Blueberries 101

Rec & PE Blog

This blog feature is a write-up from Sheri Branson, Full Time Instructor in the Health, Wellness & Physical Education academic department.

Blueberries are:

  • Native to North America
  • An excellent source of antioxidants due to their high amounts of flavonoids
  • 84% water
  • A low glycemic food which helps in regulating blood sugar levels
  • A good source of fiber which can assist in keeping GI system regular.
  • Protective in slowing oxidative stress which helps slow again and protect against cancer.
  • Helpful in heart and brain health and improved memory due to flavonoid content. 
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
  • 2 C flour
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1 ½ t. baking powder
  • 1 ½ t. baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 ½ C. buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 C. blueberries

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Whisk all ingredients together without over beating. Gently fold in blueberries. 

Heat a nonstick skillet over low heat and add 1 T vegetable oil. Increase heat to medium-low and ladle 1/3 C batter into skillet. Do not overcrowd. Flip pancakes when bubbles cover the surface and bottoms are brown, about 2-3 minutes. Cook other side till golden brown and remove to plate to serve hot with maple syrup. 

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