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.
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.
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.