Did you know that #NationaBlueberryPancakeDay is happening January 28?
Here are a few ideas on how to use delicious BC Blueberries that turn regular pancakes into dishes fit for National Blueberry Pancake Day.
How to Celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day
To get inspired, here are tips, tricks, and recipe ideas to celebrate at home:
- Have blueberry pancakes for dinner! BC Blueberries are a versatile ingredient that can be used during any meal, so who’s to say that you can’t have blueberry pancakes for dinner?
- Turn your pancakes blue. To give your pancakes a bright blueberry hue, add them into your pancake mix right away. Mash them up as you mix ingredients to get a true-blue colour.
- Try a new pancake recipe. Swap out your usual pancakes for one of our Blueberry Pancake recipes. From vegan to three-ingredient, and even traditional fluffy pancakes, there’s something for everyone!
Where to find BC Blueberries
Frozen BC blueberries are available year ‘round, and can be found in the frozen section of all retail stores in BC.
Look for “cultivated” or “high bush” and “Buy BC” and/or “Product of Canada” on the packages to make sure the blueberries for your pancakes are from BC.
Blueberry Health Benefits and Nutrition
By adding frozen BC blueberries to your pancakes, you not only add a shade of blue, but you also get the added benefits of Vitamin C and anganese.
Vitamin C and Manganese play an important role in bone development and the conversion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats into energy.
What makes blueberries blue?
One cup (250 ml) of BC blueberries is just 80 calories and contains 3.6 grams of dietary fibre.
Powered by Nature, blueberries are one of the only foods that is truly naturally blue in colour.
The pigment that gives blueberries their distinctive colour — called anthocyanin — is the same compound that provides the small but mighty berries their amazing health benefits.
BC Blueberry Pancake Recipes
Packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, BC Blueberries are a great ingredient to help kick-off the new year on a healthy note. Here are 6 easy blueberry pancake recipes to inspire you.
This recipe uses 1 ripe banana, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of frozen BC blueberries. For some added texture, you can use 1 tablespoon chia seeds.
This recipe will help you to make the fluffiest blueberry pancakes!