Makes 12 pancakes; 4 servings

"When we moved from the Mojave Desert to the coast, we went totally bananas over blueberries," says Mickey Strang. A local blueberry farm provides her with fruit for these light buckwheat cakes. A little cornmeal adds a pleasing crunch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse and drain fresh blueberries.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix buckwheat flour with cornmeal, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Add egg yolks and buttermilk; stir just until batter is evenly moistened. Add blueberries.

Step 3

In a deep bowl, whip egg whites with a mixer on high speed just until whites hold stiff peaks. Gently fold whites into batter.

Step 4

Place a nonstick griddle or 11- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat. When hot, pour batter, about 1/4 cup for each cake, onto griddle. Cook until tops of pancakes are bubbly and edges appear dry, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Turn over to brown other side.

Step 5

Serve hot with butter and syrup.

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