Blueberry Pancakes

Sure they take time and fuel to prepare. And if you want them cooked all the way through, it really helps to have a backpacking stove with a simmer control.   But for layover days, or late start days, there is just nothing like fresh off the grill blueberry pancakes.

Makes 8 pancakes


  • 1 package Betty Crocker Just Add Water Blueberry Muffin Mix (6.5 ounces)
  • 2/3 cup water (or mixed powdered milk to add calories)
  • 1 small plastic container of maple syrup
  • 1 small plastic container of cooking oil

Pre-Trip Preparation:

  • None required.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine muffin mix with water. Stir until there are no lumps.
  2. Oil a small fry pan and bring to medium heat (a drop of water should sizzle and dance in the pan).
  3. Spoon in batter, covering with a lid or foil to accelerate cooking.
  4. Flip pancake when bubbles form and edges dry.  They should be golden brown.
  5. Cook a few minutes more on other side, then serve hot smothered with maple syrup.

Blueberry PancakesNotes:

  • If available, pick and cover with fresh huckleberries or blue berries.
  • For variety add dried fruit or dark chocolate chips to the mix.
  • Consider topping with fruit jam instead of syrup.