Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sunday Morning Blueberry Pancakes

I must have over a hundred blueberries on my potted plant.  It has produced all four years I've had it, but this year will be the best.  It's the 'Elliot' variety, supposedly the best for container gardening.
Once July hits, it's harvest time around here.  Every day there is something new to bring in from the garden and it is just so exciting!  This morning the blueberries that I have been watching all week (as have the robins!), turned blue and were ready for harvesting.  A couple of bowls later I had blueberry pancakes on the griddle topped with pure maple syrup and, you guess it, more blueberries!
Sunday Morning Blueberry Pancakes

2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
Few gratings of nutmeg
1 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup fresh blueberries

In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; set aside.  In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and nutmeg; set aside. Beat egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl; whisk in milk and melted butter. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients; mix until batter is smooth; stir in blueberries. Fold in beaten egg whites. Makes 10-12 pancakes.

For more information on growing blueberries in containers, I recommend this book:
Crops in Pots


Lynn said...

Nothing better than home grown blueberries! Glad you beat the robins to them-enjoy:@)

Snap said...

I've been thinking about blueberries in containers. Now I really must do it!!!! Yum!!!!!!

The Fajdich Times said...

Your blueberries look great. I have blackberries and raspberries. I love to pick them fresh. Enjoy your day:)

Unknown said...

I never thought about growing blueberries in a pot. A wonderful idea. Please, would you link this to Bake with Bizzy?

Valeree said...

Thanks for sharing. I've never had any luck with a potted blueberry. I'm going to look for this variety next time. Thanks!!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

A big pot is the key, Valeree. Mine is about 24" W x 28" H. They also like a lot of water and are acid lovers, so I put coffee grounds around them. I've underplanted mine with cranberries. The plants are doing well and come back every year, but I have yet to see a single cranberry.

Martha said...

There is nothing better in the summer than blueberry pancakes with fresh blueberries!!!!! A friend grows hers in pots with peat moss only -- no soil and she harvests tons of blueberries!!

Iesha Williams said...

Yumminess in the making. Love blueberries. Haven't thought about growing them myself. May have to try it.

Becky said...

Pattie, I wish I could have been at your house this morning. Pancakes look delicious! I've been putting pine straw around my blueberries, but thanks for the hint about the coffee grounds. I can put them on blueberries as easily as in the compost.


Mary said...

It never occurred to me to plant blueberries in a container! What a great idea, thanks for the tip with the coffee grounds. I'm wishing I had your pancakes this morning~ they look wonderful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Now, this is a pancake recipe! I know a good one when I see one when the recipe says "separate eggs". YUMMY!
I love the image of the immature blueberries, so pretty.
My house will be full of family in a couple of weeks and I'll be making the pancakes for breakfast.
Thank you for participating in OTMM! Your blueberry pancakes brings Sunday morning lusciousness to the linky party!

Vanessa Coppa said...

Blueberries are one of my all-time favorite fruits. I eat them almost daily. Those pancakes look delish!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Patti,
Those are really great pancakes! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
Miz Helen

The Tablescaper said...

I sooo love blueberries and yours look fantastic. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Abby said...

okay I'm so doing this next year...I had no idea you could grow a blueberry bush in a pot! How do you control the acidity in the soil? ...or maybe I should just get the book you recommended

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

The book is a great one, Abby. You'll be amazed at all you can grow in pots, including corn! Plus the pictures and displays make the vegetables look attractive in their planters rather than overgrown and weedy. I use miracid and coffee grounds to control acidity.

Corinnea said...

Oh, yum!

So blueberries in pots? Hm, thanks!

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Looks like a good year for blueberries at your house too!

pam said...

Thanks for linking up!!! I am so jealous. My blueberries produced a single handful this year. Really.

Corinnea said...

Patty, not sure if you really needed an answer.... I guess the plant sends out males first so they will be there and waiting when female blooms. Mine sent out males for almost a month before and females showed up! I unfortunately only got to enjoy three zucchini and a couple of small pumpkins before a vine borer got my plants. I tried so hard to save them! Hope you get some girls soon! Gardens are so fun, yes?

Brittany said...

Looks so yummy! I will try this.

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