that feel good factor, and some grease to get you going through the day. All in one long sentence and pancake.

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Fresh Blueberry Oat Cakes on a Pan

Ingredients:

Fresh blueberries - 1 cup

Whole wheat pastry flour - 1 cup
Old fashioned Oats - 1/3 cup
Milk - 1-2 cups
Eggs - 2 large
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 3 tbsp (or more depending on your sweetness level)

Method:

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and using a hand blender whip the mixture till light and creamy.

Add 1 cup milk, vanilla, baking powder and whisk again.

Add flour and oats and whisk well to combine. Do not over mix. The batter should not be runny or too thick. Add more milk at this point if need be. It should be thick, yet in pouring consistency.

Mix the blueberries.

On a hot griddle smeared with some oil, pour the batter in small circles. Do not spread. The batter should flow by itself.
When bubbles start to form on the top surface, flip the pancake over and cook on the other side.

Some berries will break open and give a beautiful purple juice onto the pancake itself. Enjoy it hot from the griddle with some agave, fruit preserves or syrup.

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These pancakes are off to Jugalbandi's Click June 2009 - Stacks and Jeanne's WTSIM Berried Treasure

88 comments:

  1. Lovely pancakes! Perfect for breakfast! Love the blueberry filling!

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  2. as you said - wow what a picture...
    I am drooling to have some or all of it...
    Try the blueberries crisp - a friend had made it last year and was awesome... It had some oats, brown sugar and cinamon and fresh blue berries... I dont have exact recipe. But you can look it up...

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  3. Yum, once in awhile I enjoy some pancakes for breakfast... Looks tempting!

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  4. wow...bursting of blueberries as soon as they hit the pan sounds truly delicious...I would love to have that for breakfast :)

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  5. I like the things that went into them..healthy stuffs..Bluberry pancakes are like my daily breakfast now?Did u see mine,with ricotta cheese?Thats a keeper one..cheese makes it melt in your mouth..but err..I dunno ur take on the cheesy part..:D..tons of healthy recipes with blueberry..mix it with some non fat yougurt n flax seeds n make a smoothie..or u can make a preserve out of it..stores for long..:)
    Did u take those pics on early morning?I see that kind of lighting(no chance of me seeing it in real..:D)..loved it..:)

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  6. Home Cooked Oriya Food - Thanks for the idea, will look it up.

    Varsha - Yes yes, the morning light did that. Those berries just lightened up as the sunlight washed over them.
    I did have some ricotta at home, and I love it. I should have remembered your recipe. Always a next time. Er, which would be tomorrow ;)

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  7. fabulous!!! thats a healthy way to start my day..i wish i do those on weekdays as well. I cook wholesome breakfasts only on weekends, weekdays its mostly cereal or just a fruit or sometimes nothing for breakfast, yeah, i know its not a good thing!

    love that second picture of the syrup/honey on the pancakes..looks so lovely and golden in color!

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  8. What a great way to start the day.Its very well balanced breakfast and for me this would get me going all day

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  9. That will be great when we have blueberry season. Love your picture.

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  10. Wow! Looks delicious. I made these with fresh strawberries the other day. Will try the blueberries next :)

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  11. Thats a regular Italian wholegrain loaf Anu...I got it from Wegmans.

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  12. lovely pancakes..healthy too..i have some bluberries too..will make it for my son today..

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  13. Delicious pancakes and that too with blue berries... and syrup on top ... so yummm :)

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  14. What awesome looking pancakes. I made banana-blueberry ones last weekend and my daughter loved them. As for the remaining blueberries, eat them plain or blend into a smoothie. That's what I do most of the time.

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  15. Lovely looking pancakes div!

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  16. Perfect Pancakes for breakfast. Lovely click too...u may want to send this to click event hosted by Jugalbandhi.

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  17. You have caught my idea of making Pancakes...haan?:) Actually, last weekend I was thinking about making some Pancakes at home...and u knw...Pancakes is my one fav. breakfast too.:)
    About remaining Blueberries, errr...did u try Blueberry muffin or bread? Sorry, I can't help you here. Your pics are craving me. Will make it some day as it's healthier version than usual recipes.

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  18. My little ones are on this for breakfast almost everyday since the season started.
    I love to blend it in a smoothie:)

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  19. Lovely looking pancakes. Great pics too.. You can send a pic to Click - Stacks..

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  20. "lovely picture, nice recipe"!!

