Blueberry Orange and Almond Pancakes with Orange Maple Glaze

Blueberry Orange and Almond Pancakes with Orange Maple Glaze
Staff Writer
blueberry and orange pancakes
Joy Wilson

blueberry and orange pancakes

Every pancake serves its purpose. These Blueberry Orange and Almond Pancakes are for mothers. Your mother, the mother of an important man in your life, your mother’s mother... ​across the board, they all love these pancakes. It must be the orange and blueberry combination. It suggests breakfast at the Four Seasons. Bonus points if you serve these on nice china atop white linens. That’s just a "pro" tip.

Click here to see Tips for Making Better Pancakes.

Ingredients

For the pancakes

  • 1 all-purpose flour
  • 1 granulated sugar
  • 1 baking powder
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 buttermilk
  • 1/4 fresh orange juice
  • Scant 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen, thawed, and drained)
  • 3-4 butter, for griddle or pan

For the glaze

  • 1 1/2 powdered sugar
  • 3 fresh orange juice
  • 1 pure maple syrup

Directions

For the pancakes

Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 200 degrees. The oven will keep the pancakes warm as you bake them in batches.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, orange juice, zest, and almond extract.

Whisk the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the blueberries. Let batter rest for 5 minutes while the griddle heats.

Over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a cast-iron skillet or griddle. Spoon 2 tablespoons batter into the hot pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.

Place pancakes on an ovenproof plate and store in the oven to keep warm while you cook the rest of the batter, adding butter to the pan as needed.

For the glaze

Whisk together powdered sugar, orange juice, and maple syrup. Serve alongside warm pancakes. Pancakes are best served immediately.

Blueberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Blueberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.