Gluten Free Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Pancakes

Happy National Blueberry Pancake day!!!  I am helping Driscoll’s celebrate this fabulous food holiday with my Gluten Free Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Pancakes. If I HAD to choose one food I could eat for the rest of my life, it would be breakfast. Yeah ok so that isn’t ONE food, but a category. But still. Breakfast is awesome. Especially when blueberry pancakes are involved. Thanks to Driscoll’s Berries for sponsoring this post.

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I probably make pancakes for dinner more than I do for breakfast. Since my kids school schedule is SO EARLY this year there is no way I am waking at 5 am to make pancakes or waffles. I save those for the weekend, during the week we do a lot of smoothies. Easy to make, kids love them. But once in awhile during the week when I don’t really feel like cooking, it’s breakfast for dinner time. Brinner!

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Pancakes glutenfree 1 Gluten Free Meyer Lemon and Blueberry PancakesThere are so many two food combinations in culinary world that work so well together; peanut butter and chocolate, bourbon and salted caramel, coffee and kahlua, pineapple and coconut, eggs and bacon,  lemons and blueberries, I could go on and on.  This combo is so good for so many reasons. Regular lemons and blueberries are good, but meyer lemons and blueberries? AHhhhhhhhmazing. I have made muffins with this combo, a layer cake, and now these pancakes. By far the best pancakes I have made yet.

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First off. These are gluten free. I used my own personal AP gluten free blend. You can find that recipe HERE. I have had so much success with this blend in many recipes that I am now confident enough to venture into using it in puff pastry and yeasted breads like pizza dough and sandwich bread. I have high hopes for those recipes. This substitutes exactly cup-for-cup with regular all purpose flour. It’s really hard to tell that these aren’t regular wheat flour. I mean just LOOK at how fat these pancakes are. Sooooo fluffy! And if you aren’t gluten free, you can sub in regular all purpose flour and they work just as great.

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Secondly, these are super high protein. Whole eggs and egg whites, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt. So they are delicious and good for you. And not only are they FULL of huge, fresh blueberries, there is Meyer lemon zest and juice in the pancake batter and sauce as well. I love Meyer lemons so much we decided to grow a couple trees in our yard this year.

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And the sauce? So simple and good. Honey is my secret ingredient to sweeten the sauce, only a little bit since it really doesn’t need it. Just enhances it. This sauce is also so good on ice cream and yogurt. Or just on a spoon.

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Pancakes
Recipe type: Pancakes
Cuisine: Breakfast
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Serves: 20
Gluten Free Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Pancakes Makes about 16-20 pancakes
  • 1 ¾ c gluten free AP flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ c cottage cheese
  • ¾ c greek yogurt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ⅓ cup meyer lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups ( 8 oz or 1½ packages) fresh Driscoll's blueberries
  • 2 tbsp meyer lemon zest, divided
  • Blueberry sauce
  • 2 cups of frozen blueberries, not thawed ( you can use fresh, then freeze so you get more juice out of them)
  • Zest and juice of one meyer lemon
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ c water
  1. In a blender combine the egg whites and eggs, cottage cheese, meyer lemon juice and yogurt blend well. In a large bowl whisk together the flour through salt. Pour in the egg mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture, add vanilla extract and 1 tbsp of zest and stir well until thoroughly combined. Let sit for 5-10 min.
  2. While the batter is resting make the blueberry sauce. In a small saucepan combine the blueberries, water, honey and zest. Heat over low, until the blueberries start to thaw and release juices, stirring a few times. Once it starts to simmer combine the lemon juice and arrowroot (or corn starch) in a small bowl and add to the simmering blueberries. Stir until the sauce is thickened. Keep warm.
  3. Make the pancakes. Preheat a griddle or pan, and melt some butter on it. Fold the fresh blueberries into the batter and scoop out ¼-1/3 c batter ( depending on how big you want the pancakes. ) cook a few minutes and then flip and cook a few min more. You can keep the pancakes warm on a baking sheet in a 200 deg oven or just serve immediately. Top with sauce and more zest.
These keep really well frozen and reheat great. You can easily sub regular all purpose flour or any other gluten free AP mix, but I can't say if they will be as good since I haven't tried them with other GF mixes and I personally don't care for the mixes made from bean flours If you can't find arrowroot starch ( which I think thickens better than cornstarch and you use less) you can always sub with cornstarch If you cant find Meyer lemons, regular lemons work just as great This pancake recipe is my go-to recipe you can add in any fruit or nut combo you like, one of my faves besides these is banana slices and walnuts.


