Blueberry Hearts

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Heartpancakes2 Morning, you are good to me. Pancakes, you are good. I made these, virtually speaking, for my mother-in-law in Chicago who loves blueberry pancakes with lemon juice and sugar. I only wish we could all be sitting at the same table eating them, of course, but blogging them seems like the next best thing. Sue, pancakes for you from far across the miles, with love.

When Andy and I were in Seattle a few weeks ago, Pam and Wendy and I went to the Daiso for several happy hours on Sunday afternoon. For under $30 we each got out of there with happy baskets filled with treats. We sat in the atrium of the Westlake Center and did a little show 'n' tell. All so different. My stuff was all cupcake papers and pink notebooks, Pam's was all cool stuff I didn't even see in there, and Wendy's was eminently practical. I did tempt her with my heart-shaped pancake mold, though.


I should tell her, however, that there is nothing less practical on earth to make than heart-shaped pancakes. If you only have one mold. Note to self: Next time get these.

If your mold is not nonstick, like this one, oil or butter it around the inside very well — these really want to stick. That little lever moves up and down — this photo was taken while I was doing my experiment to see if you could "flip" it while it was still in the mold. But the best thing to do is to cook the pancake on medium-low heat for quite a while until the edges get dry, then push it out with a little espresso spoon, and flip it. Then wash the mold and re-oil to use again. Better yet, see note to self in previous paragraph.

Blueberry Pancakes

1 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 T. sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 c. milk
2 T. butter, melted
some blueberries

Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl with a pourable spout. Add egg, milk, and melted butter (I melt the butter in the griddle pan I'm going to use, then pour it in the batter). Whisk gently to combine and don't overmix. Add blueberries as desired. Top with lemon juice and sugar.

Thank you to everyone who has written me about the Hallmark magazine article. We sincerely appreciate all of your kind words about it. I have yet to actually look at it (I know, I am a loser). I get very shy and self-conscious about these things. I like to pretend they're not happening, generally. But I was honored to be asked to tell our story to Hallmark, and I do honestly hope that by telling it someone is inspired to pick up hook, yarn, needle, or thread. They are extraordinary medicine, and that is something that I discover over and over again. I feel like I discover it again every single day. Despite the many trappings of work and words and web sites and orders and articles and emails and book proofs and everything else that crafting has brought into my life, the stitches themselves are always at the heart of it all. The stitches are what I love. I'm so very, very grateful for them.

And grateful for Nurse Paulson, of course. That man heals hearts in too many ways to count. xoxo


Thank you for what looks like the most delicious pancakes! I am going to try these!

My kids will love you for posting that recipe, they look delicious, thanks for sharing <3

Congratulations Alicia! I can't wait to see the article. You are so humble and appreciative and that is so refreshing. As always, best wishes to you!

I justed wanted to say 'howdy!' I never comment but always peek.. ;)thank you for inspiring me to crochet again.. it has been a wonderful way to calm and center myself.
Those 'cakes look divine!

Another amazing photo. It made me all happy and warm on this freezing midwestern day.

I picked up the star shaped pancake form a few weekends ago from daiso. At the time it didnt occur to me that it would be a very slow process, only having one form. duh Lili.

Henry and I have a bet about the pancake sticking in the points of the stars. Looks like he might win.

Hey. At least it was only $2.

your pancakes look yummy! the molds also work well for eggs! =)


Seriously, thank you so much. This is such a cute idea for Sunday brunch.


Alicia, I'm gasping over that first photo! Simply stunning!! xo natalea

YES!! Blueberry pancakes with lemon juice and sugar. Total yum. I love your heart mold. I received a similar one as a gift quite a few years ago - but it is Mickey Mouse's head. I like your heart better. I haven't found the Hallmark magazine yet - but I'm looking forward to seeing it. I'll add it to my Collection of Magazines With Alicia In Them!

I didn't know those existed—I usually just freehand my heart-shaped pancakes. They can get interesting. I wish all my morning were as cheery as your photo!

mmmm... yummy... pancakes!

Hi, Alicia-
I just stumbled upon your article in Hallmark and when I saw "Posie" I exclaimed, 'I read this woman's blog!'
I did not know your whole story; your accident, etc. - wow, you have really been through the ringer - how cool that you found the healing power through creating.
God bless you!

Oh! I know all too well what you are talking about with the sticking... and I'll have to check out that link, because more often than not, I decide against them for their stubbornness.

I LOVE pancakes! And what a beautiful recipe you have. Is it a coincidence that I just bought some blueberries (albeit frozen)? I think not!

Awesome Alicia! It's raining here in Orange County,CA (I know! For Reals!), so I planned on snooping around to find a recipe for homemade blueberry pancakes for dinner. I only had to go as for as your blog - yay!!!

Bobbie Lynn Duran says: January 21, 2008 at 01:22 PM

I guess I need to run out and get my copy of Hallmark. Cant wait to read your article.

Hi Alicia! I read your article in Hallmark, you are such an inspiration. To rise above and persevere! I'm so glad you decided to follow your heart, and share it all with us. Thank You!


I just wanted to say congratulations on the Hallmark article!


I love Daiso. I have made a roadtrip up there twice now. I am also in love with their little cupcake papers. They have cute plastic sandwich bag wrappers too!

Your Andy and Clover are the very best stitches. Keep on doing what you love. It surely gives more to us out here as well as yourself. Thank you - Lacy

What lovely pancakes they are!
I am hoping it's not too rude of me to use your blog to ask knitters and crocheters (is that a word?) who have some spare time on their hands (not just those here in Australia) to visit the Animals Asia site ( They are a group I support who rescue China/Moon Bears who have lived their lives in cages being milked for their bile (a hideous, painful practise). The group needs mittens made to put on the bears who are undergoing life-saving surgery in Vietnam and China - they get very cold. Please visit the site if you would like to help and click on Jill's new blog in the latest news section. You will find basic instructions and also that there is somewhere near to you that you can send the mittens. Thankyou Alicia and thankyou to your dear readers x x

rats, I just had to go over and buy the pancake molds! but this will be great valentine's day morning breakfast on our skiing trip next month with some friends

Thank you for the recipe! Yummy!

You deserve all of the kind words you receive!!

Hello there!
I just wanted to let you know that I've tagged you for the most recent 7 random things floating around blogland ( ). Hope you'll play along, but no pressure if you don't want to.

Are you a Creature of Comfort?
"Design for all creatures... great & small."

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at