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.


Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
Yield: about 16 pancakes

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes


Orange Maple Butter (make the night before)

  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancackes

  • 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


  1. Orange Maple Butter: 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.
  2. Pancakes: Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and soda in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together buttermilk, milk, butter and egg in medium bowl.
  4. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients and whisk together just until combined.
  5. Toss blueberries in a small bowl with 2 tsp sugar.
  6. Heat a griddle over medium heat. Take extra butter and run over surface of griddle. Repeat as necessary throughout process.
  7. 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.
  8. Flip and cook the other side for about 2 minutes.


Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Living Magazine, June 2009.


Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancake

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.


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.

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267 comments on “Good Morning”

  1. That looks like the most beautiful plate of pancakes ever…yum! Can't wait until its time to go blueberry picking!

  2. haha amazing! That's the best answer! I'm exactly the same way!

  3. Danielle – because Martha's recipe told me too :)

  4. These look delicious and your photography makes me think I can smell the sweet syrup from home. Great job!


  5. These look "to die for"! My husband isn't a fan of blueberries, but I think they could be just as good without them? I'm going to try them with just leaving out the blueberries.

  6. Great blog! I'm not sure if I'll be able to find orange maple syrup here, but this sounds like a very good pancake recipe to try nonetheless. Boxed pancakes are so bland!

    ? Vanessa

  7. That's one big stack o' pancakes! Yum!

    I live in Holland and I can't find any maple syrup here. They use some other gross kind of syrup on their pancakes. Oddly, I just happen to have some maple flavoring. Do you think I could use that instead?


  8. Oh thank you! I made these today for my family and they were DELISH!! :o) I love your blog!

  9. Just wanted to say that I treid these last weekend and got rave reveiws from the fam. I was lazy and didn't make the maple orange butter. They had to survive with plain old butter and maple syrup. I subbed in whole wheat flour for half of the flour. That seemed fine. I used a med grind cornmeal and I liked it that way but the teens thought a finer grind would be better.

  10. O-M-G! This is the first time I tried a recipe that didn't call for a mix of some sort LOL I am in LOVE! I have to get used to the extra time it takes, but the home made "from scratch" taste totally makes up for it! Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. I made these this weekend….. And they didn't disappoint, they were even better then I had imagined! Thanks for the encouragement! YUMMO!

  12. I just found you. Would you come live with me? and since I am new-where do I find the map for the lollipop cakes?

  13. Truly beautiful pancakes! I think blueberries make everything EXTRA gorgeous!

  14. These look amazing!!! That orange in the syrup sounds delicious.

  15. Must have pancakes.

  16. My husband and I made your yummy pancakes for breakfast this morning. Thanks for a GREAT recipe that we will be using again soon!

    Amy (& Jay)

  17. the photography is just amazing! I love those! sounds like a great weekend breakfast to me !

  18. Saw the photos! Had to make them! WOW! Taste as yummy as they look!!! AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!!! My family LOVED them!!!

  19. yummy! We made these right away but didn't have buttermilk or vinegar to make our own.. they still turned out great

  20. These look incredible!! Your pictures are fabulous as well!

    Just wondering why you toss the blueberries in sugar first? I've never heard of that, but a little extra sugar never hurt!! mmmm

    Let me know!

  21. I want breakfast now… really, really badly. Those look sooooooo good! Mmmmmm!

  22. Oh another thing I can try :-) Thank You Thank you Miss bakerella

  23. So glad you guys like the pictures. I had fun getting the syrup just right.

    I would definitlely make these again.

    Also, glad to see so many of you like breakfast for dinner. Me too!

  24. I got chills looking at these pictures

  25. Those look DELICIOUS. You take the best food photos! Thanks for sharing your creativity and artistry with us.

  26. Oh Lord, you are teasing us all! Those clicks are just fantastic!!

  27. Oh My Gosh—I gotta have these right now!!! Good thing I hadn't defrosted anything for dinner yet :) Many thanks for a fabulous site!

  28. YUM!!! my stomach is growling now. thanks. :D

  29. Yum, yum, yum. You make me hungry. I wish I could be your taste tester :)

  30. must.not.make. must.think.low.carb.

