Blueberry Pancakes

I bet you are so tired of hearing about my son’s birthday.

But I’m not done yet.  (I think I tried to warn you all that birthdays are very important in our household).  I’m winding down, though, I promise.

Today is the actual Big Day.  And that means my son gets to pick out breakfast, lunch, dinner – and do pretty much what he wants (within reason, of course).  For breakfast he requested blueberry pancakes.  Shaped like Mickey Mouse.  With a marshmallow face.

I aim to please.

The Recipe:

Old Fashioned Blueberry Pancakes, adapted slightly from allrecipes.com

(This is the scaled down version to make only 4 servings.)

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 teaspoons white sugar

1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons milk

1/2 egg (I just used an egg white)

1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted

1/4 c frozen or fresh blueberries

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.  Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.  Brown on both sides and serve hot.

The Results:

Okay, lesson number one: do not make Mickey’s face overly big in a small frying pan.  Because, when you go to flip, this could be the result…

Lesson two: do not show broken Mickey face to birthday boy.  He will now request a new one – instead of the perfectly edible one you fixed.

Lesson three: next time, add marshmallows a bit earlier, so they can melt and stick to the pancake better.

Lesson four: nothing beats a great big smile, just for you, from a five-year old in the morning.  The minimal time, effort, and re-doing is all worth it.

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9 thoughts on “Blueberry Pancakes

  1. I never tire of hearing about birthdays. They should be celebrated to the fullest extent in my opinion – especially when it’s your kiddos. 🙂 These look fabulous and reminded me of Mr. N’s first birthday. He ate a big (and messy) pancake breakfast and then feel asleep in his high chair. It was too darn cute. Your little guy is a doll and please pass along a big happy birthday to him from us! 🙂

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  2. You’re such a good momma Courtney! These pancakes are adorable and it looks like your son definitely approved. Like the others above, I never tire of anything to do with birthday celebrations!

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  3. Hi Courtney,
    Your little one is just precious! What a cute pancake for the little ones, all of ours would just love it! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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