Blueberry Tower of Pancakes (TOPS)

This is just kind of a fun thing to make on a Sunday morning (late, not early!). We call it TOPS for Tower of Pancakes.

Basically you just take Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake Mix and follow the directions to make pancakes.

Then using top quality frozen blueberries, you drain the juice and put about 1/2 cup blueberries into the pancake batter. Now comes the tricky part.

You will need 2 pans which you have buttered and heated on the stove. Drop the pancake batter into the pans, making decreasing size circles of batter. We usually make 5 circles of decreasing size, like that Fisher Price toddler toy where you (I mean, the child!) drops the rings onto the spike so that a pyramid of rings is created from large to small.

Cook the pancakes until you see bubbles and then flip them over. Cook until golden brown. Meantime heat another 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries in the microwave, just to warm them up.

Place the cooked pancakes on a plate, creating a tower from largest to smallest. Place a dollop of butter or margarine between each pancake. Carefully pour the warmed blueberries on top, then sprinkle with powdered sugar. I learned the hard way that blueberry juice stains so be careful pouring those warmed blueberries on top as they tend to roll off and somehow splash up, ruining your best top.

Using genuine Maple Syrup (you know, the kind you get from Canada or Vermont), not that horrid liquid that is most often served in restaurants, pour over the pancakes. Use as much or as little as you like. I want every bite of pancake to have some maple syrup so I use a lot.

You can eat these alone (they're very filling!) or cook up bacon or sausage to accompany this special treat.


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