Blueberry Pancake National Recognition Day

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Blueberry pancakes have their own national day celebrated on January 28th.  Beat the winter blues by consuming blueberry pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you don’t have to wait till the end of January. Pancakes and syrup are a staple comfort food in Vermont on cold, winter days. Many restaurants get into the spirit of the day by stacking up the blueberry pancake entrees using their best pancake recipes topped with pure Vermont maple syrup oozing over that stack of delectable flapjacks.

Blueberry Pancake Specials

Overwhelmed or just don’t have time to make your own pancakes?  Here’s a deal for you.  You can get the best blueberry pancakes simply by placing an order for Vermont maple syrup from the Carman Brook Farm.  We’ve tried a lot of packaged pancake mix in our family’s sugarhouse and by far, King Arthur Flour’s Blueberry Pancake Mix is the best we’ve sampled.

Mounds of the most delicious, fluffy pancakes come out of every package of mix that King Arthur produces.  Everyone knows that Vermonters are heads over heels above the rest of the nation when it comes to maple syrup and pancakes.  Why wouldn’t you want the best blueberry pancakes and maple syrup to celebrate a national holiday like Blueberry Pancake Day?  We’ve got a couple different Beat the Winter Blues specials to get those pancakes to your home for free.

The first January special is a free King Arthur Flour Buttermilk or Blueberry Pancake Mix with your purchase of a half gallon of our pure Vermont Maple Syrup.  There are several grades of maple syrup, so read up on the maple syrup grades making sure that you get the right one for your palette.

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The second January special is a free King Arthur Flour Buttermilk or Blueberry Pancake Mix with your purchase of a quart of our pure Vermont Maple Syrup and a half pound of our maple cream.  Again, read up on the maple syrup grades and don’t forget to do a little research on maple cream.  There is only one ingredient in maple cream and that’s maple syrup.  You’ll also have a choice of flavor and you’ll want to select the right one for you.  Maple cream is especially delicious when sandwiched between 2 pancakes for a “panwich”.

                            Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Making your own pancakes from scratch can be a fun thing to do with kids and are great for dinner with sausage. There are lots of fancy recipes out there with lots of ingredients, but we like to keep it simple.  Our best recipe for quick pancakes is simple and easy and doesn’t require an emergency trip to the grocery store for an ingredient that we wouldn’t normally have on hand.

If you don’t like the dull, blue tint that mixing blueberries into the pancake batter produces, I suggest that you drop your blueberries in the batter after you ladle the batter onto the griddle.  Its a much better way to control that each fluffy breakfast cake is loaded with the right amount of blueberries.

      Our Favorite Griddle Cake Recipegriddle

2 cups flour                                 1 Tbsp melted butter

1/2 tsp salt                                  1 egg

1 tsp soda                                   2 cups buttermilk (or sour milk)

1 Tbsp sugar

Sift dry ingredients together.  Mix wet ingredients together.  Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.  Stir till mixed, do not over stir.  Pour on a hot greased griddle.  Flip when you see bubbles and remove when cooked through. Top with real Vermont maple syrup.

Blueberry Pancakes at a Restaurantlighthouse_cafe-0021

If making pancakes from scratch or from a box mix just isn’t for you, there are lots of restaurants who offer pancakes on their menus and specials for National Blueberry Pancake Day.  The Lighthouse Cafe in Sanibel, FL, serves up Whole Wheat Blueberry Hot Cakes on their regular menu.  Upgrade your order of hotcakes to include maple syrup from the Carman Brook Farm.  If you’re in Sanibel check out their menu.  If you don’t live in Sanibel and your favorite pancake joint isn’t offering pure Vermont Maple Syrup, get them in touch with the maple people.

Regardless of how you decide to celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day, we hope you include some real Vermont maple products.

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