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.

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267 comments on “Good Morning”

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

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

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

  4. Oy!!! Oy!!


  6. You keep making my mouth water!

  7. That is food porn! I love it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. Those look soooo delish!

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

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

  17. Oh. My.


  19. 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!

  20. holy smokes. looks really good!

  21. Holy cow those look fantastic.

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

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


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

  25. wow! it looks yummy!

  26. 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!!!!

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

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

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

  30. want…..

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

  31. 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 :)


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

  33. 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…

  34. 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.

  35. Are you trying to fatten us up?!

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

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

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

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

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

  41. I want one NOW, sooooo amazing looking.

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

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

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

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

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

  47. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

  53. Your pictures are absolutely amazing!

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

  55. 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)

  56. 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}}}

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

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

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

  60. 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?

  61. They look fantastic,i love maple syrup

  62. 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.

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

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

  65. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  71. mmmmmmmmm!!!!!

  72. 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!!! :)

  73. That looks heavenly!!

  74. 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!

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

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

  77. 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!

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

  79. 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.

  80. yum!

  81. 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

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

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

  84. 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

  85. Oh, my! Those pictures!

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

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

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

  89. I am making these right now!

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

  91. Oh My!!

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

  92. wow. im hungry now!

  93. 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

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

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

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

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

  98. 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!

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

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

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