    But seriously, pancakes make for a great breakfast. BTW, i use my blueberries in a smoothie or in muffins.

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  21. wow! what a lovely clicks ..u r tempting me soo much to try this ..i love ur healthy treat :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. Oh my goodness- these look seriously fabulous. I am a huge pancake fan.

    I haven't tried Tempeh yet! I'm nervous :)

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  23. Amazing cakes. looks too yummy and I badly feel like having it right away..:) You rock in photography too.. amazing clicks. keep it going. :)

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  24. Anu,They look just perfect,especially the 3rd pic the glaze on berries is tempting me a lot..

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  25. These sound amazing! Such a perfect breakfast! Yum!

    Great blog!

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  26. love those gorgeous pancakes! Wonderful clicks Divya!! I recently bought some bluberries, and looking for some healthy recipes too! My lil one would love this pancake version :)

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  27. Love these! I was just telling hubs I want to make pancakes for dinner tomorrow. We have blueberries to use up. Have you made buckwheat pancakes? I am looking for a good recipe.

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  28. Namaste....

    those pancakes looks good. I don't eat pancakes however I made them all the time for my family and I have used blueberries, strawberries, bananas, apples, grapes and they gubbled it up. Nice entry.

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  29. Namaste....

    those pancakes looks good. I don't eat pancakes however I made them all the time for my family and I have used blueberries, strawberries, bananas, apples, grapes and they gubbled it up. Nice entry.

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  30. Gorgeous and so tempting pancakes Anu looks so delicious with those blueberry s yum yum yummmy.

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  31. Divya, just eat them plain....that way you do`nt have to take pics and get those lovely comments.
    BTW: I am one who cannot eat anything sweet in the morning. My daughter once asked for Blueberry pancakes and made them for her. The taste as you said was tooo good.

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  32. Wow Divya , wat a yummy breakfast..! Love it..! Yummy clicks..!:)

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  33. Blueberry pancakes look sooo good, what a healthy way to start your day, love them with honey or fruit preserves..as for the rest of blueberries..send them to me :) seriously...u can make a blueberry filled pie with some brown sugar topping..

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  34. Arrr, I missed home cook pancake with blueberries. But hard to get blueberries in KL.

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  35. Now I REALLY want pancakes for breakfast. Sadly I'm usually too sleepy to cook first thing in the morning. (especially at the moment with jetlag)

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  36. pancakes looks delicious..........yummy

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  37. those pancakes are so so lovely .. gorgeous looking pics

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  38. gorgeous Anu...love the purple darlings! ;p

    try making crepes/muffins...hve made them but not up on my blog yet :)

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  39. Thoso pancakes look so delicious ... a real treat for breakfast!

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  40. wow,all those pictures are tempting me to grab one:)

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  41. Delicious pancakes . Perfect for weekend breakfast . The picture looks great .

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  42. Delicious pancakes . Perfect for weekend breakfast . The picture looks great .

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  43. Pancakes are one of my favorite foods. I love that you made a healthy version and I plan to try it.

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  44. u always,..leave me droolin ,..;-)

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  45. Wow beautiful and so yumm? The one with the drizzled syrup shouts to me saying grab me and enjoy :-)

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  46. yummmm, i haven't have blueberry pancakes in soo long!

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  47. This is really mouth watering..

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  48. Oh wow gorgeously yum.....tempting clicks......Love those syrup drilled pan cakes....yum....

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  49. Wowee these look divine! How about not just for breakfast, but all meals?! Ha ha. I just used up some fresh blueberries to make a lemon poppyseed berry loaf. Delish!

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  50. I love adding fruit to pancakes, and I love especially those little purple streaks that blueberries make when added to the pancakes. Nice job, Divya.

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  51. Pancakes look too good with those blueberries on top. I add them to my oatmeal. Also I have a bleberry muffin in my blog!

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  52. Have i told yet that i have pancake for dessert when i have no dessert. pancake with fruit or jam.. I am that crazy:-) fresh berries & pancake in the morning are delicious.. & i love the feel of whole grain.

    Lovely stack Anu.. how about CLICK!

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  53. Lovely pic. Looks yummy.

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  54. Loved these pancakes, definitely a must try recipe !

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  55. The blueness of the blueberries in the photos is awesome, but you really had me with the picture with syrup on the pancakes! MMMM!

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  56. wr r u gtg thses ideas gal?(nejama..whever i see ur recipe,ithey thaan i think ;) )simply superb....

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  57. Good to see you back!

