easy lemon blueberry whole wheat pancakes

I have this thing about eating pancakes on Sundays. It's just something that feels comfortable. When you have a heaping amount of blueberries in the fridge that are going to go bad soon, and more lemons than you know what to do with them, it results in easy & quick lemon blueberry pancakes.

The fact that today was Mother's Day and I wasn't able to spend it with my mom, had me thinking of some of her favorite foods. Instantly, pancakes were on the brain. One thing you need to know about my mother though, is that she is a very picky eater. I give her a hard time about it, but then I remember that I used to be just like that. I shudder at the very thought of never trying new things when I was younger. Mom, if you're reading this (which I know you are because you are continuously supportive of everything I do), then I dedicate the *idea* of pancakes to you, though maybe not the flavors ;). Although come to think of it, she does like blueberries.... I am hoping that after she reads the following (very corny, yet very loving) acrostic, she will put her picky-ness aside and try these pancakes! Acrostics have always reminded me of Mother's Day, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Bear with me guys... I haven't written one of these since probably the 2nd grade!

P ositively beautiful, in every sense of the word
A lways putting others before herself
N ever, ever gives up
C ooks my favorite ziti & meat sauce, which I miss sometimes
A shley, her daughter, is pretty great ;)
K racks me up!! (Ok I cheated, but Ma you really are a character!)
E njoys being home in her pj's, relaxing with her babies (the dogs) more than anything else
S teven, her son, is a little less cool than Ashley, but still pretty awesome ;P

Okay, well there's my attempt at getting creative with letter-to-sentence associations! In all seriousness though, I really would like to express just how grateful I am for having such a fun-loving, caring, & supportive mother. She is my best friend, and without her I truly wouldn't be who I am today. I love you so much, Ma!

easy lemon blueberry pancakes:

 Yield: 6 medium-sized pancakes

  • 1 2/3 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of Sucanat, or brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of milk + 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • the zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of blueberries, ~ a 6 oz container, rinsed
Note that these are egg-free pancakes, so this recipe can easily be made vegan by using non-dairy milk.


In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, & brown sugar. Mix together well. In a measuring cup, add milk and lemon juice. Let sit for a few minutes. This will mimick buttermilk, but will also add a lemon flavor to the pancakes.

Add the milk+lemon juice to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add lemon zest, mix until just combined. Stir in blueberries or sprinkle them over pancakes as soon as batter is poured onto the pan.

Spray the griddle or pan with non-stick cooking spray and turn on medium heat. Once griddle/pan is hot, add ~1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. If you want to make bigger pancakes, use a bigger measuring cup to scoop out batter. This will result in less pancakes, though, unless you double the recipe.

Serve with your favorite syrup and enjoy!

You may recall the whole grain & almond pancakes I posted a few weeks ago with homemade banana syrup. Since I had leftover syrup from those, I decided to use it today. It does have a strong banana flavor, so it kind of over-powered the lemon in these pancakes. I may simply drizzle these with raw honey next time instead. Don't get me wrong though.... that banana syrup is so delicious and was thoroughly enjoyed :)

I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day!


  1. I like the whole wheat flour! Did you add blueberries in the batter and sprinkled some extra over it? They look yummy!

    1. Hi Paula. I didn't add the blueberries to the batter, I just sprinkled some over it as soon as I poured the batter into the pan. You can mix it in though if you prefer it that way :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thank you for that very beautiful blog Ash!! Those pancakes look delish! The warm blueberries probably tasted heavenly! When I come to G'ville, for Lacy's vet visit, im making a list of the meals I would like you to cook for me! Lol.. Breakfast, lunch, dinners, & desserts, for the whole weekend. ;) <3 you! Your more than awesome! I hope you achieve all you set out to do with this passion of yours. Keep it up, and undoubtedly you will!

    1. You are very welcome, mom! You name it, I'll make it.

  3. Fruity pancakes are my kind of thing...I love this healthy option for breakfast. I did enjoy mother's day. I can make this a post mother's Day treat for breakfast =)

  4. Ooh, you have lots of whole wheat recipes! I'll have to take a look around. I love your cutting board. :) The pancakes look good too! I don't think I've made anything blueberry or raspberry in the last few years without adding tons of lemon zest and extract. Lemon just improves everything and it especially helps with getting rid of the "healthy" whole wheat taste. :)