Mildred’s inspired blueberry pancakes

One of my favourite brunch spots in Toronto is Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, located in Liberty Village. Their hallmark menu item is Mrs. B’s Famous Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes — a fluffy, sweet and super photogenic concoction.

Based on the date of that Instagram post, I haven’t had Mildred’s pancakes for over a year, so it was about time to re-indulge. However, the lazy cook in me didn’t want to bother with making pancakes completely from scratch, so I supported another local small business in the neighbourhood by employing a mix from bakery/urban mill Brodflour.


Adapted from Mildred’s and Food Network.

Servings: 4 small pancakes | Prep time: 15 minutes | Ready time: 25 minutes


  • ¾ cup red fife flour*
  • 1 tablespoon sugar*
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt*
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder*
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1½ tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup blueberries

* Included in Brodflour Pancake Mix

Blueberry compote
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extra
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Powdered sugar


Prepare blueberry compote.

1) Combine 1 cup of the blueberries, water, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

2) Add the rest of the blueberries and cook for 8 minutes more, stirring frequently. Set aside.

Prepare pancakes.

3) Beat egg and milk until light and foamy. Add melted butter.

4) In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.

5) Add dry ingredients to wet, stir until smooth. Let sit for 15 minutes.

6) Heat a frying pan over medium heat, or set griddle to 375 F.

7) Drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto lightly greased surface. Add a few blueberries to each pancake as it cooks. Cook for about 2 minutes or until bubbles form. Flip and repeat until golden brown.

Plate the dish.

8) Stack 3-4 pancakes or as many as desired, and top with with the blueberry compote. Drizzle over with maple syrup and add a dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Ready to serve.

🧑🏻‍🍳 Cook notes

The Brodflour pancake mix comes with 3 cupfuls worth of dry ingredients, probably enough for over a dozen mini pancakes. I quartered the recipe for a smaller portion. This mix was top notch, featuring organic stone milled red fife from Nesbitt, Manitoba. Supporting local Canadian farmers!

Resting the pancake batter allows gluten in the flour to relax and the starch grains to swell, producing a lighter and fluffier pancake.

For a closer reproduction of the Mildred’s pancakes, substitute milk with an equivalent amount of buttermilk.

If you’re ever in Toronto, I highly recommend stopping at Mildred’s for a hearty brunch and at Brodflour to settle your bread and pastry cravings.

17 responses to “Mildred’s inspired blueberry pancakes”

  1. These pancakes look seriously yummy especially combined with homemade blueberry compote. My mother in law is very good at making jams so we always have a cupboard full of various preserves to go with freshly made pancakes. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. They were seriously yummy! Lucky you to have a ready source of jams. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  2. Seems super simple and delicious Jess❣️

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    1. They were! Thanks for reading 🙂

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  3. that looks devine! Where have you bean?????

    (see what I did there?)

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    1. Haha, very punny! I’ve been short on blog content these last few weeks and lazy with my reading. These pancakes finally offered up some new inspiration 😉

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  4. Wow, those pancakes are LOADED! It’s been forever since I’ve had pancakes, and your photo of them are making me hungry (even though it’s night over here and I just had dinner). The recipe looks simple enough, so I just might have to give it a go sometime. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They are loaded – I can never finish the ones at Mildred’s, so I made my own stack considerably smaller 😛

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  5. Wow these look absolutely incredible 😍

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  6. Those look delicious! My all time favourite pancakes were from a backcountry canoe trip to Myrtle Lake in the middle of BC. I found a stash of ripe blueberries. We picked them all, and then made blueberry pancakes for everyone. Yummm….. I can still taste them.

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    1. That sounds absolutely delicious!

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