American Pancakes with Blueberries & Maple Syrup

Makes about 10 pancakes


  • 200g blueberries
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml milk
  • Knob of butter
  • Sunflower oil or a little butter for cooking
  • Maple syrup, to drizzle


  1. Mix the flour and baking powder with a pinch of salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the egg and milk together, make a well in the centre of the flour, pour in the egg mix and whisk to a thick, smooth batter. Melt the butter then beat into the batter. Add 150g blueberries.
  3. Heat a tsp of oil or small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Making three or four together, drop large spoonfuls of batter into the pan to form pancakes about 8cm across.
  4. Cook over a medium heat until bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake, turn over and cook until golden. Cover with kitchen roll to keep warm whilst you work.
  5. Sprinkle with blueberries and serve with the syrup.