Blackberry Buttermilk Pancakes Topped with Raspberries & Blackberries, Pure Maple Syrup & Seeds

February 17 2022

Here's the ultimate weekend breakfast! These fluffy buttermilk pancakes boast crispy edges, filled with bursts of warm fresh blackberries, and topped with creamy mascarpone, fresh raspberries and blackberries, a generous drizzle of maple syrup, and a sprinkling of seeds and lemon balm. Yum!

For this recipe, I aimed for a large surface area to accommodate plenty of toppings, so I made wide pancakes. Feel free, of course, to make smaller versions if you prefer. Just note that smaller pancakes will cook a little faster, so keep an eye out for air bubbles forming earlier in the mixture before flipping to cook the other side.

For special occasions or just a treat, I enjoy indulging in a more decadent mascarpone topping. Other times, I opt for a thick natural Greek yoghurt.

I've topped the pancakes with sunflower and hemp seeds for their delicious texture, staples I always have on hand in my pantry. You could also use pepitas or even roughly chopped pistachios or macadamias.

This recipe also adapts perfectly with an egg replacer. I recommend ‘Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer' for those with egg allergies or intolerances. 

As always, please let me know if you make the recipe @gatherandfeast, and feel free to ask any questions. Enjoy!




Blackberry Buttermilk Pancakes Topped with Raspberries & Blackberries, Pure Maple Syrup & Seeds  |  Gather & Feast

Blackberry Buttermilk Pancakes Topped with Raspberries & Blackberries, Pure Maple Syrup & Seeds  |  Gather & Feast


10 minutes preparation time + 25 minutes cooking time


  • 250g (2 cups) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar, raw castor sugar, or castor sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 480ml buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 45g (3 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 125g fresh blackberries
  • Butter for frying


  • 4 large spoonfuls of mascarpone or thick natural yoghurt
  • 125g fresh raspberries
  • 125g fresh blackberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons sunflower seeds and hemp seeds
  • Roughly 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup
  • Micro lemon balm, for garnish (optional)


  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the plain/all-purpose flour, baking powder, bi-carb soda, raw sugar, and salt. Whisk to combine thoroughly.
  3. Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
  4. Whisk the eggs into the buttermilk, then gradually incorporate the flour from the sides until just combined. The batter should be barely combined and relatively lumpy.
  5. Gently fold in the fresh blackberries using a spatula or large spoon.
  6. Place a large frying pan over medium heat, add a knob of butter, and allow it to melt.
  7. Pour approximately 1 to 1 1⁄2 cups of the pancake batter into the pan to form a large pancake.
  8. Cook until air bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining batter.
  10. Top the pancakes with a dollop of mascarpone or thick Greek yoghurt, fresh raspberries, blackberries, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup. Garnish with micro lemon balm leaves (optional).
  11. Serve immediately and enjoy!



  • If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can make a substitute by adding 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar to 450ml milk. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it curdles slightly before using in the recipe.
  • Be careful not to over-mix the pancake batter. It's okay if there are a few lumps remaining; over-mixing can result in tough pancakes.
  • Ensure that the frying pan is heated to medium heat before adding the pancake batter. This allows the pancakes to cook evenly without burning.
  • Feel free to customise the toppings based on personal preference or dietary restrictions. You can add sliced bananas, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of honey as alternatives.
  • The micro lemon balm is an optional garnish and can be omitted if not available. Alternatively, you can use other fresh herbs for garnishing or skip this step altogether.
  • Leftover pancakes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in a frypan, toaster or in the oven before serving.

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