Blueberry Dutch pancakes

29 Jun

IMG_3343The Hungry Mum -  blueberry Dutch pancakes

Like most people I love a lazy Sunday morning – the type of day when you can sleep-in then stay in your jammies for hours. Like most people we are always go go GO so a lazy Sunday is a rare event. Last weekend we managed to sneak in a slow start. The cherry on top of a relaxed morning at home is a delicious breakfast that you would never usually have time for.

I found Martha Stewarts’s recipe for blueberry Dutch pancakes and made the batter on Saturday night. It took mere seconds to whiz together in the blender. In the morning I preheated the oven, gave the mixture another quick blitz, and a while later we were eating Dutch pancakes.

Miss 7 couldn’t get her head around the fact that Dutch pancakes are baked, not fried, and kept asking to flip them. This is a perfect do-ahead dish for a brunch or dessert – just add vanilla ice cream.

I used a 21cm frying pan. If you are going to put your pan into the oven ensure it doesn’t have any plastic or rubber-coated handles, unless you want a toxic smell and a ruined pan in your home.

Blueberry Dutch pancakes The Hungry Mum


4 large eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup plain flour

1/4 cup caster sugar

1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup blueberries (I used Australian frozen berries, undefrosted)


Preheat oven to 190C and spray a frying pan with cooking spay.

Melt the butter and add to pan, then blitz the ingredients (except the berries) in a blender until combined. Do this night before and leave in the fridge if you like.

Tip batter into pan, then scatter over the berries.

Bake for 25 minutes until the top is puffed up and cooked through. Keep an eye on cooking times – different size pans will require different cooking times.

Remove from oven, cut into wedges and serve immediately with maple syrup.


51 Responses to “Blueberry Dutch pancakes”

  1. Lina June 29, 2015 at 4:40 am #

    Looks too delicious!

  2. robbylicious June 29, 2015 at 6:29 am #

    Yes – lazy sundays – I LOVE THEM – and your inspiration Looks delish.

    • thehungrymum June 29, 2015 at 6:57 am #

      Aren’t they the best?! Pity the whole week isn’t the same!

  3. cheergerm June 29, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    Doing a batter the night before is always a good idea, more likely to ensure that there will be actual pancakes the next day. Love the idea of these big versions of Dutch pancakes #big baked pancakes yes please!

    • thehungrymum June 29, 2015 at 9:33 am #

      The older I get the more prepared I am! Once upon a time (ie pre-kids) it wouldn;t have occurred to me that a teeny bit of do-ahead action was worth it! And despite what they say, bigger is better 😉 #TalkingAboutPancakes

  4. Tandy | Lavender and Lime June 29, 2015 at 7:45 am #

    what a great idea to make these the night before!

  5. Jess @ June 29, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    Love dutch pancakes! This looks divine! 😀 Loving the blueberries in this!

    • thehungrymum July 4, 2015 at 7:12 am #

      Thanks Jess – this is such an easy recipe that I don’t think I’ll ever go back to flipping pancakes again!

  6. Gather and Graze June 29, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    What a fabulous Sunday family breakfast – such a bonus too, that everyone can eat at the same time! Love those precious, lazy Sunday mornings in jammies! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum February 21, 2016 at 9:23 pm #

      Yes, we haven’t had a lazy Sunday morning in forever – life is too crazy busy at the mo!

  7. Saskia (1=2) June 29, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    I’m Dutch so these are a favourite 🙂
    Haven’t made them with blueberries though. Must try as mine are usually quite plain.

  8. chef mimi June 29, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    Beautiful! I bet they’re nice and moist!

  9. Sandhya June 29, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    They look absolutely scrumptious!

  10. Lan | MoreStomach June 29, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    as it happens, we are going blueberry picking this saturday (FINALLY) and then we have our nephews visiting for the week. come sunday i had plans to make waffles or pancakes BUT THIS. this is exactly what i’m wanting. because why would i want to stand at the griddle or waffle iron cooking when i can be in the living room with the boys in our jammies listening to npr or playing on the wii??

    • thehungrymum June 30, 2015 at 8:13 am #

      Blueberry picking sounds so much fun! Would love to do that! I can’t emphasise how much easier this is than traditional pancakes – flipping the first couple is fun but then RSI sets in and you get bored and everyone is eating but you… This way everyone eats together. Win!

  11. Linda June 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    Great idea prepping it the night before! Love the blueberries gathered on top…yum 🙂

  12. Kim-Joy Hewlett June 29, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    Looks sooo good – I want these for breakfast!

    • thehungrymum June 30, 2015 at 8:11 am #

      Do it – it is so quick and easy to make and soooo yummy!

