Whip-It Up Wednesday: Using Math to Make Blueberry Pancakes

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There is nothing quite like a hot fresh blueberry pancake piping hot off the griddle.

The warm cakes, filled with fresh, sweet blueberries, coved with a little pat of melted butter and real maple syrup!

It's not often that I indulge in pancakes. My breakfast usually consists of hot coffee with cream...repeat.

But for a fun treat, a nice Sunday morning breakfast or if blueberries are in season, this recipe will not disappoint.  

I cook with my kids often, it is a time of bonding, silliness, learning and enjoyment. 

For this recipe, our goal was to measure all the ingredients with other denominations than the recipe called for. So a  1/2 cup blueberries became two 1/4 cups, 1 cup became four 1/4 cups, etc.

It was so much fun, and it was great to see the kids using their brains to figure out the measurements.

Want more pancake math? Check out this mathematician who became famously known for "flipping pancakes with mathematics"

For quick and easy pancakes, you can use your favorite premade boxed pancake recipe or use this easy recipe from allrecipes.com.

When adding blueberries  to the pancakes add them directly to the pancakes on the griddle. If you add them to the mix it will become purple.


 1 cup milk
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 2 tablespoons white sugar
 2 tablespoons baking powder
 1 teaspoon salt
 1  beaten egg
 2 tablespoons butter, melted