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Take a bite…you know you want to!! For more Blueberry Pancake recipes and ideas visit Driscoll’s Website  HERE. They all look so good!!

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  1. I love that we are on the same lemon blueberry pancake wavelength this week!!!
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    • Me too!!! I also made a coconut smoothie same day Aggie from Aggie’s kitchen and Jen from Savory Simple made a roasted cauliflower soup with bacon and my recipe on Monday was a veggie soup with bacon. Its great minds think alike week!

  2. I want that bite!! Blueberry and lemon always tastes good!
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  3. LOVE the pictures! They look so amazing I could dive head first into those pancakes :)
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  4. OH. MY. STARS!! Shanna, we think so much alike (crazy-bat-scary!). I, too, prefer my own GF AP Flour Blend vs. other blends. And, arrowroot? ROCKS! Root veggie thickener is infinitely better for you than corn-based cornstarch. WOOT! Another must-make-asap recipe from The Pina-Coco Blog! You are my favorite blogger-baker, girlfriend! You rock an apron like no one’s business…all-natural, too! (Again, we are so much alike being all-natural bakers. Separated at birth, perhaps? LOL!) We need to live closer…that’s all I’m sayin’! xoxo P.S. I’m ALL about brekkie…especially at dinnertime!
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  5. These look soooo good. Can I have some next week when I visit? Please!

  6. Mmm.. I love blueberry pancakes so much.
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  7. These look way too tasty! I am obsessed with meyer lemon and blueberry combo.
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  8. OK. I’m officially in love with your blog. My husband is gluten-free, and he’s going to really appreciate this recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog today as well! :)
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  9. Your photos are so beautiful and I’d be happy too eating these pancakes for the rest of my life :)
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  10. These look delicious! I too have a few flavor combinations that I just can’t resist. This sounds delicious. And your pictures turned out great!
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  11. pancakes are my favorite breakfast! these look amazing.
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  12. I was just approving your post on Triberr, when your post headline caught my eye. Two of my fav flavors, Meyer lemons and blueberries at breakfast (my all-time fav meal, too)? I just had to click over. Then I saw your gorgeous photos. I’m an instant fan. I’ll definitely be back for more!


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  13. These sound AMAZING! And they are super gorgeous!
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  14. Breakfast (and brunch) is pretty awesome. I sometimes eat it for dinner :)
    The pancakes sound pretty amazing.
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  15. With a stunning breakfast like this on the table, my family would very happily all be late to work :) I better wait until the weekend. Thanks.
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  16. So of course today I overslept a bit and had to run out without breakfast. Then I see these AMAZING pancakes! Too pretty for words Shanna!
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  17. Genevieve says:

    I was excited when I stumbled upon this recipe, only to be crushed when I saw how much dairy there was in the recipe…. Until I discovered lactose free cottage cheese and sour cream!!! Best. Day. Ever. I made these with Bob’s AP GF four, because that’s what I had on hand, and they turned out great, although I will try your blend the next time! Delicious!

    • I am so glad you were able to enjoy them. We aren’t a dairy free family – and I am lactose sensitive. I have discovered that I can handle greek yogurt and cottage cheese the best without any issues. I haven’t tried the lactose free kinds of dairy since I do fine with the brands I use.

  18. Genevieve says:

    Me again! I was just wondering: when you make the banana walnut version, do you still use 1/3 cup lemon juice, sub it with something else, or just leave it out? Thank you!

    • Sub with any liquid or you can leave it out – I always sub so I don’t know what would happen. I am not a fan of subbing liquids for water since water doesn’t add much flavor, or any flavor for that matter. You can any any milk like almond or coconut or regular milk if you want. Let me know what you try!!

      • Genevieve says:

        Good morning Shanna! So my daughters wanted pancakes, but “the plain kind” , so I added some cinnamon, used maple sugar, and subbed in 1/3 cup of almond coconut milk (unsweetened). And they were delicious! I would probably use 1/2 cup next time, since they were quite thick! Sounds like these will be a weekend staple! Thanks again!

        • Those sound so good!! I will have to try that version for my kids. That is what is great about a basic pancake recipe – it really is easily adaptable to any flavors. Liquids can be subbed for any and they come out great – and yes if they are a little thick you can always add more liquid. So glad you like!

  19. Whoa, Shanna! These are seriously amazing. Pinning and making this weekend on Saturday morning! 😀
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