  13. youthfoodblog June 29, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    Love pancake. This is a wonderful new edition!

    • thehungrymum June 30, 2015 at 8:09 am #

      Thanks – this is much easier than flipping pancakes for hours and hours!

  14. June 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    Looks really good – love all of the blueberries! We all need to slow down and catch our breath and especially enjoy a relaxing morning with a good breakfast with family or friends 🙂

    • thehungrymum June 29, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

      Thanks! I love having friends over for a do-ahead breakfast/brunch. Want to do it again but my kitchen floorboards have just been ripped up and it looks so hobo!

  15. Lorraine @Not Quite Nigella June 30, 2015 at 2:20 am #

    I love this sort of breakfast and it has been ages since I made a Dutch baby! And yay for easy to prepare weekend breakkies! 😀

    • thehungrymum June 30, 2015 at 8:07 am #

      Unless I make pancake batter the night before there is NO WAY we’ll be eating pancakes for breakfast – unless we hit a cafe instead 😉

  16. Angie@Angie's Recipes June 30, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    This is GREAT for any meal! I must make this before the blueberry season is over.

    • thehungrymum June 30, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

      Thanks Angie! It is so versatile – have it at brunch/afternoon tea/dessert / all of the above 😉

  17. Heidy L. McCallum June 30, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    Ohhhh my these look wonderful, I love pancakes!

    • thehungrymum June 30, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

      Thanks so much! These have all the taste of pancakes without all the annoying flipping 😉

  18. vickidelbrouck July 1, 2015 at 4:14 am #

    Reblogged this on vickidelbrouck and commented:
    I’m trying a variation of this Sunday!! A gluten free version. I’ll report how it turns out.

    • thehungrymum July 1, 2015 at 7:21 am #

      Thanks for the reblog – looking forward to your GF version.

  19. Emma July 2, 2015 at 1:55 am #

    It’s a bit like a clafoutis – delicious! I too like preparing stuff the night before for brekkie, that way you get a lovely, stress free morning 🙂

    • thehungrymum July 2, 2015 at 2:40 am #

      yes – it is like a clafoutis, you’re right! Love do-ahead dishes too!

  20. Monica | Life Out Of Bounds July 2, 2015 at 2:47 am #

    Oh yes! Love Dutch babies (pancakes). And this one with blueberries must be divine, especially with all the fresh blueberries we are having right now in California.

  21. Jasline @ Foodie Baker July 2, 2015 at 5:10 am #

    I’m always making pancakes for weekends because they are so easy to whip up. This looks simple and delicious! Wish I can get hold of some cheap blueberries…

    • thehungrymum July 2, 2015 at 6:17 am #

      Pancakes seem so lux but are really such a cinch. I buy frozen blueberries – fresh ones in Australia are generally realllly dear.

  22. lost in utensils July 2, 2015 at 9:17 am #

    There is something so comforting about pancakes. I’ve never made dutch pancakes before and must give it a go. Looks delicious.

  23. NickkiT July 2, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    I love blueberry pancakes! What a great idea 🙂

    • thehungrymum July 3, 2015 at 5:36 am #

      Thanks Nikki! So easy and I love a do ahead.

  24. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) July 4, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Always lazy Sundays at my place, otherwise I am a grumpy bum.

    • thehungrymum July 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

      I must say, the only way to get me out of the house early on a Sunday is the lure of yum cha in Chinatown, otherwise it is sleep-ins and slobbing around with the papers.

  25. camillal33 July 5, 2015 at 8:40 am #

    Looks delicious! I’ll have to give this a go =)

    • thehungrymum July 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

      Hope you do – you’ll be so happy you did 😉

  26. oceanviewkitchen July 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    This sounds really easy! I’ll have to try this one:) thanks for sharing!!!

    • thehungrymum July 7, 2015 at 8:24 am #

      It is a snap to make – and even easier to eat 😉

  27. Amanda@ChewTown July 7, 2015 at 1:55 am #

    My…. GOODNESS. That really does look incredible. Feel free to make another one and leave it on my doorstep… we don’t live that far away from each other 😉

    • The Hungry Mum October 12, 2015 at 9:01 am #

      He he he! Next time I make them I’ll keep that in mind x

  28. KCole's Creative Corner July 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

    Can you believe that I’ve never tried a Dutch baby before? Well, I certainly need to make one soon! This one looks so moist and flavorful with all of those juicy blueberries inside 🙂 Thanks for sharing! 😀

    • thehungrymum July 22, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

      Here’s a secret – neither had I! I wasn’t exactly sure how it was supposed to turn out but I was v happy with the result 😉

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