Pancakes with Blueberries and Chia Seeds

Pancakes with Blueberries and Chia Seeds

We are not one of those happy winter people – you know the kind, the ones who go out to skate on a frozen pond or to play hockey in the backyard rink, and even drive for hours to ski or snowboard.  And this year’s winter has been particularly BRUTAL! There is no word of a lie or exaggeration here – this winter has been record breaking and face numbing cold!

Last week when we found ourselves waking up to more snow (ugh) we decided to take the morning off and stay in.  We watched the snow fall (which I have to admit is actually really beautiful) from the comfort and warmth of our place and  made one of our most favorite breakfast food – pancakes! Really, what’s better on a cold winter day than to sit in your pajamas  and eat a stack of fluffy pancakes smothered in maple syrup?   These pancakes were so fluffy  (so fluffy I could die!) and full of goodness – first off, they are whole wheat,  secondly, we added some chia seeds and for good measure, just to amp up the healthiness factor, we added some blueberries! Okay, maybe the whole smothering of maple syrup made it less healthy for you, but the point is these pancakes were fluffy and delicious and most importantly they will help you beat the winter blues away! So here’s the recipe for you and try them out:

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Pancakes with Blueberries and Chia Seeds
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1 and ¼ cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 and 1/14 cup buttermilk * (we used a substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Next combine the egg, buttermilk and oil together.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just blended.
  4. Gently fold in the blueberries and chia seeds.
  5. Pour batter onto a greased hot pan or griddle.
  6. Turn the pancake over with a spatula when the top start bubbling.
  7. Cook the other side until golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with maple syrup.
Notes
We didn't have buttermilk at home so we just used regular milk with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.
You let it stand for a few minutes and then you are good to go.
This recipe yielded 12 pancakes for us.
Do not over mix the batter.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Well, it took me awhile to get here but I’m glad i did! these pancakes look great and I actually just bought chia seeds from the new Trader Joe’s that opened up the street. I’ve never tried using them before but now i know one way to use them!

  2. says

    chia seeds are certainly all the rage right now, yet i haven’t tried them myself. i can see how a little crunch in some super fluffy pancakes would be nice. :)

  3. says

    I am so with you about this winter. So over it at this point…and we had more snow today! : ( We have been making and eating lots of pancakes, too. That’s the kind of thing that makes me feel just a little better. I’m definitely curious about chia seeds…good use of it here.

  4. says

    We are so ready for warmer weather too – this winter has been a long and brutal one for so many people. A big stack of these pancakes sounds perfect for a relaxing morning – I love the whole wheat flour and chia seeds in here. Hope you guys stay warm this week:)

  5. says

    I don’t mind winter too much….although our winters here aren’t too bad :) These pancakes look so good!! It’s been a while since I’ve made pancakes coz I’m usually too lazy in the morning to make anything haha

  6. says

    I read how harsh and chilly winter has been this year, and would love to send you a bit sunshine over , we are at the height of summer right now.
    These gorgeous pancakes are the perfect comfort food for all kind of weather :)

  7. says

    I’m crazy about pancakes but I don’t eat them much because they make me feel so sluggish. These sound perfect with the whole wheat, chia seeds and blueberries. I think they might give me more energy instead of the usual problem. Love your pictures too, so enticing!

  8. says

    I haven’t made pancakes in ages and ages! I love including blueberries in mine, and should really try chia seeds sometimes. Perfect for a snowy day. And we’ve had way too many of those this winter! Good stuff — thanks.

  9. says

    My husband and I are the same as you guys! We’d much rather be cooped up in the warmth of our home than be outside in the cold. We’re definitely sick of the cold and snow here in CT but hopefully it’s almost over. In the mean time, I’ll cuddle up to some comfort food breakfast like these pancakes. THese look so fluffy and delicious! ;)

  10. says

    I love snow but have spent half my ‘winter’ in Australia (where it’s summer of course) and now I’m in Greece where the ‘winter’ there is pretty pathetic, too (blue sky and warm afternoons the whole of this week!) So … it’s easy to feel a little envious of your piles of fluffy white stuff, although I know it’s been tough for you all over there this year! Same in the UK, where I’m from, where villagers are floating around in boats! Anyway, these pancakes look like a lovely consolation … don’t worry, spring isn’t too far away!

  11. says

    Mmm blueberry pancakes are awesome! There’s a place here in NY called Clinton Street Baking Company that makes unreal ones. And since you have blueberries in the batter AND chia seeds, that totally makes them healthy, right :)

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      Thanks! We were actually hoping to go to that place last time we were in NYC but it didn’t work out :( Hopefully next time!

  12. says

    Pancakes filled with antioxidants! Yum. You know, I am jealous that you get snow because over here in California we never get snow. The grass is always greener. :)

  13. says

    hello, you are the first person who I have met who doesnt like winter. I live in right next to the equator so winter is something I would love to experiance with snow!!!.

  14. says

    I don’t ever want to leave when it’s cold out either, in fact, I wish I could just stay home all winter long!! These would are perfect winter weather pancakes, I can totally see myself with a big cup of coffee curled up on the couch eating these!

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