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Fluffy Flapjacks and Blackberry Syrup

As the cool weather of fall comes blowing in, flapjacks, better known as pancakes, are the perfect choice for a hot breakfast. Each golden pancake is light and fluffy like a marshmallow, making it hard to eat only one, and a delicious blackberry syrup is included in the recipe to go along! Whipped cream, fresh fruit, and many other toppings always add a bit more magic to this dish, so don’t resist the temptation to garnish your pancakes. Not to mention, when rushing off to start school, this recipe comes in handy, as it is easy to cook and quick to make. Over the years, these flapjacks, which a friend gave us, have become a family favorite. Let’s start!


Blackberry Syrup:

1 Tbs cornstarch

1/3 cup cold water

2 ¼ cup blackberries

¼ cup sugar

2 Tbs maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla


2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 ½ tsp salt

¼ cup + 2 Tbs sugar

1 Tbs baking powder

3 eggs

½ cup oil

2 cups milk

Blackberry syrup recipe:

In a medium sized saucepan, mix the cornstarch with the water until dissolved. Then add the blackberries, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. While mashing the berries with a fork, bring the mixture to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer for five to ten minutes, and remove from the stove. Wait for the syrup to cool before topping the pancakes, as it will thicken.

Pancake recipe:

Set a skillet over the stove on medium heat, and pour a circle of oil on it. While the pan is heating, mix together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Then in a large bowl, beat the eggs and then stir in the milk and oil. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and whisk until combined, but be sure not to over mix! There should still be a few lumps in the batter. Carefully pour a half cup of batter onto the hot pan and cook for one minute or until the sides start to bubble and look done, and the bottom is golden brown. Then flip the pancake over and cook for another minute or until a fork inserted in sideways comes out clean.

There are a variety of ways to serve these pancakes. For a few ideas, try using raspberries instead of blackberries, drizzling some chocolate sauce on top, or even mixing in some cinnamon and spices into the batter!


Photo Credit author

Black berry syrup:

Gerard, Tieghan. “Blackberry Buttermilk Pancakes.” 2014 January 16, Betty Crocker,

Pancake recipe:

Gallardo, Vinny. Vinny’s Flapjacks. 


  1. Oooouuuuu!!! Looks delicious😋

  2. Daisy Pipit Page🌼🐕🏇🍫

    YUMMMMM🥞😋 Looks sooooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Daisy Pipit Page🌼🐕🏇🍫

    And I once tried stirring in spices…now I always do!

    • Yummy, Daisy! I like stirring in spices to more of the recipes I make, but I haven’t tried this one.. yet!

  4. omhc these look so good. ahhh i want to have some right noww xD

  5. Those flapjacks look soooo good. I am defiantly going to try that recipe

  6. Oh my! those pancakes look so good! I’ve never tried blackberry syrup though, but it sounds delicious!

  7. Wow! Those pancakes look amazing! I’m interested to see how the blackberry syrup will taste lol. Thanks for sharing!