patriotic pancakes

Gluten-free pancakes

Planning ahead for holiday blog posts is not my specialty. If I was good at this, I would have made and photographed these Independence Day-themed pancakes a week or two in advance and put the post up before the holiday. But instead I made these on July 4th, and  I’m just getting around to the post a few days later. Sorry! Shauna’s gluten-free pancake recipe has ground flax seeds in it, and a whole grain “flour” mix. If you’ve got the flour mixture on hand (I made a big batch), then these aren’t much harder to prepare than those boxed pancake mixes, and the result is a much heartier and satisfying texture.

fruit syrups

The inspiration for the red and blue syrups comes from a great book by Pam Anderson. Like all of Pam’s “Cook without a Book” recipes, once you understand the basic concept behind something, you might just start winging it in the kitchen. For me, that’s what cooking is all about. I love recipes, but I also enjoy improvising.

Gluten-free pancakes

I’m a little biased of course. Pam and Shauna are two of my favorite people, but their recipes always make me happy. I find myself going back to their blogs and books again and again for more ideas and inspiration. Anyway, I know it’s late, but I hope you had a great holiday.

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5 Responses to patriotic pancakes

  1. jenkimmade says:

    thanks so much for making all my independence day dreams come true, delicious…

  2. Sammie says:

    Hi Justin! These pancakes look absolutely delightful! And I love that they’re gluten free too! Great photography!

  3. these are gorgeous! + i’m the same way – i love the idea of making things like this before the holiday + posting them ahead of time, but then i always forget to do it. =)

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