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  58. Blueberries stay for a longer time unlike strawberries and raspberries. Do send them over here Divya :-) Other ideas? Blueberry shake, oat blueberry bread, cake? That is all I can think for now :-) Liked the pictured drizzled with syrup.

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  59. We enjoy pancakes and I just couldn't resist saying "Lovely picture, Nice recipe". ;)

    As for the blueberries, we don't get them here and have never eaten one, so no advice. :(

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  60. Haha I was laughing at that "little grease to get you through the day" part :)

    Seriously though, they look wonderful, and you're so right about starting your day off with them. Nice job :)

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  61. I always have frozen blueberries in the freezer and that's what I have been using for pancakes. Now after reading what you wrote, I am going to look for fresh ones. :)

    The pancakes look so good and filling!

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  62. Whole wheat pastry flour is definitely a boon. My son loves bb pancakes too, but I use applesauce instead of eggs. He likes the BB muffins too. You should try the recipe I have posted for bb flavored milk.

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  63. I love blueberry pancakes in the summer! Oats are a great healthy addition, I will try to do that next time too!

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  65. Amazing pictures. Drooling pancakes.

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  66. Love the delicous pancakes.I truly miss blueberries here.I simply gorged as such.

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  67. Delicious! Makes me drool!

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  68. What a great way to start the day! A healthy breakfast that looks good too, Anu.:)
    If you're still looking for ideas on how to use up your berries, why not try a blueberry crisp or a clafouti? I have recipes for both over on my blog if you're interested. I'm sure you'll come up with some healthy alternatives to the ones out there.;-D

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  69. Lovely picture, Nice recipe..wink wink!!

    My 5 year old LOVES pancakes...so he's gonna get these for breakfast this weekend!! Thanks!!

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  70. TBC - That clafouti looks absolutely wonderful. I will reserve some berries for it.

    Madhuram - Thanks girlie, will check it out.

    For all others with great ideas - Thanks so much! Now I need another box of berries to make all that ;)

    Roshni - Good lord! Am I going to get another post bashing me up after the pancakes??? Just kidding. Give it a try, your kids will like it. Make sure it (the batter) is thick, or you will be left with bluberries sitting on a pool of watery stuff. Just giving a heads up.
    And if you are making for children... add more sugar than what I called for (at least a couple of tsps more)

    RC - I would rather punish you with the finished products than sending over the blueberries :) *evil laugh*

    Maria - Buckwheat pancakes? Not yet, will get to it soon.

    Pavani & Soma - Thanks for letting me know about Click. Have sent it there.

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  71. yum! my kids will love it too :)

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  72. Lovely picture, nice recipe
    ;-)
    Freeze the blueberries and throw them in a smoothie.

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  73. Wow wow so good bf .. really looking soo good anu... love to have one.. gr8 clicks.

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  74. Hi anu, regarding u q'n for mango sorbet, no need to add sugar if u go for tinned mango pulp, i used fresh thick mango pulp, thats y i used sugar, hope this helps, thanks a lot for ur encouraging words.

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  75. thats one lovely pancake!..great shots.

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  76. Looks delicious and wonderful pics

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  77. lovely pancakes...thanx for the idea...amazing clicks..looks yummyyyy :)

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  78. Wow!! Anu Yummy pancakes, Awesome clicks asusual.

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  79. Oooh! Such beautiful mouthwatering photos, Anu! It's too bad that we don't get these berries here. :(

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  80. Pancakes are one of those meals you can enjoy, for breakfast, Lunch.. dinner (me) this is supper comfort food... bring on the butter... Looks fabu and DELISH..

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  81. What amazing pics. They are fit to be in an art gallery....I wish I could get such amazing pics of my dishes....sigh...What camera model do you use?

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  82. Again a lovely recipes from your blog..and of course with lovely presentaion...

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  83. Lovely pancakes, these days I have restricted my pancake craving oh my you have started it off again!!!

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  84. ok, so I made these and my son loved them!! They were a bit thick..note to self:thin the batter a bit more...but if he continues to like these (and 5 year olds are totally unpredictable), then I hope to make these and other fruit variations (?) for him for his before school breakfast...they are really filling!!

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  85. Wow! Those look amazing!

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  86. My father is a huge fan of pancakes and I always try to bake one for him whenever we see my parents. He has yet to be fully blown away by any of the recipes i've tried. Simplicity is key, and yours looks perfect! Can't wait to try it. thank you for shearing your post.

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