Stack of blueberry pancakes on white plate with blue-and-white cloth with fork and knife to the right.

Healthy Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes with Buttermilk

These Healthy Blueberry Pancakes with Quark and Wheatgerm are so easy to make you can enjoy them everyday - they make a great Sunday brunch item too!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine International
Keyword blueberry, pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 5 large pancakes
Calories 183kcal
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 150 g blueberries
  • 128 g whole wheat flour
  • 1.3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 100 g buttermilk
  • 160 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil plus more for frying, approx.1 tablespoon per batch


  • In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, soda and sugar. Stir thoroughly using a whisk.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, milk, buttermilk and oil until smooth.  Stir in the blueberries.
  • Combine both mixtures and stir using a spoon only until the dry ingredients are no longer visible.
  • Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil then lower the heat and ladle the batter onto the pan spreading a little to form large round pancakes. Cook over a low heat for about 4 minutes, then turn over and cook for approx. 3 more minutes or until golden brown.


  • Blueberries: You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries although frozen can clump together in the batter so fresh are easier to work with.  I used fresh blueberries to make these pancakes.
  • Pancake Batter: It is important not to overstir the batter as the pancakes may be a little dense.  Stop stirring once all the ingredients have been incorporated.
  • How to fry the pancakes: Fry these pancakes in 1 tablespoon of oil over a low heat for about 4 minutes (so they cook inside without getting too brown) then turn over and cook for approx. 3 more minutes or until golden brown. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Best served immediately. Leftover pancakes can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg