patriotic pancake breakfast

Every summer when the fourth of July rolls around I find myself dreaming of a restful day under the warm sun. The holiday is the epitome of summer and whipping up a batch of these patriotic pancakes is a great way to host a relaxing celebration of our country’s independence. Served on wrinkled linen and alongside big bowls of berries, this breakfast makes for a perfect morning to prep for the big night ahead!

To make the pancakes; start with your favorite recipe (here is mine), or make them from a box if you are short on time. Divide the batter into two bowls.

Combine three cups of pitted, stemmed cherries along with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a food processor (or blender). Add the fruit to one bowl of the pancake mixture and cook as your recipe directs.

For a patriotic presentation layer the pancakes red on top of white and finish off with a heap of blueberries. The cherry pancakes are great on their own too. Make a batch of them to sweeten up any restful summer morning.

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Posted June 21, 2012
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6 Responses to “patriotic pancake breakfast”

  1. Lena says:

    These look fantastic, and I love that they’re naturally colored!

  2. Lisa p says:

    Love this idea!

  3. Amy Powell says:

    oh fun! and I have cherries at home right now. I think it’s a sign.

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  5. Freya says:

    Those are great looking!!! I made blueberry pancakes this morning out of a pack of Jiffy muffin mix :)

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