Blueberry Pickin’, Blueberry Scones, & Blueberry Pancakes

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Blueberries are extremely healthy for you. You can learn more about the amazing health benefits here.

During the mid-summer months, blueberries are available to pick in Northern Georgia. We decided to visit the Cool Springs Blueberry Farm & Nursery in Gainesville, GA. In South Florida, we’re able to pick strawberries during the cooler months, but this was the first time we picked blueberries. Lydia had so much fun!

I think Bryce enjoyed being worn in our new Baby K’Tan.

These blueberries were so much better than any blueberries I have ever bought in a store (even a good farmer’s market). The skin was very thin and the inside was juicy, sweet, and tart. So delicious! The next morning for breakfast, we made two different blueberry recipes that I’d like to share with my readers: blueberry scones and blueberry pancakes.

Blueberry Scones

(based on a recipe by Paula Deen)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unbleached flour, plus extra for dusting surface
  • 3 T + 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 5 T butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 cup blueberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Using a food processor or your hands, combine flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter and either pulse or cut using your hands/fork to incorporate butter until you have a crumb-like texture, with the butter distributed throughout.
  3. Mix in sour cream, the egg yolk, and blueberry until just combined.
  4. Turn sticky dough out onto a lightlyfloured surface. Shape until dough is about 3/4″ inch thick and cut into triangles, to create 16 equal-sized scones.
  5. Brush each scone with the egg white, and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/4 c of sugar.
  6. Place the scones on a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Top with honey butter or maple butter (equal parts softened butter and either honey or maple syrup).
Makes 16 scones.

Blueberry Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 T baking powder
  • 6 T sugar
  • 3 ½ cup milk
  • 2 lemons (juice and zest)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ t vanilla extract
  • 6 T melted butter (+ butter for pan)
  • 3 cups blueberries
Directions: 
  1. Sift dry ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, melted butter, and milk.
  3. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Gently stir in fresh blueberries.
  4. Place skillet/large pan on a medium burner. Lightly butter the pan. Pour mixture into pan to create pancakes 6″ in diameter. Cook until golden on one side, flip, cook on the second side.
  5. Serve with pure maple syrup.
Makes approximately 18 large pancakes.

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia {age 8} and Bryce {age 6}. Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.

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8 Responses to Blueberry Pickin’, Blueberry Scones, & Blueberry Pancakes

  1. Traci says:

    Blueberries are my favorite…. I would love to pick fresh ones… Looks like lots of fun 🙂

  2. Jennifer says:

    YUM! I want to pick, too but this year it will be a lot harder. The place we went last year had too many things around to distract Jack and keeping an eye on him plus carrying Paisley…and they had a lot of spiders and the bushes were kind of unruly and overgrown. But they were sooo cheap… I think we are going to buy them from a farm stand. I like to make jam with them 🙂

  3. Blueberries also make a great homemade vinaigrette that is timely for summer salads.

  4. Carrie Wells, Ed.D. says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried blueberry jam OR blueberry vinaigrette. Thanks so much for the ideas!! 🙂

  5. Alicia says:

    Blackberries grow wild in northern GA, too, so if you ever go back you should look for some of those!

  6. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh how fun! Looks like you had so much fun! The Blueberry Scones recipe looks amazing!!!!

  7. Carrie says:

    Thanks – it was a great experience for the kids…and te scones were quite yummy!

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