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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ready to #celebrate NBPD?

Surely you have heard of NYPD but what about NBPD? 
If not, you have now...it is up for celebration and it's not a police department!
National Blueberry Pancake Day

Pancakes are terrific for breakfast...nutritious and you don't have to coax the kids into eating some! The addition of fruit makes them even more scrumptious. And, they are not just a breakfast food...prepare a plateful for brunch or maybe even a surprise 'breakfast supper'. Pancakes even make a great mid-day snack.

Cooking tip...
When making homemade blueberry pancakes, do not stir the blueberries into the batter. Wash and pat dry the berries. Pour a ladle of batter onto the griddle and dot with a handful of berries. This protects the berries from bruising during the cooking process. After all, when done you want every flavor burst to count...in your mouth! Top with blueberry maple syrup and lemon zest for a little extra pizazz. 

A few blueberry pancake variations...

 Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes (Recipe)

Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes (Recipe)

Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes (Recipe)

Blueberry Cornmeal Pecan Pancakes (Recipe)

Ever thought about having a blueberry pancake for dessert? Dust with powdered sugar and put a scoop of whipped cream or ice cream on top!

 Fruity Pancakes (Recipe)

 Or enjoy your blueberry pancakes in a cupcake!

 Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes (Recipe)

Maybe even have a pancake cupcake for breakfast with a secret ingredient... BACON!

Bacon Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes (Recipe) 
 If you ever thought a blueberry pancake was just a pancake decked out in blueberries, may that thought never cross your mind again!

Is your mouth watering yet?


yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!