Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Berry Compote

Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Berry Compote

Heated with lemon and a little sugar, blueberries cook down to an almost jammy topping to mix with blackberries and spoon over whole-wheat pancakes. The breakfast delivers a great dose of fiber.


  • 1 ¼ cups whole-wheat flour

  • ¼ cup wheat germ

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 ½ cups low-fat buttermilk

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray

  • 1 pint blueberries (about 2 cups)

  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • teaspoon coarse salt

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ pint blackberries (about 1 cup)


  1. Make the pancakes: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Whisk together flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk in buttermilk, oil, and eggs. Let stand 10 minutes (if batter thickens, stir in 1 tablespoon water).

  2. Make the compote: Heat blueberries, lemon juice, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat until berries begin to burst, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in sugar. Simmer, stirring often, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and stir in blackberries.

  3. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Spoon in 1 tablespoon batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbles appear. Flip, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Keep warm in oven while you cook remaining batter. Serve with compote.

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