A couple of years ago, I completed the Daniel Fast for the first time. It was a rewarding experience that put God at the forefront of my mind, tested my creativity in the kitchen, and made me more mindful of what I ate. The day after I finished, I served myself a “victory” breakfast of which these pancakes were the star. It’s a truly dreamy breakfast that is perfect for Saturday mornings when you (hopefully) have a little more time. These blueberry pancakes are thick and lightly sweet with delicious bursts of berry goodness! They are simple to make, too. There is one quick extra step of sprinkling the blueberries into the pan rather than folding them into the batter, which I picked up from the chefs at Collins dining hall (RIP) at Baylor University (Sic ’em). I have eaten these pancakes alone or with maple syrup, but they truly shine when
toppedsmothered with homemade blueberry compote. The compote is also simple to make and takes this breakfast way up. You can add eggs or whatever else like but these pancakes and compote are so indulgent and filling that you might not have room.
-For the Pancakes-
1 1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
Dash of sea salt
Dash of nutmeg
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Handful of blueberries
Makes six pancakes.
Mix together all dry ingredients except for blueberries.
Add wet ingredients and whisk until smooth. Batter will be thick and some small lumps are ok.
Heat a greased or nonstick skillet over medium flame and scoop in about 1/3 cup of batter.
Sprinkle a few blueberries on top.
Cook for about one minute, then flip and cook about 45 seconds more.
-For the Compote-
1 cup blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
About 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest
Makes about one cup.
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.
Cook until berries begin to burst then reduce to low heat. Let simmer for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally while compote thickens.
Serve warm over pancakes.
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