Best Blueberry Pancake Recipes From Chefs + Photos

  • I Tried Three Chefs Blueberry Pancake Recipes Trisha Yearwood, Ree Drummond and Bobby Deen.
  • Yearwood’s secret ingredient was sour cream, and Drummond used cake flour.
  • Dean’s recipe was a winner thanks to whipped egg whites.

Nothing says it’s the weekend like a warm stack of blueberry pancakes.

Blueberry pancakes, or really any type of pancake, are generally easy to make, but the trick is figuring out how to get the fluffiest, fluffiest pancakes that can still handle generous helpings of blueberry syrup. warm maple.

Celebrity chefs Trisha Yearwood, Ree Drummond, and Bobby Deen each have a blueberry pancake recipe, and I tested them all to find my favorite.

Here’s how they all stacked up:

Yearwood adds sour cream for a fluffy texture

Trisha Yearwood's pancake recipe used the most blueberries.

Trisha Yearwood’s pancake recipe used the most blueberries.

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Yearwood’s Blueberry Pancakes require several ingredients, most of which are kitchen staples.

It also allows plenty of fresh or frozen blueberries.

Sour cream was a surprising ingredient in this recipe.

Sour cream was a surprising ingredient in this recipe.

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The most interesting ingredient was the sour cream, which I think would help make a fluffy pancake with a bit of acidity to complement the sweet blueberries.

My pancakes were a little too big, but they still cooked well

The ingredients were easy to work with.

I sifted the dry ingredients together in a bowl and mixed the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then poured the wet ingredients into the dry mix and whisked for a few minutes until it was a paste smooth without lumps.

Trisha Yearwood pancakes.

Despite too much batter, the pancakes took on a beautiful golden color.

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I added melted butter to the hot pan as the recipe says, but the butter jumped out and I had to back off to avoid getting burned.

I poured the batter into the pan, but I poured too much and these pancakes were quite massive. They took about two minutes on each side to become lightly browned.

The pancakes were good and a bit chewy, but the blueberries weren’t soft enough

Trisha Yearwood 7 after the flip

After flipping the crepe, I saw that the blueberries weren’t softening enough.

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I tasted the crepe plain first to get a good idea of ​​the flavor and texture without the interference of the syrup. I could taste the sour cream flavor as well as the lemon flavor.

There was a fair amount of fluffiness to this crepe.

The crepe was tangy and lemony, but the blueberries weren't soft enough for my taste.

The crepe was tangy and lemony, but the blueberries weren’t soft enough for my taste.

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The blueberries didn’t soften enough for my liking, but I liked that they were well dispersed in each pancake.

After adding syrup, this crepe was really delicious, although the blueberries were still a little too chewy.

At Drummond’s the secret ingredient is underlying all-purpose cake flour

Ingredients for the Ree Drummond pancake recipe.

Ree Drummond’s ingredients include cake flour.

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There are many ways to achieve the coveted fluffiness of pancakes, and The Pioneer Woman does this by using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour in her recipe.

Cake flour is a fine, low-protein flour. The low protein content means less gluten is formed when mixing the dough, resulting in a lighter, fluffier texture.

The fine texture of cake flour makes pancakes fluffier.

The fine texture of cake flour makes pancakes fluffier.

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The recipe also calls for lemon zest and juice as well as evaporated milk. So I was expecting tasty, fluffy, fluffy pancakes.

The dough seems too thin

Ree Drummond pancake batter.

Unfortunately the pancake batter was too thin.

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I started by mixing the evaporated milk with the lemon juice and zest, then I let this mixture sit for five minutes. In the meantime, I mixed my dry ingredients together and added the remaining wet ingredients to the evaporated milk.

I then incorporated the wet ingredients into the dry ones to make the batter. When I poured in the blueberries, they immediately sank to the bottom. The thin consistency was concerning and I hoped the pancakes wouldn’t turn out to be a disaster.

The pancakes quickly turned golden and the blueberries burst, leaving stains of juice

Ree Drummond's brilliant blueberry pancake recipe.

The blueberries started to leak while cooking.

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Despite the thin dough, the pancakes turned out excellent.

They got a nice golden color on the griddle in no time. As they baked, the blueberries started to burst and their juices dripped onto each pancake.

I first tasted the crepe plain and was disappointed that the lemon flavor didn’t stand out at all. But the pancakes were fluffy and the blueberries soggy.

Adding syrup made the pancakes even better. I just wished the lemon flavor was more noticeable.

Dean makes blueberry pancakes fluffy by folding them into beaten egg whites

Ingredients for Bobby Deen's pancake recipe.

Bobby Dean’s secret ingredient is beaten egg white.

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For Deen’s so-called “Super Fluffy Mancakes”, you mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls, then add the liquid to the dry mix.

The most interesting part of the recipe is the step that involves whipping the egg whites until stiff.

Whipping the egg whites is key to Bobby Deen's pancake recipe.

Whipping the egg whites is key to Bobby Deen’s pancake recipe.

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Whipping the whites took muscle, but the results were worth it.

In addition to whipping the egg whites, this recipe was quick and easy

I beat eggs for a fluffy batter.

I beat eggs for a fluffy batter.

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Admittedly, it took me a while to whip my egg whites until the peaks were stiff, but the other steps only took a few minutes.

This recipe called for nonstick spray rather than butter on the griddle, so I wondered if my pancakes would still have a nice golden color.

The texture was incredibly soft and fluffy

The finished pancake was soft and golden.

The finished pancake was soft and golden.

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I searched for the fluffiest pancakes, and this recipe gave me: Whipped egg whites definitely helped.

The crepe tasted good plain, but, of course, it was much better with syrup. My only complaint with this recipe is that it could use more blueberries. And I could do without calling them “mancakes”.

Overall, Deen’s trick of folding whipped egg whites was the best hack for fluffy pancakes

Bobby Deen's pancake recipe was my favorite of the bunch.

Bobby Deen’s pancake recipe was my favorite of the bunch.

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All of these pancakes were delicious and I would happily make them again.

But I found Deen’s addition of stiff whipped egg whites to be the best way to make super fluffy pancakes. Next time I’ll just load the blueberries for the perfect stack.

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