Make a double batch on the weekends, and freeze one batch for grab-and-go breakfasts during the week. To reheat, microwave at HIGH 1 minute, or pop in the toaster until hot. If you have to cook the pancakes in batches, wrap the cooked pancakes in a moist paper towel to prevent them from drying out while you finish the second batch.
3 cups fresh blueberries
6 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 teaspoons grated lemon rind, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon water
6.6 ounces white whole-wheat flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
How to Make It
Combine blueberries, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon rind, 1 tablespoon juice, and 1 tablespoon water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 10 minutes or until blueberries break down, stirring frequently.
While compote cooks, combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons rind in a large bowl. Using your fingers, rub rind mixture together for 15 seconds. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to rind mixture, stirring with a whisk. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through eggs) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk; add remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Preheat a griddle to medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Spoon 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto griddle. Cook 3 minutes or until edges begin to bubble and bottom is browned. Turn pancakes over; cook 3 minutes or until done. Serve with blueberry compote.
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Adapted from twopeasandtheirpod.com. Used with permission.
We didn't find the pancakes to have any flavor. No substitutions to the recipe. So we wouldn't make the pancakes again for the effort, but the blueberry compote is another story. We could eat that straight it is so good and I now always have a batch waiting in the fridge for any pancake, waffle, even ice cream.
These were easy to make and pretty tasty. I forgot to buy the yogurt and so substituted some light sour cream. It was fine. I used a tad bit more lemon zest. I found the poppy seeds to be a little over-the-top, next time I'd only use 1 tablespoon. Loved the blueberry compote. Can't wait to make that again when fresh local blueberries are in season.
I made this recipe almost exactly as the instructions and found it to be delicious on all counts. I substituted coconut oil for the canola, fat free yogurt, and added a little more lemon peel than called for. My cakes were tasty but dense so I will try to make a few changes in that direction next time and perhaps add a little more water or juice to the compote as I like a little more syrup. All in all, this was a great recipe which I most certainly will make again.
I agree with the other reviewers that the compote in this recipe is awesome! If I do decide to make this recipe again... I would probably change several things about the pancakes. The lemon flavor did not come through in my pancakes very much and they turned out pretty dense. I would try making them with more zest/juice/replacing the vanilla extract with lemon extract and also doing a mixture of wheat and ap flour (or perhaps ap flour entirely!)
We loved these pancakes, they made a special Father's Day breakfast. I had blueberries that we had picked and frozen so used those. We love lemon so left out the water in the compote and doubled the lemon juice. Had no ww flour so used plain old white, it was fine. Also had fat free greek yogurt so used that. The pancakes were delicious and I could have eaten the compote right from the pan, it was so good! Would be great as a topping on vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.
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