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homemade blueberry syrup being drizzled on stack of fluffy pancakes

How to make Fluffy Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian, usa, vegetarian
Keyword easy fluffy pancakes, fluffy pancakes recipe, pancakes with blueberry syrup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 600 kcal
Author Kiki Johnson


For the pancakes

  • 1 lemon zested
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups flour 300 g
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk 625 ml
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp melted butter melt in microwave and let cool down

For the blueberry Syrup

  • 3/4 cup frozen wild blueberries or fresh, 60 g
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 big pinch salt


  1. Grate lemon zest directly into the sugar and rub it in with your fingertips.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon sugar in a medium bowl and whisk until homogenous. 

  3. In a medium clean bowl, whisk the cold egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, whisk yolks, buttermilk, and vanilla until homogenous. Slowly drizzle in the melted butter while whisking. Carefully fold in the stiff egg whites with a rubber spatula until just combined. Pour the mixture over the dry mix and fold until just combined. It's ok if there are still flour lumps.

  4. Heat a large heavy-bottomed nonstick skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes . Add a small amount of coconut oil to the skillet and spread a bit. I do that with a paper towel. Using a 1⁄4-cup as a "spoon" place 4 pancakes in the skillet and cook until bubbles start to appear on top and the bottoms are golden brown, which takes about 2 to 3 minutes. Now, flip the pancakes and cook on the second side until golden brown and completely set, about 2 minutes longer. 

  5. Serve the pancakes immediately, or keep warm on a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet in a warm oven while you cook the remaining batches. Serve with blueberry syrup.

Blueberry Syrup

  1. Place berries in a pot with the salt, maple syrup and lemon juice and let come to a boil. Reduce the temperature and let simmer for 15 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

  • Don't overmix the batter. Lumps of flour are ok and will disappear! 
  • Use a rubber spatula to combine dry and wet ingredients and BE GENTLE!
  • Allow the pancakes to cook properly! Don’t rush them or cook them on high heat. Let that under-side cook to a beautiful golden brown color, and only flip when bubbles start forming on top.
  • When flipping your pancakes, grab a good, plastic spatula and slide it underneath the pancake. Gently flip them with your wrist instead of using your whole arm.