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NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY
On January 28th, National Blueberry Pancake Day brings the sweetness of blueberries to your pancake, flapjack, or hotcake.
The early pancakes consisted mostly of flour and milk and were more like biscuits. Later, eggs, milk, a leavening agent (such as baking powder), and fat were added creating the fluffier, lighter pancake we know today.
Adding blueberries to the pancake batter when mixing up the ingredients may result in a bluish hue. To avoid this, add them right after dropping dollops of batter to the hot griddle.
Blueberries add a freshness to pancakes and nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, and copper.
HOW TO OBSERVE #BlueberryPancakeDay
- Make blueberry pancakes.
- Share your favorite recipes.
- Invite others to join you for a pancake breakfast.
Use #BlueberryPancakeDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY HISTORY
As we continue our search for the origins of this breakfast food holiday, another stack or two will hold you over. Add some real maple syrup and fresh blueberries, too. While you’re having seconds, be sure to include a dollop of real whipped cream. None of the fake stuff. Origin stories take time. Pancakes are forever.
Blueberry Pancake FAQ
Q. Should the blueberries be added to the batter or topping the pancake?
A. You can choose to add to the batter or top or BOTH.
Q. Should the blueberries be fresh or frozen?
A. Again, your personal preference will decide. Thaw the frozen blueberries slightly before adding them to the pancake. Because frozen blueberries have a slightly sweeter flavor, you might need less syrup.
Q. Who can celebrate this day?
A. Anyone can celebrate National Pancake Day!