Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes are a colorful and flavorful way to start the day!

stack of blueberry pancakes with more berries and syrup on the side

I had a jar of wheat germ that had been hanging around in my pantry for a few months, so I decided it was time to find a use for it. I purchased it after hearing that it was good for you – rich in potassium, iron, calcium and zinc (plus more!) – all nutrients I need more of in my diet. I did some research and discovered that one of the best uses for wheat germ is to substitute it for 1/4 to 1/2 of the flour in a recipe. So, yesterday morning when I was making my favorite Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes for Robert, that’s what I did – and they turned out delicious!

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Yield: 6 servings; makes 12 to 16 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast and brunch


Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes are a colorful and flavorful way to start the day!


  • 1 cup cake flour (see Note)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil (olive or vegetable)
  • 1 heaping cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (or turn on warming oven if you have one!).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flours, wheat germ, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and oil. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture just until blended. Fold in blueberries. Set aside.
  4. Let the batter sit while an oiled nonstick skillet or griddle heats to medium-high (375 degrees). Once hot, lightly oil again.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto hot skillet/griddle. When bubbles begin to burst on first side and the pancakes don’t stick to the pan when you try to lift them with a spatula (after around 3 to 4 minutes), flip pancakes over and continue cooking another 3 to 4 minutes, or until they don’t stick, are golden brown and cooked through. Put in the oven to keep warm. Re-grease the pan if needed, and repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately with fresh fruit and maple syrup.


If you don’t have cake flour, substitute 1 cup all purpose flour (white or whole wheat).


Lee Clayton Roper


I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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