Honey & Oat Blueberry Lemon Pancakes*

Things have gotten a little out of hand this week.

Monday: Went to the gym and completed 9.2 miles. Awesome. Came home and drank a whole bottle of wine (it was a regular size bottle, no judging). Not awesome.

Tuesday: Realized at the end of the day that I wore my underwear inside out all.freaking.day. Not a big deal…except I went to the bathroom multiple times that day and never noticed.

Wednesday: Tried shaving my dog myself to save money and he came out looking like Chewbacca after a hurricane involving sharp knives. Paid $65 to cover up what I did.

Thursday: Wore a cover up and a swimsuit all day because I have not done laundry. …I don’t even know how to make this sound less worse than it is.

I needed some consoling and if there is one thing that can always make me feel better it’s cupcakes pancakes. I don’t know if it’s because I associate them with syrup and anything covered in syrup is amazing, or if it’s because they were always a “special” thing growing up. My Mom only made pancakes for special occasions…like the first day of school, a holiday, or your birthday. Usually breakfast was a poptart because I was always running late…but on those special mornings she made pancakes, my day always seemed to go better. Once I decided I was going to make pancakes, I started hunting around for a recipe that I could adapt to include my new favorite flavor combination, Blueberry & Lemon. I don’t know about you, but I am still buying blueberries by the truckload since they are only $2 a pint. And after I made the Lemon Blueberry Buckle a couple weeks ago, I have been dying to have that combo again.

This pancake recipe is a little different than normal. It has no sugar and instead uses honey, which really makes sense for me to switch considering I drown them in pure maple syrup. 😀 It also uses oats instead of all flour and fat free milk. While these pancakes are not as fluffy as a traditional buttermilk pancake, they are a great substitute to fit into your diet. And best yet? They take less than 5 minutes to mix up. Throw everything into your food processor, puree, and pour. What could be better?


Honey & Oat Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

Yield: 8-10 pancakes

Recipe Note: I found the original recipe to be a little thin and added more flour. I included my change below, but if you feel you need even more flour, add another 1/4 of a cup.


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup fat free milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg, room temperature
zest of 1 large lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup fresh blueberries (washed and dried)


Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

In a large food processor, add flour and oats and pulse until oats are ground. Then, add everything else except the blueberries and pulse until all ingredients are pureed and well combined.

Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, pour batter on to skillet and add 8-10 blueberries on top of each pancake. Once you start to see little bubbles form, flip and continue to cook until pancake is browned on each side. Place pancake on an oven safe dish and place in oven to keep warm. Continue until you have used all pancake batter.

To freeze: Allow to cool completely and then transfer to a ziploc bag and freeze – reheat in toaster oven or microwave.

Adapted from The Fresh Fridge

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24 Responses to “Honey & Oat Blueberry Lemon Pancakes”

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — July 21, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    holy delicious! these might be my new fav weekend breakfast!

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    Katrina — July 22, 2011 @ 1:03 am

    These pancakes sound so yummy! Awesome recipe!

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — July 22, 2011 @ 1:21 am

    Beautiful photos Jessica! I am totally going to make these pancakes since blueberries are probably my favorite summertime fruit!

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    Chiara — July 22, 2011 @ 4:35 am

    Yum, those pancakes look amazing! Love blueberry pancakes.

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    Jenelle — July 22, 2011 @ 5:14 am

    Those look magnificent! I might make these for me and my honey this weekend. And I know how you feel about the “week of misfortunes”. Today I went to work without a bra on. Didn’t realize it till 1:20 pm when I went to a doctor’s appointment and had to remove my blouse (I am in the army so I had to remove the jacket we wear with our uniform) in order to get my blood pressure taken. We wear a tan tshirt underneath but OMG how embarrassing! I am sure my heart rate was higher than normal.

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    Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups — July 22, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    Your week sounds like my life! And why run and workout if not to drink more wine? The pancakes look, and sound, amazing!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 22, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    These pancakes look amazing…. definitely good for lifting spirits! I’ve done that with the underwear before lol

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — July 22, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    Delicious looking pancakes! I had a rough week like you last week and went with home made chocolate fudge brownies, but these pancakes would have made me feel better too! Well, at least its Friday and we have the weekend ahead right? Hope you enjoy it!

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    The Cooking Teacher — July 22, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    mmmmmmmmmm blueberry lemon! Have you tried the cooking light tuscan lemon muffins? I add blueberrys to them and they are super delicious and healthy!

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    brandi — July 22, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    Yeah…i’ve totally had the inside out underwear thing happen before.

    Pancakes are always a good idea!

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    Shannon — July 22, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Yes! I’m buying blueberries like crazy too since they are such a good price. These look like the perfect breakfast for when the in-law’s come to visit!

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    Erin — July 22, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Haha I have worn a shirt inside out all day before without noticing. Those pancakes would cure any bad week!

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    Jessica — July 22, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    These look fantastic! Pancakes were usually a weekend breakfast food in my family. These days the boy and I still love to eat pancakes on the weekends, and I’m always looking for ways to change it up from the usual… these might have to go on the menu very soon!

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    Nelly Rodriguez — July 22, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    Ha! I’ve done the swimsuit wearing! It’s all good! Love the pancakes….look so fluffy and delicious!

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    Mandie — July 22, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    So hungry! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has mutilated a dog like that. I attempted to cut out the knots and tangles that could never be untangled by brushing. The dog had curly hair, so I thought the curls would hide the gaps. They did not. I asked someone else to take him in to the doggy parlor, because I was just too embarrassed.

    As for the swimsuit thing, yeah, that’s pretty bad, haha!

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    Joanne — July 22, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    That sounds like an insane-o week. the pancakes were totally warranted and necessary. But maybe you should have made cupcakes to go with them. That sounds good too.

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    Jenny @ Savour the Senses — July 23, 2011 @ 3:52 am

    LOVE your food photos! Blueberry pancakes are the best. I have never tried adding honey but it sounds delicious!

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking — July 23, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    Love the blueberry/lemon combination. The underwear comment was funny! I can so relate.

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    Kerstin — July 23, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Blueberries and lemon were made for each other – these sound fantastic! Hope you found time to do laundry :)

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    Marsha @ The Harried Cook — July 24, 2011 @ 4:08 am

    I started making oatmeal pancakes only recently, and we love them! Thanks for sharing your recipe… It is different from mine, and I would love to try it!

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    Kathleen — July 24, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    These pancakes look amazing!

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    Bella — July 26, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    We just got done eating breakfast with this recipe & they were a HIT! (: Everyone absolutely loved them & loved the fact that they were low on sugar & suprisingly “healthier”. I actually forgot to put in the egg & they came out fine too, haha thanks again SO much for this pancake recipe! I’m sure we’ll be making them again very soon!! (:

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    Blueberry Honey — May 27, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    Your recipe sounds wonderful. I have some blueberry honey that I can’t wait to try with these pancakes. Thanks!

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