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Festive Fourth of July Pancakes

Wake up your babe this with a sweet treat Fourth of July with these festive Fourth of July Pancakes!


For the Pancakes:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp blue spirulina powder or a few drops of blue food coloring!

For the Toppings:

  • Whipped cream/CoolWhip
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Star Sprinkles (optional)

For the Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • ¾ cup sugar


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Blender
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Sifter
  • Mixer
  • Frying pan

How to:

For the Strawberry Syrup

Step 1: Blend 2 cups of strawberries and 1 cup of water until smooth.

Fourth of July Pancakes: Syrup Step 1

Step 2: In a saucepan, combine strawberry mixture and sugar and boil on medium heat until sauce is thick but pourable. Let syrup cool in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Fourth of July Pancakes: Syrup Step 2

For the Pancakes:

Step 1: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth. Add in spirulina to give the desired blue color

Note: the pancakes will cook lighter than the actual batter color.

Fourth of July Pancakes: Pancakes Step 1
Fourth of July Pancakes: Pancakes Step 1

Step 2: Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over light-medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until pancake is ready to be flipped (around 1 minute). Flip and cook on the other side (around 1 minute).

Note: If the pan is too hot the pancakes will brown.

Fourth of July Pancakes: Pancakes Step 2

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 until you have an awesome stack of blue Fourth of July pancakes!

For the Assembly:

Step 1: Wash the remaining strawberries and blueberries. Trim the strawberry tops and slice thinly. (I cut mine into circle slices.)

Fourth of July Pancakes: Assembly Step 1

Step 2: Arrange strawberry slices in a ring on top of the pancakes. Add a dollop of whip cream or cool whip to the center of the ring. Sprinkle blueberries on top. If desired, add star sprinkles as well for decoration.

Step 3: Pour strawberry syrup over pancakes to your liking and enjoy!

Fourth of July Pancakes: Assembly Step 2

Finally, enjoy your Fourth of July Pancakes! Happy 4th!

If you enjoyed this recipe be sure to check out our Magical Star-Spangled Banner Cookie Pops!

About the Creator!

Hi! I’m Samantha! I joined the iloveplum team in March 2019 as the Production Manager helping the team bring their designs to life! I manage all of the development and production of iloveplum’s tutus, ready-to-wear products, and accessories.

In my free time, I am a total foodie – I love dining out at restaurants, cooking, baking, and trying out new recipes!

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