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Coffee Mug Blueberry Pancakes With Homemade Honey Syrup

February 27, 2010

I love recipes that are easy to memorize. Who doesn’t? That’s why when I read the recipe for pancakes in Jamie Oliver’s new book Jamie’s Food Revolution, I fell in love. Crack an egg into a bowl, add a mug full of flour, a mug of milk and a pinch of salt  and you’ve got pancakes. I added blueberries in mine, but this recipe could be easily adapted for chocolate chips, bananas, any pancake addition you like. So easy, and so tasty. Note: if all-purpose flour is used instead of self rising, the pancakes will be more like crepes.

Coffee Mug Blueberry Pancakes adapted from Jamie Oliver

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1 cup (or mug) self-rising flour

1 cup (or mug) milk

1 egg

3/4 c. blueberries

butter for pan

Directions: Crack the egg in a large mixing bowl and beat slightly. Slowly add flour and milk, whisking to form a smooth batter.

To Cook: Grease frying pan or griddle with butter or cooking spray. When hot, carefully drop small ladles of batter on to hot pan. (about 1/4 cup each) Pancakes are ready to flip when they brown on the bottom and small bubbles form on top. (1-2 minutes). When both sides are cooked, wipe the griddle or pan clean and continue with the rest of the batter. Keep the first pancakes warm in a low oven if the pancakes will not be served immediately. Top with butter and powdered sugar, or homemade honey syrup below.

She even made her own syrup!

Many years ago when I was working as a hospital chaplain, I met a young man who was grieving the loss of his dear grandmother. With tears in his eyes, he told me that he would miss his grandma’s pancakes. “She even made her own syrup!” he proclaimed. That young man had a profound impact on my life, because he reminded me that the love one puts in to simple things like pancakes will endure for a long time. Ever since, I have wanted to learn to make my own syrup in memory of that special young man and his grandma. The recipe I used for this syrup is easy, light, and tastes wonderful with the blueberry pancakes. Just like the pancakes recipe posted above, the syrup recipe is very easy to memorize. 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup honey.

Homemade Honey Syrup adapted from Giada de Laurentiis

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1/3 cup water

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup honey

Directions: Stir water and sugar together over medium heat, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Slowly stir in honey. Keep warm over very low heat until ready to serve.

the syrup is thin and light…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynn permalink
    February 28, 2010 2:12 pm

    Looks great! Before long I am going to be calling you for cooking tips! We will have to try this when we get to the lake. We have lots of pancakes~ .


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