Monday, June 29, 2009

Good Morning


Can I interest you in some pancakes?

Some Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes?

With Orange Maple Butter?

I thought so. I had the same reaction when I saw these in the June issue of Martha Stewart Living.

They called to me. Basically begged me to make them. And I’m so glad I did.


First up… make the Orange Maple Butter. (I did this the night before.)

You’ll need:
1 stick softened butter
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • Combine all three in a small bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Spoon the mixture on a piece of wax paper.
  • Roll and re-shape back into a stick of butter.
  • Twist the ends to secure the wax paper and refrigerate.

In the morning. Blueberry Cornmeal PANCAKES!

You’ll need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar, plus two tsp for blueberries
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup milk
3 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1 egg lightly beaten
2 cups blueberries
Extra butter for coating griddle
Maple Syrup
(Makes about 16)

  • Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and soda in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk together buttermilk, milk, butter and egg in medium bowl.
  • Add milk mixture to dry ingredients and whisk together just until combined.


  • Toss blueberries in a small bowl with 2 tsp sugar.
  • Heat a griddle over medium heat. Take extra butter and run over surface of griddle. Repeat as necessary throughout process.

Blueberry Pancakes

  • Pour batter on griddle 1/4 cup at a time.
  • Add some of the sugared blueberries to each pancake.
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Blueberry Pancake

  • Flip and cook the other side for about 2 minutes.

I started out doing three at a time, but my griddle was not as big as I like.

So I switched to doing one at a a time. Takes a little longer, but the pancakes are prettier.


Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Living Magazine, June 2009. Online version here.

Martha also offers a good tip. As you are making the pancakes. Keep the finished ones on a cookie sheet in the oven at 200 degrees F to keep them warm.

Then, when you’re all done.

Stack ’em and slap on some Orange Maple Butter

Naked Pancakes

Oh my! Then pour on the maple syrup.

Wait for it…


Wait for it…



Blueberry Pancakes

… that’s better.

Blueberry Pancakes

Then dig in.

Blueberry Pancakes

You’ll be glad you did.

Anonymous said...

Oh my these look good. Orange maple butter…really unique, and it sounds delicious!

June 29, 2009 12:55 AM
The Mom said...

You can't do this to me at night! I was done eating for the day!

June 29, 2009 01:12 AM
Melis B said...

OMG~~ they look delicious!! I will have to do them tomorrow! mmmmmm

June 29, 2009 01:18 AM
7 D's said...

Oy!!! Oy!!

June 29, 2009 01:18 AM
VeggieGirl said...


June 29, 2009 01:22 AM
thatswhatshesaid said...

You keep making my mouth water!

June 29, 2009 01:23 AM
Chicago Mom said...

That is food porn! I love it!

June 29, 2009 01:23 AM
Samara Link said...

Fabulous photos!! Looks awesome. I think your house looks like a fun house to live in. :)

June 29, 2009 01:23 AM
NicNacManiac said...

These look scrumptious!! Your photography is amazing!!
Have a fabulous day!!

June 29, 2009 01:26 AM
Mags said...

I'm going to need a moment alone with these photos. And a cold shower.

June 29, 2009 01:27 AM
smalltowncakefun said...

Blueberries are my daughters favorite. this will be one my to do list tomorrow

June 29, 2009 01:27 AM
Stacey Lynn said...

Wow…just picked some huge Louisiana blueberries this weekend…they are destined for these pancakes sometime during the long weekend!

June 29, 2009 01:33 AM
Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

These look soooo good! I have to try them, thanks for sharing!

June 29, 2009 01:39 AM
Sarah said...

Those look soooo delish!

June 29, 2009 01:41 AM
StuffCooksWant said...

Hello breakfast! Orange maple… can't wait to try this!

June 29, 2009 01:44 AM
Amy said...

Oh, it looks terrific! Great photos too!

June 29, 2009 01:45 AM
Kristy said...

Oh. My.

June 29, 2009 01:47 AM
shelby said...


June 29, 2009 01:51 AM
Jenny said...

