Gasparilla Inn’s Famous Blueberry Pancakes, Boca Grande, Florida

Gasparilla Inn’s Famous Pancakes, perfect for Brunching at home this weekend (their oatmeal ones are incredible, I’m going to ask for that one next, I assume it’s just the addition of some of their cooked Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal, which is on their menu). Gasparilla Inn is my favorite spot for a Florida staycation and their dining room is renowned for their breakfast and dinner service. Breakfast is considered the most important meal, you definitely won’t want to miss it here. 🥞☕️🍵🥂🍓🍒🍉🍏

Makes approximately 12 large Pancakes


2 large eggs

2 cups buttermilk

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter,

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Pinch Cinnamon

1 ½ pounds Blueberries


Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Place in a mixing bowl. Add the sugar. Add the eggs and about half the buttermilk to make a thick paste. Whisk until smooth. Gradually add the rest of the buttermilk. Stir in the melted butter.

Lightly grease a large sauté pan or griddle with a little oil or butter. Heat the pan until hot, and then spoon out four tablespoons of batter per pancake. When the mixture has formed a pancake shape, sprinkle on approx 2 oz. of blueberries per pancake. Cook the pancakes until the bottoms are golden brown, the bubbles on top have burst and the mix no longer looks runny, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute. And please serve with only Vermont Maple Syrup, warmed if you will. A dusting of powdered sugar is optional and how they present it at the inn’s dining room. Note: a standard order is for three pancakes ($10). Since I am focused on health and still want to indulge a little, they gladly offered me one with fresh berries for $5, can’t beat that!


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