Red white and Blue Berry Pancakes

Pancakes made with fresh strawberries and blueberries stacked on a plate with fresh berries

Red White and Blue Berry Pancakes are delicious, easy and full of fresh fruit.  These pancakes are great to add to any make ahead or freezer meal plan.  

Pancakes made with fresh strawberries and blueberries stacked on a plate with fresh berries

Red, white and Blue Berry Pancakes

Red White and Blueberry pancakes have never been so delicious.  This recipe is light, fluffy and fruit packed!  

Not only do fresh strawberries and blueberries taste great folded into the batter, they make an excellent side dish serve with a little fruit salad on the side.  Okay, now let’s take the fruity fun one step further and swap out the syrup and top off these pancakes with my vanilla yogurt glaze and more fresh fruit (see below).

There’s so many ways to enjoy fruity food fun….who knew this simple pancake recipe could become fruit packed from start to finish.  This is berry-licious bite is worth the try…

Red, white and Blue Berry Pancakes

Pancakes made with fresh strawberries and blueberries stacked on a plate with fresh berries

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons raw sugar

Instructions

  1. Wash the strawberries and blueberries.
  2.  Hull the strawberries and dice them by cutting them into small pieces to equal 1 cup.
  3.  Stir the strawberries and blueberries together in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of raw sugar and set them aside.
  4. Whisk together the vanilla extract, egg, oil, milk and 3 tablespoons of raw sugar.
  5.  Continue to add and whisk in the dry ingredients; cake flour, all-purpose flour & baking powder.  Continue stirring until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  6. Fold in the prepared berries. 
  7. Cook the pancakes on a pre-warmed griddle style pan that has been coated with non-stick cooking spray over medium to low heat.  Cook one side until the edges appear to be solidifying, the center begins to bubble and the side touching the pan is golden brown.  Flip and continue to cook each pancake until both sides are golden.

Top with Yogurt Glaze: Mix together 3 oz. vanilla yogurt with 1 – 2 tablespoons of milk depending on the yogurt consistency and 1 tablespoon of honey.  Drizzle the mixture on top of your pancakes.

Fresh Fruit Toppers: Use either fresh frozen strawberries, or fresh frozen blueberries or a combination of both and let them thaw in their juices. Add those to the top of the pancakes in place of syrup. Use the fresh, no sugar added frozen berries.

Freezing Leftovers:  Let the pancakes completely cool.  Wrap each pancake individually in parchment paper.  Place the wrapped pancakes into a large snap and seal bag.  Removing the air, seal the bag and freeze the pancakes.

Heating frozen Pancakes:  Do no microwave frozen pancakes they will become soggy.  Toast the frozen pancakes & serve.  These are great to grab and go!

Lessons to incorporate for Kids:

  • List Making
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Stove top safety
  • Motor Skills (stirring, flipping, etc)
  • Measuring skills
  • Whisking
  • Folding
  • Math skills (division, fractions, etc)
  • Reading
  • Taste testing
  • Recipe experimentation

More Pancakes to Love:  Check out my chocolate chip pancake recipe topped with a yogurt glaze and strawberry puree.  They are DELICIOUS and DECADENT all in one big breakfast bite.  (Recipe link located below the picture)

Chocolate pancakes on a pink plate topped with a yogurt glaze and strawberry puree with fresh sliced strawberries on top

Chocolate Pancake Recipe Link

8 Comments on “Red white and Blue Berry Pancakes”

    1. THANK YOU! Yes, was a on a bit of break due to some life craze…glad to be back. Thank you for hosting… xo

  1. HOw I would love these for breakfast. Alas my kids, well one of them, wouldn’t love the bits in her pancake. They love these fruits fresh though and wouldn’t complain about them being ‘on the side’.

    1. If they don’t like the bites as a textural thing…although on the side is perfect, you could also blend them in the batter in a blender or food processor to get rid of the bigger pieces, but include the berry taste…. :).

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