Pass the Blueberries PLEASE!

“Hold on to your butts.” Jurassic Park…anyone? anyone?

Okay, hold on to your butts, because I’m about to reveal a delicious twist on a breakfast favorite. Yesterday, I ran across an amazing recipe for Blueberry-Cornmeal Pancakes thanks to Brian from A Thought for Food. I was simply intrigued to try it, not for it’s health value, but because after making Cooking Light’s Lemon-Cornmeal Pound Cake with Berries and Cream, I knew cornmeal recipes were a winner in my book! The texture had a crisp outer crunch and soft fluffy middle!! So fantastically flawless and over-flowing with blueberries! Although I did not try to alter the recipe to make it healthier, next time, I might try to use less cornmeal and incorporate whole wheat flour. We’ll see!!

True to Jessica from How Sweet It Is form, a sprinkling of bacon crumbles was also in order. I had never tried this “method” of eating pancakes before but WOW-za! My mouth was happy. I could not help but go back for seconds and add a few more bacon crumbles!

Devine. It’s the simple pleasures, right Shannon? If you haven’t yet checked out the site Simply Luxurious Life, you must. Talk about an inspiring, blissful way to escape and get inspired!!

Blueberry-Bacon Crumble Pancakes discovered on Smith Bites!! Bon Appetite, September 2010 RSVP Section

Makes 4-6 servings

  • 1 1/2 cups medium grind cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk OR 2 cups 1 % milk with 2 T white vinegar added
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2-3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled.
  • Agave syrup

Directions:

Combine cornmeal –>baking soda and whisk in large bowl.

Combine buttermilk—>oil and whisk in small bowl.

Add wet ingredients in to dry ingredients and let sit for 20 minutes. I gently stirred the batter a few times.

Heat skillet, spray with cooking spray, and use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop batter onto hot skillet. Add blueberries. Flip when center of pancake starts to bubble. This is a skill people.

Sprinkle with prepared bacon crumbles and drizzle with agave syrup.

Nutritional Profile: 118 calories, 4.3 g fat, 0.6 sat, 25 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 87 mg potassium, 17.3 g carb, 1.1 g Fiber, 5 g sugar, 3.0 g protein

Ps. Sorry no updates on the bake sale! I never had time to make anything for it!! But I LOVED all your suggestions! I will be trying them!

QUESTION: How do YOU like your pancakes?

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