I was just thinking about making pancakes for dinner and this popped up! Hmmm…. wonder if I have any blueberries in the freezer. Way too hot here (AZ and 110) to go to the store!

June 29, 2009 01:55 AM
Kristy said...

holy smokes. looks really good!

June 29, 2009 01:58 AM
Dorci said...

Holy cow those look fantastic.

June 29, 2009 01:59 AM
LoriLyn said...

Those look amazing!! And, your pictures are fantastic, too :)

June 29, 2009 02:06 AM
Mary Grace McNamara said...

Next Sunday's breakfast! Thanks so much for helping with my meal planning!


June 29, 2009 02:07 AM
Jackamo said...

I am quite literally lusting after these pancakes. Is that wrong??

June 29, 2009 02:07 AM
Anonymous said...

wow! it looks yummy!

June 29, 2009 02:09 AM
Sarah said...

Oh wow… I'm stuffed after a dinner of raita and hummus… but… oh wow… and the best part is that my husband wouldn't touch these, so they're ALL MINE!!!!

June 29, 2009 02:11 AM
Melanie said...

Could you tell us what settings your camera was on for these photos? They are gorgeous.

June 29, 2009 02:11 AM
Connie said...

I wish I had a griddle. I can't cook fluffy pancakes over a stove if my life depended on it!

June 29, 2009 02:12 AM
Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I am all for ANYTHING orange flavored! Yum!

June 29, 2009 02:15 AM
Jana said...


seriously though I wish I was awesome at food and taking pictures…your amazing!

June 29, 2009 02:16 AM
Rose said...

You can certainly inerest me in some pancakes! The blueberry ones look delightful mmmm. I havent had pancakes in a while, and now im craving some :)


June 29, 2009 02:17 AM
A Wedding Story said...

Oh my yummy! You sure know the settings on your camera and how to work 'em!

June 29, 2009 02:24 AM
Dalia said...

Pancakes are my favorite breakfast. And as a result of the fabulous pics, I'm already tempted to make this tomorrow… and I will need to run 3 additional miles…

June 29, 2009 02:28 AM
Bgstoner said...

You evil woman, how can you post such a yummy picture. It just looks to good. *Sigh*
I will end up breaking down and making and devouring them.

June 29, 2009 02:29 AM
Jessica said...

Are you trying to fatten us up?!

June 29, 2009 02:29 AM
Webgrrl74 said...

OMG….these look soooooo good! :)

June 29, 2009 02:31 AM
Karen said...

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June 29, 2009 02:36 AM
Steph said...

I never thought blueberry pancakes could look soooo good!

June 29, 2009 02:37 AM
Pieceful Bits said...

I so want some blueberry pancakes right now! You make them look so yummy.

June 29, 2009 02:38 AM
Melinda said...

I tried to talk my husband into pancakes for dinner tonight, even before I saw this post. Now I'm craving them even more.

June 29, 2009 02:40 AM
Mermaid Sweets said...

I want one NOW, sooooo amazing looking.

June 29, 2009 02:43 AM
Paige said...

Those pictures make my mouth water just looking at them! Thanks for sharing!

June 29, 2009 02:47 AM
Sandy said...

YUMMO!! It's almost 10pm and I could eat all of those pancakes!

June 29, 2009 02:49 AM
Heidi said...

Thank you! I was looking for something different to have on our "Breakfast-for-Dinner" night. My boys are going to love these!

June 29, 2009 02:50 AM
Sarie said...

I am thinking these pancakes will make a very nice 4th of July breakfast.

June 29, 2009 03:00 AM
Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now said...

Those pictures are not suited for fragile viewers– like people wanting to lose weight! That looks SOOOOO GOOOOOODDDDDD!

June 29, 2009 03:06 AM
Hazel Langrall said...

it's one thing to make food so good it's evil. it's quite another to make top-notch food porn out of your evil deeds. that's just…FANTASTIC!

what type of lighting do you use to shoot these fabulous images?

June 29, 2009 03:10 AM
amber said...

mmmmmm that looks divine. blueberries are SO yummy. and GOOD for you! how uncommon!! :)

June 29, 2009 03:18 AM
Danielle said...

