Blueberry Vanilla Bean Pancakes with Blueberry Glaze

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 23, 2011

Our weekday mornings usually go a little something like this.

We awake to alarm clock #1.


It’s Sketchie and he’s impatient. He’s been awake prowling the house since who knows when.

I look at the clock and it’s 5:43am.

Meeeeeeeoooooowwwwwwww! Meowwwww. Feed meeeee-ow. Wake up. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meowwwwwww.




Somehow I manage to get a half hour of “quality sleep” until the alarm goes off. I’m happy Sketchie didn’t win.

When the alarm goes off, suddenly, Sketchie is back. This time, he’s kneading my belly like a hunk of pizza dough. It tickles and I laugh like the Pillsbury Doughboy. Sometimes he gets a little carried away and his nails go through the comforter and prick my skin.

I feel loved.

When I come out of the bathroom, I drag Eric out of bed. This always takes a few attempts!

Sketchie and I walk downstairs. He purrs so soft this time and brushes against my leg the whole way down, pretending like his intrusive wake-up call never happened.

I forgive him.

After feeding Sketchie, I challenge myself to make the strongest cup of green tea in the world.


I usually win.

I pour a large, unknown quantity of tea leaves into my Bodum loose leaf tea pot and then add a few more for good measure. As it steeps, I head outside to water the garden, anxiously waiting my tea.

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By the time I come back in, Eric is enjoying a huge bowl of spelt flakes, raisins, and chia seeds. He eats it in record time and then he spends about 6 hours brushing the chia seeds out of his teeth.

I pour my tea into a travel mug and we fly out the door to drive to the train station. We’re usually always running late and we arrive 60 seconds before it departs. A quick kiss and we part ways.

On this weekday morning, however, things went a bit differently!


I found out that Eric was working from home today, so I told Eric I would make our favourite breakfast…pancakes!


I made my usual crazy pancake stacks, this time adding a fun blueberry-vanilla bean twist. (You can check out all my pancake stack recipes here). And did they ever turn out incredible!



Blueberry Vanilla Bean Stacked Pancakes with Blueberry Glaze

Adapted from Strawberry Shortcake Stacked Pancakes


  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch or two kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 vanilla bean (optional), scraped
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup blueberries + more for glaze (below)
  • Oil, for skillet
  • Blueberry glaze: 3/4 cup blueberries processed with 1 banana
  • Shredded coconut, blueberries, maple syrup, to garnish on top.


1. Preheat oven to 250F and grab a baking sheet. Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, coconut, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt) in a medium sized bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (almond milk, warm water, vanilla extract, optional vanilla bean, maple syrup) and then add to the dry ingredients. Whisk well until no clumps remain. You can add more milk to thin it out as desired.

2. Preheat the skillet over low-medium heat and add some oil on the pan. Pour 1/4 cup of batter, per pancake, onto the skillet and quickly smooth out a circle with the back of a spoon. Cook until small bubbles appear on the surface and the bottoms of pancakes are golden. Reduce heat if necessary (I cook them on heat # ‘3’). Transfer to baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm.

3. Meanwhile, make your blueberry glaze by processing 1 banana with 3/4 cup blueberries. Next, slice 1-2 bananas if you’d like to make the pancake stack as shown in the pictures. Once my pancakes are stacked, I scoop the blueberry glaze, coconut, and more sliced banana and blueberries on top. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired. Makes 6 medium pancakes or 8 small ones.



    I had a bunch of blueberries to use up so I threw a cup of them in the batter and then used the rest to make this delicious blueberry glaze.


    To make the glaze, I processed 3/4 cup blueberries with 1 banana. We both really loved it as an alternative to maple syrup!


    I love this pancake recipe because it’s made with 100% whole wheat flour and the pancakes are very fluffy and thick. The blueberries were just oozing out of them!


    Sketchie is also a happy cat today.

    One of Sketchie’s favourite things in the world is when Eric works from home. He loves to jump up on Eric’s lap to sleep for the afternoon or use his laptop as a butt warmer when he leaves his station. ;)


    In other news, I have a guest post over at Eat Live Run today as well as an interview with Evolving Wellness…check ‘em out!

