My family has been enjoying blueberries for breakfast, plain and folded into cakes. These recipes combine the small blue berry alongside other fruits, with delicious results.
BLUEBERRY BANANA PANCAKES
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup blueberries
2 bananas sliced
In a small bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the buttermilk. Stir in the flour mixture, then stir in the melted butter and blueberries.
Heat a large skillet over moderately low heat and spray with cooking spray. Scoop tablespoons of the batter into the skillet and lay one banana slice in the center of each pancake. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the second side, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
Dust with confectioners sugar, and serve with butter and maple syrup as desired.
Recipe adapted from Food and Wine, October 2010
LEMON BLUEBERRY SNACK CAKE
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon zest
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1tablespoon of lemon juice
1 pint blueberries
Heat oven to 375F.
Mist an 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
In a bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, sugar and zest until light, about 4 minutes. Add eggs one at at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. In another bowl, mix buttermilk and vanilla. Beat a third of the flour mixture into butter the mixture until nearly combined, then beat in half of buttermilk mixture. Repeat, ending with the last third of the flour mixture, beat until just combined. Stir in lemon juice, and blueberries.
Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.
Recipe adapted from All You Celebrations