Blueberry and Yoghurt American-style Pancakes

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  • 50g (2 oz) fine cornmeal
  • 50g (2 oz) tapioca flour
  • ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g (7 oz) low fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g (5 oz) blueberries
  • 1-2tbsp sunflower oil, for frying
  • A little butter, extra blueberries and maple syrup or runny honey, to serve
Recipe courtesy of Seasonal Berries.

Shrove Tuesday is the perfect day to try this delicious recipe, but I’m sure it will be one you will return to throughout the year!

A whole day dedicated to pancakes? We’re in!

We’ve decided to add blueberries this time around, but you could add any seasonal fruit or berries. Obviously, everyone knows fresh fruit is good for you — but did you know that blueberries in particular have a whole host of health benefits?

How to make Blueberry and Yoghurt American-style Pancakes:

  • Mix the flours, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl.
  • Add the yoghurt and eggs and whisk together until smooth, then fold in the blueberries.
  • Heat a little of the oil in a large non-stick frying-pan, then wipe out the excess with a piece of crumpled kitchen towel.
  • Drop some large spoonfuls of the thick batter into the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until you can see bubbles. The undersides should be tinged brown.
  • Turn the pancakes over with a palette knife and cook the second side for a minute or two. Take out of the pan and keep hot in a folded napkin.
  • Oil the pan once more. Cook more pancakes in the same way, until you’ve used up all the mixture. Lowering the heat slightly if needed.
  • Stack the pancakes on to plates, top with a little butter, extra blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

For another brilliant blueberry recipe, check out this blueberry, orange and polenta cake.

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