Memorial Day Breakfast

filed under: Pancakes + Waffles on May 31, 2010

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!)

Memorial Day Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
16 mins

Such a fun and delicious breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet pancakes
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Red Velvet Pancakes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Combine all dry ingredients (that includes sugar) in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. 

  2. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  3. Pour about 1/3 cup onto griddle set to medium-high heat and lightly brown on both sides. (about 2-3 minutes per side)

Red Velvet Pancakes
  1. Combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cocoa powder) in a large bowl and set aside. 
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring, and vanilla. 

  3. Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until just combined.

  4. Pour about 1/3 cup onto griddle set to medium-high heat and lightly brown on both sides. (about 2-3 minutes per side)


Patriotic Pancakes

These fun pancakes are a regular pancake and a red velvet pancakes stacked to resemble the stripes in a flag. With a little syrup and blueberries on top, you have the perfect way to honor Memorial Day or July 4th!


Don’t forget the syrup!


This breakfast is as easy as it is delicious.


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


The Red Velvet pancakes are a true red velvet recipe, but you could also add a little red food coloring to your regular pancake recipe to get the same effect.


Don’t miss my:

Apple Fritters

Glazed Donuts

Breakfast Strata

Blueberry Coffee Cake


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  • marla says:

    These pancakes are gorgeous!!! I want to be at your house for breakfast…

  • Three Loud Kids! says:

    Love this! Ill have to give it a try for fourth of July.

  • Lauren says:

    These look wonderful!!!!!!

  • Linda Bradshaw says:

    This is such a great idea. I think the kids would enjoy this.

  • Ann says:

    This was such a delicious recipe memorial day breakfast and the way you describe its making is so easy and the ingredients are easily available even online, this breakfast is delicious and healthy also.