Memorial Day Breakfast

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!



(adapted from allrecipes)

Regular Pancakes

Patriotic Pancakes!


  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 c milk
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract


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


Red Velvet Pancakes

Patriotic Pancakes!


  • 1 c flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. white sugar
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 c buttermilk
  • 1/4 c sour cream
  • 1/8 tsp. red gel food coloring
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. 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.
  2. 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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These pancakes are gorgeous!!! I want to be at your house for breakfast…

Three Loud Kids!

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


These look wonderful!!!!!!

Linda Bradshaw

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


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.