It’s never too early on the 4th of July to start up the celebration! Before the parades, the golf game, the lake time, the BBQ’s, the neighborhood whiffle ball tournament, and the fireworks, why not get everyone together – friends, family, neighbors – for a patriotic pancake breakfast. Everyone needs a little early morning nourishment to start up the party mode and keep it going strong all day long. The key to this celebration is to keep it simple, informal, and as healthy as possible. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, we’re on it already! Here’s a list of Pancake Party “to-do’s” to start your new July 4th tradition.
This is a simple and informal party, so invite people in person, via text message, or e-mail. You can use services like evite and choose a red, white, and blue theme or flag emoji’s for text messages. Something as simple as:
Start Your Celebration Early this July 4th!
Stop by the Anderson’s Patriotic Pancake Breakfast
Drop in anytime between 8am-11am
Gluten-Free Pancakes, Fruit, OJ & Coffee
Gluten-free pancake mixes (see below), various fruits – cut in bite size pieces in pretty bowls, (watermelon, cantalope, grapes, strawberries, blueberries), and a drink station with a water cooler full of OJ, and carafes of fresh hot coffee. A variety of syrups will offer a variety of combinations to give the pancakes even more tasty options. Maple, strawberry, and blueberry syrups are just a few, while toppings could include raw pecans, dark chocolate chips, and fresh whipped cream.
If you’re able, set up this party in the back yard. Have a serving table with patriotic plates, napkins, and forks, a portable griddle, and the fruit. Assign an adult in the family to pancake duty. Prepare the mixes and pour in pitchers (or in their containers) ready to go. Guests will go through the line, watch as their pancakes bubble up right in front of them, proceed to load up on fruit, and head to the drink station for juice or coffee. When they find a place at a table-covered red, white and blue tablecloths, their assortments of syrups will be ready drench the griddle cakes.
KIDS CRAFT TABLE
While the adults visit, the kids can head to the kids craft table stocked with patriotic coloring pages and crayons, flag making kits, and bubble blowing fun.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
Send off the guests with mini-flags to wave at the neighborhood or city parade.
By 11am, the guests have left, and you’ve done your part to start the day off right for those closest to you. And really, what can be more patriotic than celebrating those bonds of family and friendship. This is one tradition that is sure to become an annual favorite!
Check out our top picks for your gluten-free pancake station. These Pancake mixes are so yummy, even your gluten-eating friends will love’em! Prepare them as directed, or add in our own mix-ins to create a multitude of choices! Fun batter ad-ins include white baking chips, red, white, and blue sprinkles, cut up strawberries and blueberries, or chopped chocolate-covered walnuts!
Created with a perfect blend of wheat-free flours and Birch Bender’s signature Oregon hazelnut meal, the result is pancake poetry! All you do is add water and these pancakes cook up to golden perfection. Best part? They’re pretty much fool proof- not to mention melt-in-your mouth yummy!
14 oz pouch, approx. $4.99
You know you’re getting quality with Bob’s Red Mill. And their gluten-free pancake mix won’t disappoint. Just add your fav kind of milk-cow, goat, almond, soy or rice and mix well. Every single batch cooks up fluffy and light and will disappear in no time.
22 oz bag, approx..$4.79
Treat your guests like kings & queens with this mix fit for royalty. Rich flavors and golden fluffiness await your taste buds. They’re delicious plain, but adding berries, dried fruit, or chocolate chips is always a good option! Pass the syrup, please!
15 oz box, approx.$5.99
Dig into a hot stack of gluten-free goodness with Glutino’s Fluffy Pancake mix. What’s more, if you need breakfast in a pinch, you’ll love Glutino’s pourable bottle…talk about easy! All you have to do is add water, shake and voila!
Fluffy Pancake Mix – 16 oz. box, approx.. $5.99
Pourable Bottle – 6.67 oz. canister, approx. $5.19
This “special blend” from Arrowhead Mills, makes amazing pancakes deserving of devouring right off the griddle. Whip up a batch and you’ll have a happy pancake smile all day long…you’ll want to do it again tomorrow. Yummo!
26 oz. bag, approx. $5.99
These guys (or should I say moms) behind Batterworld have it figured out. They know what it’s like to have your pancake and eat it too! Found in the grocer’s freezer, just pop it in your refrigerator when you get home and you’re ready to make delicious pancakes the next day. Stays fresh for up to 10 days. The pourable container makes it is easy, peasy, and delish!
16 oz. packet, approx. $5.99
Wake every morning to light and fluffy pancakes made without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Quick, easy and delicious with 8 grams of whole grains per serving. Mmmmm!
24 oz. bag, approx. $5.99
With Better Batter, you’re just a few minutes from pillowy pancake perfection! Great on their own, or mix it up with your favorite ad-ins to create pancakes that will leave you asking for more.
20 oz. box, approx. $7.99
Chock full of hearty whole grain sorghum and brown rice nutrition, there’s plenty of flavor to be shared with your guests at the breakfast table.Pure happiness.
16 oz. Box, approx. $4.79