Wow! Those look scrumptious!! Thank you!

June 29, 2009 03:27 AM
Ami said...

Yum! (And I wasn't even a tiny bit hungry until I saw them)

June 29, 2009 03:35 AM
laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OMG! These look so fabulous, and the butter sounds scrumptuous! I think I could just eat that butter on toast. laurie

June 29, 2009 03:38 AM
Heather said...

No fair – your pictures just tease me – yummmmmm.

June 29, 2009 03:39 AM
Dawn said...

Your pictures are absolutely amazing!

June 29, 2009 04:12 AM
SimplySweeter said...

Oh. My. Gosh. You have done it again. Yum.

June 29, 2009 04:15 AM
Sue said...

LMAO @ Veggie Girl … I couldn't have said it better myself!!! LOL

Amazing photos TFS and I will make these one day…just not soon…have to fit into the dress for the wedding in three weeks…groan (No not my son's)

June 29, 2009 04:31 AM
LaDue & Crew said...

No fair!! I made blueberry pancakes this morning, but did not have this awesome post to see first! Alas, just plain syrup for me… I coulda had this syrup!! {mope, whine…snivel}}}

June 29, 2009 04:45 AM
Becky said...

These look great! I'll have to give them a try, maybe for out 4th of July breakfast!

June 29, 2009 05:05 AM
Julia said...

Oh goodness!!! These look absolutely delicious!!! :) :)

June 29, 2009 05:25 AM
Lori Roberts said...

Yum my son's favorite! He won't like the butter but I think it sounds delicious! I will try it!

June 29, 2009 05:43 AM
Lady P said...

okay – I need to ask – was that delicious stack of flapjacks eaten by just little ole you? are you *little* ole you after all of this crazily wonderful baking you do?

June 29, 2009 06:04 AM
jane l said...

They look fantastic,i love maple syrup

June 29, 2009 06:14 AM
Sarah said...

I love the idea of the orange maple butter. I'm definitely going to throw in some orange zest as well to make sure that orange flavor is pronounced.

June 29, 2009 06:34 AM
morgana said...

Wow!!!! Good morning for you too. What a good looking pancakes!! Mmmm.

June 29, 2009 06:52 AM
jo said...

OMG…. looks ONO!!! hawaii here… literally…(nvt. Delicious, tasty, savory; to relish, crave; deliciousness, flavor, savor.) pancakes are perfect for lazy sunday mornings…

June 29, 2009 06:58 AM
apparentlyjessy said...

Delicious! I love blueberries, and the maple orange butter sounds divine! This will be perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast, thanks for sharing the recipe!

June 29, 2009 07:01 AM
JeanneS said...

It's past midnight & I'm supposed to be going to bed, now I'm making pancakes!

June 29, 2009 07:12 AM
Jessica said...

These are THE most gorgeous pictures I've seen in a long time. Absolutely drool-worthy!

June 29, 2009 07:59 AM
Helen said...

Oh god, I'm just about to get my breakfast now but it will not be as delicious as that looks!

June 29, 2009 08:22 AM
Leonissima said...

Ooooohhhhh, I'm supposed to be on a diet. Not fair :))))

June 29, 2009 08:51 AM
SandeeA said...

I think I have already told you this but WOW WOW WOW WOW

June 29, 2009 09:48 AM
Lizzy Borden said...


June 29, 2009 11:03 AM
Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

o.m.G!!!!!!!! Just when I think your photography can't get any more divine … there you go again! My keyboard is covered in drool, and I need to invent a way to reach into the computer screen and grab whatever is in there (in this case, amazingly delicious pancakes smothered in butter and gourmet syrup)!!! I am really looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks, Bakerella!!! :)

June 29, 2009 11:25 AM
Julie said...

That looks heavenly!!

June 29, 2009 11:32 AM
Lauriem1967 said...

Hi Bakerella, I knew it was from the june issue as soon as you said "Orange maple butter"! I've been drooling over my issue all month! Yours are beautiful and look sooo tempting, glad to know it's a great recipe! Will try!

