Many weekends throughout my childhood, Mom would make pancakes for breakfast. She allowed my brother and me watch Gullah Gullah Island while she cooked, one of our favorite TV shows back then, and by the time the episode ended, she had poured glasses of juice for us and had many dollops of batter bubbling away in the pans.
We clambered up onto our designated chairs as Mom carried two plates of silver dollar pancakes over to us. She set out the “kiddie” syrup and let us drizzle it all over our special breakfast treat. (Because we poured on so much, she bought the Log Cabin pancake syrup for us, which was 1/10th of the price of the “adult” real maple syrup!)
Once we reassured her we were full, she tossed a few handfuls of blueberries into the remaining batter. Back then, my brother and I hated “bits” in our food—everything from nuts in cookies to onions in spaghetti sauce, and yes, even blueberries in pancakes!—so we never asked for a bite of hers.
Yet as we grew older, my brother and I eventually realized that the fresh fruit made Mom’s pancakes taste even better than our plain ones… So now we’re all fans of these Healthy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Bites! The batter tastes just like the pancakes we grew up eating, and the juicy berries add a bright pop of sweet flavor. And they’re just 29 calories!
You can watch my episode below where I show you how to make these easy healthy pancake bites, and you can get my recipe directly beneath the video. And remember to subscribe to my TV show here, so you’ll be the first to know when a new episode airs each week!