Friday, January 28, 2011

pancakeREVIEW: Driscoll's Berries

Last week, I received a kind email from Melissa, of The Baddish Group, with an offer for coupons to try Driscoll's fresh blueberries in celebration of National Blueberry Pancake Day. As a follower of my blog, you know that I basically can't say no to offers for free and/or discounted food. And, I especially cannot turn down offers for anything pancake affiliated. So, without giving it a second thought, I accepted and waited for my snail mail to arrive. Now, what I'm about to say will probably completely taint my credibility as a pancake lover, so please skip the rest of this sentence if you would like to remain in ignorant bliss, but, I had no idea that National Blueberry Pancake Day even existed. I know...shocking, right? I completely understand if you just can't think of me in the same way, but I just had to be honest with you. Anyways, thanks to Melissa, now I am completely aware of its existence, and January 28th has a whole new significance. After I received my stash of coupons, I headed over to my local grocery market and stocked up on Driscoll's berries.  I originally intended to just try out their blueberries, however, I really couldn't stop my right hand from also grabbing a carton of Driscoll's strawberries, since my left hand was busy carrying my shopping basket. So, because I knew I would only be losing a battle with myself, I stepped into the 10 items or less line and checked out. As soon as I got home, I decided to make a batch of blueberry pancakes and a stack of strawberry-banana ones.  And this is what happened...

Photos by: Chandamheer

Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson

What is pictured above is something I would like to call, "Berry Heaven." Yeah, that's right. Driscoll's berries are fresh, enjoyable, and sweet to the taste buds. So sweet, in fact, that there's really no need to add syrup to your pancakes, unless you're like me, and you love upsetting your dentist. I definitely encourage everyone to try out Driscoll's the next time you're in need of a berry good snack. Haha, get it?? Thanks again to Melissa! Below, you'll find more information on Driscoll's berries and a recipe for blueberry pancakes!

Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes

2 cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup natural sugar
2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½  teaspoon salt
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
2 large eggs
½ cup low-fat margarine, melted
2 packages (6 ounces each) Driscoll’s blueberries
  • Whisk wheat flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in bowl until blended and set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk with eggs.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. Add melted butter, then blueberries, and stir gently.
  • Heat a non-stick griddle or pan over medium heat. Let a few drops of cold water fall on the surface. If bounces, sputters or instantly evaporates, your pan is ready.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes, or until bubbles that appear on the surface are beginning to break and bottom is golden.
  • Turn pancakes over, cook 1 minute or until lightly golden.
  • Place pancakes on heatproof platter and keep warm in a 200˚F preheated oven.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.
Yield:  12 Pancakes (3 pancakes per serving)  
Calories (per pancake):  159.0/Protein:  5.7 g/CHO:  23.8 g/Fat:  5.4 g/Cholesterol:  46.6 g/Sodium:  348.7 mg
"Driscoll's is a fourth generation family owned company that has been involved in berry farming for over 100 years.  As the leading provider of fresh and organic berries, Driscoll’s works with independent farmers to produce the highest quality strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries in the world in an effort to continually delight all berry consumers. Driscoll's is the preferred berry partner of some of America’s leading chefs and culinary institutions.

Check out Driscoll's Facebook page for your chance to win up to $150 in Driscoll coupons and a griddle pan! Have an amazing weekend everyone! And, don't forget to stop by again soon because I have a lot of extremely exciting posts to share with you all!


  1. Oh my god they look amazing. I will have to make them over the weekend!

    I'm quite a new follower to your blog and just wanted to say I love the fact that you have the nutrional info (protein, fat, etc.)!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe ^_^

  2. Oh my, looks so yummy!!! I really need to get some measuring stuff for the US spoons and cups so I can easily cook all the lovely food you girls show in here!!


  3. This looks delicious! I'm hungry right now and this is not helping :)

  4. Yam yam! I will try this one! I am a sweet maniac!

  5. that looks delicious and you photograph the food so beautifully!

  6. WOW looks delicious, I want to try it right away!

  7. these are some great photos...<3
    makes me hungry for some fruits...


    Love, L

  8. those look sooo delicious! love it. love it all!

  9. omg that looks so yummy! x

    p.s. I'm having a valentine's giveaway on my blog if you'd like to check it out. xx

  10. um, hello Delicious!!!

    i must try these. they look incredible and shoot, i had no idea there was such a thing as blueberry day.

    i wander, i wonder

  11. Mmmm looks yummy! I'll make this pancakes asap:D thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. Okay that made me hungry haha
    now I definitely know what's for breakfast tomorrow.. and lunch.. and dinner^^

    Love, Christine

  13. These look absolutely delicious! And I'm so happy you use whole wheat flour, I love that. Just stumbled on to your blog & I just love it :)

    Xo Chelle

  14. this looks so DELICIOUS!

    ...oh and in response to your comment - i also had to resist buying another pair! i'm so glad they finally went on sale!

  15. These look soo delicious. I'm so glad you're a Bay Area food reviewer, because if you lived anywhere else, I'd be so sad to not have access to the places you review. I'm def going to bring my roommates/bf there!

    xo Sherrie

  16. Oh my goodness. I shouldn't have looked at the photos. I have the HUGEST craving for pancakes now! They all look so good!

  17. There's something so... lavish... about getting fresh blueberries and strawberries in the middle of winter (in Canada!) And I mean lavish in an exciting good way! These pancakes look amazing. I actually made my own gluten-free paleo pancakes for breakfast this morning and they turned out really well - you might be interested to have a little look!
    - Catherine at The Spring

  18. oh YUM!!! I made chocolate chip pancakes yesterday morning for breakfast and enjoyed them with fresh grapefruit juice! next i must try these berry ones!!! thanks for posting!


  19. this photo is so amazing!!:)
    very nice blog!!

  20. omg, that looks so yummy! i'll totally try it! have a lovely weekend!

  21. they look so good. . . ! bah i'm so hungry now!!
    thanks for sharing!!!

  22. i'm salivating over here!!! i always put mashed bananas in my pancakes and waffles, but i NEVER thought to use strawberries. sounds and looks divine.

    checkout my giveaway

  23. yummy!!!! looks absolutely delicious aaaand the song is amazing - matches perfectly huh?!!!

  24. woww wow! I bet theyre really yummy! this would really satisfy my sweet cravings!

  25. Goog god those look delicious. I'm thiiiis close to licking my computer screen ha ha

  26. oh my god!you totally ruined me!i loved this post!i wish i could jump through the screen and eat everything!that's interesting info!thanks for sharing!kisses!take care and drop by if you feel like checking out my blog!!

  27. Wow, whole wheat pancakes! They look incredible delicious, and lovely fruit too!

    Joanne Faith xo

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  29. Haha! I feel like there are a ton of national Days that people just make up. I can definitely get down with National Blueberry Pancake Day. Mmm.. looks so delish. Thanks for my virtual breakfast. This was a nice way to start my morning. :)

    xx, becs

  30. okay so i just started cooking again....trying to gain the domestic side back and i am surely going to have to borrow some recipes....cuz everything you make looks so good!!

  31. This is exactly the kind of breakfast I so desperately need right now!! Ok, i think I'm going to have to try this when I get home. Possibly for the weekend. :)


  32. The pictures are making me so hungry! Ahh they look delicious!

  33. Yummy,now i just wanna get home to have some of this!!

    Great site, sooo much fashion, soo much to see and even much to taste!

    Im now a follower.Pls visit me and let me know what u think.
    Kisses from mexico and keep on cocking i mean, blogin'!

  34. mm, look delicious!
    I want to eat it! :D
    and great blog

  35. Driscoll's have the BEST berries hands down!



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