Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower 
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 pancakes and about 1/4 cup blueberry compote)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

One star pancakes, Five star compote

July 21, 2015
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. 

September 06, 2015
I didn't try the pancakes, as I had a mix available.   The compote was delicious.


May 30, 2015
This is my new favorite pancake recipe! Made it as written except used egg substitute and Stevia Blend.A lovely mix of the sweet blueberry flavor with the tart lemon. Very very nice!

3 1/2 stars

May 21, 2015
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. 

strongirl's Review

September 17, 2014
These were good. I'd like a bit more lemon flavor next time so will follow some of the suggestions above. The family is not a fan of blueberries so put on fresh strawberries and a little syrup.

sawyerm's Review

July 20, 2014
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.

ChefAmandaLynn's Review

July 02, 2014
Both the pancakes and compote were perfect

Lemony's Review

June 22, 2014
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!)

LDombeck's Review

June 17, 2014
Totally delicious! The compote is so easy, but looks impressive and taste really good. The whole family loved!

tnwalsh's Review

June 15, 2014
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.