Stars and Stripes Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Candace Reid

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Just in time for the 4th of July, these pancakes pack a nice colorful punch with each bite, and the red, white and blue confetti makes them the perfect addition to Independence Day celebrations!

Mix up your favorite pancake recipe and add sprinkles to the mix. Top them off with the following homemade blueberry syrup!

Homemade Blueberry Syrup
Recipe type: Sauce
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 6


1 qt. Fresh Blueberries
⅓ to ½ C. Sugar (you can add more if ⅓ isn’t sweet enough for you)
3 TBS Fresh Lemon Juice


  1. Place ingredients in small saucepan and heat on medium until the berries start to burst open, then lower the heat and continue reducing the mix until most of the berries have opened.

  2. Run the berries through a fine mesh chinois (strainer) and squeeze out the berry goodness until you can’t anymore. Transfer to serving carafe.

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