Weekend brunch recipe: Gluten-free American-style Blueberry Pancakes

Published Saturday, Feb 7 2015, 17:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Weekends always call for a treat and we think these American-style blueberry pancakes tick all the boxes for a lazy morning slap-up brunch.

Pancake Day on February 17 is fast approaching so it's a great excuse to try any new pancake recipes out!

American-style blueberry pancakes

© Seasonal Berries

This recipe uses tapioca flour and natural yoghurt, meaning they're gluten-free too! Topped with juicy blueberries and a trickle of syrup, this breakfast dish is a must for those with a sweet tooth.


  • 50g (2oz) fine cornmeal
  • 50g (2oz) tapioca flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g (7oz) low fat natural yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g (5oz) blueberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons sunflower oil for frying
  • To serve:
  • A little butter, extra blueberries and maple syrup or runny honey


1 Mix the flours, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl. Add the yogurt and eggs and whisk together until smooth then fold in the blueberries.

2 Heat a little of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, wipe out the excess with a piece of crumpled kitchen towel. Drop large spoonfuls of the thick batter into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles can be seen and the undersides are tinged brown.

3 Turn the pancakes over with a palette knife and cook the second side for a minute or two. Take out of the pan and keep hot in a folded napkin. Oil the pan once more and cook more pancakes in the same way until all the mixture has been used up, lowering the heat slightly if needed.

4 Stack the pancakes on to plates, top with a little butter, extra blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 - 15 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 12
Tip: Fine cornmeal can be found in Indian supermarkets and some larger supermarkets, tapioca flour from your nearest health food shop.

Recipe courtesy of Seasonal Berries

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