    Oh my those look amazing!

  31. I love your blog so much!!!!!!!!!!!! The pictures are great.

  32. Yes. Yes you can interest me in these. Thank you!

  33. Just FYI, I had to make a trip to the store at 10:30 p.m. because my husband saw this picture and "needed" pancakes :)

  34. For my oldest, pancakes for breakfast = love.

    He's gonna feel so loved!

  35. Yum, yum!! Those looks really good!!

  36. Those look amazing! Can't wait to try them this weekend!

  37. So your pancakes look heavenly but I wanted to give you a link to my blog…I made 4th of July pops and wanted to share with ya.

  38. Oh, I REALLY want pancakes now! Yum, love your bog, mind if I link you on mine, I need to let more people know you're out there!

  39. Yummm!! I must make these on my new stove with my new griddle!

  40. Wow, Great photos! I wish I could reach into the screen and slide a few pancakes onto a plate.

  41. You are so bad for my waistline!

  42. i love the photos of the pancakes cooking

  43. YUMMY!!!! I so wished you made me some.

  44. Oh Sweet Niblets!!!!!! I'm trying to stay away from this kind of stuff :-(. Love the idea of the orange maple butter, yummmmmmmy

  45. I saw these recipes too. They really are scrumptious. Great photos.

  46. OOOOoooh my goodness, those look divine!!!

  47. You are one DANGERous lady!!!

  48. omg these look amazing!

  49. My morning just got a whole lot sweeter…you devilish carbohydratey temptress, you.

  50. AMAZING!

  51. Are these not to die for?!!

  52. Looks good! I love pancakes!

  53. Oh, where do I seat? :D
    These are wonderful!

  54. Hello from France (but I live in Cairo … =p)
    I definitely like you blog …
    I just wanted to say it !

    You're …………… the Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeest ;)

  55. OMG. those are the only words that describe this. seriously. im drooling.

  56. Those pictures are AMAZING….I literally had to just wipe the drool off my mouth. Guess I know what I'm making for breakfast tomorrow.

  57. Holy food porn! Every time I come here I gain weight.

  58. Waaaaaaah! I started a diet last week and I can't help but still look at your fantastic blog. But these pictures are just too much torture! I can taste them and smell them and … waaaaaaaaaaaah!

  59. Just made these and they were a big hit! I was thanked by my kids for making them and told that I was a good cook! (My kids are 3 and 6.) My husband who isn't a big fan or plain blueberries enjoyed them, too. Thanks for the recipe!

  60. Oh my god. It's all I have to say…

  61. damn woman, these look amazing!!!!!!!

  62. You take the BEST food pictures!!!

  63. YUM! These look great! Perfect timing, I always make blueberry panckaes the morning of the 4th of July!

  64. That stack of pancakes looks amazing!! Such a beautiful photo and wow, look at all that butter :)


  65. You're killing my diet you know….

    I think I just put on four pound looking at the pictures.

    But so worth it!

  66. and i thought the chocolate trifle looked good. Never mind i want this!

  67. I think I'll make these the next time I'm pregnant. Because pregnancy is a good excuse to eat stuff like that. Who has cravings for ice cream when you can cravings for blueberry pancakes maple syrup of all things?

  68. Will you be my mommy? Lol, I may be 30 but I'd love to have someone in my house to make that for me one Sunday morning…

  69. WOW! They look sooooo yummy! Great job!

  70. I think I may have to have hubby run to the store to get blueberries so I can make these. Yummy. I made homemade bread 2 days ago and apple dumplings last night. How many points does that get me?
    you might like my plate makeover

  71. YUMMMMMMMM!!! After cupcakes, pancakes it's the 2nd best food, yes, food to eat.Have you ever tried FRIED PANCAKES? I've done this since I was little and I think I have to tried your recipe tomorrow morning, but with my kick… I'm so hungry right now that I my not wait.

  72. ok – so how do you take all these pics and still cook?

  73. Everything looks AMAZING!

  74. The same thing should go for reading your blog as goes with grocery shopping. . . never while you're hungry! :)

  75. Hi, they look delicious!
    To my kids are formidable pancakes

  76. blue berry pancakes are gthe best!

