A white plate topped with pancakes covered in blueberries
November 16, 2023
A white plate topped with pancakes covered in blueberries

Brain Healthy Ingredients: Blueberries and dark berries, Cinnamon

Serves: 2-4

Whole grain flour, spices, and yogurt add texture and pizzazz to your weekend pancakes, while giving you a full complement of brain-boosting nutrients.

You can use any type of plain yogurt you want – full-fat, low-fat, or non-fat.


  • 1 cup oat flour (can substitute whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • butter for pan, and to serve


  1. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add orange zest, yogurt, juice, egg, and butter and stir to combine. (Batter may be lumpy.)
  3. Heat skillet over medium heat and add a small dollop of butter (about a teaspoon.) When butter bubbles, pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the skillet for each pancake. Sprinkle about 8-10 blueberries over each pancake.
  4. When pancake is golden on the bottom, flip and cook the other side until done.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter. To keep warm while cooking, you can put the cooked pancakes in a 175 degree oven while you’re finishing up.
  6. Serve warm with maple syrup and butter.