Buttermilk Blueberry Pancake Squares

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

Recipe adapt4ed from Big Red Kitchen

https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/buttermilk-blueberry-pancake-squares/

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

 

32 Comments

  • Reply
    Sharon
    June 18, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Two thumbs up! I doubled the recipe and put it in a 13×9 dish and was surprised that it didn’t take any longer to bake them; they were perfectly done at 25 minutes. This recipe is destined to be a regular in our household. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 18, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Great to know, and it makes sense to do a larger recipe ~ I’m so glad you liked it Sharon.

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    Kristy
    June 26, 2016 at 8:56 am

    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.

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 26, 2016 at 9:04 am

      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…

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    Truffle lover
    May 4, 2016 at 11:04 am

    How does it work with gluten free flour?

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    Truffle lover
    May 4, 2016 at 11:01 am

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

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    Patty
    March 19, 2016 at 4:35 pm

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 19, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Just like with pancake batter, I don’t think that works very well, Patty, it won’t rise as well or have as good a texture.

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        Patty
        March 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm

        Ok thanks.

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    Kim
    July 18, 2015 at 8:14 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 18, 2015 at 9:45 am

      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!!

  • Reply
    Michelle
    April 29, 2015 at 10:43 pm

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 30, 2015 at 7:05 am

      Sure, that sounds really good, actually!

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    jane sarkar
    February 1, 2015 at 10:26 am

    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!

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      Sue
      February 1, 2015 at 11:13 am

      it’s always nice to get new readers from ‘across the pond’ Jane, welcome!

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    Kristy Neckolaishen
    June 27, 2013 at 3:08 am

    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.

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      Karen
      February 6, 2015 at 9:13 am

      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?

  • Reply
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    June 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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

  • Reply
    grace
    June 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm

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

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    shannon weber
    June 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

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

  • Reply
    Mary Younkin
    June 21, 2013 at 3:28 am

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

  • Reply
    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    June 21, 2013 at 1:00 am

    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!

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    RC1956
    June 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    This would be very nice from a brunch.

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    Pink Patisserie
    June 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

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

  • Reply
    Dawnmarie
    June 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    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. . . .

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    June 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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

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