  77. This looks absolutely amazing! Breakfast is, hands down, my favorite meal of the day. I always look forward to the weekend so I can make breakfast!

    What really intrigues me is the maple syrup infused with orange! Ah! That sounds fantastic! I'm so boring – I never think to jazz up syrup with citrus. Love it, will definitely have to try this one out

  78. That looks luscious! We actually picked some blueberries and I did make some pancakes with them, but I just may have to make some more:)

  79. Mmmmm, look sooooooo good! Will definitely have to try some! =)

  80. ??? ?????? ???? ????? ??????
    ???? ?? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? .. ???? ???????? ?? ??????? ??????? ???????? :)

  81. You're photos are sooo beautiful!!! How do you make them so large on blogger? I've been working on it but can't figure it out!

  82. Wow, your food photography is fantastic. I'm sure the pancakes are wonderful, but the pictures certainly make them even more appetising.

  83. Oh beautiful pictures! We may have to have breakfast for dinner!

  84. Yummy! I will have to try these and then try them with banana/walnut and then with strawberries and then…and then…

  85. erm, my jaw literally dropped (that never happens) and then i immediately started drooling. yuuuummm…

  86. In Canada we do have butter by the stick both Loblaws PC brand and Lactantia.

  87. Oh YUM! My blueberries are just starting to happen. I am totally doing this.

  88. so I am thinking if you wanted to come and visit a lovely beach town in Canada…blueberry season is in August…I'm just saying you are more than welcome!

  89. That looks like the yummiest thing ever!! Can't wait to try them!

  90. J'en veux !!

  91. OH WOW! Looks like Breakfast for Dinner tonight! : )

  92. Ooooooh, that butter does sound yummy. I will have to buy some cormeal and blueberries and do these.


  94. Yeah, I'm all over this one for Sunday! YUM! Thanks for posting.

  95. that looks soooo good!

  96. this looks amazing and so delicious :) just wanted to say that i love your blog, especially your cupcake posts :)

  97. I'm in Canada to and a stick of butter is equal to 1/2 cup.
    Making these soon!

  98. These look so yummy! I made oatmaeal pancakes yesterday and while they looked yummy they did not taste quite as good.

  99. i LOVE your site! thank you!

  100. I'm in Canada. They don't sell butter in "sticks" here. It looks like it's 1/4 lb. Is that correct?

  101. YUM! We are having these for dinner tonight!

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

  103. 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!

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

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

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

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

  108. 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

  109. wow. im hungry now!

  110. Oh My!!

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

  111. These look so yummy and I am so hungry!

  112. I am making these right now!

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

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

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

  116. Oh, my! Those pictures!

  117. 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

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

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

  120. 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

  121. yum!

  122. 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.

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

  124. 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!

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

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

  127. 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!

  128. That looks heavenly!!

  129. 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!!! :)

  130. mmmmmmmmm!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

  136. 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!

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

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

  139. 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.

  140. They look fantastic,i love maple syrup

  141. 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?

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

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

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

  145. 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}}}

  146. 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)

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

  148. Your pictures are absolutely amazing!

  149. No fair – your pictures just tease me – yummmmmm.

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

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

  152. Wow! Those look scrumptious!! Thank you!

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

  154. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

  160. I want one NOW, sooooo amazing looking.

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

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

  163. I never thought blueberry pancakes could look soooo good!

  164. check out my blog, I gave you the One lovely blog award

  165. OMG….these look soooooo good! :)

  166. Are you trying to fatten us up?!

  167. 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.

  168. 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…

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

  170. 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 :)


  171. want…..

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

  172. I am all for ANYTHING orange flavored! Yum!

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

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

  175. 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!!!!

  176. wow! it looks yummy!

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

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


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

  180. Holy cow those look fantastic.

  181. holy smokes. looks really good!

  182. 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!


  184. Oh. My.

  185. Oh, it looks terrific! Great photos too!

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

  187. Those look soooo delish!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  194. That is food porn! I love it!

  195. You keep making my mouth water!


  197. Oy!!! Oy!!

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

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

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

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