Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

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5 from 6 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce are the perfect breakfast when you want something a little special for your family. A super Sunday or Holiday morning breakfast that will allow you to show your family how much you love them.

Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Compote on a white dish with powdered sugar.

These lemon pancakes are truly easy to make but looks and tastes like a fancy restaurant created them. Top with this blueberry sauce and you will be the superstar in the eyes of your family.

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What We Love About This Recipe

Replace boring maple syrup with something spectacular, pour a delicious blueberry syrup on your pancakes.

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  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: So many things you can do like…

Ingredient Notes for Lemon Pancakes

  • Pancakes: A batch of premade pancakes, try this Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe.
  • Lemons: The juice and the zest from fresh lemons or more to taste.
  • Blueberries: Fresh blueberries make this recipe the very best however frozen will do.
  • Sugar: white sugar or a sugar substitute.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla extract, a good quality.
  • Corn Starch: this is the thickening agent for the syrup.
Top shot of lemon pancakes.

Equipment Needed for Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

How to Make Pancakes with Berry Sauce

These are the basic steps for making Lemon pancakes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREPARE PANCAKES

First, prepare pancake batter according to recipe directions and then add the lemon zest and the lemon juice and combine and then cook pancakes on the griddle, flip when bubbles form on one side, cook until golden brown.

STEP 2: MAKE SAUCE

Meanwhile, in a sauce pan, whisk 2 cups of blueberries, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, sugar and 1 cup of water.

STEP 3: FINISH AND SERVE

Lastly, turn down heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency. Remove sauce from heat, add remaining blueberries and stir to combine. Finally, serve blueberry sauce on top of lemon pancakes.

Prep and Storage Tips for Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Begin by making Homemade Pancake Mix, or use a prepackaged mix of your choosing.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the blueberry syrup in a mason jar or airtight container until you are ready to use for these pancakes.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Blueberry syrup and the lemon pancakes can be frozen for up to six months in the freezer.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Place frozen pancakes on a baking sheet  Bake for about 10 minutes or until warm or place in the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions for Recipe Blueberry Compote

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE?

Gluten Free pancake mix can be used for this lemon pancake recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT FRUIT FOR THIS SYRUP?

Strawberries, blackberries or a combination of berries can be used for this syrup.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, simply adjust the recipe to make more and freeze some for later,

CAN I MAKE LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES?

Add ricotta cheese to the lemon pancakes to make a creamy fluffy pancake.

Top shot of lemon pancakes with a blueberry topping.

Expert Tips for Making This Berry Sauce for Pancakes Recipe

  • Add Lemon Curd: Enhance the lemon flavor by topping your pancakes with lemon curd.
  • Blueberries: Fold in some blueberries to buttermilk pancakes for additional blueberry flavor.
  • Coconut: Toast coconut and add to your pancakes.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make these pancakes using your favorite method, then reheat in the air fryer, microwave or the stovetop.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a sugar alternative to make the blueberry syrup.

What to Serve with Lemon Pancakes

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Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Compote on a white dish with powdered sugar.
5 from 6 votes

Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce are the perfect breakfast when you want something a little special for your family. A super Sunday or Holiday morning breakfast that will allow you to show your family how much you love them.
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Ingredients

  • 12 pancakes, your favorite
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch , dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Prepare pancake batter according to recipe directions.
  • Add lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to batter and stir to combine.
  • Cook pancakes according to recipe directions.
  • In a sauce pan, combine 2 cups of blueberries, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, sugar and 1 cup of water.
  • Stir over medium-high heat until mixture starts boiling and blueberries start bursting.
  • Add corn starch mixture and bring blueberries to full boil.
  • Turn down heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  • If sauce gets too thick, add more water one tablespoonful at a time.
  • Remove sauce from heat, add remaining blueberries and stir to combine.
  • Serve blueberry sauce on top of lemon pancakes.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Lemon Curd: Enhance the lemon flavor by topping your pancakes with lemon curd.
  • Blueberries: Fold in some blueberries to buttermilk pancakes for additional blueberry flavor.
  • Coconut: toast coconut and add to your pancakes.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make these pancakes using your favorite method, they can be reheated in the air fryer, microwave or the stovetop.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a sugar alternative to make the blueberry syrup.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 10 minute

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10 thoughts on “Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce”

  1. 5 stars
    Heavenly! I’d never made lemon pancakes before. Even on their own they’re so good! But the blueberry sauce makes them exceptional! We loved them!

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  2. 5 stars
    Lemon & blueberry is the perfect fresh start to the day! We loved these and will definitely be making them again soon.

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  3. 5 stars
    My daughter loves pancakes and could eat them several times a week. The blueberry sauce is the perfect topping.

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  4. Oh my – that does look quite heavenly! I love my pancakes with good old maple syrup but I might have to make an exception and give this blueberry sauce a try.

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  5. I did the same thing at one of my breakfast outings. I loved the Lemon Pancakes they served and had to make them. I think blueberries goes great with lemon.

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  6. All of the above, but I think ice cream would be my favorite!! I quart of fresh blueberries in the fridge right now!

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