For me, summer is starting to come to an end. P- and I don’t sleep with our air conditioner on anymore, I only have one week of work left at my summer job before school starts again, and I’m buying stone fruit and apples at the grocery store instead of berries.

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Cheers to a fantastic summer though – because it’s not over yet, and I’m going to make the best of the last two weeks I have in Montreal

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes // Warm Vanilla Sugar

So what does a girl in her mid twenties do with only two weeks left in the big city? Mainly two things.
1. Eat outside as much as possible – whether it be in a park, a nearby hiking trail, or on a random bench.
2. Devour all the summer fruit she can find.

Really, both things are about food, but this is a food blog. I’m sure you understand!

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes // Warm Vanilla Sugar

With the last of the summer blueberries I had laying around here, I decided to make a simple pancake recipe and kicked it up a notch with lemon. Blueberry pancakes are P-‘s favorite, and after taking one bite of these he renounced his adored blueberry pancakes as his favorite and claimed these lemon blueberry pancakes as his love from now on. I love when that happens!

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes // Warm Vanilla Sugar

These pancakes combine eggs, milk, oil, salt, baking powder, white and whole wheat flour, lemon, a tiny bit of sugar, and blueberries to make a perfectly fluffy pancake to wake up your morning. The lemon is subtle, but pairs perfectly with the blueberries. I hope you like them!

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

Serving Size: 3-4


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup (8 oz) fresh blueberries


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, sugar, lemon zest, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg, milk, oil, and lemon juice. Stir together until combined (a few lumps are okay). Fold in the blueberries.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a heated fry-pan or griddle and cook each side until lightly browned.
  3. Serve hot with a drizzle of maple syrup and a few fresh blueberries.


-Recipe adapted from The Pastry Affair

-If you have any pancakes leftover you can re-heat them by heating your oven to 250 degrees F and popping the pancakes in the oven for about 10 minutes.

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26 Responses to Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

  1. Amanda says:

    I am a little starry eyed looking at these gorgeous pancakes. What a fabulous recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. THESE LOOK SO GOOD. I am desperate for pancakes now.

  3. Blueberry and lemon are such an awesome combo! Now my banana is looking pale in comparison to these pancakes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I can’t imagine anything looking better than these pancakes – what a great way to start the day and begin to think about the close of summer. Very nice post!!

  5. I love the combo of lemon and blueberries. Sounds perfect as a pancake!

  6. First of all, I adore your pretty blog! Second, these pancakes look divine! I love the combination of blueberry and lemon- but never thought it use it in a pancake! Yum! Can’t wait to try these! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Those are some seriously gorgeous pancakes!

  8. These sound fresh and delicious, especially with that lemon!

  9. Blueberry and lemon is one of my favorite combinations in baked goods! I would love these pancakes!

  10. Ashley says:

    I’ve been eating blueberries like they are going out of style lately! haha I usually just throw some in yogurt for breakfast but these pancakes sound like a better idea!

  11. Lovely looking pancakes, a little too sad that summer fruits and summer is passing by too soon.. But let’s enjoy when we still are here.

  12. Kathryn says:

    What a perfect way to celebrate the end of summer – I love the blueberry and lemon combination!

  13. These pancakes are so thick and fluffy!! I love lemon and blueberry together- this seems like it can *almost* help me get over my sadness that summer is ending ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. The lemon in these pancakes is coming through the pictures – I love that addition!

  15. Lemon blueberry is kind of THE classic combination. I love it and I’m not even a huge blueberry fan! So I’m absolutely on board with these. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    I love the sound of the addition of a lemon to blueberry pancakes!

  17. These would be the perfect way to start the day.

  18. This is my favorite pancake flavor and yours look so scrumptious, Katrina! Perfect for summer weekend mornings!

  19. Joanne says:

    I can’t believe summer is nearing to an end!! Sigh. I shall miss it so.

    I’m also amazed at the fluff on your pancakes. I can never get mine to rise that much!

  20. I am definitely making these for breakfast tomorrow! Looks amazingggggg!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I need to wake up to this now ๐Ÿ™‚ they look so perfect and are my favorite flavor too!

  22. whiness says:

    These pancakes looks so delicious! I love the combination of blueberry and lemon in pancakes. Sweet and soour, delightful together. I just found out your website and I’m sure I’ll be visiting you regularly.

  23. Those blueberry pancakes look so good!

  24. Wow, I love how thick these are – right up my alley. Pinned!

  25. broma bakery says:

    Blueberry lemon pancakes are my absolute FAVORITE, and these look divine! I wonder how they’d be with a little ricotta….

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