Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Squares

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Squares – Craving pancakes but not the work of standing at the stove flipping them? Make these EASY breakfast squares with only THREE ingredients!! Perfect for weekend brunch or as a make-ahead weekday breakfast!!

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Squares - Craving pancakes but not the work of standing at the stove flipping them? Make these EASY breakfast squares with only THREE ingredients!! Perfect for weekend brunch or as a make-ahead weekday breakfast!!

If you’re like me and the thought of making pancakes one-by-one while being chained to the stove isn’t your idea of a fun weekend morning, then this recipe is just for you.

I rarely make pancakes because they are more work than I want when I’m still half asleep and need a cup of coffee.

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But to satisfy my daughter’s request for pancakes, I made these extremely easy pancake-inspired breakfast squares.

What Do The Squares Taste Like

I almost called this recipe a breakfast ‘cake’ rather than squares but they’re not quite sweet or light enough to be considered cake in my book.

But after you douse the squares with either maple syrup, confectioner’s sugar, or your favorite pancake topping (jam, jelly, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce), the sweetness level is just right.

The squares have the hearty denseness that pancakes do and you’ll be satisfied for hours.

If you’re looking for something that’s lighter, sweeter, and more of a true cake, but that’s also inspired by pancakes, make this Blueberry Muffin and Buttermilk Pancakes Cake that I posted years ago. Readers who make that cake always write to say they are extremely loyal to it and make it over and over again.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Squares - Craving pancakes but not the work of standing at the stove flipping them? Make these EASY breakfast squares with only THREE ingredients!! Perfect for weekend brunch or as a make-ahead weekday breakfast!!

Only 3 Main Ingredients

To make the squares all you need to do is combine 3 main ingredients: pancake mix, water, and add blueberries. I added a splash of vanilla and tossed the blueberries in flour to help prevent them from sinking while baking. So that still only puts you at a whopping 4 ingredients.

I used blueberry pancake mix because I had it on hand but a box of plain Bisquick will work just as well.

I used fresh blueberries because I had a surplus. I imagine you could use frozen berries. I would add them straight from the freezer and increase the baking time slightly since they’ll cool the batter down and it will take a bit longer for it to bake up.

Weekend Brunch Or Make-Ahead Weekday Breakfast

These breakfast squares are perfect for weekend brunches or even as a make-ahead weekday breakfast. Of course fresh and warm from then oven is best but we nuked the leftover squares on subsequent days and they were still plenty tasty.

Especially when you use as much syrup as I do.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Squares - Craving pancakes but not the work of standing at the stove flipping them? Make these EASY breakfast squares with only THREE ingredients!! Perfect for weekend brunch or as a make-ahead weekday breakfast!!

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Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Squares

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Squares – Craving pancakes but not the work of standing at the stove flipping them? Make these EASY breakfast squares with only THREE ingredients!! Perfect for weekend brunch or as a make-ahead weekday breakfast!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups pancake mix (such as Bisquick; I used Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line an 8×8-inch pan with foil for easier cleanup, and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add the pancake mix, water, vanilla, and stir to combine; set aside.
  3. To a medium bowl, add the blueberries, flour, and toss to coat the blueberries.
  4. Add the blueberries and all flour that’s at the bottom of the bowl to the bowl with the pancake mix and stir to combine.
  5. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  6. Evenly sprinkle with additional blueberries for both taste and visual appeal.
  7. Bake for about 20 to 22 minutes, or until set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Baking times will vary based on brand of pancake mix used so bake according and until done. Start checking at 15 minutes; you don’t want to overbake this at all or they will be dry and dense. Serve with maple syrup, dust with confectioner’s sugar, or use your favorite pancake topping. Squares are best warm and fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat gently before serving.
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12 comments on “Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Squares”

  1. Do you use a glass or metal dish for baking these? I can’t wait to make them this weekend. Looks so easy and delicious.

  2. This looks like a delicious way to use pancake mix–and saves a lot of time too!

  3. Hi Averie!

    Can these be frozen? Make ahead and them freeze them to take to work in the mornings?

  4. Hi, any chance this needed eggs? I made it this morning and something didn’t seem right. Thanks!

    • I did not use eggs because you wouldn’t add eggs to pancake mix normally in making pancakes so I did not add eggs here. You could always try and see what happens if you’re curious. Not sure why/what went differently with yours. I know that all pancake mixes vary a bit. Thanks for trying the recipe.

  5. In response to Jen’s comment, I wonder if she used Bisquick? Their pancakes call for eggs. Just a thought. Actually, now that I think of it, some pancake mixes call for eggs (we only use mixes when camping and have had an “oops” moment when we realized I picked up a mix calling for eggs … not a lot of stores close by when we camp!). Anyway, it’s a great idea for an easy, fun breakfast.

    • I really don’t use too many pancake mixes so I am not familiar with the ones that call for an egg vs. no egg. But that’s a good point – maybe an egg is necessary with some brands whereas with others, it’s not. Thanks for LMK that about Bisquick.

  6. Would it work to double the recipe and bake it in a 9×13 pan?

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