Patriotic Pancake Recipe

Hey America!

What better way to start off the holiday than with a giant, fluffy pile of patriotic pancakes?!

I love a good made-from-scratch recipe as much as the next person ... but holiday weekends are always so busy!   That's why I'm keeping things simple this 4th of July.  These pancakes are made using Tenda-Bake Buttermilk Premium Pancake Mix and they're so easy to make!  All you have to do is add water and toss the batter on the pan.  Which means I'll be spending less time measuring ingredients and more time watching Luna make a complete mess!

I think my favorite part of this recipe was the Smucker's flavored syrup!  This was actually my first time using (or even hearing of) flavored syrup.  I was running through the grocery store looking for ingredients and happened to see them up on the shelf.  Strawberry and blueberry went with my red-white-and-blue theme so I snatched them up and I'm SO glad I did because they're AMAZING! 

The trick to perfect pancakes is to allow the pan to preheat completely before you start.  I usually give it about 5 minutes, spray it with olive oil, then use a measuring spoon to dollop the mix onto the pan.  Each of my pancakes takes about 4 tablespoons of mix!


You'll know the pancakes are ready to flip when the bottom turns golden brown (usually 20 - 25 seconds).  Once they're done, stack them into three piles. I used 5 - 6 pancakes in each stack!

Fill in the spaces around your pancake stacks using freshly rinsed strawberries and blueberries.  Then it's time for the really fun part - the toppings! For the first stack, drizzle strawberry syrup over your pancakes.   Afterwards, top with whipped cream and add red sprinkles.

For the white stack, start by topping the pancakes with a small handful of white chocolate chips.  Then drizzle plain syrup on top and add whipped cream.  You could also add white sprinkles - I just didn't have any at the moment :)

For the blue stack, drizzle with blueberry syrup, top with whipped cream and add blue sprinkles!

And then you're done!  Like I said - this recipe is SO easy to make and super festive.  But more importantly, it's DELICIOUS!  Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!

Servings:  15 - 18 pancakes

Total Cooking Time:  15 Minutes


For Pancakes:

  • 4 Cups Tenda-Bake Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 2 Cups Water

For Toppings:

  • 1/2 Cup Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • Red, White, & Blue Sprinkles
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 TBSP White Chocolate Chips
  • Smucker's Strawberry Syrup
  • Smucker's Blueberry Syrup
  • Regular Syrup


Preheat stove top to Medium and spray with cooking spray.  Mix pancake ingredients.  Pour batter onto pan.  For even pancakes, use about 4 TBSP of batter per pancake.  Cook until the bottom is golden brown (about 15 - 20 seconds) and flip.  

Once pancakes are done, make three stacks of 5-6 pancakes each. 

Add strawberries and blueberries around the stacks.  For the first pancake, drizzle with strawberry syrup and top with whipped cream and red sprinkles.  For the second stack, drizzle with regular syrup and top with white chocolate chips and whipped cream (white sprinkles are optional).  For the third stack, drizzle with blueberry syrup and top with whipped cream and blue sprinkles. 

Serve and enjoy!

Happy 4th of July everyone!