pancake day

Blueberry pancakes with berry compote

An easy and delicious recipe from Love Fresh Berries for pancakes to give this year’s Pancake Day a shake-up

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • Handful blueberries
  • For the compote:
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries/strawberries/blueberries
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Mash the banana and then whisk it together with the milk, olive oil and vanilla extract.
  2. Add the buckwheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix until thick and gloopy.
  3. Add a little oil to a non-stick pan on a medium heat, then spoon 2 tbsp of your batter into the pan to form the pancakes. Cook as many as your pan can fit at a time. Drop four or five blueberries into each pancake and when they start to bubble, flip them over, cooking for a further two minutes until golden. Repeat with the whole mix.
  4. Whilst the pancakes are cooking, add the berries to a small saucepan, along with the lemon juice and vanilla extract and allow to heat very gently, stirring from time to time.
  5. Once all the pancakes are cooked, stack them high and top with the compote and any toppings of your choice.