Recipe: Mango & Blueberry American Style Pancakes

Mango blueberry pancakes with syrup captionedShrove Tuesday marks the last day before the start of Lent and is the day for Christians to eat their rich foods up before the fasting season of Lent.   In the UK it has become traditional to have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday – other countries have different traditions, semla pastries in Sweden, in Iceland they eat salted meats and peas and the day is rather wonderfully known as Sprengidagur or Bursting Day.

This year Shrove Tuesday falls on the 4th March and rather than the traditional British crêpe style of pancakes I’ve made some fluffy American style pancakes filled with mango purée as well as the traditional blueberries.

Recipe: Mango & Blueberry American Pancakes

Makes 6 pancakes, serves 2

120g plain white flour
1tsp baking powder
2  free range eggs
75ml semi skinned milk
100g mango puree – blitz some chunks of fresh fruit with a stick blender
100g blueberries

Maple syrup to serve

Mix together flour, baking powder, eggs, milk and mango puree. Do not overbeat, as this will result in tougher pancakes.

Fold in half the blueberries. Heat a little of the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, and cook the pancakes in small batches.

Turn once, when the bubbles rise to the surface. Keep warm in the oven whilst you cook the rest, or eat straight from the pan with butter and maple syrup.

Serve with the remainder of the blueberries.

We cooked our pancakes in a Tefal Jamie Oliver Pancake pan, and were very impressed.   A lovely sturdy pan which was very non stick and thus barely needed any butter when cooking the pancakes.  For some more pancake ideas check out the Tefal Pancake Day site.

Mango blueberry pancake frying in Tefal pan_Tefal pans are available from both John Lewis & Argos.

Fuss Free Flavours received three pans from Tefal in return for developing this recipe and telling you about the Tefal Pancake Day site.

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Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance food & writer, photographer who has been writing about achievable, affordable and mostly healthy food on Fuss Free Flavours since 2007. She also contributes articles, recipes and photos to a number of online and print food magazines. Please do contact me if you would like to discuss commissioning work.

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  1. Nothing yummier for breakfast than a stack of freshly made pancakes! Lovely photo.

  2. lovely! Hope you enjoyed them, they look almost healthy!

  3. Heidi Roberts says:

    Blueberries are a must in American pancakes, crispy streaky bacon too, love it with lashings of warmed maple syrup!!! Mmmmmmm.

  4. Blueberry pancakes are yummy especially with some maple syrup and smoky streaky bacon. You are making me hungry Helen.

  5. These pancakes look delicious!

  6. I love that image and I love the idea of bursting day. perfect explanation for how my girls eat on pancake day :-)

  7. I love them! They look super delicious :)

  8. Mango puree in the batter, oh YES! Mmmmmmmmmmm! Good one Helen. Nice photo too :)

  9. Oh they look gorgeous Helen, love teh use of mango in the batter.
    Janie x

  10. Oof, I need those. Perfect balance of comfort, indulgence and anti-oxidant power! lovely x

  11. Oh I am mad on American pancakes at the moment. This is my first year of making them and I love them. Yours look superb bursting with lovely fruits too. I love the way the blueberries burst and they taste so much better cooked than raw to me.

  12. Blueberry American pancakes, sooo delicious. This stack looks lovely. GG

  13. I just happen to have a very very ripe mango in the fruit bowl and a punnet of blueberries in the fridge. Roll on Saturday breakfast!

  14. Gorgeous idea for a pancake batter! Bookmarking this one, blueberries I’ve done but not with mango :)

  15. I keep seeing pancake posts and they are making me so hungry. Tomorrow I’m having pancakes for breakfast no matter what. Really liking your mango puree idea.

  16. Made your pancakes this morning. My men had several helpings – they are delicious, lovely mango taste coming through. Will certainly be making these again.

    • Oh super! It is always good to get positive feedback from someone who has made the recipe! I am delighted that you enjoyed the and thank you for letting me know.

  17. Yep. American pancakes are awesome. If you ever have the opportunity, try making them with buttermilk – buttermilk pancakes are a classic and a staple of the American breakfast.

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