Thanks to the popularity of celebrating special days online, annually on January 28 #NationalBlueberryPancakeDay is faithfully observed by lovers of pancakes and blueberries alike. (via NationalDayCalendar.com)
To get a blue-hued pancake throughout, add frozen BC blueberries (available at your grocery store) to your favourite pancake batter early in the preparation stage and mash them in.
If you want the blueberries more whole in nature, drop them in one by one as you are adding the batter to the pan. (They don’t have to be thawed.)
Frozen BC blueberries are available year ‘round, and can be found in the frozen section of all retail stores in BC. 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 manganese, which play an important role in bone development and the conversion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats into energy. 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.
With the cold weather in BC, and flu season in full force, adding a blueberry pancake to your morning routine should be easy to do!
Be sure to follow along on social media for the latest on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram @bcblueberries
About The BC Blueberry Council
BC blueberries are versatile and fresh, both hand-picked and machine harvested from July through September, and then frozen as well, to be available for berry lovers year-round.
Media release and images provided by Giulia Sa Bayonne, Town Hall Brands.