June 29, 2009 11:38 AM
Maybe said...

Oh my God, I'm litteraly licking at the screen right now !!!! This looks insanely good !!!!

June 29, 2009 11:44 AM
Carrie said...

My daughter will love these. She loves to eat anything she can dip into something and blueberries.

June 29, 2009 12:02 PM
SugarMama said...

You take the absolute BEST pictures! Every time you post something new, it's like a feast for my eyes! I will definitely be trying this recipe soon!

June 29, 2009 12:23 PM
Calamity Anne said...

I never knew maple syrup could be so sensuous!!!

June 29, 2009 12:47 PM
EG said...

Oh Martha, I love you so.

We were going to have pancakes for dinner tonight already because they're easy and I always have the ingredients on-hand.

Now I need to go buy like 4 more ingredients, but I want THESE pancakes! I won't be making any fancy butter, though.

June 29, 2009 01:00 PM
joanne wardle said...


June 29, 2009 01:01 PM
ruboid123 said...

OK – you are a mean, nasty person who offers decadent delights via photos and recipes. Thank you

I can tailor this recipe for myself as I'm diabetic by using sugar substitute. I have access to a sugar-free maple syrup (clone obviously). Now I will have to make this.

Rats & Thank you again

June 29, 2009 01:02 PM
puglyfeet said...

Oh yes. I'd love a whole stack to myself!

June 29, 2009 01:19 PM
Deb said...

There look delicious! But probably not as good as the ones Tylre Florence presented to me at the Metropolitan Cooking show here in Atlanta.

June 29, 2009 01:21 PM
Elaine said...

YUm…I happen to make blueberry pancakes yesterday too…but they didn't look near as wonderfully scrumptious as yours. They were tasty, but I'm definately going to file your recipe for later use! Thanks

June 29, 2009 01:30 PM
Bridget said...

Oh, my! Those pictures!

June 29, 2009 02:15 PM
Melinda said...

this was obviously not the morning for me to skip breakfast…these are making me so hungry :)

June 29, 2009 02:20 PM
BJohnson Jewelry said...

that looks delicious, now I want some!
I will make me some right now.

June 29, 2009 02:24 PM
Amanda said...

Thanks for the recipes! I already have the orange maple butter in the fridge ready to go for dinner tonight!

June 29, 2009 02:27 PM
LadyMay507 said...

I am making these right now!

June 29, 2009 02:45 PM
Tonya said...

These look so yummy and I am so hungry!

June 29, 2009 02:58 PM
Life of a Firefighter's Wife said...

Oh My!!

*knocking down the papers on my desk as I bolt to the kitchen to make orange maple syrup*

June 29, 2009 03:35 PM
valerie pradhan said...

wow. im hungry now!

June 29, 2009 04:42 PM
Brooke - in Oregon said...

UMMMMMMM yum, that was the 1st think I thought! lol

I love reading your blog and pretending I can make all these yummie things! lol

June 29, 2009 04:47 PM
Micah said...

I now know I CAN get a cavity simply from looking at pictures. But this is worth it! Thanks, Bakerella!

June 29, 2009 04:48 PM
Atticelf said...

I really wish I had a carton of buttermilk in my fridge RIGHT NOW!

June 29, 2009 04:55 PM
Deanna said...

I love it! The "Good Morning" title, and then BAM!, that pic of deliciousness. What a wonderful way to start the day :)

June 29, 2009 04:59 PM
Mara said...

Ok can you say Delicious! I think these are a definite must try. Thanks!

June 29, 2009 05:05 PM
Marly said...

I am speechless and my mouth is actually hanging open right now. WOW. I love pancakes, cornmeal and blueberries so this is a match made in heaven for me!

June 29, 2009 05:14 PM
Nanny said...

mercy, I'll have to try these when the children are home. Maybe I could eat 16 pancakes naw better wait.

June 29, 2009 05:23 PM
K_L_C said...

YUM! We are having these for dinner tonight!

June 29, 2009 05:27 PM
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