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Red, White & Blue Sheet Pan Pancakes: 4th of July Tradition

Red, White & Blue Sheet Pan Pancakes: 4th of July Tradition

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When July 4th rolls around, most people are thinking about all the fun activities that come with celebrating the holiday. But if you’re looking for a delicious breakfast to serve up on this special day, then these sheet pan pancakes will be right up your alley!

Red, White & Blue Sheet Pan Pancakes: 4th of July Tradition

This is an easy recipe that’s perfect for any morning of the year, and it serves 6 hungry people. Give it a try and see how much everyone loves them at your next brunch or Fourth of July party!

Sheet Pan Pancakes From Scratch

Yes, we make this recipe from scratch! – we don’t use a mix! With a few simple ingredients from your pantry, it is pretty easy to whip this up.

Why make sheet pan pancakes?

If you want the perfect breakfast to serve up, it is really easy and fun! These come out just as fluffy, everyone could customize their own section, and it is basically hands off!

As this bakes in just 15 minutes you can use this as a great brunch idea and simple balance with a fruit salad or some scrambled egg bake!

Let the kids help you make sheet pan pancakes!

They are super easy for little helpers to help make because kids can add ingredients in place of adults without much supervision at all. Let the little ones take charge of adding the fruit to these – kids can learn SO MUCH by helping in the kitchen.

Here is a great article to explain just a few of the perks: 7 Ways Kids Learn From Cooking

What kinds of toppings can you use on sheet pan pancakes?

Blueberries, bananas, strawberries – really anything you want! Peaches with walnuts and brown sugar crumble? Chocolate chips? Apples and cinnamon? The sky is the limit – just use your imagination, but basically, 3 cups of fruit and you are good to go!

Other fun brunch recipes you can add

We have done a lot of fun different brunch ideas, and some are fun to add to your sheet pan pancakes if you are serving up a bit of a crowd. Doesn’t it seem fun to say that now? Thanks to the vaccines, COVID is something in our rear-view mirror!

Baked Strawberry French Toast is a crowd pleaser as is our Apple Pie Rolls. For adding a little protein to the meal, try our Instant Pot Country Egg Casserole or our Instant Pot Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites Ham and Cheese w/Basil By using the Instant Pot to whip those up – you keep the summer heat down in your kitchen.

Make the sheet pan pancake mix in advance!

You can use this recipe to make a dry sheet pan pancake mix – I like to have a few batches of these bagged up in Ziploc baggies to make the prep time a total breeze.

I just take a Sharpie and write on the bag (before filling it with the mix):

Add: 2 ½ cups of milk, 2 large eggs, 8 tbsp of melted butter

How to make sheet pan pancakes

Now that we have the basics down for this meal, let’s talk about how to make it.

Sheet Pan Pancakes Ingredients:

Sheet Pan Pancakes Ingredients:
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups of flour(all-purpose)
  • 2 tbsp of baking powder   
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 ½ cup of milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 tbsp of salted butter (melted)

Optional fruits to make RED/WHITE/BLUE theme:

  • 1 cup of strawberries 
  • 1 cup of blueberries 
  • 1 cup of bananas

Sheet pan pancakes instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Add all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.

how to make sheet pan pancakes

Add wet ingredients then whisk together. 

how to make sheet pan pancakes

Spray a half-size baking sheet with cooking spray and pour the batter in the center of the pan, making sure to spread it out to the edges of the pan.

how to make sheet pan pancakes

Place fruits to form rows – we did red, white, and blue for these

how to make sheet pan pancakes

Bake for 15 minutes and serve.

how to make sheet pan pancakes

Now, if you are creative enough, you can have 3 different kinds of pancakes on one plate! Serve it up and enjoy!

Other festive red, white, and blue recipes we have shared:

Fun festive ideas to do with the kids for July 4th

I mention a few air fryer recipes and wanted to tip you off on the air fryer that is the bomb!

What Air Fyer Do I Like?

I use the Instant Pot Vortex Plus 10 Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Use Air Fryer, Rotisserie, Roast, Broil, Bake, Reheat & Dehydrater that you can see here on Amazon: Instant Pot Vortex.

Create healthier versions of all your family’s favorite fried foods. From fresh or frozen, from air fryer to rotisserie — the Instant Vortex Plus 10-Quart 7-in-1 Air Fryer Oven crisps to perfection with little or no oil. Experience a world of flavor with the touch of a button. Use the preset Smart Programs to easily roast, broil, bake, reheat, air fry, dehydrate or cook on a rotisserie.

Air fryers make juicy chicken wings and crispy fries, onion rings, and other vegetables a big hit. Bake fluffy cinnamon rolls. Roast chicken parmesan, stuffed peppers, and garlic potatoes. Broil a perfectly flaky salmon fillet. Reheat leftovers in a jiffy. You can even dehydrate your own jerky, fruit strips, and even kale chips.

Simple touch controls are easy to use. And the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven remembers your settings, so your favorites can be made with the touch of a button. Combine space efficiency on your countertop with versatility and say goodbye to your microwave, pizza oven, convection oven, dehydrator, and toaster. Anything they can do the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven can do better.

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