Buttermilk Blueberry Pancake Squares are such a fun way to start the day ~ and everybody can sit down to warm pancakes at once!

Who wouldn’t love a little stack of chunky pancake squares?  They have the same light texture and moist tender crumb of pancakes, they’re not too sweet like pancakes, and you get to eat them with butter and syrup, just like pancakes… because they are pancakes.  Only you get the pleasure of eating them like cake.  This idea has legs, people.

Pancakes work perfectly baked up in squares.  I should have guessed that, since pancake batter is basically cake batter. The concept makes so much sense, I don’t know why it never occurred to me before.

You can make these for the family and actually all sit down to eat together.  Or you can make them and set them out on the counter for people to grab as they wake up.  They can pop them in the microwave, or just drizzle warmed syrup over the top to heat them up.

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancake Squares

Yield: serves 4


  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Mix the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter together in a small bowl
  3. Mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the wet to the dry, mixing just until combined, lumps are ok.
  5. Gently and briefly fold in the berries.
  6. Spread in a greased 8x8 or 9x9 square baking pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out without wet batter clinging to it. Don't over bake.
  8. Cool just briefly before cutting and serving.


Recipe adapt4ed from Big Red Kitchen


These pancake squares have a kind of bed and breakfast-y vibe going on.  They will definitely delight your kids, too.  Thumbs up!


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30 Responses to Buttermilk Blueberry Pancake Squares

  1. Kristy says:

    Pure Awesomeness ! My teens loved them and they are cheap and easy to make,a double score in my book. Going to make a double batch next time and try other fruit types too.

    • Sue says:

      Thanks so much for taking the time to come back and leave a comment Kristy <3 And I haven’t tried these with other fruit but I think it’s a great idea — I’m thinking banana, or raspberry…

  2. Truffle lover says:

    How does it work with gluten free flour?

  3. Truffle lover says:

    Has anyone made this in a doubled or more batch for a big brunch crowd of about 24?

  4. Patty says:

    Can you make this the night before and just bake in the morning!

  5. Kim says:

    I love this recipe. First time I made it just made it with blueberries. This time I decided to make two different ones. In one I put a mixture of blueberries and blackberries. For the other one I used a cup of fresh diced peaches. Both were delicious. We had some maple syrup we had gotten while in NH – so I warmed it up and poured over the pancakes! Yum!

    • Sue says:

      I have a tone of peaches this week so I think I will try your peach idea…and real maple syrup from NH is the best!!

  6. Michelle says:

    these look so good. My husband does not like blueberries though, could you use strawberries?

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  8. jane sarkar says:

    Nice, nice recipe blog. Very clear and creative. Found this through Two trails One Road blog. Will check your recipe for Pancake Day here in the UK :) Yours looks like sculpture, normally we have literally “flat as a pancake” pancakes!

  9. Great idea! Making this now for a brunch at work tomorrow. So, could these stay out at room temperature overnight,then just be reheated in the morning? I figured yes, since regular cakes can and blueberry muffins can. But wasn’t sure if anyone has tried this.

    • Karen says:

      I’m thinking of doing the same thing-making them the night before and bringing them into work the next morning. Did it work out well for you?

  10. These are such a neat idea! Love pancakes and love blueberries.

  11. grace says:

    no-muss-no-fuss pancakes–that’s hard to beat, sue!

    sue, you evil genius. you can’t make pancakes easier for me to make. stop it. :)

  13. Mary Younkin says:

    I’m loving this idea! What a fun and FAST breakfast idea.

  14. Sue I love this idea and I may just have to make these! My #1 issue with pancakes is that I have to stand around and flip, waiting, wondering if they will turn out b/c I am not a great flipper. I am more of a smoosher. lol

    Loving these!

  15. RC1956 says:

    This would be very nice from a brunch.

  16. Pink Patisserie says:

    I love this idea for it’s ease! And it looks yummy too. :)

  17. Dawnmarie says:

    Does it need the blueberries for holding it together? My hubby hates blueberries, so I was wondering about leaving them out on a pan and having blueberries in the other pan. . . .

  18. You are right. Why hasn’t this been thought of before? Great idea!

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