    Have yourself a great Thursday!

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    Erin @ WholesomeRD June 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Awe Sketchie is such a cutie! These pancakes look amazing – can’t wait to try them on a Sunday morning!! :)


    Halley (Blunder Construction) June 24, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I’ve missed Sketchie posts on here, glad to see he made his way into this post! But seriously, what are we supposed to do about our cat alarm clocks? I think I might try locking my cat (Jelly) into the bathroom if he wakes me up at 5:30. Even then, he’ll just meow until we let him out. No sleep for the weary.


    Arielle June 24, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Oh wow, those looks great! I love making pancakes, had them this morning, in fact. I’ll have to make those next week, but I think I’ll use blackberries since I’ve got a ton of those right now.


    Melissa Daams June 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

    beautiful cat :)


    Gloria June 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I made these this morning, and my sister and I both loved them. I just had to drizzle some almond butter over top though! haha It’s a bad habit ;)


    eva @5fruitsNveggies June 24, 2011 at 11:31 am

    love the cat on the computer


    Karen Faivre June 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Every time I make pancakes I’m stumped over what to put on top. Now I know – fruit blended with banana – duh! Can’t wait to try it out; thanks for the inspiration. And that Sketchie, what a gorgeous cat!


    Amanda @ Still Life with Duck June 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Sketchie is too cute!


    Brooklyn June 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    The last photo looks like Oscar the Grouch!


    Keegan June 29, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I made these the other day for my parents who are sugar addicts, and surprise surprise…. they loved them!!! My dad doesn’t even know what vegan is but has a new-found interest in that genre of food because of these pancakes. I bow down to any recipe that can make him eat better :-D


    Angela (Oh She Glows) June 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Thats great to hear!


    Kelly June 29, 2011 at 10:39 am

    LOVE the pancake recipe! I tried it the day after you posted it, the fruit is a GREAT substitute for pancake syrup! Since making this I’ve started seeing what else works great in the food processor: This morning–strawberries and banana for a bagel topping!


    Beth July 2, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I made these this morning after my long run, and they were delicious! Somehow I forgot to add the water to the wet mixture but they still turned out alright, and my husband devoured them. Who needs eggs anyway? :)


    Beth July 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    By the way, Sketchie is gorgeous. Those eyes are amazing!


    Kathy July 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Do you think we can use frozen blueberries, Angela?


    Amy July 11, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Hi Angela,

    Love the blog! I just started drinking green tea and I’d like to know what brand name your brewer is and where you bought it. I’m in Canada but having a bit of trouble finding one. Here in Nova Scotia everyone is very adament on their bagged black tea :p


    Angela (Oh She Glows) July 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Hey Amy! Its a Bodum brand teapot. They have a website you can check out with all their products…enjoy! I love mine.


    Dominique April 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I tried making these at home and they were absolutely delicious!!! The glaze was so amazing, I loved it! If I had the time (and fresh blueberries all year) I would make them everyday. Also, that cat is adorable, what is it with cats and sitting on laptops, mine does the same haha


    Vegan Radhika Sarohia February 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Awesome post!! As usual
    I Googled “vegan blueberry glaze” cause I need to make one for this raw vegan lemon pudding thing I’m making, and this blog entry came up among the first few results
    Anyway, what a delicious breakfast. Your cat looks gorgeous and the blueberry pancakes look totally delicious:D


    Marissa April 13, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    We are making pancakes tmrw. I usually don’t partake and that’s no fun! With this recipe – mama will eat them too! Thank you, Angela! Your site, recipes, story and spirit are amazing!!


    Amy M January 24, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Your recipes never disappoint! Even a recipe from 3.5 years ago! Thank you Angela! :) This is exactly what I wanted this morning!


    Lavina March 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you SO much Angela! Made these today with spelt flour, omitted the coconut and topped it with the glaze and some nutella – they were soft, fluffy, and sooo incredibly delicious!

    I absolutely love your blog and have learned so much through it, thank you for your handwork and thank you for sharing your talent!

    Sending you lots of love from Dubai xx


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