Blueberry Pancake Bites

Thank you to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council for sponsoring this post.

My kids think that pancakes are one of the best foods ever created. In many ways, I agree with them since I often rely on them for a quick breakfast-for-dinner meal solution. Add in some frozen blueberries and bake them in a mini-muffin pan, and now you have deliciousness in every bite!

Blueberry Pancake Bites. Whats better than pancakes? Bite sized mini pancakes that are full of blueberries in every bite!

Blueberry Pancake Bites. What's better than pancakes? Bite sized mini pancakes that are full of blueberries in every bite!

For today’s’ recipe, I’ve partnered with the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council to show you the goodness of frozen blueberries! Taking a few moments to make a fun breakfast can make our kids feel special, while we know they are getting nutritious ingredients in every bite.

Blueberry Pancake Bites. Whats better than pancakes? Bite sized mini pancakes that are full of blueberries in every bite!

While coming up with a new recipe or meal can often be a task on its own, one part of the day that isn’t complicated: tossing in no-fuss frozen blueberries. I always have them in my freezer for making recipes like my Blueberry Baked Oatmeal, Blueberry Pancake Syrup, and adding to my favorite smoothies.

Blueberry Pancake Bites. Whats better than pancakes? Bite sized mini pancakes that are full of blueberries in every bite!

If you subscribe to this blog, you know that I use blueberries in a lot of my recipes. I nearly always keep a big bag of them in my freezer for smoothies, pancake sauce, baked goods, and more.

While I love making pancakes, sometimes I am in the mood to make my kids’ favorite meal a little more fun, and honestly, placing these in the oven allow me to cook up some bacon, cut up additional fruit to serve them with, or step out of the kitchen for a minute and fold a load of laundry.

Blueberry Pancake Bites. Whats better than pancakes? Bite sized mini pancakes that are full of blueberries in every bite!

These blueberry pancake bites are a breeze to make, and my kids couldn’t stop eating them! It’s hard to wait until they are ready and plated -Patience is not our strong suit, but we are working on it.

If you’ve never tried pancake bites, I encourage you to try this new recipe as it’s created some great moments with my family. Keeping your freezer stocked with frozen blueberries ups my game (and the recipe) and it adds a pop of color, flavor, and nutrition. And boy, is it super convenient!

How do you like to incorporate frozen blueberries into your recipes?

Blueberry Pancake Bites

Blueberry Pancake Bites. Whats better than pancakes? Bite sized mini pancakes that are full of blueberries in every bite!
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 24 pancake bites 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 23 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees and grease a 24 mini-muffin pan with butter or spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the middle and add milk, butter, egg, vanilla, and lemon zest. Mix to combine batter until there are no clumps and well blended.
  3. Fill each muffin cup ¾ full and fill with 3 frozen blueberries each, pushing them slightly down into the batter mixture. Bake 12-14 minutes until the tops are golden brown, remove from oven and allow mini muffins to cool for about 5 minutes prior to serving.
  4. For a fun glaze, combine 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons milk in a small bowl. Drizzle over mini muffins and enjoy.

 

34 thoughts on “Blueberry Pancake Bites”

  1. Shonda says:

    These.were.awesome

  2. Elizabeth says:

    My mom let me make these this weekend for my brothers and sister. they were easy and fun and the blueberries were yummy.

  3. Chanel says:

    Do you store them in a container in the fridge or at room temperature?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Once cooked, in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. They freeze beautifully too! To freeze, I place them in a freezer-safe bag up to 30 days.

  4. Jessica says:

    these were amazing, even after taking them out of the freezer and warming them up for 20 seconds in the microwave.

  5. Theresa says:

    I put these in my daughter’s lunch they were yummy!

  6. Faith says:

    How can I make these without an egg?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      you can make a flax egg (ground flax seed + warm water)

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