Other than strawberries being on sale for ridiculously low prices, blueberries are 50% less than their original price for the past few weeks (usually you are looking at $6 for 125g/4 ounces). Despite the 50% discount, blueberries are still on the pricey side in my book. However, I hold off buying blueberries long enough and I could no longer resist the temptation these sweet little morsels. So this was what happened for the past weeks:
I caved. I bought. And I have been snacking on them like popcorns!
After a while, I was finally willing to spare a couple of blueberries to make pancakes ha!
To make my blueberry pancakes even more fruity-licious, I added some banana slices in between these pancakes. Oh did I mention that they look prettier and more delicious with the banana slices in between? Yay for more fruits for breakfast!
ps: make sure you stay till the end of the post for a giveaway 🙂
pps: gotta thank my beloved for drizzling the maple syrup while I took the shot above
Blueberry Yoghurt Pancakes
(tweaked very slightly from Everday Belle)
Makes about 5 to 6 3-inches (6cm) diameter pancakes
What you’ll need:-
- 200g /7 ounces Greek Yoghurt
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut (fine)
- 1 tsp baking soda (bicarb soda)
- Flavourless cooking oil to grease the pan
- Maple Syrup or golden syrup or honey yo drizzle at the end
To make pancakes & fruit stacks – you may also need bananas or strawberries, sliced
In a measuring jug, add yoghurt and egg and whisk the mixture until smooth with a fork. Then add the baking soda, desiccated coconut and flour and mix until just combine. Please note that it will be a fairly thick mixture. Lightly greased the pan with oil. When the pan is hot, pour the batter onto the pan and dot the batter with some blueberries. Allow the pancake to cook over low heat (see Note 1) until the surface starts to bubble a bit – see Note 2. Then flip the pancake so that both sides are cooked and appeared golden brown.
Note 1 – To ensure my first pancake isn’t dodgy, I normally cook it over the lowest possible heat. Once I have a fair idea on how the batter reacts to the heat, I will slowly increase the heat setting as I go. Plus as you cook the pancakes, the heat is better distributed over the pan and it becomes hotter too.
Note 2 – For these yoghurt pancakes, the bubbles don’t seem to appear as many as the conventional pancake batter. So another way to check if it is safe to flip is to see on the edge of the pancake if it is at least half way cook.
Speaking of deals, I’m excited to partner with Groupon Australia to giveway a $100 voucher to one lucky Fuss Free Cooking reader. As per the heading above, the giveaway is open to Australian residents only.
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I will keep this giveaway super simple. All you need to do is to type in “enter me” in the comment box below and I will randomly select the entries. You can enter multiple entries per person BUT only one entry per day. This giveaway will be open until the 21st October 2012 (the following Sunday after next). Good luck!
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