Memorial Day Breakfast

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As I was making our Memorial Day Cookies to bring to a friends, I realized they were a bit more campout cookies and a bit less Memorial Day like.

I decided to make a very special breakfast for the family, because we have a couple very special Veterans in our families and we want the kids to understand that this weekend is more about celebrating sacrifice then celebrating s'mores.

(and I think they would be great for July 4th celebrations too!)


They are regular pancakes mixed with red velvet pancakes with blueberries on top.




Can't forget the syrup!



Regular Pancake

(adapted from allrecipes)

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 tsp baking powder

2 egg whites, beaten

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Combine all dry ingredients (that includes sugar) in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine beaten egg whites, milk, oil, and vanilla.  Pour into dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Pour about 1/3 cup onto med. high griddle and lightly brown on both sides.

Red Velvet Pancakes

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 tablespoons white sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 large egg

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup sour cream

1/8 tsp red gel food coloring

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cocoa powder) in large bowl and set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring, and vanilla.  Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until just combined.

Pour about 1/3 cup onto med. high griddle and lightly brown on both sides.


I didnt quite realize how much a red velvet pancake is basically just cake, so I just let the kids have one small bite of them.  And, to be honest, I cant really see myself making them again!  I think if I want a red pancake I will just add some red food coloring to the regular pancake batter.


Thank you so much to all the Veterans and those currently serving…
and the amazing families supporting them.  You are appreciated!




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  1. says

    I love pancakes! Like…could eat them We are going to go patriotic at our house!!! Thanks for another brilliant, delicious idea!

  2. Jordan Flipsyde says

    Chance to read your blog, I really like your blog, let me learn a lot! I will focus on your blog, refuels!

  3. says

    I’m going to make these. I don’t really get why you only let your kids have a tiny taste the only difference is a tablespoon of sugar. lol.
    I’m going to switch out the sugar for honey!
    Thanks so much for a great recipe!!

  4. says

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes! I am currently 31 weeks along with twin boys and am on modified bedrest. This will be something fun my Hubby and I can make together 4th of July morning!

  5. says

    what a fun idea! i will be making these on the 4th. and you know, it’s okay to have cake for breakfast every now and then!

  6. Emily says

    hello! the recipe looks declicious! how much food colouring would i have to use for these if i have the liquid kind, not gel? i really don’t want them to turn out pink.

  7. says

    Did you get crowned the smartest cook in the class? This is ingenious! My daughter’s current obsession is pancakes so this will be a fun diversion from her chocolate chip/banana cakes. Annnd, I may have to add some chocolate chips, just for old times sake.