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!)

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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!

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Don’t forget the syrup!

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This breakfast is as easy as it is delicious.

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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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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.

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Don’t miss my:

Apple Fritters

Glazed Donuts

Breakfast Strata

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Memorial Day Pancakes

Such a fun and delicious breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet pancakes
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
Pancakes
  • 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
Instructions
Pancakes
  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)

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  • Medical Advice says:

    its called a real mommy!im happy to you be a being mommy..

  • Nicole Underwood says:

    red velvet pancakes!?!?!?
    *faints*

  • Cecilia says:

    Love the contrasting colors!

  • Londa says:

    I love pancakes! Like…could eat them every.single.day.of.my.life. We are going to go patriotic at our house!!! Thanks for another brilliant, delicious idea!

  • amanda says:

    what a cute idea!! i would never think of something like that!! thanks for sharing. :0)

  • carma says:

    there you go feeding your kids those “hazardous” pancakes again 😉

  • christy rose says:

    Yummmmmmy!!! What a great idea! You are such a creative and wonderful mom! 🙂

  • Americanpancake says:

    Lovely photos. This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” I love RVC and I am going try your recipe this weekend. Thanks for the post.

  • Cassidy says:

    these are so great ! i love it .
    much love ! <3
    http://www.bisousmonamourrevised.blogspot.com

  • 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!

  • marks and spencer discount code says:

    This seems truly a memorial day breakfast.This looks so sweet and mouth watering for me as pancake is one of my favorite dessert.I will try for that Red velvet pancakes.

  • medizinische Fusspflege says:

    Looking at those photos truly made me hungry… So delicious and yummy! I want my mom to make me some. :(( I want that for breakfast. I’m definitely telling her about this blog. Thanks for sharing.

  • Anonymous says:

    Great recipe – thanks for sharing some of the culinary delights.

  • Sarah 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!!

  • Whitney W 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!

  • Jodi says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I saw you on The Idea room. I can’t wait to make these!

  • Kim 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!

  • 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.

  • Heidi @foodiecrush 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.

  • anna says:

    such a fun idea!

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