How to make Joe Wicks' American-style blueberry pancakes

Looking for an energy-boosting breakfast?

Is there anything more satisfying than whipping up a stack of pancakes for brunch? In Joe Wicks' 2017 cookbook, Cooking For Family And Friends, the famous fitfluencer featured energy-boosting blueberry pancakes. Here's how to make them…


Ingredients for blueberry pancakes

This recipe serves 8

  • 300g plain flour
  • 35g vanilla protein powder
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 350ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1–2tbsp coconut oil, for cooking
  • 400g blueberries, plus extra for scatteringZero-fat
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Maple syrup

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Joe Wicks (Conor McDonnell/PA)


How to make blueberry pancakes

Step 1: Tip the flour into a bowl and add the protein powder, baking powder and sugar.

Step 2: Measure out the milk, then crack the eggs straight into the measuring jug. Give the two ingredients a good whisk until well combined. Gradually pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, stirring or whisking as you go to avoid lumps. When all the liquid has been incorporated, give the mixture a final whisk until smooth.

Step 3: Melt a little coconut oil in a good non-stick frying pan over a medium to high heat. When it is hot, pour in one ladleful of the batter, which will spread out across the base of the pan to about 15cm wide and 1–1.5cm thick. Fry the pancake on the first side for three minutes, reducing the temperature a little if the pancake starts to burn.

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Step 4: While the pancake is cooking, scatter about an eighth of the blueberries in a single layer over the uncooked surface of the pancake. They will be held in place by the raw batter.

Step 5: Flip the pancake and cook for a further two to three minutes, again upping or reducing the heat as necessary – these pancakes are like most other pancakes in that the first one is often not the best. Remove the pancake to a plate and keep it warm while you repeat the process with the remaining batter and blueberries.

Step 6: Serve up stacks of your pancakes with a few extra blueberries, Greek yoghurt and a cheeky drizzle of maple syrup.

Now go and buy... Joe Wicks' cookbook 


Cooking For Family And Friends by Joe Wicks, published in hardback by Bluebird, available on Amazon


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