Blueberry Sauce and Lemon Pancakes

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The next thing we made with our yummy blueberries is a family favorite – blueberry sauce! And here, we pair it with lemon pancakes, something equally delicious in their own right but when combined with the blueberry sauce, they are out of this world! Enjoy!

Blueberry Sauce {lightly adapted from the Blueberry Sauce recipe in The Professional Pastry Chef cookbook by Bo Friberg}
½ cup sugar
1 cup cranberry juice (or your favorite cranberry juice blend – we like cranberry blackberry or cranberry grape)
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1½ cups fresh blueberries

Place sugar and juice in a small saucepan. In a prep bowl, combine water and cornstarch. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved, and add into the cranberry juice. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in blueberries. Let cool and serve. Store leftovers in the fridge. 

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Lemon Pancakes {lightly adapted from the Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes recipe from the Joy of Cooking website}
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
¼ cup sugar
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup light sour cream
⅓ cup 2% reduced fat milk
Zest of two lemons
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra light olive oil
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 extra large egg, lightly beaten

In a medium bowl, whisk or stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center, and add sour cream, milk, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, vanilla extract, and egg. Use a fork to stir the wet ingredients and slowly incorporate the flour mixture until they are all combined (batter will be thick). Preheat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease the cooking surface with butter or oil if necessary. Cook pancakes (use ¼ cup batter per pancake) until golden brown on both sides, adjusting the heat as needed. {Personal note: apparently, our stove is on the hotter side and I ended up having to cook the pancakes on medium-low heat.} Serve with blueberry sauce. :)

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